CargoSteps launches accelerator for cargo startups

Frankfurt-based freight management software company CargoSteps is launching an accelerator that will provide six slots for interested startups, with the goal of creating a forum for the exchange of ideas between young logistics companies, according to Station. The "Startup LAB," to be located on famous Kaisserstrasse street near Frankfurt Airport (FRA), will give selected cargo-industry startups […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 22, 2019

Six startups named in Cargo Facts EMEA’s inaugural DEMOvation Challenge

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the new conference being launched by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, in Frankfurt, Feb. 4-6,  has released the names of six innovative startups chosen to provide live demonstrations of their products and services in the first-ever DEMOvation Challenge. These aviation- and logistics-focused startups were hand selected by the editorial team at […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 24, 2019

Drone systems chosen among top 10 African startups in Airbus accelerator

Three Africa-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) projects – two of which were designed to carry small cargo payloads – have been chosen among the top 10 technology startups in the latest Airbus Bizlab #Africa4Future accelerator program. The two cargo drone startups are Astral Aerial Solutions, a subsidiary of Nairobi-based Astral Aviation, and Ethiopia-based Maisha ICT […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 18, 2019

RocketSpace names 10 startups for second Logistics Tech Accelerator

After launching its first technology accelerator project last year, RocketSpace and Kaleido Logistics are returning for a second Logistics Tech Accelerator, set to begin next month in Vigo, Spain. RocketSpace kicked off the next “cohort” of logistics entrepreneurs this week by announcing 10 promising startups that will take part in the accelerator, representing six countries. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 24, 2017

Lufthansa Cargo to launch API in push to innovate, cut costs

MIAMI -- Air Cargo World’s first-ever ELEVATE 2016 conference kicked off in grand style here yesterday, as Monika Wiederhold, vice president of product management and innovation at Lufthansa Cargo, told the audience that successful innovators need to ignore the immediate legal and logistical hurdles, and rather concentrate on “securing the future.” During a live “Fireside […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 11, 2016

Lufthansa Cargo’s Monika Wiederhold to speak at ELEVATE 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Monika Wiederhold, Vice President of Product Management and Innovation for Lufthansa Cargo, will speak at the premiere of Air Cargo World’s ELEVATE 2016 Conference on Oct. 10 at the Mandarin Oriental Miami hotel. Wiederhold, who has been working jointly with the RocketSpace co-working service on a Logistics Tech Accelerator […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 29, 2016

Logistics Launchpads: Tech accelerators foster air cargo innovation

When Bay Area serial entrepreneur Vijay Harrell hit upon the idea for OneClickShip, an online portal that allows small businesses to control most of their supply chain management needs, he knew he had a winner on his hands. But he also knew that he didn’t know nearly enough about the freight business to strike out […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 5, 2016

Logistics Launchpads: Welcome, Logistics Class of 2016

The startups selected in the accelerator programs under Lufthansa/RocketSpace and EPIcenter represent a range of emerging industry tech sectors, and will have a chance to validate their products through pilot testing with multiple global corporations. The chosen startup firms in both programs are: EPICENTER LOGISTICS INNOVATION ACCELERATOR (Mar. 23-Aug. 11, in Memphis) NovoNav – Provides […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 30, 2016