B Heroes 2019 edition, the acceleration programme for innovative startups based in Italy, kicks off

The 2019 edition of B Heroes, the acceleration program for innovative startups based in Italy created by lm Foundation, kicks off.

This year's edition, with more than a thousand startups involved, has exceeded the numbers of previous seasons of the program added together. There are therefore 1,000 pre-selected companies, with a calendar of over 500 meetings in the local stages. Between 2017 and 2018 52 startups were then chosen to participate in the course, which involved over 400 experts, including entrepreneurs, mentors and champions of innovation.

The final phase will decide the best companies that will be able to access the program. This year the investments available for the startups that will be included in the acceleration program will be over a million euros.

On the occasion of the events scheduled in the area, the young companies will meet a team of entrepreneurs, managers and business angels specialized in the selection of startups to support in the path of growth. Participants will have the opportunity to present their projects to the selectors through dedicated moments of confrontation during which the selectors will evaluate the companies expressing an opinion on a scale from 1 to 5, paying particular attention to: team, strategy, marketing, scalability and impact of projects. Intesa Sanpaolo, which has always been a leading player in research and innovation initiatives, is supporting the B Heroes programme for the third year, facilitating the meeting between innovative SMEs and mature companies, and the exchange between supply and demand for innovation and new technologies.

The next stages of the selection roadshow will be: Padua, 15 October; Naples, 16 October; Como, 18 October; Rome, 21 October; Bologna, 23 October; Turin, 28 October; Milan, 30 October.

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