Bocconi for Innovation (B4i) is looking for innovative entrepreneurial projects backed by talented and motivated teams. B4i runs a 4-month acceleration program that provides unique development opportunities to the selected entrepreneurs and their startups.
By using Bocconi’s network and resources, we can help startups progress from prototype stage, through market validation, to a more advanced product-market fit.
What we look for
To be eligible for the B4i Acceleration program, the minimal criteria are the following:
Structure of the program
The program is full-time and lasts four months, enabling the participating entrepreneurs to independently compete on the market and connect with customers and investors. Each of the two annual batches welcomes up to 10 startups, depending on the quality of projects B4i will receive.
An Acceleration Specialist will act as the program manager, coordinating the acceleration program in daily contact with entrepreneurs.
While we do not set strong limits on the sector of origin, the accelerator is built around three main verticals of specialization, covered by three highly qualified professionals:
This vertical focuses on the main enabling technologies available today that are applicable to a wide array of industries. Examples include: B2B + B2C software, SaaS solutions, marketplaces, AR+VR, IoT, AI, blockchain all of which applicable to industries ranging from fintech to HR tech.
We look for projects focusing on internationally scalable Italian excellences alongside creative industries like fashion, design, food and furniture.
The reach of our accelerator extends to projects addressing climate change, social entrepreneurship, circular economy, smart communities, smart cities, and clean-tech.
What we offer
The above services have been valued as at least an additional €30.000.
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