Catalyze 2022

Apply now before November 14, 2022

Global Automotive, Mobility and Smart Manufacturing Pitch Competition

We’re bringing one of the biggest privately organized pitch competitions in North America. This year’s theme focuses on startups in all growth stages bringing innovative technologies and solutions to the Automotive, Mobility, and Smart Manufacturing Industries.

Eligibility criteria:

  • If you’re a startup that operates in the Automotive, Mobility or Smart Manufacturing industries with disruptive and/or innovative technologies.
  • If you’re in a startup with early-stage validation of technology, have an MVP or early commercialization stages and scale-ups.
  • If your company is seeking funding, capital, or mentorship (or will be in the next 12 months) and is a potentially viable investment opportunity.

Sectors we are most excited about:

  • Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
  • Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0
  • Manufacturing Optimization and Augmentation (AR) 
  • Vehicle Electrification- Traction Batteries, Power Electronics, motors, and other control devices and software, after motors and before control add cabin comfort
  • Hydrogen Storage and Fuel Cell Technologies for All Mobility – Conformable Storage Sectors Technologies, Reduced Cost High-Pressure Storage, Improved PEM Systems
  • Disruptive Vehicle Cabins – Electronics and Materials Interfaces, Safety, Smart Surfaces (Functionalized Surfaces) and Displays and New Value Models
  • Critical Technologies for Sustainable Vehicle Production like Renewable Materials, Mechanical Approaches, Sources of Green Energy for Manufacturing and Value Chain Tracking