Trentino Startup Valley: the 4th edition Demo Day arrives
May 2023

Smart spaces, health and life sciences, technologies for sports and cultural development. These are the sectors of the 15 startups that on 31 May will compete in pitch competitions during the Demo Day of Trentino Startup Valley, the acceleration and support path for new business ideas of Trentino Sviluppo and Fondazione Hub Innovazione Trentino. During the event, which marks the end of the Bootstrap phase, the teams will have the opportunity to present themselves to a panel of experts, with the aim of making known their projects, attracting investment and gaining access to the second step of the programme, which this year reached its fourth edition. The startups arrive at Demo Day after four months of training and coaching, during which they were assisted by specialists from Trentino's innovation system, who helped them refine their business ideas.

Demo Day: how to participate

The Trentino Startup Valley Demo Day is a free event, with a limited number of participants and subject to registration.

To participate in the event and attend the pitches of the 15 startups, book your place at the following link >>

Trentino Startup Valley: the programme

Trentino Startup Valley offers startups and aspiring entrepreneurs an excellent accompaniment programme, characterised by training appointments, customised coaching, financial support and access to a qualified network of entrepreneurs, investors and professionals. The programme, which has a limited number of participants, lasts 12 months and is structured in two phases: Bootstrap and Validation.

Phase 1: Bootstrap

The Bootstrap phase lasts 4 months and consists of:

  • Mandatory lessons on value proposition, market analysis, revenue model and financial planning
  • Financial and business plan drafting
  • Pitching in preparation for the meeting with investors
  • Personalised coaching
  • Access to Trentino Sviluppo co-working spaces in Rovereto and HIT in Trento

At the end of phase 1, teams present their business proposals during the "Demo Day". The most innovative, sustainable, mature and well-planned ideas will be admitted to the second phase of the programme, the Validation phase.

Phase 2: Validation

Phase 2 or Validation lasts approximately eight months and aims to continue the consolidation of the business idea until complete maturity and autonomy and includes dedicated and specialised coaching services on:

  • contracts
  • company formation
  • cybersecurity
  • GDPR compliance
  • certifications
  • team creation
  • marketing
  • finance

Projects that successfully pass the Validation phase will be entitled to access the Validation Day, a public event with an audience of business angels and investors at the end of which the "Trentino Startup Valley" Prize will be awarded. This is a cash prize amounting to:

  • 35 thousand euro for the first classified team
  • 25 thousand euro for the second classified team
  • 20 thousand euro for the third ranked team
  • 15 thousand euro for the fourth ranked team
  • 10 thousand euro for the fifth classified team
  • 5 thousand euro for the teams placed sixth to tenth inclusive, as a merit award for being admitted to the Validation Day