Autotech Council investor members and startup scouts 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. This month we partner with UK's Department for International Trade to bring 10 innovative young mobility companies to Silicon Valley for a virtual trade mission with rapid fire presentations and private followup meetings.
This month, UK’s Department for International Trade partners with the Autotech Council to bring 10 innovative young mobility companies to Silicon Valley for a virtual trade mission with rapid fire presentations and private followup meetings. Showcasing the technology emerging from the UK across the automotive landscape, and highlighting the opportunities within the UK for automotive innovation, these young companies will be introduced to Autotech Council’s community of innovation scouts for major auto manufacturers, vendors, distributors and investors. This meeting will include Autotech Council's MatchMaker Meeting Service, facilitating private one-on-one video meetings between the delegation and Autotech Council members.
At Council meetings, members get the chance to connect with startups one-on-one, network with other investors and scouts in an informal setting, and discuss trends in an executive round-table format, and be back at their desk before lunch. Startups, in turn, get the opportunity to pitch several car makers and their vendors, suppliers and investors at one time, without several business trips and weeks of business development. In our current online format, presentations are followed with a brief Q&A with more in depth private conversations taking placing in the Autotech Council Portal.
Bi-monthly Startup Review meetings are closed to non-members, the public and media.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) is a United Kingdom government department responsible for striking and extending trade agreements between the United Kingdom and non EU states (however the UK Government is not legally permitted to negotiate any trade deals with third party countries before exiting the EU in 2020), as well as for encouraging foreign investment and export trade.