At this year’s REVOLUTION Digital—Europe’s biggest eMobility event organized by EVBox Group—startups were able to pitch their strategies and ideas to an expert jury and online audience. Both winners of the startup pitching competition will benefit from EVBox’s coaching program—though one will also be given an opportunity to participate in ANTLER’s startup program in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, November 26, 2020—New to this year’s REVOLUTION was the startup pitching competition—an event dedicated to helping cleantech startups get their voices heard.
Out of 31 applications, EVBox Group and Startup Amsterdam selected six entrepreneurs to present their businesses in front of the REVOLUTION audience on September 8, 2020, during the digital conference. The jury consisted of Angelika Berger-Sodian (Bestselling author, keynote speaker, and board advisor), Luc Brandts (CEO of Software Improvement Group and member of the supervisory board of EVBox), Lizann Tjon (Program Manager for Innovation at City of Amsterdam), and Hugo Pereira (Chief Staff & Growth Officer at EVBox Group).
The jury award went to ChargeSim, built to accelerate the transition to EVs by reducing the costs of charging infrastructure through better modeling and design.
The audience award was won by Aikite, a startup engaged in the social sector with a focus on water management within Indonesian communities.
Both winners of the startup pitching competition received three coaching sessions organized by EVBox Group—covering topics such as marketing and growth, sales, business models and strategy, as well as funding and access to investors.
This year’s REVOLUTION partner, ANTLER, a global early-stage VC empowering and investing in exceptional entrepreneurs, will help Andrew Rutgers receive expert advice and resources to improve ChargeSim’s product-market fit and traction while meeting more like-minded founders during the program. Antler’s third cohort in Amsterdam brings together a diverse group of exceptional people from technologists to experienced business operators and serial entrepreneurs from 24 different nationalities. On top of this, all founders get access to capital to cover costs during the first two months and the chance to pitch to the Antler investment committee for a €100,000 pre-seed investment.
I’m very proud to see how REVOLUTION has evolved over the past four years. We started this movement to give sustainability enthusiasts a chance to come together each year and help to establish a more sustainable future for mobility. Compared to traditional and more product-focused tradeshows, REVOLUTION aims to inspire the community and enable collaboration. This year’s first startup pitching competition was a great platform for entrepreneurs to get their voices heard, and I’m more than happy that we can support as they continue their journeys.Kristof Vereenooghe (CEO of EVBox Group)
We are delighted to partner with REVOLUTION and support exceptional individuals like eMobility domain expert Andrew Rutgers on their entrepreneurial journeys. Together with REVOLUTION, we see energy and eMobility as one of the key sectors for early stage innovation in the Netherlands. By participating in Antler, Andrew will have the right support from relevant energy and mobility advisors, as well as resources and access to exceptional founders and capital, increasing the probability of ChargeSim scaling successfully.Youri Doeleman (Partner at Antler Netherlands)
Join REVOLUTION Digital #3 on December 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. CET, co-hosted by EV Advocates Roger Atkins and Chelsea Sexton. This time, we’re hosting a double-edition that focusses on European opportunities and challenges for EV adoption before heading over to North America to find out what mobility trends are prevalent across the Atlantic. Get your free press pass here.
Founded in 2010, EVBox Group accelerates the adoption of electric mobility by bringing convenient, integrated EV charging solutions to businesses and drivers around the world. From its extensive portfolio of commercial and ultra-fast charging stations built by EVBox to its scalable charging management software engineered by Everon, EVBox Group ensures that electric mobility is accessible to everyone.
Backed by ENGIE, EVBox Group is a leader in research and development, with multiple labs and factories across Europe and North America developing groundbreaking EV charging technology. With offices across the globe including Paris, Chicago, and Amsterdam, and strong foundations in dozens of markets, EVBox Group is shaping a cleaner future of transportation.
Antler is a global early-stage venture capital firm that invests in the defining technology companies of tomorrow. The firm has offices across six continents and most major entrepreneurial hubs, including cities such as London, New York, Singapore and Sydney
Founded in Singapore in 2017, Antler is on a mission to fundamentally improve the world by enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people building the defining companies of tomorrow. Antler has already invested in and helped build over 200 companies since launch. Several of these early-stage startups have since secured follow-on investment by top-tier VCs. Of these companies, 40% have at least one female co-founder, and the founders represent 70 nationalities.