· Smart Pedal Pitch

Are you a start-up or an SME looking to grow your business, play a key role in shaping the future of urban cycling, and win a unique chance to conduct a pilot project on the streets of Leipzig? Then you’re exactly who we are looking for! Smart Pedal Pitch is an annual international call for the most innovative and market-ready cycle tech solutions, to shape the future of cycling in cities. It is a unique innovation competition for start-ups and SMEs to help build better cities, cycling ecosystems and cycling technology. The Smart Pedal Pitch 2023 will be part of Velo-city 2023 Leipzig, the annual world cycling summit. It is organized by the City of Leipzig and SpinLab- The HHL Accelerator in cooperation with the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and Cycling Industries Europe. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to revolutionise urban cycling and showcase your innovative solutions.

This is what you get:

  • Exposure to Velo-city’s local and global audience
  • 8 companies will be invited to the final pitching at the world’s leading cycling conference, Velo-city 2023 in Leipzig
  • Pitch like a pro with professional pitch training from SpinLab – The HHL Accelerator
  • Pilot your solution in Leipzig’s streets and gain proof of concept in a live environment (value €17.000) and coworking space
  • Free access to the SpinLab e-learning platform with high-quality content
  • Benefit from the vast and diverse network of the Smart Infrastructure Hub Leipzig
  • The 8 finalists will receive a ticket for the Velo city conference, including a booth.
  • Prizes: First prize: Pilot project with the city of Leipzig (Value 17.000€), 2nd prize: 2000€ 3rd prize: 1000€

This year, we’re inviting applicants to address one of the following defined areas set by the city of Leipzig:

  • Seeking Better Data – Better use of cycling data to understand issues and optimize planning processes
  • Cycle Security – Improving cycle parking, and reducing bicycle thefts
  • Logistics and Intelligent Transport System on Cycling – Better integration of cyclists into intelligent transport systems
  • Citizen engagement – How can innovative digital solutions create incentives for Leipzig citizens to use sustainable forms of mobility?

How to apply for the Smart Pedal Pitch contest?

Simply submit your application until 05.04.2023 on f6s.com, a popular international startup platform that is used by many leading accelerators worldwide. Just upload your pitch deck and answer our short questionnaire.