DETROIT, MICHIGAN, August 26, 2022 -- Plug and Play Detroit has announced 17 startups that were selected for the fourth batch in their Mobility vertical program. With the Batch’s graduation in November, the main focus of this program is to allow selected startups to form relationships with Plug and Play’s global ecosystem as they facilitate opportunities for pilots, POC’s, and open dialogue for growth. Founding partners of the program include Stellantis, MMSDC, OFME, and BorgWarner.
The selected startups will have the opportunity to engage with Plug and Play's global network of corporate partners, venture capitalists, alumni, and industry leaders during the four-month-long virtual program. Of 17 selected accepted, 88% are U.S. based, and 71% are minority and/or female-founded. Differentiating Plug and Play from many other accelerator programs, equity and fees are not required from the startups. This way startups and partners are fully aligned to establish valuable long-term business relationships.
The startups, sourced by Plug and Play and voted on by partners of the program, represent a modern and cutting-edge selection of mobility allied innovations such as electric mobility, battery charging & smart grids, sensors & autonomous mobility, connectivity & in-cabin experience, and smart city technologies.
Click below to learn more about the 17 startups participating in the program:
AeonCharge - A single payment protocol for electric vehicle drivers to access any charging station in the U.S. We are the largest EV charging payment hub in the country with 76% market coverage and access to over 70,000 charging stations across different providers.
AUTOCRYPT - Providing end-to-end cybersecurity solutions and products for the Mobility Industry, including Autonomous Mobility, Connected Mobility and Electric Mobility.
CM Materials - Novel magnetic material technology for motors and power electronics.
Cocoon Technologies - A License and Registration application keeping physical distance between humans and any lethal weapons that are present while they communicate safely and effectively via a mutually recorded and archived smartphone video chat.
CorePower Magnetics -Redefining the limits of size and efficiency of motors, inductors, and transformers so that EVs can charge faster and go farther.
Ecellix - A breakthrough Silicon anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
Hyperspec AI - Expanding autonomy to all surface streets by enabling ADAS systems to deal with complex intersections and urban driving.
HYVISTA - Creating a new category in the Outdoor Mobility Marketplace upcycling high quality U Haul vans into Roush upfitted 4X4 Adventure Vehicles.
Itselectric -Curbside electric vehicle charging purpose-built for cities, with a mission to unlock access to clean vehicles for the millions by building a publicly accessible curbside charging network utilizing existing privately-owned electrical distribution.
MAVI.io - All Roads Lead to In-Car OnMyWay Commerce.
Meredot - A unique Wireless Electric Road System wirelessly charging commercial and passenger electric transport after parking.
Moment AI - Reinventing the human and vehicle connection by using physiological data and traffic data to prevent accidents and enhance the driver’s experience.
Sway Mobility - Turnkey electric vehicle carshare programs for neighborhoods, non-profits, and campuses starting with as little as a single car.
Vehya - We make EoT (electrification of things) easy.
Veloce Energy - Decreasing the cost and time to power and install EV charging and the electrification for buildings and communities while increasing resilience and security.
VULTARA - Automating the cybersecurity engineering processes and helping automotive OEMs and suppliers meet regulations and ISO standards with ease.
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