Intesa Sanpaolo Start-up Initiative - Global Social Venture Competition 2013

Milan, Italy - February 27, 2013

Global Social Venture Competition

Intesa Sanpaolo and Banca Prossima announce the 2013 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, Italeaf, 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

Selected Start-Ups
  • The brainchild of transformation of agricultural waste (manure) into thermal energy through a system designed ad hoc
  • A breakthrough technology device that gives to disabled people the power to control objects with their minds
  • Web platform to assist patients remotely while they are at their own home.
  • We spread and implement Social Business, a non-dividend company created to solve a social problem with a financially sustainable model.
  • The project allows deaf people to call normal phones through a mobile app that convert voice in text end text in voice.
  • Un social commerce che unisce i protagonisti del mondo del riuso e dell'up-cycling:artigiani,artisti,aziende,no-profit,Centri del Riuso
  • The first site that: gives everyone the opportunity to volunteer, helps organizations to find new volunteers, offers a new form of socializ
  • We produce plastic from urban post-consumer plastic waste: we fulfill the needs of industry and help the environment.
  • We produce,through geopolymer technology,a sustainable alternative special cement to the traditional one in different products and solution
  • A website that allows you to do your grocery of local and artisanal product from your local corner shop
  • Production of modules, for the creation of outdoor furniture, design in recycled material.
  • Assist anyone with debt problems and therefore requires professional support
  • An international trade and consulting company.