NEXT AGE: the accelerator of the Silver Economy

Closed call
Expired on 29 February 2024
Ancona, IT
tecnologia, startup

Next Age is the first acceleration path in Europe specifically created for Silver Economy startups created on the initiative of CDP Venture Capital together with AC75 Startup Accelerator, the startup accelerator promoted by Fondazione Marche with Fondazione Cariverona and the Polytechnic University of Marche.

The program is part of the CDP Venture Capital National Accelerator Network, a network present throughout Italy, with the aim of supporting the growth of startups specialized in markets with greater potential, and is part of a broader collaboration between CDP Venture Capital , Marche Foundation and Cariverona Foundation, which led to the overall allocation of 8 million euros for the development of innovative startups and SMEs in the area.

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Next Age is a three-year program that plans to select around 10 startups in the seed and pre-seed phase every year, who will have access to a structured path lasting 4 months, with the support of the accelerator's partners, to be guided towards validation of your solutions and business model. During the process the startups receive a first round of seed investment, an acceleration path, direct support from partners, comparison with international mentors, access to companies in the sector with which to develop partnerships and the introduction to a large network of investors.

The program involves an intense investment path: in addition to the initial investment of 126,000 euros for each of the selected startups, the assets under management include over 6 million euros for subsequent post-acceleration follow-ons intended for start-ups with the highest potential of growth.


Startups in the seed and pre-seed phase

Health and Wellness

Entertainment, socializing and free time

Aging in place

Financial and insurance services


9 January

Open Call

29 february


March 2024


April 2024

Kick off

June 2024