Startup Europe Awards 2017 is an international competition promoted by the European Commission and the Finnova Foundation to stimulate open innovation and collaboration between the different actors of the European ecosystem through public-private partnerships in support of entrepreneurs.
Start-ups from all member countries will have access to the benefits and opportunities offered by European institutions, businesses, public authorities and other entrepreneurship stakeholders to develop and raise awareness of their business.
The Italian Call was aimed at all startups belonging to one of the following sectors: Creative, Energy, Fintech, Green, e-Health, IoT, Smart Cities, Social Innovation, Tourism, Water, Agritech, Legal, Space, Cybersecurity, Climate, Fashion, Edtech and Gastronomy. The winning Startups, chosen from among the candidates, will have the opportunity to be contacted by SEUA to participate in the final to be held in Brussels in 2018.
The SEUA17 Italy final event is organized by Starboost Srl, Company Creator based in Turin, where Mattia Conte, CEO and Co-founder, represents Italy as Country Manager in SEUA17. Initiative is promoted in partnership with CNA Young Entrepreneurs. This event will take place today, December 12th at 18:00.
Startups will be evaluated by a national jury of leading industry experts and criteria such as the degree of innovation, the sustainability of the business model and the consistency and composition of the team will be considered.
The jury that will be present at the event and will have to evaluate the candidate projects will be composed of the following names:
Stefano Azzalin, Director at SELLALAB; Francesco Baschieri, CEO & Founder Spreaker ;Marco Camisani Calzolari, Advisor in digital communication for big companies, Digital designer / Chief Digital Officer, University contract Professor ; Giusy Cannone, Managing Director – Fashion Technology Accelerator – Milan, Italy; Davide Canavesio, CEO Environment Park, Adjunct Professor in Corporate Finance at University of Turin, CEO Torino Nuova Economics, Board Member CRT Foundation; Giovanni Caponetto, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Internationalisation Staff of the Mayor, @City of Turin; Mattia Carluccio, Serial Entrepreneur & Investor CEO & Founder Grocerest Founder MyTable Partner Investors’ Clubs; Alessandro Chiaffredo, CEO Bakeca. Lorenzo Viscanti, Founder by mapendo; Franco Fassio, researcher and lecturer at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, National Councillor of Slow Food Italy, Member of the ADI Design Permanent Observatory Food Design Area; Simone Cimminelli, Md of iStarter Uk, the international accelerator of Made in Italy scale-up. Angel Investor, technology enthusiast, books addicted; Claudio Giuliano, Managing Director of Innogest Capital; Barbara Graffino, General Council Compagnia San Paolo, Talent Garden Head of Corporate and Partner Relations; Valentino Magliaro, Civic Leader – Italy at Obama Foundation, Managing Partner University; Francesco Mantegazzini, CEO MGH7 Venture Capital; Nicholas Morning, Co-founder / Investor Stamplay, Lecturer University Roma Tre, Mentor Accelerators; Jacopo Mele, Managing Partner yourDIGITAL, Chairman of the Homo Ex Machina Foundation, Jr Board Prioritalia; Jacopo Paoletti, CEO & Founder Communications, Marketer, Business Angel, Digital Entrepreneur, Partner yourDIGITAL, Investor Moovenda, PrestoFood, Userbot, Classup, Bit2Be; Laura Orestano, CEO SocialFareareare; Emilio Paolucci, Vice Rector for Technology Transfer, Polytechnic of Turin; Eleonora Rocca, CEO & @Founder Mashable Social Media Day Italy Former Microsoft PMM Mentor, Speaker; Fabio Sferruzzi, Managing Director, Talent Garden Connect Unit, Founder & CEO, Talent Garden Torino, Turin; Ciro Spedaliere, Senior Investment Manager at Invitalia Ventures; Adriano Travaglia, lawyer, startupper, manager, Founding Solomon & Travaglia, President of the European Start Up Association; Marco Vicentini, President of the National Youth CAN; Lorenzo Viscanti, Founder of Mapendo.