Applications open for Global Start Up Program

9 May 2024
startup, Call

Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center alongside ICE to take the best Italian startups abroad with global internationalization program

ICE - Agenzia per la promozione all'estero e l'internazionalizzazione delle imprese italiane, of which Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center is a partner, has opened applications for the fifth edition of the Global Start Up Program, the integrated development path abroad reserved for 70 Italian innovative startups.

The purpose of the program is to grow Italian companies, preparing them to face new markets by expanding their perspectives and technical and financial knowledge.

The Global Start Up Program will take the selected startups to 6 major international accelerators in 5 countries: the U.S. (New York & Los Angeles), UK (London), France, Germany, and Singapore, for 4 weeks in the time frame between October and December 2024. For the period abroad, ICE, in addition to supporting the cost of incubation-acceleration of the startup, covers for one representative per company the costs of travel, accommodation and relocation.

During the period abroad, startups will be involved in training sessions, mentoring activities, pitching sessions, meetings with potential investors and corporate and networking events.

Applications are due May 31. Startups interested in the program and its call for applications must meet the requirements and propose their innovative project, indicating the countries of interest and reason for choice.