Startup Competition Young

ITALY / RIMINI - 20/21/22 JUNE '19

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Entrepreneurship is a key factor for socioeconomic development. For this reason the Web Marketing Festival ideated The Startup Competition Young initiative, in order to promote entrepreneurship culture among young people. The competition is an educational experience that encourage the creation of innovative business ideas to solve high impact social issue.

The challenge is designed for students under 22 years old. In last edition 200 students and 50 teams were involved in the competition. The five finalist groups will have the unique opportunity to pitch their projects in front of the major player of the innovation ecosystem (incubator, accelerator, VC, Corporate Venture e etc.)


The participants must propose an innovative business idea to tackle an high impact social issue. Each team can choose from one of the following topics:

  • Sport and wellness
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Services for disabled people
  • Legality
  • Employability
  • Services for the elderly
  • Green and sustainability

The Pitch

The participants will be challenged to pitch their idea to an expert jury and the festival audience. The presentation must cover all the key elements to explain and qualify the entrepreneurial project. Please find below the guideline to correctly structure your pitch.

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Call Structure

The selected finalists and each team will have 3 minutes to present the key elements of it. The jury will have another 3 minutes to ask questions for further information and in the end, the jury and the public will express their vote to declare the winner.

Please fill up the form below to send us your idea and to keep yourself updated about the Startup Competition Young 2019.

Who can partecipate?
The call is addressed to young people under 22, secondary school and university students up to their third year of studies.

20 - 21 - 22 June 2019


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