E-cafe bike team

E-Cafe Bike wins Czech Creative Business Cup 2024 

E-Cafe Bike has progressed to the world finals of the Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen having won the Czech national competition in Prague. This is a great achievement for the Czech startup who were selected by an expert panel out of a total of ten startups in the finals of a competition organised by the national business development agency of Czech Republic – Czechinvest. 

E-Cafe Bike focuses on the development of electric bikes and speed pedelecs which enable users travel up to 50km/h, a maximum range of 250km from one charge which takes on average 4 hours. This speed and range enable users to navigate cities of all kinds with ease regardless of the existing infrastructures and can transform transport habits by providing such a solution. The bikes can be equipped with a trailer for added storage which when in use is twice the storage capacity of a passenger car. 

On winning the competition, Co-founder and CMO of E-Cafe Bike, Zuzana Malinová looks ahead: “We are very happy with the victory and we are already looking forward to the final round where world competition awaits us. We believe that startups show the direction the world will go in the future. Winning the national round of the competition will not only help us increase our prestige, but we will also get the opportunity to show honest Czech production abroad.” 

EIT Urban Mobility and E-Cafe Bike have been working together since 2023, when E-Cafe Bike first applied for and were successful in their application for the Investment Readiness Programme. This programme is designed for European companies specialising in urban mobility who are fundraising or seeking to raise funds. The programme lasts six months and provides companies with the resources, training and coaching needed to enhance a company’s fundraising capabilities. This programme is worked in exchange of a 1% share of participating companies. 

Having worked with and seen E-Cafe Bike grow, Jan Hauser, Investment and Portfolio Manager at EIT Urban Mobility said: “It is always with great excitement to see participants of our programmes gain recognition on such a stage. E-Cafe Bike have focused the development of their product in a bid to provide people with a viable eco-friendly option and it shows. Their bikes have addressed issues of range which are seen across their industry and together with an award-winning design have provided an incredibly convincing transport alternative.” 

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