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marije wassenaar, program manager new business innovations at AMS Institute, posted

EIT Urban Mobility startup accelerator program open for applications

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Calling all mobility startups! The application phase for the EIT Urban Mobility Accelerator programme batch #2 is open now.

This is an EU-funded programme with five Innovation Hubs spread over Europe to take early-stage startups with a mobility-related business idea to the next level. Dutch startups are able to apply for the Innovation Hub West program. The Hub West program is executed by a consortium of AMS Institute, Gemeente Amsterdam, TU Eindhoven, Brainport.
Also visit: https://www.ams-institute.org/news/eit-urban-mobility-accelerator/

For the central information from EIT Urban Mobility and how to apply please go to:
https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/the-application-phase-for-the-eit-urban-mobility-accelerator-programme-batch-2-is-open-now/

The benefits:
€ 15,000 in equity-free funding for your startup
6-month Accelerator program with mentoring, coaching and contacts to customers & investors
6-month office / co-working space (in select locations - depending on the COVID19 regulations)
Direct access to “living labs” and cities for the creation of new products and services

Who should apply?
The Hub West program is looking for early-stage startups from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, UK and the North of France with at least 2 FTE, a properly validated, clear, scalable and innovative business idea that solves a mobility-related customer problem.

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marije wassenaar, program manager new business innovations at AMS Institute, posted

Citython

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Are you keen to work on Amsterdam's mobility challenges during a 10-day online hackathon that brings together an international group of creative and inquisitive minds? Than look no further and register at http://citython.eu/amsterdam/
After Barcelona and Lublin the citython is happening in Amsterdam from October 28 till November 6. Prizes are 1500€ and the chance to present your winning solution on the Smart City Expo.
Citython is an activity by EIT Urban Mobility. It is an European initiative in which AMS Institute and the City of Amsterdam are partners - that brings together cities, universities, research centres and industry, to work jointly on mobility innovations and make cities more liveable.

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AMS Startup Booster

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The AMS Startup Booster is now open for applications. Do you have a cool, innovative solution that can tackle the challenges facing Amsterdam? Then apply now for the AMS Startup Booster. A 4 month program that will help you with the 1st steps in starting your business.
for more info: https://www.ams-institute.org/news/ams-start-booster/
or contact Marije Wassenaar, marije.wassenaar@ams-institute.org

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marije wassenaar, program manager new business innovations at AMS Institute, posted

Deadline for business ideas ClimateLaunchpad postponed till May 17th

ClimateLaunchpad @ AMS Institute is a program aimed to fast-track promising innovative ideas to the next level, by providing knowledge, connections and experience you need to go for that next step. We're looking for young and eager entrepreneurs who want to tackle climate change and make our cities more sustainable.

ClimateLaunchpad @ AMS Institute postpones application deadline till May 17th. And goes digital due to COVID-19 outbreak. Read all about it on our post!

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marije wassenaar, program manager new business innovations at AMS Institute, posted

ClimateLaunchpad @ AMS Institute

Calling all young, ambitious and green entrepreneurs!
AMS Institute has once again joined forces with EIT Climate-KIC on the world’s largest green business ideas competition. This second edition is now open for applications.

ClimateLaunchpad NL is aimed at young and eager entrepreneurs who want to tackle climate change and make our cities more sustainable. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t started your entrepreneurial journey yet, or if your business idea is only written on the back of a napkin, ClimateLaunchpad NL is here to help you fast-track your idea to the next level.

In addition, this year AMS Institute initiates an Urban Track with a dedicated prize for the startup that creates the most innovative and effective (green) solution for improving the urban environment.

You can apply here till April 19th.

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September 11, 2.45-6 PM National Finals AMS ClimateLaunchpad

On September 11th, ten teams of young bright minds will present their cleantech ideas, all with the aim to create a climate-proof and sustainable urban environment.

With ideas ranging from sustainable energy to circular fashion, our ten teams will pitch for a chance to get to the International Finals' stage where they will battle it out with the finalists from over 55+ countries around the globe. Together with this great opportunity, AMS ClimateLaunchpad offers the top finalists a series of other prizes, as for example, a financial consultation from the Positive Venture group, entrepreneurship workshops by Startup in Residence, and financial guidance by ING. The International Finals are on November 14&15 and will also take place in the city of Amsterdam.

But who is going to be our big winner? That is for our panel of experts to decide:

Ger Baron, CTO Amsterdam
Carolien Gehrels, European Cities Director Arcadis
Sebastiaan Berendse, WUR Director Value Creations
Joachim Blazer, Founder Venture Value & coach EIT Climate-KIC
Doors open at 2.45, with the event starting at 3 PM. In the end, we celebrate the successful journey of our teams with some drinks & bites at 5.45 PM.

So come and support these young startuppers on their first steps in the entrepreneurial world.

Feel free to forward this email to other interested parties but since we have limited seating, registration is much appreciated. Please register here.

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