The People Accelerator

TechPeaks, an international project promoted by Trento Rise, will turn Trentino into the hot spot for Italy’s startup scene and culture. The initiative is addressed to young talents around the world willing to undertake a high-pressure 6-month boot camp to turn their great ICT business ideas into new companies.

The first edition of the program received 414 applications from 54 countries: 174 sent by teams and 240 by individuals for a total amount of 619 applicants. The selection stage is currently ongoing and the program will start on May 30th lasting for 6 months until November 30th 2013.

The applications for the second edition of TechPeaks 2014 closed on monday January 20, with a total of 408 applications received, adding up to 656 people


Some info about Tech Peaks:

TechPeaks was launched to enable the innovation ecosystem in Trento’s emerging tech scene by bringing in entrepreneurs, tech visionaries, and thought leaders from around the world. During the first weeks of the program, starting in May 2013, teams will form and interact, validating business ideas through lean methodologies. A seed funding of 25k€ is offered for the 30 best business ideas which can then be turned into real start-up companies headquartered in Trentino. Scholarship recipients will also receive free lodging, food, office space, services and visa for the first 6 months of the program. Start-ups able to attract private investors can participate to the second phase and obtain matching funds up to 200k€.


Top-notch mentors with global business and tech background will coach the participants and provide them with guidance and advice to help them succeed. Cross-fertilization with the advanced research labs of Trentino will create networks of people and transfer of ideas in an international technology context..Trento, already home to an excellent university system, some of the best international research centers and innovative labs, will soon become the focal point for the ICT community.


April 01, 2015

Pitch competition in Trento for The South Summit (Source: Tech Peaks )

April 8, 6pm-8pm at TechPeaks Office - Via Santa Croce, 67 - Trento

  • June 05, 2014

    TechPeaks #2 Demo Day – July 18 Less than 2 month TechPeaks Investors Day on July 18, In Trento – Italy. TechPeaks Batch#2 is composed by 47 entrepreneurs of 14 nationalities.

  • June 05, 2014

    Kickresume: Award Winning Team The startup Kickresume won the “Central European Startup Awards” for Slovakia in the category Designer Startup.


April 28, 2014

TechPeaks Academy

7 May, 18:00 - by TechPeaks HQ, Piazza Venezia 41 Read full article

February 21, 2014

TechPeaks: the candidates have been selected!

TechPeaks published he names of Alpinists – individuals & teams with an idea - and Explorers – individuals & teams without an idea, the new class of TechPeaks 2014! Read full article

December 21, 2013

TechPeaks roadshow in Trento

January 14, 18:00 @Bookique Read full article

December 21, 2013

TechPeaks roadshow in Milan

January 15, 19:00 @StartMiUp Read full article

December 19, 2013

TechPeaks 2014's applications are now open!

Applications for the next round close on January 20, 2014. Read full article

November 25, 2013

TechPeaks Demo Day - Monday, 2 December 2013

The first program of TechPeaks - the People Accelerator is well underway. We kicked off at the beginning of June with the official opening by Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta. Read full article

August 01, 2013

And the winner for best communication is.. Iderion!

TechPeaks, the ICT people accelerator, last week organized a media pitch to award the most capable team able to communicate their idea in a straight forward and captivating way. Read full article

June 28, 2013

TechPeaks on the hill - pitch event

TechPeaks teams will present their business ideas and gets feedbacks and questions from the audience. Read full article

June 18, 2013

Startup Spritz with TechPeaks

On June 20th in Trento takes place a startup spritz with TechPeaks with ideas pitching, submit your pitch! Read full article

April 12, 2013

Tech peaks' recruiting stage: a first success

The people accelerator received 414 applications from 54 countries: 174 sent by teams and 240 by individuals for a total amount of 619 applicants. Read full article

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