CLIC Startup Competition has been designed to give cultural and creative entrepreneurs a real-world experience to fine tune their business plans and elevator pitches to generate funding for successful commercialization of their product. A pool of judges will evaluate the teams soliciting start-ups funds from crowdfunding platforms, early stage investors and venture capital firms. Awards and prizes will include the chance to receive mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs, businesses coaches and investors; opportunities to launch initiatives on a crowdfunding platform, networking with potential venture capitalists and other investors; high caliber of judges, all senior level investors, entrepreneurs and industry leaders; opportunities to receive individual feedback during separate sessions.
(November 2019 – February 2020)
Up to 20 finalists will be selected by a Board of Evaluators composed by CLIC partners, business and startup experts. They will be invited to the 3 days events in Naples and will be admitted to the Pitch Competition.
(date to be defined)
The 20 finalists will be trained by business and startup experts to implement their business idea and pitch elevator. They will present the pitch to a Board of Evaluators and investors. The 5 most voted projects will have access to a 4 months mentoring programme by business expert.
The Selecting Committee will evaluate each idea based on the following criteria: