Call for Industry 4.0 Startups – Intesa Sanpaolo w/ Cisco

Call for Industry 4.0 Startups – Intesa Sanpaolo w/ Cisco


Intesa Sanpaolo, in partnership with CISCO, is seeking new technology startups in the Industry 4.0 field for the 2017 edition of the international acceleration platform StartUp Initiative.

Examples of target applications include innovative technologies for:

  •  Digital factory
  • Industrial safety and security
  • Asset tracking and management
  • Industrial collaboration
  • Industrial augmented/virtual reality
  • Connected machines/products
  • Integrated supply chain

The target candidate is looking ideally for an equity funding round between 200k€ and 5M€.

Interested startups can apply by submitting a business plan or executive summary of their project via our online application form no later than July 30, 2017.

Participating startups will go through a coaching and selection process made available at no charge by key industry players and qualified coaches. The most promising teams will have a chance to pitch their project to a wide audience of financial and corporate investors, significantly improving their fund raising and business development reach.

The program is structured as follows:

  • Oct 07-08 – Boot Camp (Turin): admitted startups will receive two full days of training delivered by experienced angel investors from California.
  • Oct 25 – Deal Line-Up (Milan): trained startups will pitch to a panel of experts (industry players, investors and researchers), who will provide structured feedback and select the finalists, which will move forward with the program.
  • Nov 23 – Investor Arena Meeting (Milan): the startups selected at the Deal Line-Up will have 10 minutes to pitch their project to a broad audience of around 150 investors, corporations and players of the innovation ecosystem.

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