The second annual call for startups from LUISS EnLabs, the startup accelerator owned by LVenture Group, born from a joint venture with Luiss University and supported by Wind Tre, BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, Accenture and Sara Assicurazioni, kicks off today. The Hub of LVenture Group will welcome early-stage startups with innovative solutions ready to seize the great opportunities of digital transformation in the post-COVID-19 global scenario.
Applications are open within the 2nd of October. All the selected startups will be backed with an investment up to €160K by LVenture Group, a holding company listed on the Italian Stock Exchange and one of the main European early-stage VC operators: as stated by PitchBook LVenture Group is the most active VC investor in Southern Europe in Q1 2020.
Thanks to the co-investment agreement signed by LVenture Group with Lazio Innova, the startups ready to operate in the Lazio region could receive an investment of up to €200K (60% by LVenture Group and 40% by Innova Venture, the Venture Capital Fund of the Lazio Region, managed by Lazio Innova).
To date, LVenture Group has accelerated more than 100 startups, with a success rate in terms of co-investments collected by those startups that have completed the Program of 80%, to prove its ability to support startups in achieving goals and growth, thanks to its international results-driven methodology.
“Startups have played an important role in this digital transformation scenario accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic and in the future they will increasingly candidates lead this process. We are looking for talented teams that have this vision, with innovative solutions that can intercept the new digital trends and we are ready to support them. We offer a very challenging path but one hundred per cent focused on results, as demonstrated by the exit of LybraTech, startup accelerated by our program and exited in less than two years”, says Giulio Montoli, Head of Acceleration Department of LVenture Group.
THE PROGRAM – The Acceleration Program lasts 5 months under the guidance of a team of experts from LVenture Group and a large network of alumni and technical advisors. The selected startups will be supported in the development of their product, business model, technology, communication, marketing, and fundraising. Perks will be also available for all the startups selected (cloud credits, support in SEO prototyping, facilitation and e-payments) for 2 million euros worth.
REQUIREMENTS – The selection is open to all digital startups, especially those dedicated to competitive solutions in emerging market sectors, such as corporate welfare, cybersecurity, software for businesses, fintech, retail, Industry 4.0, health and wellness, Urban Tech, or capable of using new technologies such as AR/VR, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and blockchain. In order to attend the Acceleration Program, startups must provide a working product prototype or a validated idea and a team willing to work on the project full time, showing different skills, in particular, those necessary for technological product development.
LOCATION – The selected startups will be hosted in the LVenture Group Hub at Termini Station in Rome or in the Milan venue at the Milano LUISS Hub, a thriving ecosystem and a source of constant inspiration and networking opportunities for innovators.
APPLICATIONS – Applications for the Acceleration Program must be submitted online by accessing accelerationluissenlabs.com.
Startups can also book a slot for a one-to-one call with the LVenture Group Acceleration Team, who is always ready to counsel new innovative projects during the application process.