Next Age's call4startup has opened

18 January 2024
Innovation Center, Startup Development, Call, startup

The call4startup for the new edition of Next Age has started. This is the first acceleration path in Europe specifically created for Silver Economy startups. The program is part of the CDP Venture Capital National Accelerator Network and is managed by AC75 Startup Accelerator, the accelerator promoted by the Marche Foundation with the Cariverona Foundation and the Polytechnic University of Marche, together with the international Venture Capital SOSV.

The three-year program, now in its third batch, plans to select around 10 startups in the seed and pre-seed phase, which will have access to a structured path lasting 4 months with an initial investment of 126,000 euros and subsequent post-acceleration follow-ons intended to startups with the highest growth potential.

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Over time the accelerator has built a solid network of partners: Intesa Sanpaolo, with the technical support of the Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, and Amplifon as main partner, the National Institute for Hospitalization and Care of the Elderly (I.N.R.C.A.), the Polytechnic University of Marche, the UK National Innovation Center for Aging (NICA) as scientific partners and the Silver Economy Network as ecosystem partner of the initiative.

The research targets in the Silver Economy range from well-being to health, from new housing and care models to recreational activities, from mobility to tourism, up to dedicated financial and insurance services.


The call will be open until 29th of February.