Axis Innovation & Ford event - MakeItDriveable

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CALLING ALL STARTUPS! Ford is looking for new app partners and ideas. Comes and meet Ford’s Connected Vehicle & Services team and find out whether you have what it takes. Gain access to equipment, 1:1 time with executive mentors, focus groups and ultimately compete to win a share of €30k in cash.

Ford’s Connected Vehicle & Services will be in France to engage and meet startups. The team is searching for Paris' top mobile app companies to ultimately compete and attend invitation only MakeItDriveable AppLink event in Paris on October 25-26. 3 startups will be selected to pitch there.

This 12th of September, Dojo and Axis Innovation ( give you the opportunity to meet Scott Lyons ( and Andreas Brockers ( from Ford’s Connected Vehicles & Services team who want to hear your ideas and to help you make your idea driveable!

Startup Criteria:

You must have an existing mobile application that makes use of Ford’s smartphone to vehicle linking technology SYNC ( ( and focus within one of these business categories:

Productivity: Personal assistant/AI & Business/personal applications to help you stay connected while drivingThe Multi-Connected Car: Smartphone based experiences that can interface with Ford’s embedded modem and Cloud via AppLinkMobility: Multimodal solutions &Shared economy + Smart cityVehicle Data: New uses for vehicle data & Opportunities to monetize data coming from the vehicle

So, think you have what it takes to ‘Get in The Car’ then come show us what you’ve got in France!

Apply to pitch to Ford here ( Please complete the application in addition to registering to attend the event.

Event Agenda

9:30 am - Gathering

9:45 am - Welcome by Dojo and Axis Innovation

10:00 am - Keynote Speakers: Scott Lyons and Andreas Brockers, Ford’s Connected Vehicles & Services team + Q&A

10:30 am - Startups pitching + Q&A

10:50 am - Networking & Drinks