Urban SDK, a leading smart mobility platform adopted by cities to address the emerging mobility needs of the future, and Techstars, a worldwide network built to accelerate the next successful companies, today announced the first class of Smart Mobility Accelerator in Turin, Italy. The program includes 12 early stage companies from Italy, Norway, Germany, Portugal, the U.S., Ukraine and the U.K. with a focus on transformative mobility technologies.
“I couldn’t be more excited to announce the inaugural Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator class… in Turin, the new innovation hub for collaborative creativity and new ideas incubator focused on startups, creative industries and smart data,” said Martin Olczyk, Managing Director of Techstars Smart Mobility Accelerator. “Justin, Drew and the entire Urban SDK team convinced us with their vision and skills they are building a sustainable, successful and value-adding business. We are very happy to have Urban SDK in our portfolio and to create a world leading technology company together.”,” said Olczyk.
During the three-month program, Urban SDK will collaborate with leading smart mobility experts to refine their product offering and accelerate growth both in the United States and throughout Europe.
“We see our partnership with Techstars as an instrumental step in scaling our solution and becoming the leading mobility platform for cities, transportation, transit, and automotive organizations, said Drew Messer, Co-Founder of Urban SDK. “At Urban SDK, we are building a smart mobility solution that connects public agencies, elected officials, and their communities with the data required to make the best policy and budgeting decisions.”
“Techstars Smart Mobility Program will give us access to scale international partnerships and customer growth integrating complex, connected and smart mobility technologies to improve
safety, workforce accessibility, and environmental impacts,” said Justin Dennis, Co-Founder of Urban SDK. “With Techstars as our partner we will accelerate the benefits of data-driven decisions and design for mobility systems worldwide.”
You can find more information on Techstars media announcement, here