Startup Pitch of the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure at the 29.03.2017 in Berlin – Short Report

Short report on the 1st Startup Pitch of the BMVI
1st BMVI Startup Pitch was the first pitch event for startups of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure to which Federal Minister Alexander Dobrindt invited 32 startups on the evening of 29 March 2017. The startups were allowed to present their ideas in just 3 minutes in front of an audience and a top-class jury. At the end of the evening, three particularly outstanding ideas were each awarded a prize money of € 10,000 by the jury and the minister.

Schedule of the event
After a short image film the event was opened by Minister Dobrindt. He stressed the importance of the exchange between his government and innovative startups. This was followed by the presentation of the members of the jury:

  • Martina Koederitz, Chairwoman of the management board IBM Deutschland
  • Georg F.W. Schaeffler, Chairman of the supervisory board Schäffler AG
  • Frank Thelen, early-stage investor
  • Ronald Pofalla, Director Infrastructure Deutschen Bahn
  • Thomas Wolf, CEO RIB Software AG

The main focus of the evening was on the subsequent pitches of the startups. The main focus was on startups from the logistics and transport sectors. After a short consultation period of the jury, which the other guests of the audience could use to strengthen and initiate new contacts, the three winners of the evening were presented ceremoniously. The following three teams were able to celebrate 10,000 € each:

  • accu:rate from Munich: Software for the analysis of flows of people
  • DAVY from Berlin: Fuel cell hybrid propulsion system for boats
  • RailWatch from Bonn: Digital monitoring system for freight traffic


Overview of the participants at the Pitch event

Blockchainfirst Truck Wallet with integrated blockchain technology
CAR2AD Mobility Data Lab Retail-financed car sharing
accu:rate with crowd:it Analysis of flows of people
DAVY Fuel cell hybrid drives for boats
Dynamic transport optimization in real time Efficiency, resource utilization and flexibility in logistics processes
EasyPendler Carpooling for daily commuting
Fahrradjäger Community networked anti-theft device for bicycles
Flutaro Modular system for automated route planning
FreiFahrt Free eCar sharing through smart advertising on car roofs
Freightpilot Fewer trucks thanks to transparent shipping data and smart scheduling
Green Logistic Systems Fuel and CO2 savings for temperature-controlled logistics
Inflight VR Virtual Reality for airplane passengers
Intelligence on Wheels Collision warning system for trains
LandLogistik Connection of public transport and logistics infrastructure
MotionTag Smartphone ticketing solution for mobility providers
Movemates Transports in the city using a matching algorithm
MVMANT On-demand model for optimum vehicle scheduling in urban traffic
myCargoCity Digital Overseas Forwarding
myDaylivery Courier service by commuters
NAiSE Indoor GPS in car parks and tunnels
NAVENTIK GNSS receiver for precise position determination
NÜWIEL Electrically operated bicycle trailer
openHADMaps Detailed map data for automated vehicles
Packator Virtual marketplace for courier journeys
Parking Pilot Parking space management with magnetic field sensors
PlattonConnect Linking of several trucks by driver assistance systems
RailWatch Monitoring system for freight wagons
SOLMOVE Photovoltaic modules for traffic routes
STOMT Customer dialogue channel for transport companies
Synfioo 360° Transportüberwachung Real-time fault prediction
TailorMotive Online activation of equipment elements in passenger cars
Wuidi Game change radar

Further links to the event
Press release of the BMVI
Recording of the event on Youtube
Overview of the event

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