Roncade, TV, Italy-based AIM Italia listed venture incubator H-Farm has launched a new acceleration program dedicated to Italian startups going to China.
In partnership with investment intermediation firm QWOS, Marco Polo Accelerator will select 5 to 10 Italian innovative startups that want to address the Chinese market.
The program is open to companies registered as “innovative startups” according to Italian law working in all sectors. Special considerations will be given to projects aimed at exporting Made in Italy in China.
Every startup will receive up to €200k (cash + services), guaranteed by a maximum of 4 investors selected by QWOS. The Chinese company will support the startups with its network of investors and entrepreneurs, will support them in dealing with red tape complexities and will provide them with two MBA students who will facilitate access to the Chinese market, thanks to the partnership with Tsinghua University.
The 16 week program will begin in early 2017 and will culminate with a Demo Day which will take place in Beijing.
November 30 is the deadline to apply for the program.