February 11 - 12, 2020Dubai Internet City
February 2021DUBAI INTERNET CITY
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Are you a young entrepreneur that dreams of mobility? Do you imagine a world that moves faster or more efficiently? The Volkswagen Mobility Challenge is returning to the region this year and it’s bigger than ever. If you’re based in the UAE or KSA and have an idea or early stage innovation aimed at changing the world of mobility – this challenge is for you!
So what puts the 2.0 in our title? How about twice the locations….this year we’re opening it up to entrepreneurs from both KSA and UAE. We’re also doubling our finalist pool to 20 participants – that’s twice the chance to make it through! Instead of one bootcamp, we’re giving our finalists 4 workshops throughout January to help their ideas shine – whether you make it to the final pitch or not!
Finalists receive guidance and mentorship from some of the greatest minds in the industry and the chance to pitch their ideas directly to Volkswagen at the biggest entrepreneurial event in the UAE – STEP Conference 2020!
And the lucky winners? If a trip to Germany where you’ll meet the sharpest minds in urban mobility isn’t enough, how about also arming you with the tools you need to tackle the startup world? Volkswagen and Dtec are coming together this year to provide you with a Volkswagen car (a car!), hot desking facilities, and a shiny new business license all for one whole year!
▫ Workshop BootcampWhere: Dtec campus, DSO When: January 2020Who: Top 20 selected teams
▫ Pitch Practice Where: Dtec campus, DSO When: February 9, 2020 Who: Top 10 selected teams
▫ Final PresentationWhere: STEP Conference 2020, DIC When: February 12, 2020 Who: Top 5 Final teams
If your startup offers a solution that can creatively change the face of mobility, don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to get the support and exposure you need to take your ideas to another level!
Volkswagen is not only opening up its network and awarding a great prize, but is truly looking for startups to collaborate with, to help shape the future of mobility in the Middle East.
How can YOUR solutions change the face of future mobility?
Young Entrepreneurs with:▫ Startup ideas that leverage tech in the mobility sector
▫ Passion for Tech and innovation and the automotive industry
▫ Drive to turn their ideas into real, scalable business ventures
We welcome individuals and encourage teams.
UAE Residents Kevin Martin and Bilal Shabandri decided to tackle the gap between overcrowded yet more affordable public transport, and private but more expensive methods. Designed to bridge the gap between price and time, “Arcab” provides optimized routes in comfortable, shared premium vans. The team is currently working with the RTA (Road & Transport Authority) to integrate its services into the city and make mass transit easier for everyone – watch this space!
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