Startups Growth Lab expands offerings with Premium version for urban mobility entrepreneurs 

Startups Growth Lab is a community platform that fosters connections, shares knowledge and provides a supportive environment for early-stage ventures. It helps these ventures find funding and event opportunities across Europe and runs regular webinars. With over 850 members, it has become one of the largest communities of urban mobility entrepreneurs. Now, Startups Growth Lab is announcing the launch of its Premium option, which offers new features and benefits designed to drive startups towards success. 

Founded as the first community dedicated to urban mobility startups and powered by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, the Startups Growth Lab has established itself as a vital resource for entrepreneurs.  

On the announcement, Fredrik Hånell, Director of Impact Ventures at EIT Urban Mobility, said: ‘’As the top investor in European mobility startups, EIT Urban Mobility is all too aware of the challenges founders face in their business journey. The central idea behind the Startups Growth Lab is to facilitate knowledge sharing and opportunities in a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who often face similar issues. Our ambition with this premium offering is to provide specific and targeted support to its members.’’ 

Being a platform which centralises opportunities specifically dedicated and designed for urban mobility startups, the Startups Growth Lab has helped 100’s of startups gain access to funding, knowledge and create pan-European networks: 

‘’I heard about the call for funding from the SURE5.0 project through the Startups Growth Lab. When we applied and our application was accepted, we received a grant of 50,000 euros. In addition, we learned and benefited from training and internationalization calls through the Growth Lab.” - Emrecan Durmaz, Co-founder, Scootable 

“As a founder, the Startups Growth Lab is interesting as it is a central platform where you can explore many opportunities for startups. There are regular webinars and information available that relate to investment calls and accelerators run by EIT Urban Mobility as well as opportunities to go to leading European events. Through the Startups Growth Lab I recently attended Micromobility Europe. This event held great value to me because I was able to meet with leading micromobility players and investors.”Pietro Lucchini, CEO & Founder, SaveRiding 

Growth Lab Premium allows members to: 

  • Secure funding: Access EU funding through 1-1 service with the European Investment Bank and European Innovation Council, leverage a database of non-equity instruments from national, regional and international institutions and gain access to dilutive funding prospects featuring VCs and CVCs. 
  • Open a world of opportunities: Explore a wide range of curated opportunities tailored for urban mobility startups, including market access, funding, consultancy, accelerators, upskilling programmes and more. 
  • Reduce costs: Secure significant savings on essential software solutions like SaaS, cloud management tools and other startup essentials through exclusive partnerships. 
  • Tailor their mobility experience: Join dedicated “mobility groups” based on subsector. Network with peers and receive personalised opportunities that perfectly align with a startup’s specific needs and goals. 
  • Become urban mobility experts: Gain in-depth knowledge with access to news, insights, articles, courses and videos from EIT Urban Mobility’s expert network and beyond.