Introduction to the Start-Up Initiative

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Introduction to the Start-Up Initiative

  1. 1. Intesa Sanpaolo Start Up Initiative 1
  2. 2. Executive summary: what is the Start-Up Initiative An international acceleration platform for high-tech startups, focusing on 5 technology clusters (ICT & Mobile, Biotech & Healthcare, Nanotech & Materials, Cleantech, Social Ventures) and 4 industries (Agri-Food, Fashion & Design, Transportation, Smart Building) A rigorous process that ensures high quality of the investment proposals, and clarity in the communication of business plans and innovative content A strong track record since the launch in September 2009: 63 editions in 6 countries (IT, UK, US, DE, FR, IL) matching about 450 start-ups and growing companies with over 5,000 investors, corporations and players of the innovation ecosystem 2
  3. 3. The Intesa Sanpaolo Group at a glance International network in 29 countries to support cross-border activites of corporate customers Leading Banking Group in Italy and one of the top banks in Europe 19 bn Market Cap ranking 6th in Eurozone (28/09/2012) Total assets of €668bn, customers loans of € 375bn and customers deposits of € 369bn 11 million customers in Italy through 5,579 retail branches 8.3 million international customers through 1,562 branches Figures as of June 30, 2012 3
  4. 4. The Start-Up Initiative process For each edition Scouting Booster Course Selection Investor Arena Meeting What: Business Plans analysis Coaching for start-ups to fine-tune their business plan and presentation Selection of Start-ups ready to meet investors Start-up pitches, Q&A, collection of interest manifestations from the investors Who: Our innovation specialists, based upon a screening model INCube (network of angel investors from California) Panel of experts from incubators, universities, accelerators, industry and investment funds Start-ups, Italian and International investors [BAs, Seed Capital, VCs], corporations When: Ongoing 2 days + 1:1 coaching 1 day 1 day How many: ~100 ~30 8/10 4
  5. 5. Key development directions Stages • Growth-stage • Early-stage • Seed Bio Health Clean Nano Social ICT Electr. Mobile Markets International roadshows Technologies RU ES IL FR US DE UK IT Investor Arena Meetings Agri-Food Smart Building, Construction & Real Estate Fashion & Design Industries Transportation Vertical Open Innovation Days 5
  6. 6. Key figures since September 2009: 39 24 2.160 590 450 ~5.200 ~2.400 TECHNOLOGIES Italian investment forums International investment forums Generalist Bio/HC Digital Screened submissions Trained start-ups Finalist start-ups Investor & corporate attendees Follow-ups with the start-ups EDITIONS 7 Cleantech Nanotech 4 2 7 2 3 6 2 1 3 4 PARTNERS 1 1 2 1 Social 3 Fashion & Design 2 Transportation 1 3 Smart Building 1 3 Agri-food 2 2 65 success cases, 35 M€ raised, 5 exits 6
  7. 7. Key international partnerships 7
  8. 8. Media coverage Over 500 international media clippings Case study in the italian edition of «Open Services Innovation» by Henry Chesbrough Inserts in the official publications of: • G20 Cannes 2011 • G8 Camp David 2012 • G20 Mexico 2012 Self-published book about the 15 most significant start up stories from the Start Up Initiative 8
  9. 9. Contact us www.startupinitiative.com startup@intesasanpaolo.com Ufficio Promozione della Ricerca Intesa Sanpaolo Corporate & Investment Banking Division Strategies & Resources Direction Innovation Service Piazza della Scala 6, 20121 Milano +39 02 87943947 - Andrea Contri +39 02 87943559 - Giuseppe Capetta 9

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