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Connect your Startup with Auto Tech Industry & Investment

June 5-6 | Novi

Startup Elevate is coming to TU-Automotive Detroit. Expect the hottest start-ups, dynamic pitches & key investors looking to expand their portfolio in the mobility industry

DAY 1 - 06/05/2019

14:00 - PANEL DISCUSSION: How to win investment
  • Mapping the ecosystem and your position in the value chain: what are investors looking for now and in the next 5-10 years?
  • Grabbing attention: Understand what starts ups need to differentiate themselves from competitors and secure investor interest
  • Exploring the channels of investment and identifying the best model for your business: how do different investors support, select and invest?
14:20 - Start Up 101

Our Start Ups will share the stories of their journey to success:

  • Their approach to sourcing and securing investment
  • Stay ahead of the competition: How to stand out from the crowd
  • Scaling up: Developing the right organisational culture and attracting the right skills to support innovation and fast paced change
  • ‘The things I wish I knew Then…’: Top 10 tips to help you navigate the challenges of getting your business off the ground and winning investment
14:40 - PRESENTATION - A foot up the ladder: Exploring the support systems in place to help you succeed
  • Assessing the role of start up incubators and accelerators programs – are they right for you?
  • Securing access to the most relevant connections: Building your support network through mentorship
15:00 Two Exclusive Pitch Offs

Hear from the most innovative start-ups in the auto tech space as they go head to head! Judged by an independent expert panel, don't miss out on seeing the technologies of the future on show.

DAY 2 - 06/06/2019

14:00 - PANEL DISCUSSION: The Art of Relationships: Expanding your network to establish essential partnerships and investment

Winning investment is critical at any stage of a Start Up’s infancy and growth

  • Understand the different types of partnerships and how they will support you from initial planning through to securing investment
  • Recognise partner motivations and objectives: Leverage partnership working to ensure all partners remain at an advantage
  • Exploring user cases of how OEMs and Tier 1’s are working with start ups to evolve their offering
14:20 - Start Up 101

Our Start Ups will share their story of the journey to success:

  • Their approach to sourcing and securing investment
  • Staying ahead of the competition: Standing out from the crowd
  • Scaling up: What are the key roles to support your move to next level
  • ‘The things I wish I knew Then’: Top 10 tips to help you navigate the challenges of getting your business off the ground
14:40 - PRESENTATION: Matchmaking the perfect alliance

Open Innovation is created through sharing innovation beyond barriers. Start Ups, OEMs and Tier 1 all have something to learn from one another and are the perfect partners for open innovation.

  • Explore how corporates and Start Ups can work together to deliver innovation and new business opportunities
  • Understand how matchmaking programs can deliver additional value
15:00 - Two Exclusive Pitch Offs

Hear from the most innovative start-ups in the auto tech space as they go head to head! Judged by an independent expert panel, don't miss out on seeing the technologies of the future on show.

Every Startup Elevate startup receives more than $15,500 USD credit from the AWS Activate Program.

Including $10,000 USD worth of AWS Promotional Credit and 1 year of AWS Business Support worth up to $5,000 USD.