Startup Competition Rules

1. Timeline and Duration

The Call of the Startup Competition 2022 is now open.

Call closing: 12/05
Finalists Announcement: 30/05
Startup Competition Finale: 16 - 18/ 06/ 2022

2. Promoter

The company which promotes the initiative is Search On Media Group S.r.l., Operational Headquarters: via dei Mille, 3 - 40121 Bologna, VAT 02418200800 - Share Capital 10.000€ Phone: (+39) 051 09 51 294 - Email:

3. Goals

The WMF wants to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, enhancing economic growth and social development. The Startup Competition is therefore aimed at promoting innovative digital projects that have social and environmental impact, and giving a concrete support to innovative startups.

4. How to participate

Send your request by filling out the form with the requested informations and documents:

Startups have to indicate hoy they are accepting the Challenges of The Future. For each challenge we are leaving down below some examples of trends and technology:

Please follow our guide lines for your Pitch.

5 . The Competition

At the end of the selection process, our team will choose 6 startups who will have the opportunity to present their project at WMF2022 through a 3-minute speech. Following the presentation, the public will have 3 minutes to ask for further clarification. The audience will then express their preference through an online voting system, on the basis of the following criteria:

6. Prizes

The finalist of the Startup Competition will be evaluated by a technical jury of experts and by the audience. The remaining prizes will be awarded by the same partners according to the following criteria:

The winners will gain funding through digital marketing consultancy products and services. The prize is not convertible to cash. The value of the prize is made up by services offered by our partners. The promoter declines any responsibility for the prizes awarded by the partners.

7. Privacy

The promoter reserves the right to contact the winners and any third parties present in their list of addresses.

8. Decree 430/1

In accordance with Article 6 of the Presidential Decree 430/01, this initiative cannot be considered a prize contest. The competition was conceived for projects or studies that belong to an industrial context, in which the award consists of the recognition of personal merit and other benefits.

9. Responsibilities

No liability can be accepted by the promoter for the awarding of prizes. Should the contest not be carried out as foreseen, the promoter reserves the right, at its complete discretion, to modify or cancel it, without this resulting in any responsibility for the promoter. To participate in the initiative, it is not necessary to purchase any products sold by the promoter. Participation is free of charge.

10. Applicable rules

The initiative is regulated by the Italian law.

Bologna, 07/06/2021

15 -16-17- JUNE 2023 /

Digital and Social Innovation Festival

Full Ticket on offer:
until september 22nd

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