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Inclusive Mobility Startup Program

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This activity is supported by EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union”. For more information:

A program for early-stage European and Israeli inclusive mobility startups, offering technological solutions for urban mobility challenges, promoting inclusion, equity and diversity.

Participating Startups

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  • The startup is incorporated in an EU country or a third country associated to Horizon Europe, or in Israel.

  • The startup's business model is scalable.

  • A team of at least 2 persons fully dedicated to the startup.

  • The startup’s product/service fits with ACCESS thematic scope of inclusive mobility, and offers a technological solution that tackles a significant mobility problem that is related (but not exclusive) to:

    • Accessible mobility for everyone - Inclusive public transportation, private transportation, and micro-mobility

    • Barrier-free pedestrian environment

    • Active solutions for road safety and safe travel for vulnerable people 

    • Audio Mobility Assistant

    • Inclusive journey planning

    • Data analytics

    • Any other Assistive technology for mobility

Timeline & Important Dates

Application for the program is available through the online application form from January 15 , 2023 until March 14, 2023. There will be no extension of the deadline.

  • Call opens 15 January 2023 

  • Deadline for applications 23:00 CET on 18 March 2023.

  • 1st screening: evaluation of applications & call for interviews by 15 March 2023

  • 2nd screening: online interviews with the program’s organizers 15-19 March 2023 

  • 3rd screening: finalists’ online interviews 20-23 March 2022 

  • Communication of results 26 March 2023 - Tentative

  • Start date of Access acceleration program 30 March 2023 - Tentative

  • Visit to Israel & Demo Day 22-24 May 2023 - Tentative

  • Last online session - May 2023 - Tentative

Program Schedule*

  • Week 1 – Orientation

    • Why Startups Die? 

    • Intro to Impact-Tech

  • Week 2 - Business Model

    • Product-market-fit 

    • Product Concept & Value proposition

    • Inclusive Design 

    • Personal Mentoring Sessions

  • Week 3 - Impact Strategy

    • Measurement & terminology

    • How to communicate your impact effectively to different audiences?

    • Preparation for the impact advisory session on week 5

  • Week 4 - Funding 

    • Impact investors Vs. mainstream investors 

    • EIT Urban Mobility funding opportunities

    • Non-dilutive funding 

    • Investors panel

    • Personal Mentoring Sessions

  • Week 5 - The Ecosystem 

    • Urban mobility ecosystem & trends 

    • Inclusive Mobility Entrepreneurs Panel 

    • Personal Impact Advisory

  • Week 6 – Go to Market

    • GTM Strategy workshop

    • Personal Mentoring Sessions

  • Week 7 - Strategic Partners 

    • Inclusive mobility in practice - lessons learned from industry 

    • The municipality as a client or enabler for inclusive mobility 

    • Sales oriented storytelling & investors pitch 

  • Week 8 - Virtual Board Meetings 

    • Personal Mentoring Sessions

    • Virtual Board Meeting: Tailor-made sessions with relevant experts for each startup. Unique opportunity to consult with top-tier experts, benefit from their professional feedback and network

  • Week 9 - Visit to Israel + Demo Day

    • Personal pitch workshop: 1 on 1 prep session for Demo-Day with leading expert

    • Meet and network with the Israeli ecosystem 

    • EcoMotion Expo

    • Demo-Day - pitch in front of leading investors and key players in the inclusive mobility ecosystem 

    • Pre-scheduled personal meetings

  • Week 10 – Wrap-up and Next Steps

    • Bottle necks & next steps

    • Feedback


* Tentative and may be subject to changes.

Mentors & Advisors


Nicholas Delasi Zikpi

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Diversity and Inclusion Advisor


Sivan Lachman

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Impact Tech Strategy Expert


Yahav Levy

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Head of Startup



Dalia Silberstein

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Manager ESADE Social Impact Lab


Noa Nitzan

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Project Manager

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Carlo Castellano

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Amir Nardimon

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CEO & Co-Founder



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Serial Entrepreneur


Tzlil Neeman Renassia

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Pilots' Fund Director - Growth Division


Orlie Sol Gruper

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Founder, Women in Mobility

General Partner, Mobilitech Capital

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Michal Michaeli

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Director of International Economic Development

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Ofira Rubin

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Open Innovation Manager Strategy & Technology Division


Hemdat Sagi

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Chief of Strategy and Business Development


Jennifer Schwarz

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Executive Director


Why join?

ACCESS - the thematic acceleration program for Inclusive Mobility is an EU-funded program operated through EIT Urban Mobility’s Israeli Ecosystem Agents, to facilitate the path of selected early-stage startups that are:


  • Inclusive mobility startups.

  • Mobility startups that have the potential to make their solution inclusive.

  • Assistive technology startups whose solution can be relevant and offer value in the area of mobility.


The programme is designed to support 7 selected early-stage European and Israeli start-ups and bring them to the next level, in a 2 month acceleration process that consists of 2 parts: 


2 months of online coaching and training focusing on:

  • Refining product-market-fit, business model, scale and growth opportunities, internationalization.

  • Personal mentoring by industry experts.

  • Virtual Board meetings.

  • Tools for improving investor pitch.

3-day visit to Israel including a festive Demo Day 

  • Introduction with the vibrant startup-nation mobility ecosystem.

  • Entrance to EcoMotion - Israel’s leading mobility conference.

  • Opportunity to pitch in front of leading investors and VCs in the Demo Day event to be held as part of the EcoMotion Week 2023’s events.


Graduating startups will gain:

  • An opportunity to enter the fast track for evaluation of a pilot with the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality.

  • Access to EIT Urban Mobility's investment initiatives, funding instruments and opportunities for pilots.

What is Inclusive Mobility?

For the purpose of this program, Inclusive is defined as “fit to all” promoting inclusion, equity and diversity, with emphasis on the more vulnerable communities, in terms of physical abilities, mental abilities, age, gender etc.

Mobility is defined as the human need to travel from one geographical location to another, be it short or long distances. Hence Inclusive Mobility is the ability of even the most vulnerable to travel from one location to another.


  • “An estimated 1.3 billion people – or 1 in 6 people worldwide – experience significant disability.” 

  • “Persons with disabilities find inaccessible and unaffordable transportation 15 times more difficult than for those without disabilities.” 

            WHO, December 2022

Inclusive mobility is a crucial step towards social inclusion.

Designs that provide the need of people with physical, sensory or cognitive impairments to have good access, satisfy the needs of many other groups in society who benefit from an accessible environment.

People traveling with young children or carrying luggage, older people, people with temporary mobility problems (e.g. a broken leg), and more. 


ACCESS aims to support startups offering solutions that remove mobility barriers and promote an inclusive environment that is accessible to all people, including those who have disabilities, whether visible or not.

Meet our Team


Leehe Friedman

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Liat Shaham

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Gaby Kaminsky

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Opher Auerbach

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Contact Us

The ACCESS Inclusive Mobility program  is managed by EIT Urban Mobility’s Israeli Ecosystem Agents:


  • 8200 IMPACT is the first and most prominent acceleration program and community in Israel for Impact-tech startups that aim to tackle significant social or environmental challenges through advanced technological solutions. Since it was founded by the 8200 Alumni Association in 2013, more than 80 ventures participated in the program and gained access to top-tier mentors, domain experts, strategic partners, and leading investors in Israel and worldwide.

  • CityZone is an Urban Tech Living Lab and Open Innovation hub, founded by Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality, Tel Aviv University and Atidim Park Tel Aviv. CityZone operates a year-long Smart City and Smart Mobility startup PoC program. The selected projects have the Tel Aviv-Yafo municipality as a design partner, can test their technologies at the municipality’s sandbox in Atidim Park Tel Aviv, and have access to the city’s data. In addition, CityZone has collaborations with cities and corporations around the world.


 For any questions or further information regarding the ACCESS program or application process, please email us directly at ‏‪‬‏.

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