Startups - Mobility Accelerator Program

MERCEDES-BENZ TÜRK VENTURES x FARK LABS TEKMER

MOBILITY ACCELERATOR & INVESTMENT PROGRAM

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TAKE YOUR MOBILITY STARTUP TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH MERCEDES-BENZ TÜRK VENTURES x FARK LABS TEKMER ACCELERATOR PROGRAM!

Are you the missing piece of the puzzle that will change the world of mobility? If so, the Mercedes-Benz Turk Ventures x Fark Labs Tekmer Accelerator and Investment program is ideal for bringing your business to the international stage!

The program aims to develop Turkish startups and help them scale globally. We believe that the sustainable growth of Turkey and the world is possible with the development of technological and innovative initiatives that benefit nature and society. With such high hopes for Turkiye’s future, we invite innovative entrepreneurs from across the country to join us on this journey!

If you are ready to strengthen your business idea, technology and financial resources, accelerate your growth and achieve global success, apply now!

Focus Areas

  • Connected Vehicles
  • Mobility Solutions
  • Material Technologies
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Cyber Security
  • Vehicle Test & Simulation Systems

Why should you apply?

The six-week mobility program accelerates the commercial growth of your mobility startup, while Mercedes-Benz Türk Ventures and Fark Labs Tekmer’s combined industrial expertise, know-how, and global investor network enable you to take your vision to the next level.

Who should apply?

  • Startups with a product on the market or in the process of being launched in the above-mentioned focus areas.
  • Technology startups not only solve today’s problems, but also anticipate and resolve tomorrow’s challenges.
  • Startups with high growth potential, profit prospects, and global scalability.
  • Founding team includes at least one business person and one technical person.
  • Enterprises located in Turkey and established a branch or headquartered in Technoparks.

The program will provide

  • Access to Mercedes-Benz Türk’s industry knowledge, technical know-how, and global network
  • Access to Fark Labs’ global network of academics, industry associations, government bodies, venture capitals, and angel investors.
  • Access to Fark Labs’ global offices for hotspot working
  • Office space opportunity at Fark Labs Tekmer
  • Help with team building, business development, and international expansion
  • Mentoring from an established entrepreneur or industry expert
  • Mentoring from a venture capitalist (VC) or angel investor
  • Access to local and global funding opportunities
  • Access to by-invitation-only demo days and investor days

At the end of the program, you will know how to:

  • Commercially test and validate your technology
  • Receive network support to gain access to your key target market
  • Pitch your technology to investors and customers
  • Speed up your time to market

TIMELINE

  • Application Deadline: May 8, 2022
  • Internal Evaluation
  • Fark Labs Tekmer will get in touch with you
  • Program Kickoff: May 16, 2022
  • One-on-one Mentorship
  • Final Assessment: Business Plan / Pitch Deck Ready
  • Pitch to Fark Labs & Mercedes-Benz Türk Committee
  • Demo Day: July 1, 2022