Johannes Kirschner is an Investment & Portfolio Manager at the Impact Ventures Team of EIT Urban Mobility. He brings profound experience in the mobility sector and has worked with startups, corporates, and venture capital firms all around Europe. After his Master of Science in Management of Innovation & Business Development at the Copenhagen Business School he has worked for different mobility startups and corporates and has grown as an expert in technology scouting and investment trends, particularly in the areas of sustainable city logistics, future mobility, and mobility and energy.
polisMOBILITY startupPITCH 2023
Robert Potocsnyek | ISTmobil GmbH
Prize: Interview article in polisMOBILITY print and online magazine
PITCH contribution:ISTmobil solves existing and future challenges in transportation. As a supplement to the public transport system, we realize a nationwide, affordable and flexible on-demand mobility. Using our dispatching software ISTdrive, trips are digitally arranged and bundled according to economic and ecological criteria, and the existing public transport system is automated and taken into account in real time for each trip request. In this way, we create a resource-efficient, area-wide mobility solution for the last mile and bring mobility to where it is needed!
Felix Roder | RheinSharing
Prize: Mentoring by Mobility Allstars
PITCH contribution:RheinSharing entwickelt innovative Strömungskraftwerke für den innerstädtischen Einsatz in großen Flüssen. Die strömungsoptimierte Form sorgt für eine deutlich höhere Geschwindigkeit des Wassers im Inneren des Kraftwerks und erhöht somit das energetische Potenzial für den Ertrag sehr deutlich. Ziel ist die Stromversorgung umliegender bedarfsgerechter Verbraucher, welche beispielsweise in der Mikromobilität zu finden sind.
me energy GmbH
Felix Roder | RheinSharing
Prize: BahnCard 100 for 2nd class valid for one year
PITCH contribution:EV fast charging as a service with stations producing their own electricity. Completely grid-independent, CO2-neutral and mobile operated by liquid biomethanol or bioethanol. A 150 kW charging station to rent and lease in a carefree package simply anywhere.
Congratulations to all the winners!
A strong jury decides on the winners of the polisMOBILITY startupPITCH
You can look forward to:
Samoa Pfannenstiel joined Telekom MobilitySolutions in 2020 as 'Senior Expert Mobility as a Service', where she is involved in the design and development of an innovative digital mobility platform. With a degree in business informatics, she has been supporting various digitization initiatives at Deutsche Telekom (HR Suite, MagentaView, MaaS) since 2014. Samoa drives digital transformation with passion and enthusiasm.
Prof. Dipl. Ing. Jochen Siegemund, architect and urban planner, leads an interdisciplinary office for architectural and urban design in Bonn, Germany. At the Technical University of Cologne he heads the Research and Development Center Corporate Architecture in research and teaching. His work includes practical work, consulting, teaching, research and development.
Born in 1959, he studied, after high school and an internship, architecture and urban design at the Technical University of Stuttgart, architecture at the HFT Stuttgart, architecture at the School of Architecture in Leicester, United Kingdom and restoration and archeology at the ENAIP Veneto, Italy. Due to its good performance he was stipendiant of the Fulbright, Robert Bosch and ENAIP foundations. After university studies he worked in teaching and research as a university assistant, scientific collaborations and as a assistant professor in the subjects; architectural design, construction and building design, design theory and interior design.
In 1989 he founded the office "Siegemund Architekten Stadtplaner", which he leads since 1992 in partnership with Dipl.-Ing. Elke Siegemund architect and town planner. In addition to numerous prizes in architectural and urban development competitions, the office is working on priority during the design and development of architectural and urban design and planning of industry and public buildings, fairs and exhibitions.
In 1995 Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Siegemund became professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Cologne. Holding the position as the director, he is the chairman for the master program corporate architecture of architecture studies and the director of the Research & Development Centre City, Architecture, Human & Mobility I SAM2. This architectural und urban design specialisation in Smart City Development is a unique selling point of the Faculty of Architecture in Europe.
Silvia Fischer is one of the founding members of Mobility Allstars e.V. and brings along 15 years of experience in leading commercial positions across the mobility industry, e.g. at FREE NOW, Interrail and Deutsche Bahn. Additionally, the mother of 2 girls has founded Weinkules and works as an Executive Coach.
Mobility Allstars e.V. is a non-profit association, that is pursuing the goal of accelerating the mobility transition in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. To increase the quality of life and the attractiveness of the location. Each mode of transport has its own situational justification.
Mobility Allstars e.V. are promoting sustainable mobility solutions by constructively creating pressure for change among decision-makers in politics and business. Sustainable mobility solutions are geared towards the common good: They are sustainable, needs-based and simple and thus represent the core element of the mobility transition.
The network is a platform for doers and thinkers of the mobility industry and help them to benefit from each others experiences and perspectives and to make their voices being heard. Mobility Allstars support selected projects with a high impact on the transformation of mobility and attract public attention. For this they strive for a close cooperation with science, businesses and politics.
The graduate in business administration with a focus on marketing is head of marketing strategy and communication at DB Regio AG and, after holding positions at DB Cargo and DB Fernverkehr, has now been dedicated to the topic of local public transport for over 10 years. He is convinced that attractive public transport is important for our future and wants to change the perception of public transport in a positive way.
The following prizes will be raffled among the winners:
- BahnCard 100 for 2nd class valid for one year.
Travel flexibly in 2nd class throughout Germany for 1 year. With the included City Ticket, you can use public transport free of charge in over 130 cities. One bicycle is included.
Further information on the BahnCard 100
- Mentoring by Mobility Allstars
The winner receives several months of exclusive mentoring from the Mobility Allstars mobility experts.
The Mobility Allstars select a mentor from their network who is a good match for the start-up and acts as the first point of contact. In addition, there is the opportunity to get in touch with other members of the network. There will be a monthly mentoring session where the startup can ask questions and receive help and support from the mentors and their network.
Further information on Mobility Allstars
- Article in the polisMOBILITY print and online magazine
You will receive 2 pages in the autumn 2023 issue of the polisMOBILITY magazine (print and online) including an interview. Present your startup to a broad audience and achieve more attention for your innovative ideas for the mobility revolution.
Register with your startup for the startupPITCH of polisMOBILITY. The application phase ends on 5 April 2023.
Present your concepts and ideas to the professional audience. A jury will judge the entries after the presentations.
After the evaluation by the jury, the winners will be announced and attractive prizes will be presented to the winners.
Ida Richter Project Manager Event