Funds up to $15K per team
Takes 6% equity
Offers 9 Mentors
Funds 5 startups per year
Markets Automotive Energy Energy & Cleantech Internet of Things Software +1
Invests in Europe Africa Middle East Eastern Europe
(6% equity consideration applies only to the top 5 startups selected for Phase 2. Consider the $15k cash payment a "bonus" in addition to Sente-paid travel expenses, program fees, and hands-on support of program's mentors and analysts - unlike other programs that have a cash payment and very light mentoring)

The program is designed to take early-stage Mobility startups (primarily in Europe) to scale-up via a hands-on, structured accelerator using:
• Sente's unique approach to building a business model, economic model and market entry plan in both Europe and the US
• An intense business development experience through a series of industry events in both Europe & the US, along with a US home at the Connectory in Chicago

It begins in Paris October 16 where teams will have an intense business model planning and preparation workshop, and all teams will participate at Autonomy Paris. The program is virtual for weeks 2-5, and Paris again in week 6. A limited number of participants will...
(6% equity consideration applies only to the top 5 startups selected for Phase 2. Consider the $15k cash payment a "bonus" in addition to Sente-paid travel expenses, program fees, and hands-on support of program's mentors and analysts - unlike other programs that have a cash payment and very light mentoring)

The program is designed to take early-stage Mobility startups (primarily in Europe) to scale-up via a hands-on, structured accelerator using:
• Sente's unique approach to building a business model, economic model and market entry plan in both Europe and the US
• An intense business development experience through a series of industry events in both Europe & the US, along with a US home at the Connectory in Chicago

It begins in Paris October 16 where teams will have an intense business model planning and preparation workshop, and all teams will participate at Autonomy Paris. The program is virtual for weeks 2-5, and Paris again in week 6. A limited number of participants will then be selected for a second phase in the US.

The US portion begins at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2018, followed by the North American International Auto Show / autoMOBILI-D in Detroit, and culminates at Sente's home in Chicago: 1871 / the Connectory.

The program will be focused on early-stage companies and applicants should be post R&D stage (MVP ready or < 6 months away). Domains include:

• Connected Vehicles
• Autonomous Vehicles
• E-Mobility / Alternative Energy
• Urban Mobility
• Mobility Services

The program is hands-on and is tailored to address the key challenges international startups face:
- Achieving focus and cutting through the noise of the market
- Building a business model using the Lean Startup approach 
- Creating a sales & marketing plan to have meaningful conversations with customers
- Estimating required resources for market entry and scale up 
- A friendly ecosystem to test commercial hypothesis 
- Access to growth funding & exit channels (e.g. IPO, acquisition) 

For the US portion, the top 5 startups will have access to the resources they need to scale up (paid by Sente), including:
- Creation of US entity and establishment of a US bank account 
- A US business address in Chicago (at the Connectory / 1871) and mentor support through Sept 2018
- A month in the US (flight and accommodation provided by Sente for one founder) - CES and NAIAS and access to Sente's extensive network of industry contacts
- $15k cash
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Staff

Gerod Carfantan
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Gerod Carfantan COO, Advisor, Investor
Jochen Renz
Admin
Jochen Renz New Mobility Enthusiast
Serhat Cicekoglu
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OZAN TUNCER
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