Seeking innovation in Sustainability and Mobility for All
Kicked off in July 2021, the Toyota Startup Accelerator 2nd edition seeks innovative solutions in Sustainability and Mobility for All. The journey started with the open call to recruit startups developing innovative solutions for Sustainability and Mobility for All in July ‘21, in collaboration with ISDI Digital Business School.
In October ’21, the 10 most innovative startups were selected from around 150 applications from over 40 countries. These 10 companies went into the boot camp, which was designed to further hone their business skills and projects. The programme focused on hands-on interactive learning with entrepreneurs, C-level executives and Toyota experts in various areas such as agile product design, working with corporations, talent scouting, Intellectual Property Rights, internationalisation strategy and more.
At the end of the boot camp in December ’21, 5 winning startups were chosen to proceed to the 6-month final acceleration phase. Using funds granted by Toyota as well as close support from business mentors and Toyota Guides, they developed their Proof of Concepts.
At the end of June 2022, their year-long journey culminated with a Demo Day pitch in front of investors, media and executives from Toyota and ISDI.