TOYOTA STARTUP AWARDS

MOBILITY FOR ALL

Powered by ISDI Accelerator

Be selected as a finalist in the Toyota Startup Awards at 4YFN in Barcelona

and compete to be the best startup in inclusive Mobility!

Deadline: January 26th, 2020 at 23:59 p.m. CET

ABOUT THE COMPETITION

Toyota’s “Start Your Impossible” story conveys the message that when you are free to move, anything is possible. Our mission is to help people achieve freedom of movement all over the world.

Toyota Motor Europe has teamed up with ISDI Accelerator to find innovative solutions in the startup ecosystem that work in inclusive mobility.

The Toyota Startup Awards are looking for innovative solutions empowering people with mobility limitations to move around more freely and facilitating their daily life. If this describes your startup, we want you to apply!

 

Eight startups will be selected as finalists for the Toyota Startup Awards and join Toyota at 4YFN: exhibit your startup at the Toyota stand, get seen by 4YFN visitors and investors, participate in the pitching competition and compete for the main prize — a fast track to be accelerated by Toyota and ISDI experts.

 

VERTICALS

We are looking for innovative solutions to support inclusion of people with restricted mobility.

These ideas could be overcoming obstacles presented by mobility impairments that are permanent or temporary; congenital or acquired with age or as a result of injury; physical, sensory, cognitive, emotional, and more… All innovative startups are welcome to apply. This challenge is focused on three broad verticals:

Socially inclusive mobility

Mobility solutions that are created to meet the unfulfilled mobility needs of people with a physical impairment, elderly and children, as well as people living in suburban areas.

 

Accessibility

Provide innovative approaches that increase the accessibility to mobility solutions and thereby enable a “Mobility for All” future.

 

Disruptive Mobility

Development of new products, services, tools, technologies and / or disruptive business models that can contribute to a “Mobility for All” future.

 

Solutions can be hardware, software or a combination of both.

 

WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • Free booth space in Toyota’s stand at 4YFN during the three days of the event (24-26 February 2020) to showcase your innovative product or solution.
  • An exclusive time slot on the Toyota stage at 4YFN to pitch your solution.
  • Exposure to event visitors, investors and Toyota executives.
  • Access to MWC Barcelona on Thursday 27th February 2020 for your startup team.
  • The opportunity to win a fast track to the Toyota Startup Accelerator Program, powered by ISDI.
  • Accommodation during the 4YFN event for two members of your startup team.

PRIZE FOR THE TOYOTA STARTUP AWARD WINNERS

Be announced by Toyota on the main stage of 4YFN and get exposure in press releases and marketing channels.

Participation in the brand new Toyota Startup Accelerator Program powered by ISDI, which will help you move your idea forward at a fast pace.

WHAT IS THE TOYOTA ACCELERATOR PROGRAM?

The selected startups will win a fast track to be part of the acceleration program which includes:

ACCELERATION

Learn from the best in a  “decentralized” premium program.

BOOTCAMP TRAINING

An immersive and intensive week-long learning experience.

BUSINESS MENTORS

One-to-one sessions with experts to help your startup grow.

SPECIALIZED MENTORS

Successful and veteran entrepreneurs, experienced investors and C-Level executives from big corporations such as Google, AirBnB and NASA.

PERKS

Free services and discounts such as Amazon Web Services, Braintree, and more. 

DEMO DAY

Pitch in front of top Toyota Motor Europe executives.

FINANCING

Each startup that enters the Toyota Accelerator Program will receive funding.

COLLABORATION

Build a relationship with Toyota Motor Europe for future potential collaboration.

IS YOUR COMPANY A GOOD FIT?

The ideal company or startup to be eligible for the Toyota Startup Awards:

– Has at least a CEO and CTO.

– Has founders dedicated full time to the project.

– Is already incorporated and duly registered with no more than five years of existence (early-stage ventures).

– Has at least an MVP or viable product demo.

– Has serious technology, preferably with sustainable competitive advantages, although this is not a requirement.

– Has a strong component of innovation, where innovation is understood in the broadest sense (product, process, business plan, and more).

– Aligned with Toyota’s values and should respect EU legal regulations (e.g. GDPR, etc.)

– Has high-level English language skills, as the competition process will take place in English.

Do you want to know more?

Have a look at the Applicant Guide and the Frequently Asked Questions.

AT A GLANCE

JOIN US AT THE TOYOTA STARTUP AWARDS AND BECOME THE BEST STARTUP IN INCLUSIVE MOBILITY!