There will be six of them and they will compete in the name of innovation. The names of the finalist startups of the Startup Competition organized as part of the November WMF are official. It will all happen next Thursday 19 November , the opening day of the largest Festival dedicated to innovation, starting at 5:00 pm and live streaming from the Palacongressi di Rimini, visible in Italy and abroad.
You are finalists in the WMF Startup Competition
The six startups selected will compete for the prizes that incubators, investors and partners of the initiative have offered for a total value of over 350,000 euros .
After the Startup Competition in June, the November edition of the largest startup competition in Italy – with a history of over 2,600 entrepreneurial realities candidates in past editions – will also take place in hybrid format , adapting to the current complex situation , but in any case with in order to continue to offer visibility and growth opportunities to new ideas and innovative projects.
The Mainstage of the Festival, in fact, will act as a television studio for a Competition that will be presented and conducted in the presence of Cosmano Lombardo – creator of the WMF – and Diletta Leotta , co-host of the Competition last year. The six companies selected for the WMF final in November, among more than 700 candidate projects , are: CyberEvolution, Flowpay, lightScience, Rewing, staiy, YobsTech.
The spectrum of the various industries targeted by the finalist projects is very broad: if ReWing – project of the Italian Institute of Technology – combines artificial intelligence and robotics for the orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation of patients, Flowpay aims to innovate the B2B and CyberEvolution payments sector directs its mission towards the capillarization of cyber-security through a self-configuring device accessible to all.
And again, if lightscience aims to facilitate widespread access to clinical trials thanks to a digital and integrated platform, YobsTech has developed an API able to analyze audio and video files and obtain scaled and staiy data presents its own marketplace dedicated to fashion sustainability. The finalist startups will compete in live streaming on the Festival Mainstage, where they will have 3 minutes to present their pitch .
A variety of judges for the six finalists of the WMF Startup Competition
The finalist projects will be evaluated by the public connected live and, at the same time, a jury composed of experts and representatives of venture capital , investors, corporate partners of the most relevant realities of the innovative ecosystem including AB Innovation Consulting, Almacube, Amazon AWS, Arxivar, Arter, BAN Firenze, Backtowork, Boost Heroes, Carrefour, Cariplo Factory, Codemotion, CrowdFundMe, Digital Magics, Digital On Things, Dock3-The Startup Lab, dpixel, Engineering, Eureka Venture SGR, Golinelli Foundation, Giordano dell Social Venture Foundation 'Amore, Sapio Group, Guanxi, Hubspot, H-FARM, I3P, IAG, IBAN, Indaco SGR, Lazio Innova, LuissEnlabs, LVenture Group, MetaGroup, Macnil Gruppo Zucchetti, Mediaset Infinity, Nana Bianca, NTT Data, Nuvolab, OVHcloud, Peekaboo Vision, Pelliconi, Pranaventures, Qonto, RDS, San Marino Innovation, Seedble, SiamoSoci Mamacrowd, Smartangle, StarBoost, Startup Wise Guys, The Hive, Tim WCap, Two Hundred, United Ventures, UniCredit Start Lab, Zanichelli Venture and Zephiro Investments.
At the end of each presentation, jurors and the public will cast their vote to decree the winning startups and the assignment of the prizes offered by Unicredit StartLab and Search On Media Group , organizer of the WMF.
“The many applications from Italian and international startups, which are added to the more than 2 thousand of the latest editions of the competition, represent important signals for the innovative ecosystem” explains Cosmano Lombardo , Creator and Chairman of the WMF . “The WMF Startup Competition confirms itself, even in a difficult situation such as that of this historical period, a point of reference for all stakeholders in this area and a driving force for the growth and renewal of the entire sector. As WMF we have worked, since last June's edition, to model and adapt the Competition to a hybrid mode that can still enhance its values and aims, precisely because we believe that the entrepreneurial fabric, in this case linked to innovation and startup world, must and can play a key role in this delicate phase for society ".
The Startup world at WMF: a virtual Startup District and the Startup Room will welcome over 60 innovative projects The opportunities that WMF reserves for the startup world will enrich the entire agenda over the three days and will be concentrated, in particular, within the Startup District , an Exhibition Area entirely dedicated to startups and the latest technological innovations that the Festival is promoting this year in virtual format to continue to fuel the exchange of ideas and the growth of the innovative ecosystem even during the global crisis of recent weeks.
About 60 startups present at the event
In fact, it will be among the online stands of the approximately 60 startups present that many opportunities for networking and business matching will arise through meetings and video-conferences that exhibitors will be able to organize with the main players in the sector, business partners and with all the people connected on the platform. Festival.
The Startup Room , an authentic vertical event dedicated to entrepreneurship and designed to offer ever greater space and growth opportunities for deserving realities, has also been confirmed.
The Startup Room will in fact represent an important showcase for 40 other startup candidates who, although not among the finalists of the competition, have distinguished themselves for the innovative potential of their business model.
The projects included in the room will be presented through pitch sessions to a virtual audience of incubators and investors, who will follow the room in connection through the hybrid.io platform and will award prizes worth over 300 thousand euros .
Finally, space also for the youngest with the Startup Competition Young , scheduled on the Mainstage during the last day of the Festival. The competition dedicated to the under 22, now in its fourth edition, will see three startups compete against each other for the winning of the prizes.
All information on the final phase of the November Startup Competition can be consulted on the Web Marketing Festival website , where the call to participate in the 2021 edition of the largest startup competition in Italy is already open.
The largest Startup Competition in Italy
With over 2,600 startup candidates in the last seven editions, the WMF Startup Competition is the biggest startup challenge in Italy. In previous editions, more than 150 partners and investors have awarded prizes for a total value of over 1 million euros , concretely supporting the development of startups and the relaunch of the Italian innovative ecosystem. In 2020 the Startup Competition offers a double appointment: online on 6 June and live streaming from Rimini on 20 November 2020.
> The 6 finalist Startups: Link
> The 40 Startups of the Startup Room: Link
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