NanotechItaly 2013

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SkipsoLabs is excited to announce the launch of a unique opportunity for nanotechnology start-ups looking for funding: Nanotech Italy Call for Startups http://startup.nanotechitaly.it.

From the Lab to the Market is a unique coaching and fund-raising fast-track opportunity for nanotechnology entrepreneurs that will take place during the NanotechItaly2013 conference. The event From the Lab to the Market is dedicated to start-ups in the field of nanotechnology and aims at presenting new companies with business ideas in nanotechnology to a wide audience of experts, companies, investors and VCs in order to facilitate the matching of supply and demand of nanotechnology.

It is co organized by Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative and the Nanoforce project. The Start-Up Initiative is an international acceleration platform developed by Italy’s leading bank Intesa Sanpaolo. The program selects promising high-tech start-ups, coaches them and connects them with financial and corporate investors.  Since its inception in 2009, it has developed a strong track record: 55 investment forums in 6 countries across 5 technologies, matching over 370 start-ups and growing companies with thousands of investors, corporations and players of the innovation ecosystem. The Start-Up Initiative Alumni have raised over 30M€ in equity, awards and grants, and 5 of them reached an exit.The Nanoforce project aims to foster the innovative nanotechnology sector networks across Central Europe regions by bringing together public and private organizations (enterprises, research centres, venture capitalists and public institutions) to carry out collaborative and interdisciplinary researches on nanomaterials and to turn the most promising laboratory results into innovative industrial applications.

 Best start-uppers will pitch in front of investors – venture capitals, business angels, development funds, etc.- and industry players – companies and corporations embracing the open innovation paradigm to boost their development potential.

New entrepreneurs, start-uppers, researchers and scientists with a business idea are invited to submit their proposals by filling in the online form here available http://startup.nanotechitaly.it, the deadline is 2nd of September.

The whole event is spread over 4 days, with a first phase of training of Intesa SanPaolo followed by the pitching in front of investors:

·       Tuesday 26th of November: Boot Camp day 1.

·       Wednesday 27th of November: Boot Camp day 2.

·       Thursday 28th of November: 1to1 meeting to prepare Friday pitch.

·       Friday 29th of November: From the Lab to the Market presentation in front of the an audience of industrial and financial investors.

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The European Cleantech Challenge 2013

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SkipsoLabs, in cooperation with Intesa Sanpaolo, is pleased to invite you to apply for the 2013 edition of the European Cleantech Challenge, a unique fund raising and business development opportunity for start-ups active in cleantech.

The challenge is part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative, an end-to-end acceleration platform that combines training, services, access to international investors and media coverage. The initiative, launched in 2009 by one of Italy’s leading banks, has developed a strong track record: 31 international editions in 5 countries, matching over 190 start-ups and growing companies to over 2.800 financial and industrial investors and corporations, a significant number of these have successfully closed their financing round.

Participating start-ups will go through a training 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, whose initial phases will revolve around Milan, Italy, is structured as follows:

  • October 12 – 13 – Boot Camp Weekend (Milan): admitted start-ups will receive two full days of training delivered by Silicon Valley investors Maverick Angels.
  • October 14 – 28 – Remote coaching: each start-up will have a chance to schedule one-to-one skype sessions with our coaches, to strengthen its business plan and improve investor communication
  • October 28 – Deal Line-Ups (Milan): the trained start-ups 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
  • November 12 –Investor Arena Meeting (Milan): on one of the two days (depending on technology) the start-ups selected at the Deal Line Up will have 10 minutes to pitch their project to an audience of investors, corporations and players of the innovation ecosystem
  • The best among the finalist start-ups will be given an opportunity to embark in an International Roadshow covering UKGermany,France and the US to reach more investor audiences and maximize their chances of success.

There is no cost to join and submission deadline is September 15th!

Register here : http://www.europeancleantechchallenge.com/en/registration

Free Autodesk Software for Israeli Cleantech Startups

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Autodesk, the leader in design, visualization and simulation software, created a special offer for the most promising Clean Tech startups in Israel and providing them access to the Autodesk Digital Prototyping software to support their product development and marketing goals.

We are working with Autodesk to offer selected Cleantech startups an outstanding opportunity, through the Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program, to receive full commercial Autodesk software licenses, valued at up to $150,000. With these powerful tools you can more thoroughly explore and test your ideas, substantially reduce potentially costly design errors, and more clearly communicate your concepts prior to physical creation. With Autodesk 3D design software for Digital Prototyping, you can get your ideas to the world, and to market, faster.

For futher information, please read the following file: Clean Tech Software

For further information, please, contact me at valentina.migliore@skipso.com

The European Cleantech Challenge 2012 is Live!

Intesa Sanpaolo is pleased to invite you to apply for the 2012 edition of the Cleantech Start-Up Initiative, a unique fund raising and business development opportunity for high-tech start-ups.

This program is part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative, an end-to-end acceleration platform that combines training, services, access to international investors and media coverage. The initiative, launched in 2009 by one of Italy’s leading banks, has developed a strong track record: 41 investment forums in 5 countries, matching over 270 start-ups and growing companies with over 3.500 investors and corporate players.

Selected start-ups will go through a training and selection phase 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, whose initial phases will revolve around Milan, Italy, is structured as follows:

  • Sep 15-16 – Boot Camp Weekend (Milan): admitted start-ups will receive two full days of training delivered by Silicon Valley investors Maverick Angels, to strengthen their business plan and improve investor communication
  • Sep 17-27 – Remote coaching: each start-up will have a chance to schedule one-to-one skype sessions with our coaches, to discuss pitch details and receive customized pointers
  • Sep 28 – Deal Line-Up (Milan): the trained start-ups 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
  • Oct 2 – Investor Arena Meeting (Milan): the start-ups selected at the Deal Line-Up will have 10 minutes to pitch their project to an audience of investors, corporations and players of the innovation ecosystem
  • Over the course of 2013, the best among finalist start-ups will be given an opportunity to embark in an International Roadshowcovering UKGermany and France, to reach more investor audiences and maximize their chances of success.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, August 24th 2012 . If you are interested, you can submit a Business Plan and/or Executive Summary of your project.

Participation to the program is free of charge (travel and accommodation expenses not included). More information can be found on by clicking on the two links above.

Many thanks and best regards,

The European Cleantech Challenge Team

European Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge 2011 – Live Now!

by Carlo Soresina (Co-founder, Skipso)

I would like to draw your attention to the European Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge 2011 – an international business plan competition aimed at identifying and supporting the best, most innovative nanotechnology and polymers startups around the world.

The competition is organised by Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy’s largest bank), Veneto Nanotech (the Italian Cluster of Nanotechnology) and IMAST (the Campania-based Technological District on Polymeric and Composite materials).

Skipso Solutions is the technology platform supporting this great initiative.

 

Each challenge offers the chance to win a 300,000 cash and services award.In addition, for all the shortlisted startups there is the opportunity to take part in a unique end-to-end program that will include the following:
  • Access to an international Investor Roadshow covering European and worldwide locations such as Milan, London, Frankfurt, Paris, New York, San Francisco
  • Widespread media coverage
  • Mentoring services
  • Access to a wide network of partners (business incubators, software corporations, science parks, business coaches) providing key services and resources

The competition is free to join and entries can be submitted by registering on the challenge website. More information on eligibility, selection criteria and submission guidelines are available on the site.

Please note that the deadline for registration is September 23rd  and for submission, September 26th 2011.

I would be most grateful if you could forward this to anyone you think might be interested in participating.

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Cleantech Grants, Awards, Incentives – Monthly Update (July 2011)

This month on Skipso:

  • 16 new Cleantech Grants, Awards and Incentives added to Skipso’s funding database
  • Focus: 1 Business Plan Competition, 6 Prizes / Awards, 6 Research & Development Grants, 2 Installation Projects, 1 Start-up Grant
  • 20 grants and awards approaching application deadline

The Skipso funding section this week has reached 886 Cleantech grants, awards, incentives, all are accessible for free on Skipso’s funding section.

Skipso Monthly Digest – Cleantech Grants, Awards, Incentives (July 2011)

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European Cleantech Challenge 2011 Live!

Are you a European Cleantech startup working on a disruptive product or technology? Join the first

 

Part of Intesa Sanpaolo’s Start-Up Initiative, the European Cleantech Challenge is a yearly business plan competition aimed at supporting the best cleantech startups from European countries.

In a unique end-to-end program Cleantech startups benefit from coaching, networking and direct contact with international investors through a series of focused events around the world. The initiative gives businesses the skills, connections and capital they need to go to market and scale.

The European Cleantech Challenge involves three phases:

Phase 1. Participants will complete the submission form and submit any relevant attachments from the dedicated competition room (you can access it from the ‘Challenge’ section of the website). The deadline for submissions is set as midnight (GMT+1) on Saturday 30 July 2011.

Phase 2. Selected startups will be invited to complete a more detailed business plan. Please note the following key dates for Phase 2:

➢ 20-21 September: bootcamp session. 30 startups take part in training sessions with top US investors Maverick Angels
➢ 22-23-26 September: one to one sessions. 30 startups receive personalize mentoring
➢ 27 September: deal line-up. 30 startups pitch to a group of selected investors
➢ 29 September: Arena Meeting. 12 selected startups attend first Arena Meeting

Phase 3. Following the bootcamp sessions, selected finalists will take part in the international roadshow (London, Frankfurt, New York and San Francisco are the confirmed locations). The first Arena Meeting will be held on 29 September 2011. Dates for subsequent international meetings to be defined.

Good luck with your submissions!


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