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MOBILITY STARTUP VILLAGE & AWARDS 1-3 OCTOBER 2024 - GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICAInnovating Smarter Mobility

For 5 years, SMA summit has been Africa’s platform for start-ups in mobility. It’s been a place to see what the future holds, to spark ideas and investment, through connecting start-ups to a global and local audience of the most relevant businesses, investors, governments and media.

  • See the latest ideas from startups working on the ground in Africa.
  • Be inspired by solutions that you may not have even thought of yet.
  • Meet the bright minds that are taking risks to build an integrated smarter mobility Africa.

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Meet over 40 Mobility Startups!

Whether you're an investors at SMA summit on the hunt for your next big deal, a business looking out for innovation teams and solutions you can partner with or acquire, media wanting to communicate the future to your audiences or government wanting to access the best on the ground solutions to your list of challenges and objectives to overcome in mobility, the Mobility Startup Village & Awards is for you!

There are two opportunities to meet startups SMA summit.

1. Mobility Startup Village
2. Mobility Startup Awards Africa

You get to join both as an attendee of SMA summit this year! More details below...

2023 Startups

MOBILITY STARTUP VILLAGE

If your startup has a solution for the mobility industry, and meets the below criteria, you are invited to join Mobility Startup Village taking place at Smarter Mobility Africa summit on 2-3 October 2023. You will have access to over 1500 in-person attendees joining from all over Africa and the world.

To stand a chance of receiving a complimentary package to exhibit your startup in the Mobility Startup Village your startup will fit the following criteria:

  • Revenue less than R40m (USD2m)
  • Startup established after 2019
  • Raised limited funding

If your application is successful, you will receive a complimentary package including:

• 1sqm exhibition space
• 2x Business Class Passes
• Welcome post promoted through our channels
• 1x invite to Founders Dinner at SMA summit

MOBILITY STARTUP AWARDS AFRICA

The Mobility Startup Africa Awards is the perfect way for you to gain recognition and access some useful prizes on your quest to scale your mobility startup. If your startup has a solution for the mobility industry, based on the below categories, and has raised less than R350m ($20m) in funding you are invited to join Mobility Startup Africa Awards taking place at Smarter Mobility Africa summit on 2-3 October 2023.

Categories for Mobility Startup Africa Awards:

  • Public Transport
  • New Energy Vehicles & Battery Tech
  • Micromobility
  • Mobility as a Service
  • Smarter Fleets

To stand a chance of participating at the Mobility Startup Awards Africa your startup will fit the following criteria:

• Raised less than R350m ($20m) in venture capital funding

If your application is successful, you will receive:

• Invitation to attend in person to pitch at SMA summit on the Startup Stage. You will have 3 minutes to pitch your startup to a panel of expert judges from your chosen category.
• 2x Business Class Passes
• 1x invite to Founders Dinner at SMA summit

There will be 3 winners from each category with one of those winners from each category will progress to pitch at the final during the Closing Ceremony at SMA summit.

SPONSOR THE STARTUP VILLAGE & AWARDS

For 5 years, SMA summit has been Africa’s platform for start-ups in mobility. It’s been a place to see what the future holds, to spark ideas and investment, through connecting start-ups to a global and local audience of the most relevant businesses, investors, governments and media. Support the development of Africa’s mobility startups whilst positioning your brand front and centre for innovation, industry education, and industry development.

4 simple steps Start-up village applications

  1. Fill in the application -deadline 28th August
  2. Applications in review - weekly until 28th August
  3. Qualified startups announced - July onwards
  4. Let’s make some noise about your startup - July onwards

SMA Summit was a great event all round. It really gave our young start up a chance platform to showcase to investors, industry stakeholders and though leaders.

Imtyaaz Riley
Founder
Loop

‘The SMA summit 2022 went on really well. I got a lead on investment and that is great to hear’

Ivan Kwikiriza CEO & Founder
SafeLori

‘The SMA summit was just phenomenal, the organization and the execution was fantastic’

Rishi Kohli CEO & Co-Founder
Fika Mobility

Thank you to Smarter Mobility Africa and the team behind, with your support and encouragement we have successfully begun the discussion forward on South Africa’s first Gigafactory.

Kamir Lala COO
Aventure Holding

THANK YOU TO SMARTER MOBILITY AFRICA AND THE TEAM BEHIND, WITH YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY BEGUN THE DISCUSSION FORWARD ON SOUTH AFRICA’S FIRST GIGAFACTORY.

Kamir Lala
Aventure Holdings

Startups

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