CREATORS EXPEDITION - AVL Startup Initiative

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CREATORS EXPEDITION

We drive automotive startups and cutting edge technologies in the area of Electric Mobility, Autonomous Driving as well as Data Driven Innovation & Artificial Intelligence.

Work together with AVL, one of the leading development & engineering companies in the automotive industry.

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OUR FOCUS

We’re looking for visionary entrepreneurs and makers who don’t take current approaches for granted just because they’ve been there for a long time.

The CREATORS EXPEDITION focuses on early and growth stage auto tech startups in the following three technology areas:

Electric Mobility & Alternative Fuels

Alternative Fuels, Battery Management and Energy Storage

Autonomous Driving

Self Driving Software, Radar & Sensors, Connected Vehicle

Artificial Intelligence

Big Data & Analytics and Data-Driven Business Models

STARTUP BENEFITS

By partnering with the AVL startup program, you gain a key expert in your expedition team, able to support in everything from maturing your prototype to supporting your international industrialization ambitions. Translating your concept to automotive application – AVL can be your world-class guide to help you succeed.

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Market Access

Whether you are taking your first steps into the market or are a more seasoned adventurer, AVL will be able to give you the platform to demonstrate your vision in front of international automotive OEMs. They will help you to better understand their needs and to validate and refine your business model.

Independence

A core value of AVL and this startup initiative– we offer individual programs, tailored to the exact technology and business needs of the startup. As a privately owned, family company, we pride ourselves in investing for the long run.

Growth

We support you with access to a global sales force across 20 countries and help you build up international operations, including marketing, legal, service and maintenance.

Mentoring

We surround you with experienced mentors from AVL and our network, to get industry insights, engineering best practices and advice for strategically scaling your business.

OUR PROGRAM

TAILOR MADE FOR YOUR STARTUP

Your decision to participate

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Prepare the Expedition

Kickoff - you get to know the AVL team and together we define your tailor made startup development program.

Our joint project

The core of the expedition program is a first customer or R&D project where both sides will bring in their expertise in order to create future mobility innovation.

Financial support for the journey

During the program, we’ll invest “smart money” in the form of operational cash support and financed resources without taking any fixed equity.

Special extras that keep you moving

You’ll discover services like the access to an experienced coaching, customer & engineering network, to test & simulation technologies and to mentoring in operational non-technological areas.

Pitch to the CEO

After roughly six months, together with the AVL team, you can unveil the log book of your achievements – the foundation of our future collaboration.

OUR PARTNERS

In order to bring our joint vision into reality, we enlarge the ecosystem – bringing in our customers – the leading OEMs in the world, collaborating with startup networks, universities and public institutions. All of whom can be instrumental at different stages in our journey.

If you want to be an official partner of the CREATORS EXPEDITION, please feel free to contact us - we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

THE TEAM

The CREATORS EXPEDITION is built by entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts who speak both languages: startup and corporate.

Program & Startup Development

Jonas Schneider is responsible for the operational management. This includes the definition & maintenance of the startup program and content, the community & startup network management, the representation on events and scouting activities. 

jonas@creators-expedition.com

Strategy & Technology

Sebastian Jagsch is the technical head of the CREATORS EXPEDITION. He manages the requirements across the AVL departments and performs the technical evaluations. Furthermore, he matches the resources between AVL and startups. 

sebastian@creators-expedition.com

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8020 | Graz (Austria)

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