STARTUP COMPETITION 2018

The Initiative

Innovation and entrepreneurship are main forces in solving society biggest challenges and to guarantee economic and societal growth.

The Web Marketing Festival, for the fifth 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 6,000 people, including some of the most recognized corporation executives, investors, sector experts and innovation ecosystem stakeholders, that can support the implementation and the development of the business ideas.

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


The call will be open from 30/01/2018 to 10/05/2018

 

All the applications will be carefully examined. The 6 shortlisted projects will be announced on 31/05/2018. The 6 finalists will be invited to  present at the Web Marketing Festival, Rimini on 21, 22 and 23 - June 2018.

About the call

The 6 shortlisted teams will be invited to present their pitch during the plenary sessions in front of a jury  and all Festival’s attendees, providing a high visibility context together with concrete chances of business development. Each team will present the pitch in 3 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. The call will be open from 30/01/2018 till 10/05/2018. The shortlisted teams will be announced the 31/05/2018.

Who can enrol

The call is open to any individual, team, start-up and business with innovative projects or ideas.

How to enrol

To enrol, please fill in the form that will pop up by clicking on the box below. Please, provide the following information:

  1. Project name
  2. Short description (max. 100 words)
  3. Pitch

Participants may submit further details such as a demo of the project, the executive summary, the business plan, etc.
For further information, please contact us at innovation@webmarketingfestival.it


Selection criteria within the Festival’s Section on Innovation

Projects will be selected according to the following criteria:

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

Organization and
evaluation
team
The pitch competition organizers will examine and select the six finalists. The team members have consolidated experience in innovation, entrepreneurship and new businesses creation.

Cosmano Lombardo

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

Giuseppe Oppedisano

Tech entrepreneur and general manager of I-delivery


Some members of the panel which will judge the 6 finalists


Daniele Alberti
Daniele Alberti

StarBoost - Serial entrepreneur

Anna Amati
Anna Amati

VP META Group

Paolo Anselmo
Paolo Anselmo

IBAN Association President

Fabio Blandino
Fabio Blandino

Business Development iStarter - former Business Development Microsoft

Fabrizio Bugamelli
Fabrizio Bugamelli

AD AlmaCube - Università di Bologna Business Incubator

Massimiliano Ceaglio
Massimiliano Ceaglio

General Manager SiamoSoci

Augusto Coppola
Augusto Coppola

Director at LVenture

Giovanni De Caro
Giovanni De Caro

Strategic Portfolio Development at Healthware International

Lisa Di Sevo
Lisa Di Sevo

CIO at PranaVentures

Eugenia Di Somma
Eugenia Di Somma

growITup - Startup Relations Manager

Monica Enzo
Monica Enzo

HR business partner and Pam Innovation Lab member

Davide Faraci
Davide Faraci

H-FARM - Open Innovation Project Manager

Pietro Ferraris
Pietro Ferraris

Fondazione Golinelli

Martina Feliciani
Martina Feliciani

Business Consultant at I3P

Donata Folesani
Donata Folesani

Aster - Finance for Innovation Unit Manager

Silvio Garavoglia
Silvio Garavoglia

Head of Marketing & Sales Mediaset Infinity

Pamela Ghiotto
Pamela Ghiotto

Account Manager AWS

Giorgio Guidi
Giorgio Guidi

Founder & Ceo The Hive CoWorking & Incubator

Marco Lotito
Marco Lotito

Accelerator Leader TIM #Wcap

Roberto Magnifico
Roberto Magnifico

President at Angel Partner Group

Mario Mariani
Mario Mariani

Partner at United Ventures

Raffaele Mauro
Raffaele Mauro

Endeavor - Managing Director

Stefano Molino
Stefano Molino

Co-head Innogest's digital practice

Sergio Mottola
Sergio Mottola

President San Marino Innovation

Marco Paolieri
Marco Paolieri

Entrepreneur in Residence Organizzazione: Nana Bianca

Gabriele Ronchini
Gabriele Ronchini

Founder and Managing Director Digital Magics

Emmanuela Saggese
Emmanuela Saggese

President & CEO at Favilla

Niccolò Sanarico
Niccolò Sanarico

Head of dealflow dPixel

Manuel Silva
Manuel Silva

Electrolux - Open Innovation Project Manager

Giusy Stanziola
Giusy Stanziola

Program Manager UniCredit Start Lab

Linda Stefani
Linda Stefani

Marketing Manager CucinaBarilla

Marco Streparava
Marco Streparava

Superpartes Innovation Campus - Management Board Member & Business Development Manager

Fabio Tentori
Fabio Tentori

Head of Enel Innovation Hub

Cristiana Vignoli
Cristiana Vignoli

Fondazione Golinelli

Sergio Vinci
Sergio Vinci

Head of SELLALAB Torino

Danila Zammitti
Danila Zammitti

Cariplo Factory - Innovation Specialist and Project Manager

Matteo Mingardi
Matteo Mingardi

Pelliconi - Innovation Manager



Some of our partners



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Timeline


30/01
Opening of
the Call

10/05
End of
the Call

31/05
Disclosure of
shortlisted teams’ names

21-22-23/06
Delivery
of Pitches


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