WMF International Roadshow


The WMF network of events abroad.

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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 encouraging the flow of great new ideas and sharing insightful knowledge on the innovation industry, tech-driven entrepreneurship, investors and corporate ecosystems, and digital culture.

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 within the innovation field, and boosting the connections between industry ecosystems.

Our network covered sp far 5 continents and 29 countries, bringing the WMF to the Ruanda, Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, Canada, Egypt, Greece, Malta, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, China, and more. 

On the entrepreneurial side, specific 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 so far advancing opportunities for over 4,300 startups during the previous editions, acting as a catalyst for growth and innovation in the international business landscape. Want to bring the International Roadshow to your city? The Call for Cities is open, apply via the form below!

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Next stops of WMF's International Roadshow

Discover the events organized abroad by WMF and other international stops
Hong Kong & Shenzhen

Hong Kong & Shenzhen, China

14-18 November 2023

in partnership with INVEST HONG KONG

Thanks to collaborations with significant players in the local ecosystem WMF will touchdown in Asia for the very first time, to be part of a roadshow in the Greater Bay Area. During this stops WMF will be part of two of the most relevant tech event in Asia; STARTMEUP 2023 FESTIVAL & JUMPSTARTER 2023 FESTIVAL.

Digital cooperation between countries and continents has been one of WMF's primary objectives for years, and the connection with startups, VC, and CVC from the Asian ecosystem, promoted by WMF, will make a significant contribution to the entire global innovation ecosystem.


Belgrade - Serbia

5-6 December 2023

in partnership with the Italian Trade Agency and the Italian Embassy in Serbia

For this stop of the WMF International Roadshow the Embassy of Italy in Serbia, the Italian Trade Agency, and We Make Future are delighted to collaborate for a bilateral business forum on the 5th & 6th December in Belgrade. Envisioned as a nexus of industrial innovation and the start-up ecosystem, the forum seeks to build bridges and partnerships between Italy and Serbia, particularly in fields like agritech, artificial intelligence, ecological transition technologies, and sustainable mobility.

The forum will see Institutional panels & sessions, success stories from Scaleups, reverse pitch presentations by top Accelerators & Incubators, a showcase of serbian startups and a lot of Networking.


Thessaloniki, Greece

16th December 2023

in partnership with Italian-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce of Thessaloniki

The WMF event, that thanks to the collaboration with the Italian-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce of Thessaloniki, Elevate Greece and Enterprise Greece will be realized for the 3rd consecutive year, will feature startups and investors from the Greek ecosystem. It involves the participation of Greek institutions, universities and international corporations. Hosted within the CISCO Thessaloniki accelerator, WMF Thessaloniki is establishing itself as a benchmark event for innovative ventures in Greece.


Valletta, Malta

November 2023

in partnership with Maltese-Italian Chamber of Commerce

The WMF team will be in Malta to organize the first WMF event on the Mediterranean island. It will be an event filled with educational sessions, a startup competition, B2B meetings between investors and innovative SMEs, as well as meetings with local institutions and organizations. The goal is to connect the local ecosystem with the entrepreneurship of the WMF network and Italian Innovation Valley.

New Cairo

New Cairo, Egypt

February 2024

in partnership with Startups Without Borders

Thanks to the partnership with Startups Without Borders, an international ecosystem for immigrant or refugee entrepreneurs, WMF contributes to the organization of the Cairo event, where it will be present with a delegation of companies and a pitch competition featuring startups from both the WMF and SWB ecosystems.


Tirana, Albania

March 2024

in partnership with Money Magazine and the Italian-Albanian Chamber of Commerce

WMF event, held in collaboration with local partners for the second consecutive year, aims to connect the Italy Innovation Valley ecosystem with the pinnacle of Albanian tech entrepreneurship. This event will also feature the participation of institutions, corporations, investors, and local organizations.


Prague, Czech Republic

April 2024

in partnership with Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Thanks to collaboration with local partners and the Italian-Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industry, WMF organizes the second Italian-Czech Business Forum, aimed at creating synergies between local and Italian entities. The event will include educational activities, competitions, project presentations, awards, and much more.


Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

To be defined

in partnership with ICE/ITA

WMF event, organized in collaboration with ICE - Italian Trade Agency, will feature educational sessions, networking opportunities, and local startup scouting. It will also include the presence of innovative SMEs and Italian startups to showcase Italian tech excellence to potential partners and investors, thereby strengthening the ties between Italy and the countries in the Balkan region.


Canada, Vancouver

To be defined

in partnership with Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West - Vancouver

WMF will arrive in Canada, one of the most advanced innovation ecosystems in the world. Investors, local institutions, and North American corporations will attend the event, which aims to create synergies between startups, innovative SMEs, organizations, universities, and local institutions. It also aims to export Made in Italy innovation across the ocean.

Coming soon...

Stay updated on the stops or nominate your city to host one of the WMF events. Connect the local ecosystem with the world by hosting an agile and enjoyable format that includes networking moments, educational activities, competitions, awards, and much more. Hosting a WMF event means creating networking opportunities for yourself and for entities, institutions, corporations, speakers, startups, and investors who will participate while showcasing Italian tech excellence at the same time.

Previous stops

Oct. 26-27, 2023
Apr. 27, 2023
Mar. 15, 2023
Feb. 10-11, 2023
Dec. 17, 2022
Nov. 16-18, 2022
Oct. 24-26, 2022
Oct. 18, 2022
Mar. 31, 2022
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