aureso Sales & CRM Chosen Startup for Infiniti Accelerator
There was a full house at the Infiniti Lab on Monday, July 4th, as 9 startups from around the world gathered in Hong Kong for the launch of Infiniti’s Accelerator Program, powered by Nest. Chosen among 150 applicants, the Infiniti startups have earned the chance to learn and develop under top industry mentors over the course of the next 3 months. Said mentors were also in attendance including Roland Krueger (President, Infiniti Motors Limited) and Will Ross (Head of Innovation, Nest), as well as representatives from program partners Microsoft, Amazon, ESRI and KPMG.
The Infiniti Accelerator 2.0 program is a 12-week program that takes early stage companies through to the next round of funding. It specializes in Automotive related companies and is sponsored by reputable luxury vehicles manufacturer, Infiniti. Additionally, the program is powered by Nest, a full service early-stage venture capital firm focused on helping startups and talented founders from around the world build businesses that apply and commercialise innovation. Together, Infiniti & Nest have successfully propelled companies into next funding rounds and pilot development.
Focused on future innovation, this year’s startups were chosen for their imminent impact on smart cities and IOT innovation. Companies include aureso, Kazoo Technologies, and PILOT Automotive, and cover a range of sectors including connectivity, alternative fuel, autonomous driving, and mobility. (Read more about the startups and their founders, here.)
Priding itself on ‘empowering entrepreneurs to turn ideas into action’, the Infiniti LAB 2.0 organizes a rigorous 12-week schedule that covers topics including strategy, branding, financial management and more. Throughout the program, the accelerator teams receive access to the Infiniti and Nest ecosystems, including 1-on-1 mentorship from industry experts. At the end of the program, Infiniti LAB startups get to pitch their business at an exclusive Investor Demo Day for the opportunity to secure funding and commercial partnerships.
aureso is proud to be a part of the 2016 Infiniti LAB 2.0 Accelerator program and looks forward to the growth afforded by its vast network and expertise.
Read more about the Infiniti LAB 2.0 program on the official website, here.