Technology company ATOM Mobility, in close collaboration with innovation management company Helve, has created the ATOM Mobility Hub accelerator to support entrepreneurs in their first steps towards creating mobility start-ups. “ATOM Mobility Hub is the first and currently the only accelerator designed specifically for entrepreneurs with no prior IT experience or technology skills. Applications for the accelerator programme are open to any ambitious young entrepreneur until 13 September.
“The nine-week online programme, ATOM Mobility Hub, is designed to support entrepreneurs ready to build a start-up in one of the programme’s three verticals – vehicle sharing, ridesharing or delivery. The programme will run from October to December this year. Under the guidance of international mentors from companies such as Adyen, Funderbeam, Movmi and EIT Urban Mobility, participants will work on their idea, conduct market research, define the product, start building collaborations and plan sales activities. “ATOM Mobility Hub participants will have developed their minimum viable product (MVP) as a result of the programme, be ready to start raising investment and launch their mobility business.
“Our mission at ATOM Mobility is to help talented entrepreneurs start and grow their mobility business. We see that some very talented entrepreneurs and start-ups have limited access to the necessary technology, expertise and funding. We have created the ATOM Mobility Hub to address these challenges. Given that technology is expensive and takes time to develop, as a technology partner we can help participants accelerate the process,” says Arturs Burnin, Founder and CEO of ATOM Mobility.
The total prize fund of the accelerator amounts to more than €30,000 and will be distributed among the strongest teams in the accelerator. In addition to access to ATOM Mobility software, participants will also be eligible for accelerator partner prizes from Adyen, Funderbeam, Fluctuo, Sumsub, ACTON, Movmi and Knot, which will financially facilitate the start-up and help with raising external funding.
“Programmes like the ATOM Mobility Hub enable teams to build start-ups efficiently, with the support they need right at the start-up phase. Startups have access not only to experienced mentor-founders, but also directly to mobility professionals with industry experience and training to pass on. The global mobility market reached nearly $40 billion in 2021, continuing to grow at 25% annually. This shows the great potential for participants to continue beyond the programme and develop their start-ups into strong market players,” says Marija Ručevska, Founder and CEO of Helve.
“ATOM Mobility and Helve invite any talented entrepreneur to apply for the programme with an idea for a start-up, either individually or with a team. Applications are open until 13 September, the online programme will start on 3 October and will end with a demo day event on 14 December. More information on the ATOM Mobility Hub and the application form is available on the programme website.