Working Capital, the initiative of Telecom Italia designed to support digital projects and startups, launches its 2013 edition.
It will provide 30 grants amounting to €25k each and access to three spaces in Milan, Rome and Catania. In them, during a three-month accelerator program, 15 teams will be supported by world-class mentors and access to co-working spaces to develop their ideas.
During the launch event, which will take place in Rome, on April, 19, 2013, in Via di Santa Maria in Via, twelve projects (CicerOOS, SmartRM, Youmove.me, EVAme, Naroomi, AppEatIT, Map2app, Voices from the Blogs, Maison Academia, Flazio, Intonio and Fandoms) will pitch to national and international investors.
Participants will include Marco Patuano, CEO Telecom Italia, Alain De Botton, writer and entrepreneur, Abdulaziz Alhargan and Richard Seewald, members of the Kauffman Society, Ben Hennelly, Executive Vice President, Axel Johnson, Gioia Pistola (Atooma), Rita Polarolo (Principia SGR), Anna Sargian (Girl in Tech), and Carlotta Ventura (Telecom Italia).
During Working Capital 2013, Telecom Italia will be supported by IQUII, the Mobile and social media company led by Fabio Lalli, which will manage online communications services, develop the supporting platform and the connection among startups and investors, and run the Rome-based accelerator.
Lalli, Gianluca Dettori (dPixel) and Salvo Mizzi (founder of Working Capital) will present the launch event.