Spread your talent with CLIC Startup Competition

Great news coming for innovative entrepreneurs! We are thrilled to launch CLIC Startup Competition supporting and rewarding the most brilliant business ideas and promising startups in the field of cultural heritage adaptive reuse inspired to the circular economy principles. The aim of the initiative is to promote a more sustainable, resilient and fairer development, based on the regeneration of cultural and natural assets through the enhancement of the most important capital we have: people!

We are firmly convinced that a better future comes from all of us and from the opportunity to share ideas.

In times of crisis more than ever, we need cooperation, inventiveness, enthusiasm, commitment and valuable ideas. These are our means to the covid-19 crisis, to reduce its social impact and – most importantly – to shape together a better future for all, increasing the wellbeing of our communities and leaving no one behind.

With this objective in mind, we are looking for wannabe startuppers, already active entrepreneurs, informal teams and early-stage startups with a creative vision for innovative sustainable development working in – but not limited to – the following heritage-related sectors:

  • Cultural, safe and sustainable tourism
  • Creative, cultural, education and entertainment industries
  • Heritage community, social innovation and ethical finance
  • Technologies and materials for the circular city and building
  • Abandoned cultural landscapes regeneration

CLIC invites you to share your solutions, technologies, models and strategies able to cope with the current and future challenges to support economic and social resilience.

Why should you apply?

First of all, because your project could be selected among the 20 finalists and so you could join us in Naples from 25th to 27th November 2020 to attend the Pitch Competition. This will be an amazing opportunity to strengthen your business idea and your elevation pitch supported by startup experts.

Don’t miss the chance to present your pitch to a board of international investors who may trust you and finance your idea!

The 5 winners will have access to  4 months mentoring programme by CLIC Partner Iniziativa Cube and all applicants will be sponsored on Startup Europe Mediterranean (SEMED), a digital platform for startups and investors powered by FacilityLive, in collaboration with the European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative.

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Keep your eyes open on CLIC Startup Competition and get into the ring with your creative energies.

Don’t forget: apply from 1st September to 15th October 2020

The best idea can be yours!