Program Overview

Kick-Off Bootcamp & Winner Selection

9 May
Top 15 Finalist Pitches Startups – Convince the audience that your solution is going to bring innovation at Kapsch TrafficCom forward!
9 May
Get to know the startups and their technologies 1:1 working time mentors & startups
9 May
Get to know the global business of Kapsch TrafficCom With Kapsch TrafficCom Austria, North America & Sweden
10 May
What is Kapsch TrafficCom all about? with Alf Netek, CMO of Kapsch TrafficCom & Kapsch TrafficCom Australia
10 May
Mentoring Sessions 1:1 working time mentors & startups With topic „Market Potential/Scalability for Kapsch TrafficCom“
10 May
Pitch Doctor to the rescue! Bring your pitch to perfection with support & input of the Pitch Doctor aka Christoph Sollich
10 May
„The Future of the automotive industry“ Keynote and Q&A with special guest Wilfried Steffen (former Senior Director of Business Innovation at Daimler AG)
11 May
IMS in Europe & the role Kapsch TrafficCom plays in its development with Klaus Kröll, Executive Vice President, Europe, Middle East & North Africa at Kapsch TrafficCom
11 May
Mentoring Sessions 1:1 working time mentors & startups With topic „fit into Kapsch TrafficCom“
11 May
„Winner Ceremony“ Final startup pitches presenting potential proof-of-concept projects & announcement of the winner startups
12 May
Onboarding of winner startups to Factory1 Next steps & destinations Where will our journey bring us and how will we get there?
12 May
CEO welcomes the winner startups to Factory1 with Georg Kapsch, CEO of Kapsch TrafficCom

1st Acceleration Week

19 & 20 June
Attendance at ITS Europe Congress G2K more here: http://strasbourg2017.itsineurope.com/
Approximately 3000-4000 visitors
19 & 20 June
Connecting to Kapsch customers at ITS
19 & 20 June
Showcasing the Factory1 program and our startups
21 & 22 June
PoC progress evaluation Working on the PoC projects with experts and next steps assessment
21 & 22 June
Mentoring Sessions 1:1 working time mentors & startups Working intensely on PoC projects
21 & 22 June
Expert Workshops Learn more about standards & requirements in technical development, strategy for business development from Kapsch experts

2nd Acceleration Week

25 July
Mentoring Sessions 1:1 working time mentors & startups Focus on PoC execution
25 July
Expert Workshops Learn more about product management from Kapsch experts
26 July
Get to know the Kapsch Group On-site visits of different entities of the Kapsch Group
26 July
On-site visit of Kapsch TrafficCom customer Connect with Kapsch customers
27 July
B2B Sales Workshop by Match-Maker Ventures Expert Workshop: Build a product roadmap for your PoC

3rd Acceleration Week

11 September
125 years of Kapsch celebration Invitation to the concert at the Vienna Concert Hall
12 September
Visiting the Smart City Department of Vienna Meet & Greet with Thomas Madreiter
12 September
Mentor working session 1:1 working time mentors & startups focus on PoC execution
13 September
Get to know the Kapsch Group How to create business synergies
13 September
Expert Session Learn more about finance & company planning from Kapsch experts

ITS World Congress

29 October – 2 November
Official presentation of the PoC projects at the ITS World Congress in front of 8000 delegates and Kapsch TrafficCom customers
30 October
Factory1 Acceleration Ceremony The 7 startups will present their proof-of-concept projects in front of an international crowd.
29 October – 2 November
Get to know leading industry experts from all over the world
29 October – 2 November
2 November: End of the Kapsch Factory1 Acceleration Program of 2017

All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Factory1 - FAQ