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LOGISTICS TECH

NOVEMBER 2020

Investing in digital, connected and automated supply chain and transportation technologies

LOGISTICS TECH

Sente works with international startups, global corporations and early-stage investors to innovate and scale mobility and logistics innovations together.

The program is designed to take early-stage international startups to scale-up via a hands-on, structured investment program using Sente's proven methodology, tools, mentors and networks, makes investments in the top prospects, and connects them with Sente's network of corporate partners, municipalities and other mobility stakeholders.

NOTE: WE DO HAVE A COMPLETELY DIGITAL BACKUP PLAN TO RUN THIS PROGRAM REMOTELY AS A COVID-19 CONTINGENCY


The program will be focused on early-stage companies in the following domains. Applicants should be post R&D stage (MVP ready or < 6 months away).

Connected Transportation (V2X & 5G)
Freight &
Last Mile
Fleet Optimization
 
Predictive Maintenance
 
In-Cabin
Tech
 
Mobility
Services
 
Privacy &
Security
 


​The Mobility program is highly structured and is tailored to address the key challenges international startups face, such as:

  • Achieving focus and cutting through the noise of the urban mobility and transportation landscape

  • Creating a sales & marketing plan to have meaningful conversations with customers in new markets such as the US and Europe

  • Collaborating with heavy hitters in the urban mobility, logistics, communications and transportation sectors

  • Estimating the required resources for market entry and scale up 

  • Finding a friendly ecosystem to test commercial hypothesis 

  • Getting access to growth funding and exit channels (e.g. IPO, acquisition) 

In Phase I:

  •  Companies will receive hands-on training and mentorship on the above topics

  •  Companies will also have weekly deliverables that are structured in a way to provide iterative progress on business plans, economics models, go-to-market plans and pitch decks that are investor-ready

  • Accommodations and flights for one founder for Week 1 will be paid by Sente

  • Accommodations for one founder for Week 6 will be paid by Sente (founder is responsible for flight cost)​ 


In Phase 2:​

  • The top 5 startups will be selected to join the full version of the program. 

  • This includes $50,000 worth of program services and benefits (including travel, analyst support, free credits from cloud services partners, etc.)
    plus a US$50,000 cash investment (in the form of a SAFE note) 

  • An intense business development experience in several US mobility and logistic hub destinations, collaborating with potential customer, partners and investors along the way

  • Sente will provide another 10 months of hands-on support after select (and continues to support our startup family long after the formal program is complete)

Program Partners

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The Sente Team

Serhat Cicekoglu

Founder/CEO

Gerod Carfantan

COO

Ozan Tuncer

Operations

Emirhan Sahinoz

Senior Analyst

Derya Engin

Analyst

Yasemin Avci

Analyst

Mentors & Connectors

Augustin Wegscheider

Partner

Boston Consulting Group

Steve Deutsch

Motorola Solutions

Venture Capital

Bob Corporaal

CLEVER°FRANKE

Guillermo Forteza

Senior Manager, Innovation

Avis Budget Group

Alex Fergus

Arity

Beth Bond

Head of City Development

Bosch

Trent Edwards

PWC

Arthur Orduna

Chief Innovation Officer

Avis Budget Group

Jerry Quandt

Illinois Autonomous

Vehicles Association

Nahel Gandhi

Ideology

Founder

Thurston Adams

xMotion

Founder

Ozan Baran

CEO

Quickload

Joel Kopinsky

ITB Group

Founder

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