Techstars Announces 2019 Detroit Class

By Amit Chowdhry ● Updated August 6, 2019
  • Techstars Detroit — which recently rebranded from Techstars Mobility — has announced its 2019 Detroit class

Earlier this year, Techstars Mobility rebranded to Techstars Detroit. Led by Ted Serbinski, the Techstars Detroit startup accelerator program also moved to the Lear Innovation Center from WeWork Merchant’s Row on Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Techstars Detroit launched in 2015. And back in January, Techstars Detroit unveiled it oversaw the growth of 44 startups that raised $80 million and are valued at $215 million. And recently, Techstars Detroit unveiled the first batch of startups under the new brand.

Airspace Link (Detroit, MI)

Led by: Michael Healander (president and CEO), Daniel Bradshaw (CTO and VP of Products & Engineering), and Ana Healander

Provides highways in the sky for safer drone operations.

Alpha Drive (New York, NY)

Led by: Heidi Hysell and CIO Christopher M. Whatley

A platform for the validation of autonomous vehicle AI.

Le Car (Novi, MI)

Led by: Tamara Warren

An AI-powered personal car concierge that matches users to their perfect vehicle fit.

Octane (Fremont, CA)

Led by: CEO MJ (Myung Jin) Lee, CTO Lukas Paukstys, CMO Bianca Chan, and head of product development Thomson Ho

Octane is a mobile app that connects car enthusiasts to auto events and to each other out on the road.

PPAP Manager (Chihuahua, Mexico)

Led by: Vicente Delgado (CEO) and Rene Pons (CMO & CPO)

A platform that streamlines the approval of packets of documents required in the automotive industry (known as PPAP) to validate production parts.

Ruksack (Toronto, Canada)

Led by: Tameem Iftikhar (co-founder and VP of engineering) and Athir Nuaimi (president)

Connects travelers with local travel experts to help them plan a perfect trip.

Soundtrack AI (Tel Aviv, Israel)

An acoustic-based and AI-enabled Predictive Maintenance Platform.

Teporto (Tel Aviv, Israel)

Led by: Sergiu Lupu (CEO) and Eran Udassin (head of solution)

Teporto is enabling a new commute modality through a one-click smart platform for transportation companies that seamlessly adapts commuter service to commuters’ needs.

Unlimited Engineering (Barcelona, Spain)

Led by: CEO Carlos Kübler Pietri and CTO Juan P. Viera

Unlimited Engineering develops modular Light Electric Vehicles as a fun, cheap, and convenient solution to last-mile trips that are overserved by cars and public transportation.

Zown (Toronto, Canada)

Opens up your real estate property to the new mobility marketplace.