We’re happy to announce that starting now, BSA will be an outpost, a talent scout for Europe’s most innovative ”Railway plus Startups” partnership program!
The Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, or Swiss Federal Railways, have set up a co-working space in Zurich and a structured program that has the goal of upgrading SBB’s vast array of railway-typical assets with digital ones. And to achieve this through the power of startup entrepreneurs.
So – do you have a startup that offers services which might fit to the B2C and B2B proposals of the railway company of one of the world’s richest countries? SBB does not only serve 1 million passengers per day, no: about 800 retailers populate railway stations, some 1700 ticket vending machines have consumer-facing displays, and last, but not least, SBB is Switzerlands largest operator of public toilets.
All these assets are open for innovation, adding value, creating new revenues. During over 60 minutes per day, SBB customers are a captive audience on trains or waiting on platforms. Do you have a startup business that would profit from and at the same time benefit these assets? Is a rollout to Switzerland on your roadmap anyway?
If yes, this could be a tremendous opportunity. Drop us a message to sbb (at) berlinstartupacademy.com to see if it makes sense to team up!