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: bern@ice.it

Startup Days: www.startudays.ch


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 thetrampery.com/talktraveltech


Source: https://www.standard.co.uk/business/how-your-technology-startup-could-work-with-hilton-a3781511.html



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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: http://www.tieglobalsummit.org/

and email t.sachdeva.contr@ice.it 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.

For more Info and to book your tickets, please visit https://www.fintechweek.com/




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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 https://tmt.knect365.com/smart-future-cities/



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