With its Funding the movement program, Autonomy encourages startups to pitch in front of investors and big companies


For the third year in row, Autonomy will provide startups the opportunity to pitch in front of a select audience made up of investors, venture capitalists, incubators and big innovative players in the transport and mobility sectors looking for open innovation projects. This event will be an opportunity for the selected startups to meet and connect with the actors who will be essential to their development and help facilitate their growth.


Meet investors, VCs, incubators and, more globally, all players in the innovation ecosystem working towards improving sustainable mobility.

Find sustainable financing and partnerships to accelerate your growth and grow your business.


Startups : Submit your application before 30/06/2018


Investors : contact us to be part of the Funding The Movement program




July 2018: 100 startups will be selected to exhibit at the Startup District during the next edition of Autonomy

September 2018: 25 of the most promising startups will be selected and invited to present their project on stage at Autonomy in front of potential investors (18 Oct / 10-18h).

Funding the movement offers two exceptional opportunities to startups specializing in new mobility: access to pitch sessions in front of investors to get funding, and the chance to participate in B2B speed meetings with major businesses looking to be part of open innovation projects.  



“We are glad that the startups we have curated through our European Startup Prize for mobility are participating in Funding the Movement. It is indeed an exciting opportunity for them to meet investors from all over the world, and connect with innovative big mobility companies.”

Karima Delli – Member of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee


“Participating in Autonomy was a great way for us to discover startups from all over the world, especially in Paris which is considered by many as ‘the last-mile capital of the world.’”

Mark Paris – Managing Director URBAN-X


“We are delighted to participate in Autonomy and to contribute to making this event a favorable place for meetings between big companies and startups. Mobility is a large ecosystem with a long history, and so it’s evolution depends on the ability to combine the strength of all of it’s actors around concrete projects”

Vincent Pillov, CEO and founder of Inov360


“Funding the movement allowed Qucit to forge key relationships with leading international investors. In addition, we generated about thirty high-quality leads in a very short period of time there”

Clément Collignon – Chief Marketing Officer Qucit


“I was recently part of the jury of the European Startup Prize for mobility in Brussels, and once again, was impressed with the talent represented there, and with the services that new mobility startups can offer. But in order for them to reach their goals, startups need investors, and this is what we want to do at Autonomy with our Funding the Movement program: get funders and founders under the same roof to do business.  At Autonomy, we are proud to be part of the movement by connecting investors with ambitious and innovative mobility-themed companies.”

Ross Douglas, CEO and founder of Autonomy.


Read the opinion piece by Ross Douglas : “Europe’s got talent, now it’s time to fund the movement


How to participate in Funding the movement


The startups must meet the following  conditions:

  •       Be less than 5 years old
  •       Be developing an innovative solution which encourages sustainable and efficient urban mobility
  •       Have filled out an application form before 30/06/2018, by following this link


As a reminder, Autonomy is seeking to speed up the transition from single-car ownership towards a smarter and sustainable urban mobility. Over three days, the Grande Halle de la Villette will be transformed into a laboratory dedicated to urban mobility innovation: electric and autonomous cars, mobility apps, bikes and VAE, micro mobilities, e-scooters etc.   Autonomy is the only platform which facilitates dialogue among the three major urban mobility actors: innovative companies, public institutions and users. It offers the urban mobility ecosystem an innovative and collaborative platform upon which thought leaders, innovators, policymakers and the public can meet and change the way we move in cities. The event is supported by a wide range of partners such as Mairie de Paris, C40, POLIS (a network of 68 European cities and Transport Organizations who cooperate on innovative solutions for sustainable mobility), Numa, la Fabrique des Mobilités, la SNCF, Engie, Renault, Mappy and Vulog (click here to see the partners list).


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