Applications open today for l’EY Startup Academy 2022a program of EYdeveloped in collaboration with Microsoft Italy. The goal is to support and help young Italian startups in the areas of social and environmental sustainability. Those who have already passed the Alpha phase and have already made an MVP or a Proof of Concept can take advantage of this great opportunity.
Nominations for EY Startup Academy 2022 are open, together with Microsoft Italy
EY Startup Academy provides a 5 week program in which to develop and accelerate their business models. All thanks to the timely support and advice of the experts of EY and Microsoft Italy. The free training program touches on topics such as the Business Model, internal organization, public speaking. But also finance, fundraising and investor relations. Both hard and soft skills, thanks to business coaching and with the logistical technical support of the EY network.
The first selection phase therefore begins today and will remain open until next 31 August 2022.
Of all the startups that apply, 20 will be able to present themselves at the Initial Pitch Day cdel 20 September 2022. In the jury there are Microsoft Italy, Plug and Play, InnovUp, Italian Tech Alliance, Startup Geeks, Impact Hub, Aurora Fellows and the Talento all’Opera Foundation.
A virtuous selection
The 10 best startups will go to EY Startup Academywith lessons from 28 September to 28 October 2022. In addition to the lessons, all participants will be able to use technological training tools di Microsoft.
At the end there will be one winning startup of the program . Who will receive a cash prize from EY and a support from EY consultants in a strategic and operational context. Also may have access to the EY ecosystem for startups. Let’s talk about Academy Alumni Club, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, access to global and regional EY events, Wavespace community. And then numerous networking opportunities with investors, companies, successful founders and other startups.
According to Marco Daviddi, Strategy & Transactions Markets Leader Europe West, EY: “Our country is proving to be increasingly attractive, attracting the attention of investors who can offer incredible opportunities to the many young and innovative entrepreneurial realities, allowing our economy to develop in a sustainable way. This is why we have decided to accompany, together with Microsoft, selected innovative startups, through a training program, dedicated resources and networking opportunities. “
Daviddi explains that: “thanks to the collaboration with the EY Foundation, the EY Startup Academy is part of the EY Ripples program, the competence volunteering program through which all the people of EY make their skills and talents available to strengthen communities in which we operate and to face the great social and environmental challenges of our time “.
“The EY Startup Academy represents our concrete commitment to foster the development of the startup ecosystem in Italy, on their journey” from idea to exit “. A project in which we will invest by putting our skills, our passion and our experiences with the ambition to build a better, more innovative and more sustainable world together with our partners “he explains Gianluca Galgano, EY Startup and Venture Capital Leader.
Matteo Mille, Microsoft Italy Marketing and Operations Director he explains: “Like Microsoft, we provide our platforms and skills to help selected startups further accelerate change and promote a more sustainable and inclusive society. We have unprecedented opportunities before us: with digital and the right skills we can really make a difference and give new impetus to the country “.
Find more information on the EY Startup Academy Italia website.