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Are you a startup looking to change the way the world moves? Here’s your big opportunity to show your idea on a global stage. We are partnering with Ford’s “Make it Driveable” AppLink Mobility challenge in Berlin in September.

Five winners of the challenge will be awarded a spot to participate in the Startup Next AppLink Mobility Edition, presented by Ford. Startup Next is a pre-acceleration program for a small group of idea stage startups. By pairing founders with mentors, the program provides valuable connections to get teams prepared to join an accelerator, raise a seed round or just continue their entrepreneurial journey.

Startup Next is a 6-week non-resident program where startups meet once a week for three hour sessions with workshop, pitch practice and mentor breakouts. The program is free of charge and no equity is taken.

Startup Next AppLink Mobility Edition kicks off this fall in Berlin. The six-week program consists of weekly 2-3 hour sessions with mentors designed to accelerate founders’ entrepreneurial journeys.

This is our second partnership with Ford, building on the success of Techstars Mobility, driven by Ford, our accelerator in Detroit.

Learn more about the challenge here.


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Karina Costa
Karina is the Global Director of Startup Next at Techstars, the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world, which prepares startups for accelerators and seed investment. @kpmcosta