Today I’m excited to introduce the 11 companies part of the Techstars Mobility Accelerator Class of 2018. Every company part of the 2018 Class has a diverse founding team. Businesses span a wide range of mobility solutions from autonomous single rotor drones to applying machine learning to pedestrian intent to a connected bicycle helmet now available in Apple stores.

The Techstars Mobility Accelerator Class of 2018

100% Diverse Founding Teams

The 2018 class is our most diverse class of founders to date. Of the 11 startups, all 11 startups have diverse founding teams in regards to gender, ethnicity, or age. I’m incredibly excited to bring such a talented and diverse set of founders to Detroit for the summer.

The teams come from all around the world including Hong Kong, London, and across the United States. None of the teams come from Michigan.

With the diversity of teams comes the diversity of ideas. I define mobility as the movement of people and goods, spanning industries like automotive, transportation, supply chain & logistics, travel, healthcare, agriculture, and more.

The incoming teams have a range of business spanning autonomous single rotor drones to applying machine learning to pedestrian intent to a connected bicycle helmet now available in Apple stores.

To see these companies in action, join us on October 9 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where will host our 4th annual Mobility Demo Day. We’re expecting 1000+ attendees from around the world again this year. To join in on the fun (it’s free!), signup here to be notified when invites open up.

The 2018 Class of Techstars Mobility

  • Aerotronic (Indianapolis, IN): Autonomous inspection of the energy grid with drones.
  • Autobon AI (Chicago, IL): Eliminating many problems truckers and fleet owners face by retrofitting a connected sensing platform for existing commercial vehicles.
  • DeepHow (New York City, NY): An enterprise solution that transforms static technical manuals into interactive workflow guidance powered by artificial intelligence.
  • Driver Technologies (Brooklyn, NY): A hardware-free mobile app enabling drivers to video-record their trip while warning them of dangers in the road and monitoring their alertness.
  • Humanising Autonomy (London, UK): Helping autonomous vehicles understand pedestrian behavior across cultures.
  • IntelliTire (San Francisco, CA): Making tires intelligent to improve the safety and performance of vehicles on the road.
  • LaneSpotter (Pittsburgh, PA): Mapping and navigation for cyclists by cyclists, with a focus on safety.
  • Lumos (Hong Kong, China): The next generation of bike helmets.
  • Priva (Chicago, IL): Inventing a new way to travel in luxury while skipping the hassles of flying.
  • SkyHi (San Francisco, CA): Claim last minute seats on planes for a low monthly subscription fee.
  • Zohr (Kansas City, MO): New tires delivered and installed for your vehicle.

To get in touch with any of these startups, please send me a noteand I’d be happy to connect you to them.