Monday, June 15, 2015

Ford Will Fund Innovative Technology Startups

Ford Will Fund Innovative Technology Startups

PEKIN, Illi.– To say Ford dips its toe in the pool of technology at times would be an understatement. The truth is that Ford is the premier technology-driven automotive manufacturer, and it can’t help itself when it sees an opportunity to expand its influence.

Now, Ford will fund innovative technology startups through Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit– an organization that funds entrepreneurs who focus on future mobility and transportation solutions to mitigate global dilemmas like traffic congestion, parking availability, air quality and emissions.

Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, launched in 2014 as a competitive funding program in search of entrepreneurs worthy of investment. It recently announced 10 startup winners selected from hundreds of entrants who represent 42 countries and six continents. The winners will receive office space in downtown Detroit, $120,000 in funding, three months of guidance in business development, customer acquisition and recruitment, and coaching from elite business mentors, advisors and mobility investors. It’s an entrepreneur’s dream package.

Through Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, Ford will fund innovative technology startups ready to make a difference in the world through creativity and logical solutions. The 2015 class of entrepreneurs who were chosen for the program include:

  • Ansik
  • CDL Warrior
  • Classics & Exotics
  • Cosmos
  • Browser
  • Elegus Technologies
  • Gear Brake
  • Motoroso
  • My Dealer Service
  • SPLT
  • WISE Systems

Ford is huge player in the technology game. Just this past year, Ford announced Ford Smart Mobility, one facet of its agenda to pioneer the highest tier of connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data.

Along with backing Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, Ford is executing more than 25 mobility experiments globally to test transportation ideas that could manifest in improved customer service, more flexible user-ship models and social collaboration. We’re betting Ford continues to back Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, into the future as more classes of startup companies are selected.

Ford has worked its way into an influential position for furthering technology, in hopes that it can help guide our world into a peaceful and prosperous future. Ford’s good intentions are plain to see in the number of innovative New Ford Cars and New Ford Trucks at our Morton Area Ford Dealership!

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