DEARBORN – The contest is to identify entrepreneurs and startups from the connected transport ecosystem. The emphasis would be on products, areas of applications within the connected transport space, vehicle management, traffic management, vehicle logistics, telematics, navigation, cybersecurity, infotainment and data analytics.

During the contest, six finalists will have seven minutes to pitch their product to the audience of automotive executives, venture capitalists, angel investors and Silicon Valley technologists, followed by three minutes for questions and answers and two for transition. There will be an opportunity to live stream the finalists across the globe. The winner will receive an opportunity for mentorship from corporate executives and a cash award.

Connected car is remaking the transportation and mobility experience and there are many entrepreneurs and startups involved in this movement. Looking forward to hear what the participants have to share at the event. All the very best to all the contestants.

TiE Con has extended the entry deadline to Oct 5, and now is offering $50,000 in prize money.

Even if you don’t enter the competition, you should consider attending the Ignite2Disrupt event at TiECon Midwest 2016. This annual event usually attracts 600 to 700 attendees.

TiE Con Midwest takes place October 27 – 28th at The Henry in Dearborn. This year’s focus is connected technologies and the connected world.

Keynote speakers include Cyrus Mistry, Head of Product Management at Google, and Manoj Bhargava, CEO of Living Essentials (5 Hour Energy).

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