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14 Aug 2018 Geneva

Call for entries to a major competition at the IRU World Congress targeting startup transport companies.

IRU and Road Ventures SA are launching a brand new competition at the IRU World Congress, targeting mobility, transport and logistics startups. The goal is to promote innovation in the mobility and transport industry, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Road Ventures, a venture capital fund, will enable the best entrepreneurs to kick start their business, with the most innovative project winning up to USD 100,000 of direct investment. They will also win exposure to venture capital firms, angel investors, as well as the local and international media.

The deadline for entries is 17 September 2018 and the application form is here

Road Ventures SA’s team of experts will review the entries and invite the finalists to pitch their ideas on the first day of the IRU World Congress in Muscat, Oman. The winner will be announced on day two. 

Road Ventures’ Managing Director, Patrice Crisiniel, said, 'It’s very exciting to be launching this competition at the IRU World Congress. It will offer a unique opportunity for startups to benefit from an exceptional setting for the exchange of knowledge and ideas, building strategic partnerships, and receiving expert and industry feedback. It will also be a great showcase for the innovation we’re seeing in our industry. And of course it will be a game changer for the winner. I can’t wait.’

For more information, visit the iruworldcongress webpage. 

Startup competition

The competition targets mobility, transport and logistics startups. The goal of the initiative – a collaboration between IRU and venture capital fund, Road Ventures SA – is to promote innovation in the mobility and transport industries and to encourage entrepreneurship.