Startup Battlefield 2018 is a startup contest which awards the best startup ideas

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Volkswagen Financial Services empowers the best startup ideas with WebSummit tickets



Startup Battlefield 2018 is an innovation award for mobility solutions

VWFS STARTUP BATTLEFIELD is a startup competition that brings together Europe’s top startups to compete for unique prizes, including a place at the 2018 WebSummit. A one-off platform for startups in the automotive, mobility and finance space to pitch their business to a panel of judges, including Volkswagen Financial Services UK top executives.


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In October 2017

VWFS Portugal ran the first VWFS Startup Battlefield putting together Europe’s top startups on one stage to compete for: a stand at the 2017 Web Summit, and the first stepping stone to work with VWFS Group. Parkbob, an Austrian app that helps people find a parking place, was the winner

In July 2018

As part of their growing digital ambition, VWFS UK is now hosting the second Startup Battlefield in Milton Keynes on 20 July 2018. The aim is to help identify and promote the latest innovative business solutions to support their customers and business strategy.

A number of finalists will be selected to perform their pitches during the event on the 20 July 2018, and persuade a panel of judges and guests that they should be the winners. The prizes include a stand at the Web Summit in Lisbon, a non-equity cash prize and an opportunity to work with VWFS UK to develop their proposition.




Applications are open from 8 June 2018 – 8 July 2018. VWFS UK has identified three categories for startups to apply that fit their business and innovation strategy. The main focuses this year will be disruptive mobility services, tap into exciting new value added vehicle services and products, and reach out to fin-tech opportunities in credit and customer finance solutions.

“The automotive industry is facing unprecedented levels of change both from technology and changing customer behaviours around vehicle ownership and usage; which has led to a number of new exciting companies and business models. This promises to be a great and exciting event and we look forward to seeing what innovations are out there.”

Nathan Thompson, Digital & Innovation Director at VWFS UK

Startup Categories

Startup Battlefield 2018 is an innovation award for best startup ideas

Mobility services


  • P2P
  • Car sharing
  • Ownership to usership
  • Fleet management system
  • On-demand services

Value added

vehicles services and products

Payment solutions •

VAP’s •

Telematics •

Optimization services •

Roadside assistance •

Insurance •

Data services & management •

Delivery services •

Startup Battlefield 2018 is a contest for new business ideas on mobility solutions
Startup Battlefield 2018 awards the best fintech startup ideas

Credit and customer

finance solutions

• Process automation

• E-finance services

• Smart reporting

• Credit and funding solutions

• Account opening and servicing

• E-KYC and AML solutions

• Proximity payments

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