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This year’s edition is being led by co-Presidents George Coelho, Partner at Good Energies, and Giuseppe Zuco, Co-Founder of Octo Telematics who presented at the 2013 Italian Tech Tour and was recently honoured as one of the most innovative technology company in Europe at the Tech Tour Growth Forum 2016. The selection of companies will be done by two Selection Committees. Alvise Bonivento, Investment Manager at Atlante Ventures, will act as co-Vice President and head the Industry 4.0/Smart City Selection Committee. Sergio Zocchi will act as co-Vice President and head the Digital Tech/ICT Selection Committee.

Past editions of the Italian Tech Tour have helped presenting companies raise over 224 million euros to date. All selected companies and participants of the 2016 edition will have the same chance to build vital connections with leading international industry experts, investors, and corporates. Previous presenting selected companies include: ADmantX, Advanced Accelerator Applications, Buongiorno SpA, EryDel, jobrapido, Octo Telematics, SR Labs Srl and Yoox.

Eligibility Criteria

The selection of companies is based on merit only, and applicants must be headquartered in Italy to be eligible to apply.

Applicants will be assessed on the uniqueness of their technology, the strength of their business model, vision, capability to execute on the business plan, and the quality and track record of their management. The companies will be screened by anexpert Selection Committee comprised of senior business leaders in venture capital, technology and research.

The Italian Tech Tour Company Selection Committee Members

Alessio Beverina Partner, Panakès Partners
Matteo Bonfanti Investment Manager, Quadrivio SGR
Alvise Bonivento Investment Manager, Atlante Ventures
Luigi Campitelli CEO, BIC Lazio
Marco Cantamessa CEO, I3P, Incubatore Imprese Innovative Politecnico di Torino
Paolo Cellini Professor Digital Economy, Panakès
Stefano Ciccotti CEO, Rai Way SpA
Andrea Contri Innovation Manager, Intesa Sanpaolo
George Coelho Partner, Good Energies AG
Giuseppe Donvito Partner, P101
Mauro Ferrari Vice President, Club degli Investitori
Claudio Giuliano Managing Partner, Innogest Capital
Giorgio Guidi Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Hive Business Accelerator
Cesare Maifredi General Partner, 360° Capital Partners
Aurelio Mezzotero Managing Director, Italian Angels for Growth
Anders Nilsson Advisor, growITup
Timothy O’Connell Partner & Accelorator Director, H-Farm Ventures
Mauro Odorico Investment Director, VERTIS SGR
Kyle Park Managing Director, Harvest Management Partners
Pietro Strada Managing Director, Managing Director
Luciano Tommasi Head of New Ventures, Enel
Marco Trombetti CEO, Translated
Davide Turco Head, Atlante Ventures
Sergio Zocchi Managing Partner, United Ventures The Italian Tech Tour is proudly supported by Pictet, Orrick, Intesa Sanpaolo, Torino Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Europe Network Italia and Union Camere Piemonte.

All entries must be submitted online no later than September 15, 2016.