Games London Pitch Bootcamp is designed for games companies who are looking for investment but need to learn more about the types of investment available to them, improve their presentation skills and become more confident talking to investors and using the language of finance.

The Bootcamp covers everything from understanding financial terms and funding in the context of the games sector, through to presenting the perfect pitch, all taught by leading experts and working professionals in games sector. This unique event is a two-day one-stop shop for unlocking finance and opportunities for your business.

Games London’s Pitch Bootcamp provides UK games companies with an invaluable package of training and mentoring in the run-up to the Games Finance Market. Spaces are open for 20 people. It costs £129+VAT per qualifying place.

To make your application, use the form below. The deadline to apply is 5pm on Friday, 23 November 2018. Send any questions to

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February 8th - 14th, 2019
5th Annual Blockchain Conference
London, UK - Doors open at: 8:00AM

A lot has changed in Blockchain over the past 12 months. Come and see what's in store for 2019 and beyond at London's original Blockchain Festival. Connect, learn and see where the industry is headed. We have great speakers, innovative ICOs and an international audience. There's something for everyone. Book your tickets before prices go up.

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March 19, 2019 - March 20, 2019

Insurtech Insights is Europe’s largest insurtech event — offering unmatched access to the largest and most extensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry executives from across Europe.

Insurtech Insights is a global ecosystem aiming to connect industry leaders and decision makers with innovative Start-ups who are challenging the insurance market, in order to create mutual business opportunities and accelerate growth.
One of the leading Insurtech communities, connecting you to the industry leading innovative thinking being generated around the globe. With attendees from established Insurtech companies to C-level Executives from leading Insurance Carriers, Reinsurers, Investors and innovating Start-up businesses.

This year’s conference will be held at Royal Lancaster London,
a five-star hotel near Hyde Park.

Lancaster Terrace
W2 2TY, London
United Kingdom

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Join Europe's largest insurtech conference with +200 speakers as well as +1000 of the insurance industry's experts from leading insurers, Insurtechs, VCs, PEs and Innovators, in London, June 2018.

Date : 19th – 20th June 2018.

Location : De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA.

25% off tickets with code "ITA25"

Very limited amount of tickets left. Don't miss the insurance event of the year!

Click here to register for tickets and for further info on InsureTech Insights Conference 2018

The Italian Trade Agency - ITA is partner of the event.




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Startupbootcamp FoodTech will be in London on April the 25th to provide “real” value mentoring to the best foodtech startups. We want to meet you. APPLY NOW!

About this event
During a FastTrack event, you along with nine other startups will be invited to present your company to top international foodtech mentors. Following the presentations, you will have a series of 1:1 feedback sessions with each of our mentors to discuss your product, idea, and team.

You can get your questions answered on topics like fundraising, business development and applying to an accelerator. We specifically advise our mentors to bring real value introductions to business partners and investors. Expect to come out of our FastTrack with game-changing business leads and incredibly useful advice from our mentors.

We will also tell you more about the industry-focused accelerator that we run in Rome. Stay tuned as we update this page with more awesome mentors and partners joining this FastTrack.

FastTrack is a great opportunity to get invited to our Selection Days and become one of the 10 teams to enter the 2018 program. This event is free of charge and there is no commitment to apply to the accelerator.

Take part!
Click the green APPLY button on this page and fill out the form. We’ll get back to you with a confirmation once we have received your form.





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TiE Global Summit is the largest Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit that takes place once a year across the Globe. This is the 2nd edition of TGS taking place in Mumbai on the 21st & 22nd of Feb, 2018. This Summit, in partnership with the leading agencies of the Government of India, 20+ TiE chapters from India, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Dubai, and global venture capital funds is a culmination of Global Wealth Creators with Global Innovators.
TiE Global Summit is looking forward to see participation from successful entrepreneurs, industry leaders, leading investors (VCs, PE, Angels & Banks), senior corporate professionals and academia. In addition, myriad-networking opportunities created at our events makes them a hot bed of ideators, potential leaders and influencers.

Register on their website:

and email for any assistance with "GlobalSummit" in the subject line.

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The AI Expo Global will bring together over 2,000 visitors including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, brand managers, data analysis's and scientists, start-ups and innovators, tech providers and venture capitalists to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence, the impacts within the Enterprise & Consumer sectors as well as Development platforms and Digital Transformation opportunities.

The AI Conference & Exhibition taking place 18-19 th April at London's Olympia is a showcase of next generation technologies and strategies from the world of Artificial Intelligence, an opportunity to explore and discover the practical and successful implementation of AI in driving forward your business in 2018 and beyond.

The high-level conference will bring together forward thinking brands, market leaders, AI evangelists and hot start-ups to explore and debate the advancements in Artificial Intelligence and the impacts within the Enterprise & Consumer sectors.  Topics covered include Business Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, AI Algorithms, Data & Analytics, Virtual Assistants & Chatbots as well as case study based presentations proving an insight into the deployment of AI across different verticals.

The AI Expo will bring together over 2,000 visitors over the two days including IT decision makers, developers & designers, heads of innovation, brand managers, data analysts and scientists, start-ups and innovators, tech providers and venture capitalists.

The AI Expo will be co-hosted alongside the IoT Tech Expo, the largest global gathering for the Internet of Things sector, and Blockchain Expo, with both shows attracting in excess of 9,000 attendees for two days of insightful content covering the whole ecosystem surrounding IoT & Blockchain.

Register HERE your Free Expo pass or Gold conference pass today!

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Blockchain Week kicks off with the Hack-The-Block Blockchain Hackathon at Cocoon Network. Typically it is required an innovative use of Blockchain/DLT technology To solve a real problem. The winners for 2017 got the opportunity to develop their projects further with the Central Bank of Papua New Guinea.

While the conference is great for keeping up to date with the latest trends from top industry experts, people who would like a deeper dive into Blockchain/DLT can attend workshops on topics including, Smart Contracts, Ethereum and BigchainDB, to name a few.

Where:Grange Tower Bridge Hotel (45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP)

Start Date:Friday, January 19, 9:00PM

End Date:Friday, January 26, 6:00PM

more info can be found HERE in the official website.



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The Department for International Trade would like to invite Italian start-ups and scale-ups to apply for UK-Italy Springboard.

Organised in collaboration with Intesa San Paolo and ITA Italian Trade Agency (ICE), UK-Italy Springboard is a business competition open to all innovative Italian start-ups willing to use the UK as a springboard to grow on the global stage.

With its dynamic business ecosystem and a strong start-up culture, the UK market offers outstanding opportunities for Italian companies and represents the stepping stone to international markets.

The competition will be open until Thursday 14 December 2017.

How to enter:

Download the application form by clicking this link here.

Send the completed application and an executive business plan no longer than 10 pages to 

The business plan should include:

- date of incorporation 
- mission statement
- turnover from 2013 to 2017
- team structure and internal competences
- growth and internationalisation strategy and reasons why your company is interested in the UK

The competition is open to all Italian companies incorporated from 1 January 2012. An established presence or the interest to pursue business in the UK is an essential prerequisite.

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The groundbreaking new conference for business leaders, innovators and governments developing a brighter digital future in our rapidly changing world – taking place in the Business Design Centre, London on 31st January 2018.

AI, the Internet of Things, Cyber Security, TV White Space… the ever-increasing pace of technological advancement across these fields and many more will transform societies and industries over the coming years.

If you’re a business leader defining your vision and strategy, an innovator driving tech forwards, or work in government planning a successful future for the society and economy, it’s vital to be on the cutting edge.

We’ll cut through the noise, debate strong opinions and make sure you get the deep insights you really need. You’ll also experience the latest tech in the exhibition area and build an invaluable network of the highest tier.

Start preparing for your vibrant digital future now.

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TieCon Delhi 15-16 November- Startup Flagship Event

India is an important developing country in the Asian region and globally, and the next level of healthy growth is promised by India’s robust consumption story. This is also the reason why global companies are looking to India for their expansion plans.

Startups now find themselves in the high growth stage at full steam. Many are already looking for more funds to fuel scale. Entrepreneurs are pumped and eager. And they are at TiEcon Delhi 2017

TiEcon Delhi attracted more than 1500 participants last year, and is likely to exceed that number this time, since there is no better opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with potential mentors, investors and collaborators. Catch the makers and leaders of the India growth story.

Register on their website:

and email for any assistance with "TieCon" in the subject line.

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ITA-Italian Trade Agency will organize a collective participation of Italian startups and innovative SMEs in the 12th edition of Eco Expo Asia, the annual exhibition in Hong Kong focused on green industry and environment protection that will take place on 26th - 29th Octber 2017.

The initiative was born to let small Italian companies meet and activate contacts with the important operators who will be present at the event, principally decision makers of big companies, representatives of public institutions and the world of R&D.

Hong Kong is historically a strategic place for business given its position that makes it crossroads of Asian economy and its opening to Western markets. During the past editions, the event has become increasingly important due to the investments that the major Asian economies are implementing in environmental sustainability (China, Japan and India are among the top 5 countries in the world in allocated budget for fighting pollution)

ITA is pleased to offer to 10 Italian startups and innovative SMEs the opportunity to get in touch with this reality through the setting up of an exhibition space in the startup zone of Eco Expo Asia  2017.

Interested companies are invited to fill in the application on the dedicated website.


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Learn about the vibrant UK tech sector and why it has become the center for European tech.
As part of London Tech Week, Department for International Trade in partnership with London & Partners is organising an event giving you in-depth insights into the vibrant UK tech sector and explaining why it has become the center for European tech.

Date & Time
Monday 12th June
14:00 - 17:30

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 08:30 am - Thursday, May 4, 2017, 09:30 pm

At the Old Truman Brewery, United Kingdom
Millennial 20/20 London will bring together 3,500+ Brands, Retailers, Corporates, Service Providers, Media, Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups. Hosting 200+ speakers across multiple conference stages covering a variety of industry sector tracks (including Innovation, Retail, E-Commerce, Marketing, Futures, Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Hospitality, Food & Beverage, Finance, Auto, Sport, Health and Fitness). There will be a host of "Future of" immersive showcases and a curated exhibition space showcasing the leading commerce solutions in Retail, E-Commerce, Marketing, Payments, Mobile, Social, Social, Big Data and CRM.
ICE Agenzia (ITA) has a unique code italian start-ups which is "ITA50". This code will allow you to register for the show for 50% the price. 
For more info click HERE, or visit 
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London Tech Week is a festival of live events across the city, showcasing and celebrating the best of tech whilst providing networking, social, learning and business opportunities.

New for 2017, KNect365 joins forces with London & Partners and Tech London Advocates to bring you a mega-tech festival; connecting science and creative minds, corporates and grass roots, startups and scale ups. London Tech Week fuels innovation and strengthens London's status as a global powerhouse of tech.

The 2017 programme includes conferences, showcases and forums, compelling content, speakers and round-the-clock networking; plus, a greater opportunity for participation from startups, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, students to corporates alike.

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Following 3 successful accelerator programmes with over 30 early stage startups supported and a bootcamp for 11 scaleups from Sardinia, TechItalia launches the Scale Up Bootcamp: a 4-day intensive programme dedicated to Italian scaleups interested in expanding, launching internationally and raising investment in the UK.

The Bootcamp will run from 4th to 7th February 2019 and will include:
Masterclasses on raising funds in the UK, valuing your company, legal aspects of investment, pitching, business development and how to structure and manage your company abroad (accounting, fiscal and legal issues);
One-to-one mentoring sessions with experts specifically matched to the needs of your company (list of mentors here);
Access to the Techitalia community which counts more than 2,000 professionals working in tech in London, with one-to-one introductions to the most relevant people;
Pitches to some of the early stage VCs part of our network, which includes by the way of example Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, BGF Ventures, Connect Ventures, DN Capital, First Minute Capital, Forward Partners, Frog Capital, Index Ventures, LocalGlobe, Mosaic Ventures, Nauta Capital, Passion Capital, The Family, YYX Capital;
Investor day during which you will have the chance to pitch in front of a panel of investors and mentors;
Post-programme support as when the bootcamp ends you will become a TechItalia Alumni and you will keep receiving support from the team, mentors and network;
Office Space during the programme, plus one desk at eOffice Soho in Central London for 3 months after the programme and registered office for one year;
Free company formation as well as perks and discounts from third-party service suppliers such as Amazon Web Services, Aruba, Hubspot, Dell, and many more.

The programme is aimed at Italian scaleups with a validated business model in Italy, interested in expanding their business in the UK and which are looking to raise £500k+ equity investment.

The cost for participating company is £ 2,500, plus a 5% success fee on the investment raised from investors introduced by Techitalia.

To Apply click HERE.



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Startups in Italy: A dynamic and innovative entrepreneurial ecosystem


The Italian Trade Agency’s Bern Office, in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy in Bern, will be taking part as a Premium Partner in this year’s edition of the Startup Days, considered the reference Startup event in Switzerland, since May 2003.


Joining Startup Days early and later stage Deep Tech Startups, coming from all over the world, have the opportunity to:


  • Pitch their company and get visibility
  • Access to the matchmaking tool with the Factsheet
  • Find investors, corporates, partners, customers and talent
  • Meet other founders to complete their team


On the other hand, Investors & Corporates (Business Angels, Venture Capital, Corporate Ventures) can:

  • Find new, relevant investment opportunities in Deep Tech
  • Access to startup fact sheets and the matchmaking tool
  • Join the top networking events
  • Join the annual Investor Dinner


“Participating in Startup Days Italy is accepting the challenge to introduce itself as a welcoming country for innovative startups operating in fields such as digital economy, manufacturing, social services, arts & crafts or agriculture. Italy intends to promote in Switzerland that side of its economic ecosystem moved by a new entrepreneurial culture aimed at innovation, sustainable development as well as at technological advancement and employment, especially for young people”. Says Simona Bernardini, Director of the Italian Trade Agency’s Bern Office.


“This ecosystem is characterized by unprecedented social mobility and multi-level linkages between research institutions and companies. Talented workers as well as international investors are increasingly discovering Italy as a destination of diversified opportunities”, she concludes


At the legal level reforms have been pushed forward. The passing of the decree 179/2012, also called "Decree for Growth 2.0", reformed the framework in which companies operate. It has been instrumental in the growing number of Italian startups with high technological value.


Motivated by this success and in view of sustaining the development of investment opportunities that are more than ever international, ITA Bern, together with the Embassy of Italy in Bern, will be proud to present 10 promising Italian Startups to the audience of Startup Days 2018. These companies have been chosen according to the selection criteria fixed by the organizers, after their application to the participation call.


For more information, please contact
ITA Bern - T: +41 31 5550214 E-mail:

Startup Days:


To get you inspired by the dynamism and innovation of the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the so-called "Bel Paese", find below the Italian participants

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As the global hotel brand launches its second search for businesses with ideas on how to simplify the guest experience, here's how you can get involved.

Hilton has a 100-year history of pioneering the hospitality industry and is constantly looking for ways to innovate.

This is why the hotel chain is collaborating with London & Partners and The Trampery’s Traveltech Lab — the capital’s first incubator solely focused on travel, tourism and hospitality — to crowdsource cutting-edge technology from the world’s brightest new talent to enhance its guests’ experiences and surprise its customers. Last year, the competition’s initial prize was awarded to Dublin-based LikeWhere, which uses artificial intelligence to match the right customer with the right destination. Based on individuals’ interests and favourite cities, it recommends experiences in destinations they have yet to visit.

Shortlisted from 50 entries, LikeWhere was one of five businesses to pitch its ideas to help shape the future of hospitality at Hilton hotels around the world, and successfully won over an expert panel of industry leaders. The company will now work with Hilton to incorporate the LikeWhere technology into Hilton Explore, its travel inspiration website, for at least 20 destinations, while also looking for ways to further collaborate in the future. LikeWhere also won a £7,000 cash prize. With round two of the competition now open, the search is on for start-ups to work with Hilton to simplify the way guests book a hotel stay or experiences at their destination, making it as frictionless as possible. The winning pitch will have the chance to work with Hilton’s experts and integrate their ideas across more than 5,200 hotels in 105 countries and territories, as well as earn a cash prize.

Entries for the #TalkTravelTech competition are being accepted until 28 March, with shortlisted pitches being heard on 2 May.

For the chance to pitch how your product or service can be integrated by Hilton, visit





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TiE Global Summit is the largest Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Summit that takes place once a year across the Globe. This is the 2nd edition of TGS taking place in Mumbai on the 21st & 22nd of Feb, 2018. This Summit, in partnership with the leading agencies of the Government of India, 20+ TiE chapters from India, USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Dubai, and global venture capital funds is a culmination of Global Wealth Creators with Global Innovators.
TiE Global Summit is looking forward to see participation from successful entrepreneurs, industry leaders, leading investors (VCs, PE, Angels & Banks), senior corporate professionals and academia. In addition, myriad-networking opportunities created at our events makes them a hot bed of ideators, potential leaders and influencers.

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and email for any assistance with "GlobalSummit" in the subject line.

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July 7th - 14th, 2017
London UK

Fintech Week is a series of conferences, exhibitions, workshops, hackathons, meetups and parties. Each day we focus on a different topic. We always ensure that there is plenty of time for networking and meeting other innovators. The main conference/exhibition takes place at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, but other events take place across the City of London, Canary Wharf and “Tech City.”

Expect 600-1,000 conference delegates per day from over 50 countries and 3,000 – 5,000 participants in events throughout the week.

You can book tickets for specific events or purchase a full event pass and come and go as you please.

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Smart to Future Cities & Urban IoT returns to London in 2017 for its 6th edition; the only Europe centric Smart Cities event to really focus on practical, scalable applications of smart city initiatives to improve infrastructure and quality of life.

Key issues of funding, security, scalability, & citizen engagement will be addressed through case studies, discussion groups and interactive panels in a program which drills down into the real needs of smart city leaders.

Annually attracting an audience with over 50% senior public sector representatives this event brings together innovators and pioneers from across the entire smart city ecosystem.

16-18 May 2017
Millennium Gloucester Hotel,

Info an for the full agenda plaese visit



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Singapore InnovFest unBound 2016 has been a huge event organized by the National University of Singapore in association with the government agency IDA - Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore and focused on innovative startups' world.

The Italian Trade Agency has set up a participation of

4 Italian startups

3 incubators

and Italia Start Up (, an association established in 2012 to support projects promoted by Italian SME and startups

ICE Singapore has organized as well the "Building Startup Ecosystem Around the World" workshop on 17th May, featuring relators from Italia Startup, the Economist, Start-up National Central Ltd and The-Hub Singapore.

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Ice’s President, Mr Riccardo M. Monti, launched the 2015 edition of ItaliaRestartsUp at Rai’sTG1 on September 28, within a feature programme dedicated to Youth, Employment and Start-up companies. In the interview, lasting about 40 minutes, Monti dealt also with a number of other subjects besides the event, scheduled for Ocotober 22-23 in Milan. A video recording of the broadcast can be viewed at

On the Italian side, a total of 102 start-up, 18 Investiment funds, 20 incubators and 8 local development agencies have been admitted to the event (see the attached reports). They are getting ready to meet with a few dozens foreign investors. Ice’s offices abroad, together with Ice’s partners for the event, i.e. Smau and the Ministry of Economic Development, are actively seeking for expressions of interest from qualified potential participants, in dozens of countries. More information about the event and a registration form can be found at

The submissions by Italian start-up companies only amounted to 274. An evaluation committee carefully evaluated them, giving priority to companies endowed with the prescribed requirements and deemed in a better position to relate to foreign venture capitalists

29-Sep-2015 (MS)

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Ice, the Italian Government’s Agency promoting trade and investment, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Smau, is launching the second edition of ItaliaRestartsUp, the national event expressly designed to be a meeting point between the protagonists of the Italian start-up ecosystem, i.e. companies, investors and support agencies, and foreign investors specialized in innovative start-up companies.

Italian companies have already been called to sign up, by September 9, for the new edition, which will take place on 22 and 23 October 2015 at Smau International in Milan. Subsequently, through the network of ICE offices around the world, the recruitment and selection of foreign investors will take place. The participants’ profile is centered on expansion and late stage start-up companies and on investors which have already started, or are very close to setting up, overseas operations and would like to expand them.

The co-location of Smau ItaliaRestartsUp aims not only at providing investors with a more complete picture of the areas traditionally covered by the Milan exhibition, i.e. office-related technologies and goods, but also at adding value in terms of contacts and networking, thanks to the presence at Smau of so many players belonging to the Italian start-up ecosystem.

Last year’s edition, which saw the participation of over 65 innovative start-ups and 50 foreign investors from 23 countries, has met with great appreciation, as confirmed by a recent customer satisfaction survey. Among the responding 22 foreign investors, 81% took the view that the event has met all or nearly all of their expectations. Relative to the objective to meet Italian start-up companies, top-ranked by all respondents, the satisfaction rate amounted to 97% (calculated adding all ratings about satisfaction and dividing them by the sum of ratings about importance). Over 90% of foreign investors surveyed said they would be interested in participating in a second edition of the event.

The draft program of the event, still under development, includes the following parts.

*      A conference and seminars, in the morning of the first day

*      Business-to-business (B2B) meetings between foreign investors and start-up companies, the following afternoon

*      B2B meetings between foreign investors, on one hand, and Italian investors and development agencies that support start-ups, on the other hand, in the morning of the second day.

Meetings and networking occasions are also being organized to give more added value to the presence of foreign investors.

Ice offices overseas are now sending preliminary information notices to potentially interested counterparts, with a view to providing full information about Italian participating companies by mid-September.

Inquiries by prospective foreign participants are welcome. Please direct them to your local Ice office, which will promptly reply to you, in co-operation with Ice Headquarters as appropriate. The list of Ice offices is published in the home page of Ice’s portal, under the heading “Go to your country site”.

(MS & Pask) - 27 Aug 2015

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Foreign investors participating at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress, taking place in Milan from March 16 to 19, 2015 have been invited by the Italian Trade Agency (aka ITA or ICE) to schedule meetings with 23 selected Italian Startup companies (see their profiles in attachment). All 69 companies admitted to participate in ItaliaRestartsUp, a similar event organized by ITA-ICE in December of 2014, had been called to apply.

A special area in the Gold Room of the South Wing at the Congress facility hosting the event has been reserved for this purpose. Dedicated staff will be present at the registration desk and in the meeting area in order to facilitate the agenda building process, for which ITA-ICE has joined forces with Meta Group, one of the co-hosts of the event. One of the highlights of Gec 2015 will also be a competition among 16 of the 23 selected Italian startup companies, on March 19 morning. The competition, called Get In The Ring, will take place in the plenary room and companies will be voted down or up by the audience.

More information about Gec can be found at

(MS) 16-Mar-2015

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Milano, December 9, 2014 - It reads ItaliaRestartsUp but it is pronounced 'Italy comes back to growth thanks to Startup companies": that is the name of a new event dedicated to foreign investors specialized in innovative companies, which takes place today in Milano and was organized by the Innovation and Startup Team at the Italian Trade Agency (ITA aka ICE) in collaboration with the technical Secretariat of the Ministry of Economic Development.

More than 55 investors from 23 countries have gathered in Milan to meet, in direct and reserved talks, the 69 Italian participating startups, selected by a panel of experts. During the more than 450 appointments organized at the request of foreign guests (up to 14 per investor), startups will have a chance to illustrate their vision and projects and to propose investment opportunities, in order to broaden their sources of funding, thus accelerating the pace of development of their business.

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