I define mobility as any technology or service that enables people and goods to move around more freely.
Thoughts on Mobility
Below are my thoughts on the space and how startups are disrupting the way people and goods move around. I also include my thoughts on running Techstars Mobility in Detroit, at the intersection of 2 of Detroit's biggest strengths: it's automotive domainces and it's entrepreneurial resurgence.
- Jan 2016 Techstars Mobility Kicks Off Second Year of Accelerator Program in Detroit
- Apr 2016 Defining Mobility for the Automotive Industry
- Jun 2016 Introducing the Techstars Mobility Class of 2016
- Jul 2016 Analyzing the 2016 Global Trends in Applications to Techstars Mobility
- Sep 2016 Strengthening Collaboration Between Startups & Automotive Industry in Detroit
- Oct 2016 Unification is the Automobile Industry's Path to Mobility
- May 2017 Expanding Techstars Mobility Demo Day with Autoblog’s UPSHIFT Conference
About Techstars Mobility
On Dec 11th, 2014, Bill Ford introduced Techstars Mobility to the world. Here's a video clip from that inaugural announcement. The day before, Detroit exited the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy. That morning, the Detroit Free Press captured both of these historic events.
Since December 2014, I have interacted with nearly 1000 startups through video chats and their applications to Techstars Mobility. I am amazed by the innovation around the world as people think about the future of transportation through new mobility technologies and services.
I've seen nearly 1000 applications from 42 countries, across 6 continents across the 2015 and 2016 programs.