Call for investors

Bring your investment fund to WMF 2023

JUNE 15, 16, 17, 2023 / RIMINI EXPO CENTRE

WMF 2022 in NUMBERS
+1.000
STARTUPS
+300
EXHIBITORS
+36.000
ATTENDEES
+49
COUNTRIES
+300
INVESTORS
+100
EVENTS
+700
SPEAKERS
MAINSTAGE
+100 TALKS and SHOWS
+77
STAGES
+6 MLN
LIVE STREAMING VIEWERS
+30
BANDS
8
PAVILLIONS

WMF - WE MAKE FUTURE

WMF - We Make Future is now a certified International Trade Fair, for the past 10 years shaping opportunities for the Italian and international innovation ecosystem, and connecting companies and innovative realities through dedicated events and initiatives.

The many events held during the three-day festival, also feature the World Startup Fest, the leading event for startups, scaleups, and investors, featuring during the last edition over 1.000 start-ups and more than 300 investors from 49 countries.

In addition to b2b meetings, pitch sessions, a startup exhibition floor, and stages dedicated to innovative entrepreneurship, there will also be happening the Final of the Startup Competition, the leading competitionin Southern Europe, which attracted more than 4.300 startup applications since its first edition and awarded prizes worth a total of 3.3 million euros.

THE CALL

Engaging its ever-expanding community of innovators in creating business opportunities holding a positive impact on the environment and society is one of the strongest core values of WMF. One of the many ways WMF makes sure to encourage this practice is by fostering matchmaking opportunities between startups and investors: this is the reason underlying the launch of the new Call for Investors.

This is a unique opportunity for investors and investment funds to get in touch with some of the most visionary and creative projects on the international innovation scene, besides the major industry players taking part in WMF every year.

The Call is open and applications can be submitted by filling in the form below.

Attendees and International Delegations

from 49 Countries

Argentina
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Canada
China
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmarck
Domenican Republica
Egypt
Estonia
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Lebanon
Lithuania
Malaysia
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
United Kingdom
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
U.S.A

THE OPPORTUNITIES

Participating in the Call for Investors provides access to the community of the largest Digital Innovation Festival on the Planet, a global network of startups, investors, and players related to the world of digital and technological innovation.

Applicants will also have the opportunity to:

  • be part of the jury of the largest International Startup Competition in Southern Europe

  • get to know, evaluate and contribute to the awarding of prizes to the best Startup applicants in the two stages of the Competition, on the Startup Stage and during the Final, on the Main Stage of WMF2023

  • exhibit in the Startup District with their own delegation of startups, thanks to an exhibition solution designed together with investors

  • take part in b2b meetings with startups, other international investment funds, and representatives of the institutions that will be in Rimini from all over the world during the three days of WMF

  • access the network of the WMF's International Roadshow, a number of international events held during the year also aimed at recruiting innovators from all over the world to be part of the Festival

  • access the network of WMF's national events held throughout the year all over Italy

  • simply by taking part in the Festival, have the chance to compete for the new Award dedicated to the best investors, "The Bests who Invest"

Fill in the form and apply to the Call for Investors.

THE 12 CHALLENGES OF THE FUTURE
Aware of the importance of technological and digital innovation for the sustainable development of society, territories and, in general, our collective future, WMF evaluates and selects the applying startups not only according to their innovative business projects but also by holding them accountable for the solution they offer to the 12 Challenges of the Future.
The 12 Challenges of the Future, identified by the WMF Innovation team, together with ESGs policies complement the perspective of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, which are of primary interest to all investors and funds that wish to pursue business goals for their organizations while generating positive impact.
  • 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

Fill in the form to apply for the Call for Investors.

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JUNE 15 · 16 · 17, 2023
RIMINI EXPO CENTRE
The Largest Digital Innovation Festival on the Planet

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