OEMs members of the Autotech Council meet for informal and private discussions over breakfast.
May 09 08:00 AM -
May 09 09:00 AM
Autotech Council members gather every other month to review a handful of innovative products and solutions coming out of the auto industry's entrepreneurial community across the globe. Between 4 and 8 companies will get the chance to present to a group of innovation scouts for major auto manufacturers, vendors, distributors and investors.
At these bi-monthly meetings, members get the chance to connect with startups one-on-one, network with other members in an informal setting, discuss trends in a executive round-table format, take private meetings over lunch, and still get back to the office by 2:30. Startups, in turn, get the opportunity to pitch several car makers and their vendors and suppliers at one time, without several business trips and weeks of business development. Each startup is given the opportunity to connect with the members in-person after their presentation.
These bi-monthly meetings are for members only, free to attend, and closed to the public or the media.
Hackathons are a fun, interactive way to support the development community and find great new apps by leveraging the technical skills and ingenuity of 3rd party developers. The hackathon format creates a competition full of excitement and nail-biting action; and an opportunity to engage with potential partners and customers.
This hackathon will bring in developers on the leading edge of automotive and connected car applications to work with OEM and Tier 1 engineers and demo their expertise. This will be a select group of pre-screened developers working professionally in the field creating high-quality apps and services.
Autotech Council members will kick-off the hackathon with a member meeting about the developer tools that are currently available and the industry's unmet needs; the hack then takes place all day Friday and Saturday (June 27/28) and finishes with judging, awards, and prizes.