Energy and transportation start-up to launch in Berlin, August 2014

7 Apr 2014

An image from a previous Startupbootcamp

A cross-continent start-up will be launching this August in Berlin aimed at entrepreneurs who are creating technologies in the fields of energy and smart transportation.

Known as Startupbootcamp, the event will be calling on applicants from Europe and the United States to bring the best ideas in clean tech to the Rainmaking Loft Berlin, a workspace for high-profile tech start-ups in the heart of Berlin.

As part of the accelerator, the programme will be looking for start-ups with a focus on topics such smart mobility and vehicles, logistics and supply, location-based services, and sustainable energy.

Applications for the Startupbootcamp was opened last March and for the successful applicants, they will get access to some of the world’s top markets in Berlin and San Francisco and over 500 global mentors, investors and alumni.

They will also receive €15,000 Euro per team over the three month period and six months free office space in The Rainmaking Loft Berlin, one of Europe’s best facilities for start-up developers.

Applications close on 31 May with selection days running from 4-5 July with the event itself taking place on 6 August.

Speaking about the accelerator, Uli Huener, head of innovations at EnBW, one of the event’s partners, said: “The energy world is changing, both loudly and radically. Within the industry there is an innovation battle raging. As a founding member, EnBW is looking for smart startups that want to achieve something in business. The potential for good innovations in the energy industry is greater than ever before.”

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic