Intesa Sanpaolo Start-up Initiative - Global Social Venture Competition 2012

Milan, Italy - January 27, 2012

Global Social Venture Competition

Intesa Sanpaolo and Banca Prossima announce the 2011 edition of the Start-Up Initiative / Global Social Venture Competition Italy, focusing on projects and technologies with a high social impact. 

The event is organized in cooperation with Alta Scuola Impresa e Società dell’Università Cattolica di Milano (ALTIS), Associazione San Michele Valore Impresa, and Associazione Prospera

20 startups are going through the coaching and training stage: the top 10 will reach the Investor Arena Meeting, where they will pitch their business idea to investors, companies and institutions.

The startup application window for this event is closed. If you wish to take part as an observer, please send an email to startup@intesasanpaolo.com.


Selected Start-Ups
  • Creating equitable sharing of treasures of coffee where every US dollar invested a social return on investment of at least US$ 10.0 is made.
  • Plant separation of oil emulsions both vegetable and mineral recovery for recycling in the oily product central thermal combustion
  • New company aiming at becoming the distinguished Regional leader in providing aggro-forestry inputs and services in East Africa.
  • The next generation in solar energy. Smart and friendly solar thermal and photovoltaic panels.
  • Community Centre aimed at assisting students of Nghomunghomu Village to study further by acquiring outstanding matric results.
  • An innovative biomaterial that combines the propertiesof polymeric bone cements with those of a scaffold for bone regeneration
  • We provide services for elderly and integrate these services with offer for the local community.The area is:medical and personal care
  • Crowdsourced online accessibility maps and metrics to determine "walkability" and "livability" of urban areas
  • A revolutionary recruiting system to scout and discover young leaders in the Internet landscape. We find potential in Human Capital.
  • We are committed to ensuring the right for everyone to do sport
  • unique and free-of-charge web platform that helps disabled candidates enter the working world.
  • We are the European leaders in Positive Marketing: Positive news makes you feel better and makes companies selling more products.
  • Recovery and refinement of industrial production waste through design.
  • Idea to maximize the time spent for fitness training with an ecologically sustainable use of the environment.
  • Our project is oriented in the social sphere and play activities aimed at all disadvantaged children.
  • The proposed business idea in an innovative and contemporary interpretation of hemp-based products, in interior design and fashion.