Jan 09, 2021
Schweizer Firmen sind Weltspitze im Elektroverkehr
"40 Prozent des städtischen Verkehrs gehen auf das Konto der Pendler. Die hat Judith Häberli (31), die mit der Zürcher Firma Urban Connect Mobilitätslösungen für Unternehmen anbietet, vor allem im Auge. Zu ihren Kunden gehören Konzerne wie die Zurich Versicherung und der Pharmariese Roche. «Wir wollen die Arbeitsumgebung gesünder und das Pendeln nachhaltiger machen», sagt CEO Häberli. Dafür analysiert Urban Connect die Fahrzeugflotten der Firmen und versucht sie nachhaltig zu optimieren. Via App können die Mitarbeiter Elektroautos, E-Bikes und E-Scooter buchen. Es ist die erste Mobilitätsplattform Europas mit einem solchen Kombi-Angebot."
Dec 08, 2020
Urban Connect und Velopa
"Mit dieser Kooperation setzen wir einen Meilenstein bei der Förderung des ressourcenschonenden Pendlerverkehrs. Gemeinsam stellen wir eine durchgehende und zeitgemässe Mobilitätsplattform zur Verfügung."
Claudio Ammann, CEO Velopa AG
Nov 10, 2020
Health and wellbeing
Cycling can have a positive effect on employee health and well-being. The reason for this is that it constitutes employee
movement and exercise. And since cycling is a form of exercise, regular bike and e-bike use can have the following positive impacts on
employee health: 1) better physical health, 2) Improving cognitive function; and 3) boosting employee general well-being.
Nov 11, 2020
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!
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!
Oct 22, 2020
Cycling in major cities, watch short documentary!
"With initiatives like Urban Connect, employers can save money and parking space while improving employees health and reducing environmental impact."
Watch this short documentary on SRF about how major cities are changing to fit the booming cycling culture.
June 01, 2020
and what a great job!
In a 3 month period we estimate that the brand new implenia e-bike fleet has done
1983.4 km so far which is the equivalent of having travelled the Gotharpass (57,104 km) 34.5 times, keep riding implenia!
Would you like to find out more about Implenias sustainability approach?
June 16, 2019
UNICEF cycling for children
This Saturday Urban Connect took part in a wonderful initiative organised by UNICEF Schweiz und Liechtenstein.
‘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.
HILTI e-bike fleet rollout - we are stoked!
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!
May 16, 2019
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!
Changing the way we commute to work!
April 03, 2019
Zukunft der urbanen Mobilität:
Städte für Menschen entwickeln
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...
Nov 23, 2018
Urban Innovation Hackathon 2018
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.
Nov 13, 2018
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!
Sept 27, 2018
Zurich Versicherung ist auch dabei!
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?
March 12, 2018
Brand new corporate e-bikes for Urban Connect
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!
March 02, 2018
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.
Nov 14, 2017
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!
Nov 08, 2017
Our successful cooperation
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!
Dec 09, 2020
Urban Connect has successfully closed a seed-funding round securing financing of
CHF 2.5 million
We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of a seed-funding round securing financing of CHF 2.5 million.
Part of this funding comes from a loan guarantee from the Technologiefonds of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), which promotes promising cleantech ventures.
Urban Connect’s mission is to enable sustainable commuting by helping companies offer their employees a mix of sustainable, shared mobility options.
Nov 26, 2020
Listen to our CEO on herSustainability Podcast
herSustainability is a beautiful Podcast from Aine Crossan and Maddie Walton they immerse in the stories of inspiring women tackling the climate crisis.
Listen to how these knowledgeable and talented women are making a difference.
Our CEO Judith Häberli was very pleased to share her journey. Don't miss the podcast!
Nov 10, 2020
The health benefits of a corporate e-bike fleet
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.
Nov 10, 2020
Prof.Thomas Sauter-Servaes: Wie die Coronapandemie das Mobilitätsverhalten der Menschen verändert
Professor Thomas Sauter-Servaes ist Teil des Beirats von Urban Connect. Er ist ein erstklassiger Mobilitätsforscher und Zukunftsdenker.
Im interview mit Urban Connect.
Oct 29, 2020
Striving to improve sustainability is a 'key to the future' for Implenia.
On this recent interview with Stadt Zurich they talk about their new e-bike fleet and about all the benefit for the employees and the company.
June 15, 2020
Bienvenidos BBVA Suiza!
Happy to have you on board
The summer can come, BBVA team Zurich is ready to cycle. We are thrilled to partner with BBVA and provide their team with an e-bike fleet, wishing you loads of fun rides.
BBVA wrote this great english article about the advantages of a corporate e-bike fleet.
June 28, 2019
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.
June 10, 2019
Here are the Swiss woman-led start-ups
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?
May 17, 2019
New lock for bikes
and e-bikes fleet
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!
April 15, 2019
4 steps to claim back our cities
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?
March 20, 2019
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.
Nov 09, 2018
Best of Swiss Enterprise 2018
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."
Oct 09, 2018
EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women
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.
March 08, 2018
Urban Connect has started operating in Lausanne!
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.
Dec 29, 2017
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!
Nov 08, 2017
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!