Rotary District 2120, with the technical partnership of LWBProject srl, launch the first edition of ready to Start – wake Up Contest, to promote visibility, also international, of ideas with innovative contents and a high level of capacity to evolve into entrepreneurial realities,in one of the four main categories:

  • Digital craftmaking: which will promote the visibility of young makers ideas that are present already in this area and don’t have already a prototype but are looking for a secure way to present their ideas in an effective way.
  • Fin tech & e-commerce: which will support all those ideas addressed to new modalities of credit, new currency, circuits of circular economy and e-commerce market-places, important for the development of the local economy.
  • Social Care: which will try to find and highlight the best ideas for making the life of the weakest target-groups less difficult with the help of digital systems on the net.
  • Cultural-Touristic: which will stimulate the birth and the development of ideas aimed to promote the territory.

The call foresees the selection of a maximum 20 enterprise projects between all of those candidate, which will be evaluated by a commission formed by an international group 5 prominent representatives from across the sector who get the task to select 4 entrepreneurial projects, one from each category, that is capable of being concrete and sustainable.

Criteria for the selection of the best projects will include, the timing and the mode of realization, the identification of the new business target to which the project is directed, of the logistic aspects, administrative and functional, and, above all, the solidity and coherence of the project proposed.

The four winners will be granted of an economic contribution towards the launch of the start up. In total, funds are available to the amount of € 8.000,00.

To participate at this call is necessary fill up the form in the proper section of this portal from the 4th of January to the 15th of April 2018.

Eligible to participate in the contest are projects of innovative enterprise presented by young people, Italians and non Italians, between 18 and 34 years old. It will be possible to participate individually, in association with others (formal groups/teams) or through youth associations.

ready to Start – wake Up Contest is free and is compatible with participation in any other business competition or Italian/Foreign business game event.

The Pitch Session foresees the presentation of the projects in a 7 minute pitch session followed afterwards by a question time by the Commission of 7 more minutes.

The presentation can be done using any media and can be illustrated in Italian or English Language.

 Here the official rules and conditions of the contest 

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