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Four women-led start-ups conquering new mobility markets with Rocket Up 2023

The Rocket Up programme, a comprehensive 15-week initiative under the umbrella of Supernovas,  offers tailored support from mentors with expertise in market expansion and strategy development, along with individualised guidance from industry experts, and valuable introductions to stakeholders.

In Europe, the need for to internationalise makes itself felt early in a start-up's life given the relatively small size of European countries and their cultural and regulatory differences. For start-ups led by women, international growth is made harder by their more limited access to funding and networks compared to their male-run counterparts. That´s where Supernovas, the leading EIT entrepreneurship support organisation for women, jumps in!

For European start-ups, international expansion is vital due to the continent’s diverse countries. Yet expanding internationally is not so easy, as it requires consideration of various regulations, languages, and cultures. Especially for women-led ventures, which are often held back by additional barriers. With the programme, start-ups will define a successful expansion strategy. The start-ups selected have shown a strong team, remarkable product innovation focusing on sustainability, and the potential for international expansion.

Celeste Reglá, Rocket Up Programme Officer

Four mobility-focused ventures were selected for this year’s batch

  • Go Jauntly (UK): A free, award-winning community-based app which promotes walking for leisure, active travel, and nature connection. 
  • ProperGate (Poland): A smart logistics platform for construction sites. It streamlines operations, optimises resources, and drives sustainability.
  • GAYA (France): GAYA is a smart-bikes brand, dedicated to making urban families' lives brighter. 
  • BitaGreen (Belgium): For healthier and happier cities, BitaGreen helps risk managers identify the best locations for investment in climate-proof urban nature.

The complete batch includes the following start-ups:

1. Gaya Bike

2. Ani Biome

3. Fermata

4. Corbiota

5. BitaGreen

6. Scaled

7. GoJauntly

8. ProperGate

9. Li-tech

10. Resourcly

Rocket Up participants will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Identify the most suitable market for expansion and develop a well-defined go-to-market strategy with an actionable to-do list for successful market entry.
  • Connect with key stakeholders and potential partners to establish fruitful collaborations.
  • Expand networks through interactions with industry experts and experienced mentors providing valuable guidance.
  • Foster meaningful connections with other women-led start-ups, creating a supportive community of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Stay updated on the progress and achievements of these outstanding start-ups by connecting with us on our social media channels. For more information about the Rocket Up programme, please visit the Supernovas website.