The final of Startup Competition

Discover the winners of the largest international startup competition

14 JUNE 2024 / BOLOGNAFIERE / MAINSTAGE
NUMBERS of WMF
+90
COUNTRIES
+3.000
STARTUPS and INVESTORS
+90
STAGES
+1.000
SPEAKERS
+70.000
ATTENDEES in 2024
+50
BANDS and DJS
+130
INSTITUTIONAL GUESTS
+700
EXHIBITORS

On Friday, June 14th, the Final of the Startup Competition of WMF 2024 took place on the Mainstage.

Within the World Startup Fest - the international event for startups, scaleups, and investors held within WMF - the Final of the largest international competition for startups takes place. It involves Italian and foreign entities presenting their projects to investors, market players, accelerators, large companies, and the various actors of the international innovation ecosystem present at WMF 2024 (June 13th, 14th, and 15th, BolognaFiere).

The competition, streamed live worldwide, sees the representatives of the 6 finalist startups (selected from over 5,000 applications from more than 120 countries) take turns on the main stage. Each delivers a 3-minute pitch, presenting their projects and how they address the 12 Future Challenges identified by WMF, aiming to convince the official jury and the audience to win the prizes.

Among the stakeholders of the World Startup Fest and Open Innovation and VC Fest are: Intesa San Paolo Innovation Center, EIT Digital, European Investment Bank, SAP, Invitalia, CDP Venture Capital, European Defence Fund, Zest, Indra, Caixa, LG Nova

Discover below the winners!

WINNERS OF STARTUP COMPETITION - WMF 2024

ESTONIA
ESTONIA

JURY AWARD

50.000€ by EIT DIGITAL

BaseTracK offers a 20% fuel savings for human-driven trucks and an automated transport service for all weather conditions. Drivers are inefficient—it's in human nature. People cannot calculate optimal driving parameters considering all relevant conditions, they cannot memorize all roads, and they cannot always perform at the same level. This system will do the job, so every driver will have the most experienced and professional robot-driver by their side.

Future of Cities and Communities

ITALY
ITALY

AUDIENCE AWARD

65.000 € by Exelab-HUBSPOT

Intuos is a modular software platform that optimizes and simplifies aircraft owners' operational processes, thanks to the availability of flight and engine status insights based on real-time data collected and transmitted by IoT devices to the base, on which predictive AI-based algorithms are applied. 90% of fleets still have limited digital technologies and are unable to provide data for analysis; much of the instrumentation only supports the pilot during flight, and with the remaining life of the aircraft extending beyond 50 years, safety and maintenance issues are becoming increasingly important.

Future of Life on Planet Earth

The trailer for the final of the Startup Competition 2024

THE 12 CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE
The WMF encourages and supports the development of innovative entrepreneurial projects also capable of producing a positive influence on the environment and society. For this reason, the WMF Startup Competition gives the opportunities to the applying startups to specify how their business project harnesses digital tools and technologies to address one or more of the 12 Future Challenges identified by the WMF.
  • Future of Cities & Communities

  • Future of Health

  • Future of Work

  • Future of Culture & Travel

  • Future of Food & Agriculture

  • Future of Learning & Education

  • Future of Retail & Customer Experience

  • Future of Marketing

  • Future of Media & Entertainment

  • Future of Sports & Events

  • Future of Finance & Insurance

  • Future of Life On Planet Earth

It will be possible to clarify the compliance to ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) criteria as well as the impact generated by the innovative project on one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the UN 2030 Agenda.

WMF Innovation Ecosystem

WMF Innovation Ecosystem

Martina Fondi
Martina Fondi
Partner, Business Developer & Head of Forestry
Treedom
Andrea Zuanetti
Andrea Zuanetti
CEO
Up2You Srl SB
Virginia Castellucci
Virginia Castellucci
Head of Sustainability
3Bee
Uros Lekic
Uros Lekic
Founder and GP
TenNine VC and TenNine PRO
Daniele Alberti
Daniele Alberti
Head of Global Open Innovation
Planet Smart City - Smartcorehub.com
Carlo Tursi
Carlo Tursi
CEO
UrbanV
Marco Pietrucci
Marco Pietrucci
Head of Innovation
Terna
Francesca Blanc
Francesca Blanc
Researcher - Urban & Regional Planner
LINKS Foundation
Abdul Hadhi
Abdul Hadhi
Family Office Manager
Lamar Holding W.L.L
Fabio Massimo Mondini de Focatiis
Fabio Massimo Mondini de Focatiis
Founder
Growth Capital Srl
Francesco Cerruti
Francesco Cerruti
Direttore Generale
Italian Tech Alliance
Gianluca Dettori
Gianluca Dettori
Chairman, Partner
Primo Ventures
Giuseppe Donvito
Giuseppe Donvito
Partner
P101 Venture
Antonella Grassigli
Antonella Grassigli
Co-Founder and CEO
Doorway SB
Celeste Mastria
Celeste Mastria
VC Investor
360 Capital
Andrea Gennarini
Andrea Gennarini
Managing Partner
2100 Ventures
Davide Fioranelli
Davide Fioranelli
CEO
Lumen Ventures
Nico Valenti Gatto
Nico Valenti Gatto
Director @ Bocconi for innovation
Bocconi for innovation
Alessandro Sebastianelli
Alessandro Sebastianelli
Research Fellow on Quantum Computing for Earth Observation
European Space Agency
Massimo Panella
Massimo Panella
Director of Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications (DIET)
University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Amer Delilbasic
Amer Delilbasic
Doctoral Researcher
Jülich Research Center
Sara Marzella
Sara Marzella
HPC and QC specialist
Cineca
Andrea Ceschini
Andrea Ceschini
PhD Student | CEO & Co-Founder
Sapienza University of Rome | GRID+ s.r.l.
Beatrice Sigurtà
Beatrice Sigurtà
Researcher
Teseas
Damir Haskovic
Damir Haskovic
Department Lead
MINDS & SPARKS GmbH
Selvaggia Fagioli
Selvaggia Fagioli
Co-Founder
My Career Canvas
Claudia Del Monte
Claudia Del Monte
Investment Analyst
SocialFare
Margherita Cielo
Margherita Cielo
Senior Investment Analyst
Doorway Spa
Angelika Popławska
Angelika Popławska
Team Leader, Accelerator Manager
Krakow Technology Park
Marco Franciosa
Marco Franciosa
Co-Founder
Next 14 - Twinkly
Nicola Formichella
Nicola Formichella
CEO
Forbes Italia
Mattia Lecchi
Mattia Lecchi
Head of IMMEDIATE Accelerator
RS Productions
Enrico Mariani
Enrico Mariani
Partner
LCA Studio Legale
Antonio Vecchio
Antonio Vecchio
CEO
Karaoke One
Flavio Farroni
Flavio Farroni
CEO
MegaRide
Maurizio Arnone
Maurizio Arnone
Responsabile dominio di ricerca
Fondazione LINKS
Enrico Dente
Enrico Dente
Director
Motor Valley Accelerator / Plug and Play Tech Center
Sabina Grixoni
Sabina Grixoni
Communication Director
Ford
Sonia Palomo
Sonia Palomo
INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
PARQUE TECN. DE ANDALUCIA
Emanuele Torlonia
Emanuele Torlonia
Managing Director
IAG
Carlo Tassi
Carlo Tassi
President
IAG
Silvia Pugi
Silvia Pugi
Managing Partner & Investor
Eden Venture
Luca Rossetto
Luca Rossetto
Private Investor
IAG
Nicoletta Morra
Nicoletta Morra
Innovation Network Lead
IAG
Matteo Mingardi
Matteo Mingardi
Chief Innovation Officer
Pelliconi & Co spa
Cristian Ranallo
Cristian Ranallo
Senior Business Innovation Manager at Beyond
UnipolSai
Jessica Sabellico
Jessica Sabellico
Scouting & Partnership Senior Manager
TIM Enterprise
Albert Morro
Albert Morro
Principal
Criteria Venture Tech
Marco Giacosa
Marco Giacosa
Digital & Innovation Manager
Bayer
Elena Lanati
Elena Lanati
Italian Angels for Biotech
Elena Bottinelli
Elena Bottinelli
Head of Digital Transition and Transformation
Gruppo San Donato
Daniel Coen
Daniel Coen
Co-Founder
X-Applied
Aurelio Mezzotero
Aurelio Mezzotero
Managing Partner
The Techshop SGR
Ezio Ravaccia
Ezio Ravaccia
CFO
SOLAR VENTURES
Pietro Maranzana
Pietro Maranzana
Head of PNRR funds - Green & Digital transition
CDP Venture Capital
Cristina Tomassini
Cristina Tomassini
Head of Green Transition Fund
CDP Venture Capital
Antonio Iannone
Antonio Iannone
Foodtech Expert
TheFoodCons
Peter Kruger
Peter Kruger
President
Agrifood-Tech Italia
Giuseppe Manzione
Giuseppe Manzione
CFO
xFarm Technologies
Emmanuela Alesiani
Emmanuela Alesiani
Founder and CEO
Suitefood
Alessandro Annovi
Alessandro Annovi
Innovation Manager e responsabile CIRFOOD DISTRICT
Cirfood
Giovanni Strocchi
Giovanni Strocchi
Co-founder & Venture Partner
BlackSheep Ventures
Niccolò Sanarico
Niccolò Sanarico
General Partner
Primo Ventures
Gabriele Ronchini
Gabriele Ronchini
CEO
Zest Investments
Leonardo Giagnoni
Leonardo Giagnoni
VC, Community Catalyst
Bolzano Slush'd
Noa Segre
Noa Segre
Head of Value Creation
Zest Group
Michele Osella
Michele Osella
Senior Program Manager
Fond. Compagnia di San Paolo
Francesco Portincasa
Francesco Portincasa
Digital Officer - Digital Ecosystem Senior Manager
Coima HT S.r.l.
Daniele Pes
Daniele Pes
Head of Innovation, Technology & Digital Industrial Agreements & Partnerships
Ferrovie dello Stato
Alberto Bernal
Alberto Bernal
Minsait
Practice Director
Shaun Sanders
Shaun Sanders
Managing Partner
VentureCraft, Inc.
Elena Contioso-Fleming
Elena Contioso-Fleming
Regional Director South
EIT Digital
Dr. Ronald Weissman
Dr. Ronald Weissman
Chairman, Angel Capital Association; Chairman, Software Group Band of ANgels
Angel Capital Association
Luis Ureta
Luis Ureta
Executive Vice President Europe
Globant
Aurora Chiste
Aurora Chiste
Head of Strategy
ACTUAL
Adrien Villalonga
Adrien Villalonga
Senior Investment Associate
Big Idea Ventures
Lucyna Szaszkiewicz
Lucyna Szaszkiewicz
CEO & Co-Founder
1Strike.io
Magdalena Chalas
Magdalena Chalas
Investment Manager
Elevator Ventures
Magdalena Stachyra
Magdalena Stachyra
CEO
The Lublin Science and Technology Park
Gerald Müller
Gerald Müller
Senior Advisor
Elephant & Castle Capital GmbH

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