Finn James is part of the business development team at Urban Connect. He is very passionate about sustainability and enjoys riding his e-bike around Zurich.
Watch this short interview were Finn talks about his favorite benefits on riding an e-bike. Commuting with an e-bike is much more than exercise, is about wellbeing, improving cognitive functions and lowering stress levels.
Urban mobility knowledge exchange with Latin America
Corporate bike-sharing? More like expertise sharing this time :)
Yesterday we had an awesome opportunity to share our vision with Latin America. Thanks to Switzerland Global Enterprise & Empa, Urban Connect AG together with other Swiss start-ups in the urban mobility sector managed to showcase their business initiatives aiming to solve a bigger social problem.
Female leadership isn’t a buzzword in our office. In fact, it is a day to day reality that guides us to achieve new milestones, deliver and prosper at the workplace.
It warms our hearts that not only Urban Connect AG has a power woman in charge. Many other companies like Ava Women, Travelise, WeAct AG, AgroSustain SA embrace female pilotage on a daily basis, Swiss-wide.
According to the research done by Swisscom & Startupticker.ch each year more and more women in Switzerland opt for transforming their entrepreneurial aspirations into reality. Should it be fintech or education, agrotech or fashion, biotech or entertainment, - you may find motivated women-leaders in each business sector. Check out this interactive map of woman-led companies in Switzerland. Is yours on the list?
Barely a month ago our team was performing the final tests on our brand new LOCKING SOLUTION and today we are proud to showcase you this innovation that excites.
Seamless, digital, simple.
A matter of one click! Just BIKE, YOU and THE VIEW! (…and Urban Connect App on your phone)
We thoroughly analysed feedback from our clients and took into account requests and wishes of our beloved users. Our new framelock solution ensures maximum bike safety, liberates you from dealing with cable locks and saves you time especially if that meeting with the executive board is to start in 3min.
If you are considering to launch a 🚲 initiative at your company, it’s your chance to benefit from our innovative solution. Our team will gladly provide you with e-bikes and take you for a test-ride around the city as well as explain every aspect of our offering. It’s high time to rethink your corporate mobility! Contact us today!
Have you already seen the article about us on Xing? If not, here's a preview :)
The article includes an interview with our beautiful CEO, Judith Häberli, talking about the human transportation challenges in cities, the growing number of single occupancy vehicles and the way we can claim urban space back. She defines 4 steps in achieving urban space composure. What are these 4 steps?
The Summit on Business Transformation - Transformamus 2019 - was a great success and absolute joy to participate in. Plenary lectures as well as breakout sessions on health, mobility, e-commerce, innovation, leadership and culture were full of latest insights delivered by top speakers from business and science.
Urban Connect was honoured to talk about the future of urban mobility and its approach to such pressing issue as urban traffic congestion.
We are so excited to announce that we won two more cubes in the categories "UX" and "mobile" together with Liip at the Meilleur du web Award 2018! Big thank you to Liip and the whole Urban Connect team for making this happen.
Together with Liip, we won gold in the category Enterprise and Bronze in the category Business Innovation at the Best of Swiss Apps Award 2018!
The Jury says "Urban Connect" is exciting from A to Z. The app is simple and functional, and the innovative business model is well thought out! The value chain relies on locally anchored partners and extends to the customer's employees.
Urban Connect makes mobility with e-bikes more ecological and cost-effective and offers its B2B customers a complete service from evaluation of use to prompt maintenance."
Our CEO, Judith Häberli, had an honour to participate in the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2018/19 program that identifies successful women entrepreneurs around the world whose businesses show real potential to scale and provides them with the support, resources and access to help accelerate their growth.
We are beyond thankful to the organisers and participants for the coaching experience and valuable business insights. Think big and be bold.
This week has been quite prolific for us! We had a roll-out of the next fleet with our new client - Genohm. These high-speed (45 km/h) e-bikes are now to ride around Lausanne and please the eye with their simple and practical design. Genohm's biking initiative is a great proof of no matter how big or small your company is, -- the forward-looking approach to your corporate mobility means is a key to fit and healthy employees as well as efficient time management.
New Year, new cities! Lausanne and Bern will experience a taste of our services in 2018!
There are less than 2 weeks left till our brand new intelligent solution for fleet management is ready! Our team is excited for the launch and can't wait to deliver it to our clients! Sleek design, easy to use interface, wide range of managerial options, seamless application and pleasurable user experience - this is all you have been waiting for!
Stay tuned and subscribe to our social media channels in order not to miss the upcoming announcements! The first Urban Connect official event, our new office, new clients and their fleets, complete brand transformation and many other juicy promos! Urban Connect - #biketowork with us!
Velo-Förderung bei Google oder wie Urban Connect gratis Veloverleih für Google Mitarbeitende einrichtet
Über den Velo-Service von Urban Connect können Mitarbeitende E-Bikes und Citybikes gratis ausleihen – für den Arbeitsweg oder zwischen den beiden Zürcher Standorten.' - berichtet az Limmattaler Zeitung und wir können nicht anders als zustimmen und diesen tollen Artikel mit unserem Publikum teilen!
Unser großartiger Kunde und langjähriger Partner Google Schweiz öffnet seine Türen für die Menschen, die neugierig darauf sind, was Google für seine Mitarbeiter bietet.
Erhalten Sie einen wunderbaren Einblick in die Arbeitsumgebung eines durchschnittlichen Googler, indem Sie diesen Artikel lesen! Wir sind stolz darauf, ein Teil dieses Ökosystems zu sein und vergnügliche Pendlererlebnisse für Googlers zu schaffen!
In conversation with Hiltis mobility manager Daniel Oehry
Winning prizes is fun, but HAPPY CLIENTS are the biggest reward. Very grateful for this amazing journey together with one of the most innovative, most successful brands in the world - the Hilti Group. Thank you Daniel Oehry for your trust, the great collaboration and being one of our champions! 🙏 And to all Hilti E-bike drivers: You make us happy, keep it rolling and stay safe!
Video coming soon
Nov 01, 2020
Silver winner at Mass Challenge
This year, we were among the 100 start-ups selected for the Mass Challenge Switzerland Accelerator.
We are very honoured to have made it to the top 12 start-ups and even won three awards at the ceremony last week: a Silver Prize of CHF 10'000 in cash, CHF 10'000 of accountancy services by Mazars and 12 hours of legal services by Kellerhals Carrard.
Mass Challenge Switzerland was a fantastic experience for us. We met with great mentors, connected with impressive startups, and learned a lot in the online classes. Thank you for everything!
‘Cycling for children’ is an annual event happening in Switzerland where multiple companies, families and private parties cycle to raise awareness of the socio-economic challenges underprivileged kids are facing nowadays as well as to raise funds and tackle the issue.
We are excited to have taken part in this action on Greifensee and met likeminded companies and families.
Red hot e-bike fleet rollout happening today in Schaan! We are excited to welcome HILTI Group to the family! Have you seen a corporate mobility solution more beautiful than this one ?
Premium quality vehicles, corporate branding, spacious and robust bike panniers to carry your belongings, phone holders for your GPS convenience, smart locking and booking system with our Urban Connect App, 3-sized helmets, around-the-working-week customer support, urgent and regular maintenance and many more perks.
Freedom of mobility, absolute flexibility, better concentration and reduced late appearances as well as improved fitness of employees are some of the benefit HILTI is about to experience. We cannot wait to accompany you on this ride!
UC at the GAM Client Conference on emerging innovations for a better world 2019
We are absolutely stoked about our yesterday's experience at the GAM Client Conference 2019 in Rüschlikon. Stunning presentations about urban mobility, future development of cities and food left us inspired and even more motivated to push towards sustainable future and impact-driven business solutions.
We couldn't thank GAM Investments and RFS more for letting us present our vision and soak up the expertise of the amazing Steve Westly, indulge in savvy smart city insights delivered by the brilliant Dr. Felix Klanner and Dr. Horst Kloeden, try plant-based Swiss cheese, vegan scrambled eggs as well as enjoy every other equally amazing speech of this event. Here's to the brighter future!
Der globale Transportsektor befindet sich im Umbruch. Mit über 1,2 Milliarden Autos, die heute auf den Strassen unterwegs sind und fast ein Viertel der weltweiten CO2-Emissionen ausmachen, ist der Sektor mit steigenden sozialen und ökologischen Kosten konfrontiert, was ein grundlegendes Umdenken der städtischen Mobilitätssysteme erfordert...
In November we had the chance to take part in the Urban Innovation Hackathon in Zurich. We were honored to share our sustainable mobility solution with other Startups and politicians, exchange ideas and get to know a lot of innovative solutions for modern cities and smart cities.
Swiss Nobel laureate Jacques Dubochet: Reversing global warming by Drawdown Switzerland
Global Warming and how to decelerate or even reverse it, has become one of the central challenges of the 21st century. On the 13th of November 2018, Urban Connect had the chance to present its sustainable mobility solution on stage at the Ecole Internationale de Geneve. Also, we had the honor to experience the incredible speech of Professor Jacques Dubochet, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2017, about "Science-Based Solutions to Global Warming". A big thank you to Drawdown for having us at this amazing event!
We are thrilled to be nominated for the "Best of Swiss Apps 2018" Award!Our APP makes it possible to book bikes straightly from the smartphone and to manage bookings intuitively. Big thanks to our partners at Liip.
Honoured to announce that Zurich Insurance has partnered with us to provide their employees with these stylish, comfortable & fast vehicles to facilitate their commutes and save time in traffic. It's #biketowork season, everyone! Have you joined the movement already?
Check out our brand-new URBAN CONNECT CORPORATE BIKES. These raspberry-coloured matte e-bikes help us practice what we preach. Catch us riding in style and with comfort around Zurich. We are changing the way you commute to work!
Don't be jealous! You can have a fleet of those beautiful stallions, too! Just contact us to get to know more about our offering!
Ready, set, go! We are launching new e-bike fleets!
Today we are excited to share great news with you, guys! We just launched another e-bike fleet with Google Switzerland! The new branded 30 e-bikes are about to start serving the Googlers in their daily commute game and bring them to different meeting destinations around Zurich.
20 MINUTEN berichtet über unsere komplette E-Bike Flottenlösungen für Firmenkunden
20 Minuten, die Schweizer Zeitung mit über 1 Million Lesern, hat unsere Dienstleistungen in ihrem Artikel vorgestellt. Lesen Sie ein Interview mit unserer Geschäftsführerin - Judith Ruttmann-Häberli - und lassen Sie sich von den Unternehmen inspirieren, die E-Bikes bereits als Mobilitätskonzept verfolgen!
A few months ago we decided to partner with Liip in order to create a brand-new advanced tech solution for smart management and booking of our services: a mobile application and a fleet management system.
Read the summary of our cooperation in this article and get to know the teamwork!