Driving Innovation in Silicon Valley
A growing Ford team is creating new connections between automotive and computer technology in the birthplace of the digital revolution.
Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, is a startup accelerator with support from Ford and other businesses. Out of hundreds of applicants, the program has selected 10 startup companies with business models that have the potential to shape the future of mobility. Over the next three months, each of these new companies will receive $120,000 in funding, as well as intensive training and mentorship from industry leaders.
The winning entrepreneurs have plans for a web browser that operates without data or Wi-Fi, a Kevlar separator for longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries, and an innovative communication platform for the shipping industry. These startups were selected out of submissions from 42 countries, and they will all set up shop in downtown Detroit to incubate their ideas through fall 2015. Learn More