The pilot aims to provide Italian Seal of Excellence holders with an additional source of access to finance by facilitating matchmaking with two leading crowdfunding platforms in Italy: October (lending crowdfunding) and WeAreStarting (equity crowdfunding). The initiative is open to any Seal of Excellence holder based in Italy.
Through the cooperation with ART-ER (Emilia Romagna), Unioncamere Lombardia, Civiesco Bank and other institutional partners, the pilot also aims to provide high-quality training to interested participants. The first one-day training session will be held in Bologna on 8 July. Participants will receive general training on crowdfunding - how it works and how to benefit from it - and will then have the opportunity to discuss directly with crowdfunding platforms, investors and enterprises who have already run a crowdfunding campaign.
Expressions of interest to take part in the pilot scheme can be made using this online application form (Italian). For further information, please contact email@example.com (subject line “Seal of Excellence participation”).
- Publication date
- 14 June 2019
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation