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10 Italian startups selected for the Entrepreneurship World Cup National final

13/07/2021

 The National final pitch event will be held online on the 21st of July and can be watched live on the EWC platform

After analysing the 128 applications received, the META jury has shortlisted the 10 startups that will participate in the Entrepreneurship World Cup national final, divided into two categories: early-stage and growth.  


The pitch event will be held online on the 21st of July, and it and can be watched live on the EWC platform.  

The top 100 EWC national champions will be flown to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to participate in the EWC Accelerates program for an intensive startup bootcamp and compete in the EWC Global Finals.  

Last year, Prometheus and PatchAi were the Italian winners, and both participated in the final phase together with entrepreneurs from all over the world, with PatchAi reaching the top 25. 

Find below a short description of the 10 startups that will pitch in the National final. 
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EARLY-STAGE 


Volvero - Big Data/AI, Blockchain, Mobile, Mobility/Transportation, Energy and Sustainability 

Volvero is an app for sharing vehicles that connect owners with people who need one, saving time and money. Through AI and advanced technologies, we improve quality and security with crystal-clear full insurance coverage. Volvero is easier, safer and more reliable than any other app. 

Radoff - Big Data/AI, IoT, Cleantech, Health and Wellness 

RADOFF is an innovative startup that has developed a series of devices for monitoring radon gas, which is highly harmful and carcinogenic. It also developed the only apartment system (Radoff Life) that allows remediating environments from this contaminant. 

Quicklypro - Medtech 

Quicklypro developed Q-Walk, a wearable gait rehabilitation and maintenance device. Q-Walk is attached just below the knees and projects personalized visual cues that guide walking in patients with Parkinson's disease. Q-Walk is connected to an app that facilitates specialist monitoring and patient engagement in their rehabilitation and care journey. 

IUV - Foodtech and Agtech, Energy and Sustainability, Manufacturing and Infrastructure 

IUV is a global plastic-free packaging solutions corporate aimed to save the planet from plastic and waste, thanks to bioprotective treatments, fruit and vegetable supply chain solutions, natural biobased water-soluble spray solutions, natural biobased plastic-free single-use packaging solutions. 

Recornea - Health and Wellness 

Recornea is a medical technology company developing implants for treating cornea deformities. Our first focus is keratoconus, a disease that causes cornea bulging and presents a market of $3B. 

GROWTH


Angiodroid - Health and Wellness 

Angiodroid developed the only automatic injector for CO2 angiography validated on the market, with fully patented technology and freedom to operate validation. With Angiodroid the users can use the CO2 in the same way as iodine, also taking advantage of the good properties of the gas to achieve better diagnostic results. 

3Bee - Big Data/AI,IoT,Foodtech and Agtech 

3Bee developed an impact-driven business model that uses technology to increase the economic sustainability of the beekeeping sector. 3Bee provides innovative services to either honey producers or consumers with the objective, for the former, to enhance apiary margin and, for the latter, to increase the value perception of the product. 

Phononic Vibes - Cleantech, Mobility/Transportation, Energy and Sustainability, Manufacturing and Infrastructure 

Phononic Vibes is an Italian DeepTech startup born from the University Research at Boston MIT and Politecnico di Milano, bringing to market innovative & patented solutions to reduce noise and vibration in Infrastructure, Automotive and Appliances. Phononic Vibes products are based on MetaMaterials (i.e., advanced materials whose acoustic and vibrations control performances are material agnostic). Therefore, it can rely on recycled materials with unprecedented acoustic performances. 

Contents.com - Big Data /Ai 

Contents is a martech company that has developed an AI platform based on data analytics and machine learning systems. Its goal is to democratize data and make access to it easier for everyone through a single application platform. 

Moveo - Health and Wellness 

Moveo developed a self-powered, lightweight, soft exosuit to support walking by people with limited mobility. This is the first self-powered suit and the lightest in the world and is designed for those whose walking ability has been affected by degenerative disease, age or injury. 
 

META Group, as a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, is the national organiser for the EWC in Italy, helping entrepreneurs across the country start and scale into the competition.