The venture building program ATOM Mobility Hub is run by technology company ATOM Mobility in close cooperation with innovation management company Helve to help ambitious entrepreneurs build mobility ventures from zero. ATOM Mobility Hub is the first accelerator designed for new entrepreneurs with no IT knowledge and tech skills with the ambition to start vehicle sharing, ride-hailing or on-demand delivery businesses. Applications for the venture-building program are open to any talented entrepreneur until September 13.
The nine-week online acceleration program is created to support aspiring entrepreneurs and mobility professionals in launching their next mobility venture in three verticals - shared mobility, ride-hailing, or on-demand delivery. The program will take place from October to December and under the guidance of experienced mentors from companies such as Adyen, Funderbeam, Movmi, and EIT Urban Mobility and many others, the participants will work on ideation and goal setting, market exploration, product building, sales and marketing, as well as road-mapping. At the end of ATOM Mobility Hub, the participants will be ready to launch their Minimum Viable Product (MVP), face investors, both attracted by the program and not, to pitch their new venture concepts to attract investment, and start their mobility businesses.
“For us at ATOM Mobility, the mission is to help talented entrepreneurs launch and scale their businesses in the mobility space. We see that some very talented founders and startups have limited access to the necessary technology, expertise, and funding. We have created ATOM Mobility Hub to solve this exact challenge. As the technology is expensive and developing it takes time, with this program, we can help to speed up the process and act as a technology partner,” states Arturs Burnins, the founder and CEO at ATOM Mobility.
The total prize fund of the accelerator exceeds 30 000 EUR in technology and business support and will be split among the strongest teams at the end of the programme. In addition to ATOM Mobility's software, the teams ready to innovate will also compete to receive prizes from such accelerator partners as Adyen, Funderbeam, Fluctuo, Sumsub, ACTON, Movmi, and Knot, all to facilitate the launch of their businesses as well as help with attracting external funding.
"Venture building programs like ATOM Mobility Hub enable teams to efficiently build startups with the support they need right at the early stages. Founders have access not only to experienced mentors-founders but also directly to mobility professionals with industry experience and learnings to pass on. The global mobility market in 2021 was estimated at almost $40 billion, with an expected annual growth rate of 25%. This indicates great potential for program participants to continue what they started and develop their startups into strong market players after the program," reveals Marija Ručevska, founder and partner at Helve.
ATOM Mobility and Helve invite any talented entrepreneurs to apply for the program with their idea either individually or as a team. The applications are open until September 13, the online program will kick off on October 3 and conclude on December 14 with a demo day event. More information about ATOM Mobility Hub and the application form can be found on the program website