Autotech Council investor members gather this other month to review a handful of innovative products and solutions coming out of the auto industry's entrepreneurial community across the globe and discuss the announcements and products launched at the MWC Barcelona tradeshow. 8 new 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 1pm. 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.
Over lunch, Autotech Council members debrief the news and announcements from MWC 2016 led by industry analyst Derek Kerton.