WMF International Roadshow


WMF network of events around the world

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WMF International Roadshow

We Make Future is the largest festival dedicated to innovation in Europe. As such, we have always been committed to promoting digital innovation and entrepreneurship through cooperation and sharing of knowledge and ideas.

To plead our commitment in this direction, in 2021 we started an International Roadshow: a network of worldwide events, aimed at sharing ideas and insights on innovation, entrepreneurship, startups, and digital technology.

Our network covers 5 continents and 29 countries, bringing the WMF to the Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Malta, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, China, Vietnam, and more. 

On the entrepreneurial side, calls will be opened in every country, allowing WMF to host on-site startup competitions. These challenges will follow the model of the WMF Startup Competition, which created advancing opportunities for over 4,300 startups during the previous editions, acting as a driving force for the growth and innovation of the international business landscape.

Next stop: Greece

Thessaloniki - December 17th, 2022

After the previous event held in 2021, the WMF International Roadshow comes back to Thessaloniki! Let’s meet in Greece, on December 17th, 2022. For the second time, the event is held thanks to the collaboration with local partnersstartups, and investors from the Greek ecosystem. Local institutions, universities, and international companies are invited to join the event, which will take place in the CISCO accelerator.

Discover all the International Roadshow's scheduled next stops on the dedicated website.

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Some of the cities involved

Riad - Arabia Saudita
January 3-5, 2023

The WMF hosts, in collaboration with the SIDMC Riyadh event, a delegation of startups and investors from the Italian Innovation Valley network, meeting local players and seeking synergies with leading Middle Eastern players. The goal is to connect the Arabian Peninsula with the Made in Italy digital excellence, showcasing services and tools.

Cairo - Egypt
February 10-11, 2023

Through its partnership with Startup Without Borders, an international ecosystem for uprooted and refugee entrepreneurs, WMF is organizing the Cairo event where the Festival will be present with a delegation of companies and a pitch competition featuring startups from both the WMF and SWB ecosystems.

Tirana - Albania
February 24, 2023

A WMF event created in collaboration with local partners, aimed at connecting the Italy Innovation Valley ecosystem with the highlight of Albanian tech entrepreneurship, thanks to the participation of institutions, corporations, investors, and local authorities.

Sofia - Bulgaria
March, 2023

A WMF event built in collaboration with local partners, aimed at creating a bridge between Bulgaria and the WMF through the creation of educational appointments, B2B meetings between startups and investors, a startup competition, an exhibition area, and meetings with local entities and institutions.

Zagreb - Croatia
April, 2023

For the second consecutive year, WMF International Roadshow will stop in Zagreb, to meet with local startups and invite innovative Italian SMEs to exhibit and participate through presentations and B2B meetings with local investors, institutions, and more.

Belgrade - Serbia
April, 2023

The WMF team will be in Belgrade for the implementation of the first WMF event in Serbia. An appointment rich in educational moments, a startup competition, B2B meetings between investors and SMEs from the innovation field, and meetings with institutions and local authorities, with the aim of connecting the local ecosystem to the entrepreneurship of the WMF network and Italian Innovation Valley.

Prague - Czech Republic
April 19, 2023

Thanks to the collaboration with local partners and the Italian Embassy in Prague, the WMF is organizing the first Italo-Czech Business Forum, aimed at creating synergies between Czech and Italian realities. The event will be a moment of discussion and dialogue, also enriched with educational activities, competitions, project presentations, awards, and much more.

Monterrey, Ciudad Juàrez, D.F. - Mexico

WMF events land in Central America with an innovation-forward tour in 3 Mexican cities: Monterrey, Ciudad Juarez, and the capital, Mexico City. The Italian Innovation Valley ecosystem will meet with corporations, investors, entities, and local institutions through the organization of educational and networking events.

Vancouver & Toronto - Canada

Two WMF events will be held in Canada, one of the most forward innovation ecosystems in the world. Investors, local institutions, and North American corporations will attend the events, which will aim to create synergies between startups, SMEs in the innovation field, local entities, universities, and institutions, as well as bridging Made in Italy innovation with overseas.

Sarajevo - Bosnia & Erzegovina

A WMF event designed in collaboration with ICE - Italian Foreign Trade Agency. It will encompass educational moments, networking, and scouting of local startups, as well as the presence of SMEs in the innovation field and Italian startups, to present Italian tech excellence to new potential partners and investors, strengthening the ties between Italy and the countries of the Balkan area.

Coming Soon...

The International Roadshow will be held over the next few years in +30 countries. Stay updated on all the events, or nominate your city to host one of the WMF events, and connect your local ecosystem with the world by hosting an agile and fun format, full of networking moments, educational activities, competitions, awards, and more. Hosting a WMF event means creating opportunities that will grow your network and that of the entities, institutions, corporations, speakers, startups, and investors that will attend.

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