On 25 February, FIA Region I launched its first “Start-up Challenge”, to connect mobility Clubs with innovative start-ups.
Mobility Clubs offer a wide range of assistance services, putting members communities at the centre of their preoccupations. They are fully committed to developing the most user-centric value propositions on the market, something that should resonate with start-ups. Start-ups in turn need markets to test their ideas, and can benefit from the expertise of Mobility Clubs and their pool of millions of members.
FIA Region I President, Thomas Møller Thomsen, said: “We are delighted to reach out to start-ups to collect new ideas to invest the digital mobility world. Mobility Clubs want to remain a trusted partner for their loyal members in years to come and help them navigate an increasingly digital world. External talent will be key to make value propositions to customers”.
Start-ups can submit business ideas in the field of “mobility in rural areas”, “home and personal assistance”, “health and elderly assistance”, or any other idea that fits Mobility Club’s identities under a “star category”. They are invited to do so by 31 May 2019. Entrants need to have at least a proof of concept or a minimum viable product, and have a full-time CEO and CTO or equivalent (i.e. a ‘business’ person and a ‘technology’ person). Throughout 2019 they will benefit from numerous opportunities to pitch their ideas to Clubs’ experts and decision-makers.
About FIA Region I
The FIA Region I office, based in Brussels, is a consumer body comprising 105 Mobility Clubs that represent over 35 million members from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The FIA represents the interest of these members as motorists, public transport users, pedestrians and tourists. The FIA’s primary goal is to secure a mobility that is safe, affordable, sustainable and efficient. With these aims in mind, FIA Region I’s work focuses on Road Safety, Consumer Protection, Environmental Protection, and the promotion of Sustainable Motoring. www.fiaregion1.com
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