World Startup Fest

16 · 17 · 18 JUNE 2022 / RIMINI EXPO CENTRE & ONLINE​​​​​​​

Many events for startup & scaleup in just one Festival

The WMF - The largest Innovation Festival brings also this year, within its 10th edition, the World Startup Fest: an event dedicated to startups and scaleups from all over the world with many events and initiatives carried out during the three days scheduled from 16 to 18 June at the Rimini Expo Centre and Online.

Once again this year there will be numerous opportunities for the world of innovative entrepreneurship within the Festival: the largest Startup Competition in Italy, the Startup District and the Startup Stage, are back, and panels with guests and industry experts are confirmed, round tables and business and networking events dedicated to both Rimini and Online, thanks to the wmf.ibrida.io interactive platform.

Find out below the open calls for the events scheduled at the WMF2022 World Startup Fest and participate with your startup!

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An overview of the events within the World Startup Fest


WMF Startup Competition

The largest Startup Competition in Italy returns to WMF2022: with more than 3,300 startup candidates and over 2 million euros the value of the prizes offered in past editions, the engines of the most anticipated innovative challenge of the three days are rekindled. Co-hosted by Cosmano Lombardo and Diletta Leotta, the challenge sees the 6 finalists compete on the Mainstage of the Festival, in front of a jury of investors and incubators, to win the victory. Will you be among them?

Take part in the largest Startup Competition in Italy: the call for the 2022 edition is already open!


Startup District

Showcase and boost your startup within the Startup District! At WMF2022 you will be able to present your startup to the world of innovation in an exhibition area dedicated to startups from Italy and abroad in a double format: with a physical desk at the Rimini Expo Centre and an Online desk on the interactive platform wmf.ibrida.io . In the past editions the District has hosted over 100 startups, creating business and networking opportunities for young innovative entrepreneurial projects.

Request your space in the Startup District of WMF2022


International Startup Showcase

In 2021, 8 International Startups have presented their realities through a Showcase - this one of the newest initiatives that WMF dedicates to the startup world, involving startups coming from Asia, Africa, Europe, USA and South America. 

you can rewatch the International Startup Showcase by getting our online ticket still available.


Next Generation EU: startup ecosystem

On the Mainstage of WMF2021, a moment of institutional discussion was held, relating to the Startup and Scaleup ecosystem in Italy and abroad, which was also attended by the Honorable Luca Carabetta, the president of ANGI Gabriele Ferrieri, and the international scaleups such as SumUp, PatchAI, Bidroom, foodpanda, ContentSquare and Revolut. A comparison that underlined the differences between the Italian and foreign markets, and the importance of a reasoned use of the capital deriving from the Next Generation EU.


Scaleup for Future

Scaleups coming from Italy, UK, the Netherlands, Paris and Singapore have walked on WMF Mainstage and presented their successfull experiences to WMF audience - on site in Rimini and online from all over the world. In the first edizion of this panel, Bidroom, SumUp, foodpanda, Revolut, ContentSquare, PatchAi were the main guests; do not miss updates on Scale up for future 2022!

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16-17-18 JUNE 2022 /
Rimini&Online

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