Startup Competition

Call of 6th edition is open!

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

IN THE 2018 EDITION:

  • +18.000 attendees
  • +750.000 € price's value
  • +1.500 startups applied
  • +150 investors and partners
  • +400 exhibithors and partners
  • 6^ edition

Some of the 6th edition's partners

The Initiative

Innovation and entrepreneurship are main forces to solve society's biggest challenges and to guarantee economic and societal growth.

The Web Marketing Festival, for the sixth year in a row, combines innovation and entrepreneurship, in one of the most important south european initiative to support innovative ideas development and business creation.


Definition of Pitch

The ‘elevator pitch’ is a brief presentation that includes the key elements of a new business venture. Its aim is to attract potential investors, or promote the business idea itself.
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The occasion

The finalists will have the unique opportunity to present their projects in front of 18,000 attendees, including some of the most recognized corporation executives, investors, sector experts and innovation ecosystem stakeholders, that can support the implementation and the development of their business ideas.

The Web Marketing Festival's Pitch Competition is an unique opportunity to gain international visibility and connect with major industry players.


Selection criteria within the Festival’s Section on Innovation

Applicants will be selected for the Pitch according to the following criteria:

  • Skills of the team, knowledge of the sector, 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.

Timeline


12/02
Call Opening
06/05
Call Closing
31/05
Finalist teams
announcement
20-22/06
Presentation of the
finalist projects

Team Innovation

The Team, creator of the initiative, as well as taking care of its realization, manages all the phases of the selection process. The creators have consolidated experience in the field of innovation, startups and in the launch of new companies.

Cosmano Lombardo

Chairman – Creator of WMF, Co-founder and CEO of Search On Media Group


Giuseppe Oppedisano

Tech Entrepreneur e Chief Innovation Officer Web Marketing Festival



Some of members of the panel of the Startup Competition 2019


Daniele Alberti
Daniele Alberti

StarBoost - Serial entrepreneur

Anna Amati
Anna Amati

VP META Group

Paolo Anselmo
Paolo Anselmo

IBAN Association President

Alessandro Basile
Alessandro Basile

Regional Partener FasterCapital

Fabio Blandino
Fabio Blandino

Business Development iStarter - former Business Development Microsoft

Alessandro Bonaccorsi
Alessandro Bonaccorsi

Managing Director & Founder at Prana Ventures

Fabrizio Bugamelli
Fabrizio Bugamelli

AD AlmaCube - University of Bologna Business Incubator

Massimo Canducci
Massimo Canducci

Chief Innovation Officer Engineering

Alberto Carrai
Alberto Carrai

Chief International Business Development, Able Tech

Rita Casalini
Rita Casalini

Responsible Open Innovation Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane

Massimiliano Ceaglio
Massimiliano Ceaglio

General Manager SiamoSoci

Massimo Ciaglia
Massimo Ciaglia

CEO Connectia

Gianluca Ciminata
Gianluca Ciminata

Founder & CEO Digital on things Company

Augusto Coppola
Augusto Coppola

Director at LVenture

Mariarita Costanza
Mariarita Costanza

Technical Director Macnil Gruppo Zucchetti

Giovanni De Caro
Giovanni De Caro

Chief Executive Officer Favilla

Eugenia Di Somma
Eugenia Di Somma

growITup - Startup Relations Manager

Martina Draghi
Martina Draghi

Business Development Consultant - San Marino Innovation

Davide Faraci
Davide Faraci

H-FARM - Open Innovation Project Manager

Pietro Ferraris
Pietro Ferraris

Fondazione Golinelli

Francesco Gabrielli
Francesco Gabrielli

Digital Marketing & eCommerce Manager Barilla

Alessandro Giaume
Alessandro Giaume

Innovation Director BIP

Matteo Giovannetti
Matteo Giovannetti

Business Consultant I3P

Alberto Giusti
Alberto Giusti

Entrepreneur & Strategy Consultant at Guanxi

Giorgio Guidi
Giorgio Guidi

Founder & Ceo The Hive CoWorking & Incubator

Giuseppe Iacobelli
Giuseppe Iacobelli

CEO JCube srl

Piero Ingrosso
Piero Ingrosso

Head of Communications Legacoop Bologna

Francesco Inguscio
Francesco Inguscio

CEO & Rainmaker Nuvolab

Adriano La Vopa
Adriano La Vopa

Founder Smartangle

Loris Lanzellotti
Loris Lanzellotti

Co-Founder e CEO Boostheroes

Marco Lotito
Marco Lotito

Accelerator Leader TIM #Wcap

Fabio Luinetti
Fabio Luinetti

Cloud Sales Leader at Oracle

Roberto Magnifico
Roberto Magnifico

Partner - Board Member LVenture Group

Matteo Masi
Matteo Masi

Account Manager Amazon Web Services

Matteo Mingardi
Matteo Mingardi

Innovation Manager Pelliconi

Gianpiero Meazza
Gianpiero Meazza

Senior VP Innovation with NTT DATA Italia

Stefano Molino
Stefano Molino

Co-head Innogest's digital practice

Giancarlo Orsini
Giancarlo Orsini

Ivan Ortenzi
Ivan Ortenzi

Chief Innovation Evangelist Bip

Enrico Poli
Enrico Poli

Director Zanichelli Venture

Gabriele Ronchini
Gabriele Ronchini

Founder and Managing Director Digital Magics

Niccolò Sanarico
Niccolò Sanarico

Head of dealflow Società: dPixel

Franco Stivali
Franco Stivali

Innovation Manager Ferrovie dello Stato

Giovanni Strocchi
Giovanni Strocchi

CEO ADmantX

Fabio Tentori
Fabio Tentori

Head of Enel Innovation Hub

Anna Testa
Anna Testa

Product Sales Specialist Digitalization Italy CISCO

Lorenzo Triboli
Lorenzo Triboli

Impact Investing Associate Fondazione Social Venture GDA

Giovanni Tufani
Giovanni Tufani

Co-Founder e CFO Seedble

Gianluca Varisco
Gianluca Varisco

Chief Information Security Officer Arduino

Sergio Vinci
Sergio Vinci

Head of SELLALAB Torino

Danila Zammitti
Danila Zammitti

Open innovation program manager di Cariplo Factory

Simone Van Neerven
Simone Van Neerven

Vueling Airlines

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