Every year, more than 3.000 startups apply to pitch and compete in Rimini at We Make Future (WMF), the International Trade Fair and Festival on Tech and Digital Innovation. In its International Show in the Czech Republic, the WMF is holding a Startup Competition that will allow the best project to compete in Rimini.
15 startups will be chosen to pitch and present their project to the jury (local investors and WMF members) and the attendees on the local event in Tirana. Each team will have 3 minutes to present the key elements of their business idea. The jury will then have another 2 minutes to ask further questions. A round of votes at the end will then announce the winners. The best three start-ups will get the chance to attend the WMF 2023, June 15 to 17th in Rimini, Italy, and will be awarded with the following prizes:
FIRST PRIZE: desk in the Startup District + access to the B2B & networking activities + pitch on the Startup Stage in Rimini, Italy
SECOND PRIZE: desk in the Startup District + access to B2B & networking activities at the WMF in Rimini, Italy
THIRD PRIZE: access to networking activities at the WMF in Rimini, Italy.
Moreover, the first classified could also be selected to compete in the WMF startup competition finals (the biggest in Southern Europe) and pitch in front of 36,000 attendees on the WMF Mainstage. In the past editions, the prize's value reached more than 3.3 millions euros.
In addition, all the startups selected from the local call, during the Czech event will have the opportunity to access B2B meetings with local investors, local exhibition area dedicated to startups and WMF's global network, with the possibility of being involved in related initiatives all year round.
If you want to present your startup at the Czech event, with the opportunity also to pitch at WMF23, apply now by filling out the form here and submit your startup to the competition! The call closes on March 15th, 2023.
About the project:
WMF is a certified International Trade Fair that has been a landmark for entrepreneurial culture, creating opportunities and connections within the international innovation ecosystem, for over 10 years. Each year in Rimini, the annual World Startup Fest takes place - in the past edition, the event registered more than 36,000 attendees from 49 countries and more than 1,300 startups and investors. Among the many events, the largest International Startup Competition in Southern Europe, now in its 11th edition, witnesses every year the engagement of leading international players from the entrepreneurship and innovation fields.
To further promote cooperation, spread digital innovative culture, boost entrepreneurship, and enhance the creation of a worldwide innovation ecosystem, WMF has designed the International Roadshow - a project composed by satellite events that aim at creating an international network where idea-sharing and cooperation merge together to find cutting-edge solutions to global issues.
In this framework the WMF lands in Prague with a WMF International Roadshow event in collaboration with the Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Training sessions, educational and inspirational speeches, live shows and a Startup Competition will alternate in an event that will address major topics of the digital innovation spectrum as well as societal needs and global goals. The event will be free of charge.