You are here: MCEI | Success Stories | BeeSonix


Founded by Mark Kirn, Alexander Kowollik, Timo Häcker & Birk Schweppe
Founded in 2018
App for Digital Mobility, Public Transport
Located in Stuttgart
Alexander and Timo are both studying Economics at the University of Mannheim.

Startup Characteristics

Complicated tariffs and old ticket vending machines are not only a problem for today’s passengers of public transport. The offline world of public transport does not meet the needs of young, digital-affine travelers. We dedicate ourselves to changing this.

As trains/busses are already equipped with intercoms, we can make use of them in a new way. By emitting inaudible ultrasonic signals, the vehicle is able to send its position to passengers’ smartphones. This makes a better communication between passenger and vehicles in public transport possible.

Our cutting-edge technology enables check-in-check-out ticketing with pay-as-you-go account based billing (you ride 3 stations, you pay for 3 stations). Moreover, we offer individualized navigation and information (e.g. alerts, ‘next station’, …)

With BeeSonix, passengers will enjoy hassle-free travel across urban networks but rural landscapes as well. Operators get the opportunity of a cheap and smooth transition to post-paid, account-based billing and best-price models for a modern and digital public transport.

Related items

  • Getsafe is making Insurance to go! Be part of the revolution and join the team as a Growth Hacking Intern (m/f/x). If you are a driven individual with an interest in scaling and...
  • Since 2001, the Business Angels Deutschland e.V. has been awarding the title Business Angels of the Year. This year, for the first time, a woman received the title and won the...
  •   Making Things Happen    Course Outline This course is about making things happen! You do not think inside the box and love working on challenging...
  • Course Outline Founders and co-founders of startups such as Amorelie, contagt, Coffee Circle, Leaf Systems, Stocard and many others are students or alumni of the University of...
  • Kermiche Founded by Malik Kermiche Founded in 2017 Marketing Located in Heidelberg Malik Kermiche studied at the University of Applied Sciences in...


  • University of Mannheim
  • Institut für Mittelstandsforschung
  • Gründerverbund
  • ESF
  • Europäische Union
  • Baden-Württemberg - Ministerium für Finanzen und Wirtschaft
  • Absolventum