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Deadline: April 24, 2021 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
Eligibility: The call is dedicated to startups and businesses – made up of individuals or teams – with innovative projects or ideas.
Location: Rimini, Italy

WMF Startup Competition 2021

It is widely acknowledged that Innovation and entrepreneurship are driving forces of economic growth and social development in today’s modern society.

Every year WMF organizes the largest Startup Competition in Italy: an initiative that aims to combine innovation and entrepreneurship, promoting one of the most important South European initiatives to support innovative ideas, development and business creation.

Who should apply?

The call is dedicated to startups and businesses – made up of individuals or teams – with innovative projects or ideas.

Participants will have the opportunity to increase visibility and make their project known within Italy’s biggest innovative projects, presenting it to an audience made up of the major players in the digital sector, investors and experts who may decide to support the realization and growth of the business idea.

Applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Skills of the team, knowledge of the sector, the feasibility of the project;
  • Development stage of the product/service;
  • Degree of innovation and its defensibility;
  • Positioning in relation to competitors;
  • Consistency with market and customers’ needs and potential outreach;
  • Business potential of the idea.

Why apply?

6 startups will enter the final, while other startups will be selected to enter the Startup Room and thus present their idea to the public and to the representatives of major incubators and accelerators.

Among the winners of the previous editions are TOMMI, Friendz, JustKnock, FitPrime, Ventur, PatchAI, as well as Yape, Isaac, lightScience and Flowpay, the winning projects of the 2020 Startup Competition.

The overall value of the prizes offered was over 1.3 million euros, for a total of more than 2,100 startup candidates during the previous seven editions.

Interested in applying for the WMF Startup Competition 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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