HiReach startup accelerator

The HiReach StartupLab is an accelerator program for innovative transportation solutions that address transport poverty in Europe. HiReach supports startups that improve the accessibility of urban and rural areas and are adapted to the needs of vulnerable citizens.

The program offers start-ups who create mobility solutions for vulnerable groups a unique opportunity to prototype their solution with the support of a dedicated Host Company, professional business coaching, showcasing opportunities, and financial support up to 20.000 EUR. The top 5-10 startups will showcase at the ITS European Conference in Lisbon in May 2020 and during the demo day in Brussels in September 2020.

This program is tailored for startups working in:

  • Mobility

  • Transport poverty

  • Accessibility

  • Socially inclusive mobility

Learn more

Please fill out the form below to receive our info packet complete with all the relevant program dates, information about who is eligible to apply, and a link to our application platform.
HiReach Startup Lab

What You Get

  • Partner company matching

    Prototype your mobility solution with one of 15 Host Companies

  • Business coaching, expert advice, and network

    Get input from business professionals and transport industry experts.

  • Financial support

    All bootcamp participants get 2.500 EUR to cover travel costs and accommodation. Chosen ventures receive up to 20.000 EUR for the Acceleration & Trial Phase.

  • Showcase Opportunities

    Showcase your solution at ITS European Mobility Congress and during the final Demo Day in Brussels in September 2020

To see more program benefits be sure to download our info packet!

Program Timeline

  • Submission deadline

    January 8, 2020

  • Selected startups announced

    January 24, 2020

  • Bootcamp In Vienna

    Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2020

  • Accelerate & Trial Period

    Feb 24 - Sept, 2020

  • Showcases at ITS Lisbon & Brussels

    May 18-20, & Sept TBD, 2020

Program partners

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 769819.