The BMW Startup Garage is the Venture Client unit of the BMW Group. Through the power of realising startup potential for automotive, their goal is to foster innovation, speed, and quality across different BMW Group divisions. As an early adopter client of these collective startups, the BMW Startup Garage recognizes companies even if their product, service, or new technology is in the prototype stage, giving them a chance to work with and alongside the BMW Group.
Monolith AI & The BMW Group’s Startup Garage Program
The startup program has a scouting team that looks for promising startups all over the world, that fall into diverse categories of interest for any part of the holistic BMW Group. In 2019, Monolith AI became a part of the coveted BMW Startup Garage program.
Since being recognized by the program, Monolith AI has conducted projects with business units that could benefit most from their AI platform's innovation. Recently, out of hundreds of startups within the program, Monolith AI was one of nine to be invited to their internal Newcomers Day, and showcase the value they could create for different business units of BMW.
Monolith AI attends the 2021 BMW Group Newcomer Day event
In addition to working directly with specific business units, startups like Monolith AI are able to network with chief BMW decision-makers, through in-person and virtual events, along with much more. In October 2021, Monolith AI attended the BMW Newcomer Day event held in Munich, Germany. The attending team from Monolith was able to meet current users in person for the first time, get to know new BMW personnel and departments, as well as explain the Monolith vision and value propositions to different units.
Additionally, Monolith AI founder and CEO, Dr. Richard Ahlfeld, had the opportunity to present in front of the BMW board of directors, as well as conduct a lecture where BMW engineers from around the globe could virtually participate. In total, around 300 BMW employees attended, and engaged in a lively follow-up Q&A to find out more about Monolith.