Institute for Entrepreneurship

JCU Weekend of Startups 2019

Under the patronage of Associazione Nazionale Giovani Innovatori and the Canadian Chamber in Italy, John Cabot University is proud to invite you to participate in the JCU Weekend of Startups to be held in Trastevere, Rome, on 15-16-17 November (for the third consecutive year)! DOWNLOAD the flyer!

In just one weekend, pitch your startup idea and receive feedback from peers and experts. Form a team to turn an idea into a real world startup: business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Compete for great team prizes!

Check Out JCU Weekend of Startups 2018

Your idea matters

On Friday afternoon you can pitch your idea or just listen to others' ideas before forming your team. Then together with your team, you'll take this idea and RUN! You'll receive lots of mentoring and coaching from experienced entrepreneurs, and maybe even start a new company. You'll need plenty of energy and a team player attitude to excel throughout the weekend, which culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for great team prizes! Bring your laptop too!

Prizes

• sponsored by CRMpartners: €16,000 total value; ZOHO ONE software package (48 business apps), Quickstar consulting package for the top three teams and at CRM's discretion, for a standout team a possible acceleration path;
• sponsored by KPMG: €1,000 cash prize to the winning team;
• sponsored by Luiss EnLabs/LVenture: consulting with their investment evaluation team for the winning team
• sponsored by TIM WCAP: 3 months co-working space and consulting from their Rome-based team
• sponsored by BizPlace: €4,000 total value; a business plan

Your ticket includes

5 delicious meals (and plenty of coffee) over the weekend (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 1 lunch)
Benefits and discounts from our local and global partners
Mentorship and coaching throughout the weekend
Great new contacts of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world

Event T-shirt sponsored by BizPlace

We're able to offer all this thanks to local and national sponsors, passionate about youth entrepreneurship and innovation. 

Still have questions? Reach out to us at [email protected]

YOUR JCU WEEKEND OF STARTUPS ORGANIZING TEAM

Silvia Pulino         Joanne Bergamin         Riccardo Maiolini         Costanza Cicero
Silvia Pulino         Joanne Bergamin         Riccardo Maiolini         Costanza Cicero

 

MEET THE JUDGES  

Mario Costanzo - WDA Studio         Gabriele Ferrieri - Associazione Nazionale Giovani Innovatori         Marcella Balistreri         Davide De Duonni
Mario Costanzo         Gabriele Ferrieri         Marcella Balistreri         Davide De Duonni
                               
Vincenzo Scozzarella         Alfredo Adamo         Matteo Tanzilli         Armando De Lucia
Vincenzo Scozzarella         Alfredo Adamo         Matteo Tanzilli         Armando De Lucia

 

Meet the Coaches

Elio Petti - Business Model and Strategy         Gianluca Granero - Tech Entrepreneur         Giorgia Conte- Digital Marketing         Giulia Mezzi - Cultural Heritage Management
Elio Petti         Gianluca Granero         Giorgia Conte         Giulia Mezzi
                               
Marco Giannone - Software Engineer         Axelle Andolina - Innovation Manager         Laura Dell'Aquila - Public Speaking         Giosuè Prezioso - Art Curator and Advisor
Marco Giannone         Axelle Andolina         Laura Dell'Aquila         Giosuè Prezioso
                               
Valerio Rossi         Niccolò Mascaro         Yekaterina Zusmann         Francesco Paolo Russo
 Valerio Rossi         Niccolò Mascaro         Yekaterina Zusmann         Francesco Paolo Russo
                               
Mattia Merra         Vittorio Cavani         Cristiano Grisogoni         Pasquale Longo
Mattia Merra         Vittorio Cavani         Cristiano Grisogoni         Pasquale Longo
                               

JCU WEEKEND OF STARTUPS SCHEDULE – 15-16-17 November 2019 

Friday November 15th (JCU Guarini Campus, 233 Via della Lungara, Rome)
6:00 PM - Registration
6:30 PM - Official Opening by Dr. Greg French, Australian Ambassador to Italy, San Marino, Albania and Libya
6:45 PM - Welcome & Intro speakers, coaches and community leaders
7:00 PM - Pitches Start
7:30 PM - Voting: Attendees vote for the top pitches
8:00 PM - Dinner & Networking: Eat, share ideas, get to know participants
9:00 PM - Form Teams
9:30 PM - Begin Work: Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills
11:00 PM - GO HOME!

Saturday November 16th (JCU Tiber Campus, 12 Lungotevere Raffaello Sanzio, Rome)
9:00 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Begin Work: Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
12:30 PM - Lunch
1:30 PM - Check in: After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help
2:00 PM - Coach Meetings: Coaches help teams one-on-one. 
7:00 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Check in: After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help
10:30 PM - Wrap-up and 11:00 pm GO HOME!

Sunday November 17th (JCU Tiber Campus, 12 Lungotevere Raffaello Sanzio, Rome)
9:00 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Presentation Prep & Tech Check
11:30 AM - Final Presentations
12:30 PM - Judging & Awarding of PRIZES
1:00 PM - Afterparty & go home!

THANKS TO OUR EVENT PATRONS, SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS 

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