Today, the newest graduating batch of Logistics Tech Accelerator startups celebrate the conclusion of the second cohort with a Demo Day at RocketSpace’s tech campus in San Francisco. During the event, each startup will present their unique offerings, showcasing specific problems they’re solving with exclusive demos, and the future partnership roadmaps they have forged with the corporate collaborators throughout the accelerator program.
“We are excited to help foster the ongoing discussions around go-to market partnerships coming out of this cohort. We have seen great success in this pilot-focused accelerator thus far, such as the game-changing technology solution and formation of joint venture that came out of the last cohort. For this second cohort, we have seen some amazing progress across 10 active pilot projects, and are anticipating further co-developments over the coming months. With demo day complete, our mission is to further support each pilot project and solidify go-to-market partnerships.” Ronan Roche, RocketSpace Accelerator Manager.
The Logistics Tech Accelerator embodies an open innovation, pilot-driven model, aimed to maximize the combined expertise of disruptive startups, industry experts and syndicate of multiple global corporations - including Lufthansa Cargo, Ingram Micro, MAN Truck & Bus, Fiege, and the program’s founding corporate partner, Kaleido Logistics.
The second cohort of startups represent emerging industry tech themes like autonomous mobile robots, smart warehouses, cargo tracking, and more. The Demo Day marks the conclusion of the 12 week long program, involving strategy sessions, immersive virtual workshops led by industry experts, collaborative pilot project iteration, and an ongoing mentorship program.
“In the accelerator, you work alongside passionate technological people and are surrounded by some of the world's best and brightest minds. With RocketSpace offering unmatched mentorship from executives within the logistics space, the knowledge of the group is elevated by propelling synergistic collaboration amongst the cohort and companies in attendance. The exclusive experience offered in RocketSpace doesn't just enlighten the cohort and companies within it but, informs the entire industry of what is now possible today.” Andrew Wells, IAM Robotics.
Congratulations to the 10 startups in the second cohort:
- Equivvy (Amsterdam, Netherlands) is an equipment rental and sharing platform for the supply chain industry.
- IAM Robotics (Pittsburgh, USA) makes autonomous mobile robots to handle materials in logistics and manufacturing.
- Freightly (Cologne, Germany) is an online transport management system and booking portal for logistics.
- OBUU (Madrid, Spain) is an advanced stock optimization software that enables users to shape and fully customize stock to their fleet, and model future scenarios for strategic analysis.
- Optiply (Amsterdam, Netherlands) is the first fully automated inventory optimization solution for e-commerce.
- Stowga (London, UK) lets you find, book and manage warehouse space through one easy-to-use platform.
- Trackersense (London, UK) develops and deploys parcel delivery and asset tracking technology to drive supply chain efficiencies worldwide.
- GetVu (Bengaluru, India) uses Augmented Reality technology to streamline supply chain processes offering more accessibility to real time data, optimized workflows and improved automation of manual processes.
- Sennder (Berlin, Germany) offers same-day and 12-hour logistics.
- Undagrid (Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Netherlands) optimizes logistical processes and creates new services around (non-powered) assets, via an autonomous communication network, innovative sensor, and tracking technology.
Applications for the next cohort are now open and will close on July 23, 2017. Interested startups and corporations can learn more about qualifications for the Logistics Tech Accelerator here. No equity is required of participating startups. Go to www.logisticstechaccelerator.com to apply!