Meet the 10 Techstars Startups Taking on Mobility in DetroitBy Amanda Lewan on June 4th, 2015 /
Today Techstars Mobility, the new accelerator program in Detroit, announced their class of ten startups looking to disrupt the world of mobility.
Each company aims to use technology to solve problems moving people, goods, and services. The Techstars Mobility program is backed by some big supporters including Magna, Ford, Verizon and several new corporate partners. Managing Director Ted Serbinski sees a lot of opportunity for innovation in Detroit for mobility.
“For the inaugural program, we received applications from all over the world,” said Serbinski. “The solutions being developed from this year’s class range from a ride-sharing, energy, safety, maintenance, logistics and trucking.”
Below are the ten startups participating this year. Each startup will be paired with export mentors and investors and more.
Ansik – Ansik makes automotive service safer, quicker, and more affordable for everyone.
CDL Warrior – CDL Warrior is a communication and productivity platform for the trucking industry that connects truck drivers to their supply chain partners and improves efficiency, visibility, and compliance.
Classics & Exotics – Classics & Exotics brings the “sharing economy” into the car enthusiast’s garage, allowing classic and exotic car enthusiasts to now offset their car ownership costs by renting their cars to pre-screened, high qualified renters.
Cosmos – Internet via SMS, no data or Wi-Fi required.
Gear Brake – GearBrake is a universal, easy to install brake light module that can detect when your vehicle is slowing and automatically light the break lights, reducing the risk of rear-end collisions by up to 90%.
Elegus – Elegus Technologies, a spin-out from the University of Michigan, is commercializing battery separator technology that can enable safer, longer lasting batteries.
Motoroso– Motoroso combines content, community, and commerce for automotive enthusiasts to help them discover, connect, and buy everything that powers their lifestyle.
MDY (My Dealer Service ) – My Dealer Service empowers automotive service departments with digital connectivity and workflow management, elevating efficiency and creating an unprecedented customer experience.
SPLT – Splitting Fares – SPLT – is a social ride sharing app designed to connect people with similar routes, share the fare, save money, reduce traffic and emissions and change the way people move in cities.
Wise – WISE Systems provides real-time routing and analytics software to help on-demand delivery companies serve their customers effectively.
Welcome to the neighborhood! We’re excited to see what comes from these startups tackling a growing industry that Detroit is known for. Learn more about Techstars Mobility here.