European mobility startups are disrupting our world

Ten startups were named the winners of the 2019 European Startup Prize for Mobility. Over 570 startups entered into the competition.

Now in its second year, the European Startup Prize for Mobility aims to promote European startups that use technology and innovation to developer cleaner, safer and more inclusive mobility in Europe and beyond.

According to a press release, nine startups were selected from 571 candidates, with the tenth – a French provider of the first intelligent electric bike trailer – selected by public vote. All ten startups will take part in a European tour of five major technology hubs to meet investors and future clients.

Of the ten winners, five were named “super winners” by a panel of European experts from the mobility sector. These will enter into a mentoring programme with Boston Consulting Group and two law firms. The five super winners are: Einride, a Swedish provider of all-electric autonomous vehicles; Geovelo, a French software platform for cyclists; Karhoo, a British provider of the first global marketplace for taxis and private hire vehicles; Shotl, a Spanish mobility platform for public transport operators; and TWAICE, a German provider of predictive battery analytics software.

“An increased number of mobility startups took up the challenge this year, reassuring us in our belief that European can be the continent for innovation and helping our talent to work towards a better quality of life for all,” said Karima Dell, chairperson of the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism, which launched the challenge.

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