MILAN, JUNE 27th 2019
Does your startup operate in the Cultural and Creative Industries? Are you looking for strategic partners and financial resources to fully deploy your growth potential? The ArtLab Investment Forum is a project by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Media Deals and ECBN and part of ArtLab: the Italian independent platform dedicated to innovating practices and policies in arts and culture through structured dialogues amongst the key stakeholders of the cultural and creative ecosystem, in an international perspective.
The 3rd edition of the ArtLab Investment Forum (Milan, June 27th) offers you the opportunity to present your business to a distinguished international panel of investors composed of Business Angels, specialised VC and Italian foundations and to meet a diverse range of Italian and European companies, cultural organizations and stakeholders.
How does it work?
10 selected startups will present their products or services in a 5 min business pitch to investment funds, business angels, and venture capitalists followed by a Q&A and feedback round.
After the pitching session, entrepreneurs will meet the potential investors in individual one-to-one meetings.
When and where?
The pitch will take place in Milan on June 27th, at BASE Milano.
In order to ensure an effective performance, the 10 startups will benefit from an ad-hoc online individual training provided by Media Deals, between the end of May and mid June.
A final round of training and trial pitches will be held on site, on June 26th, the day before The Investment Forum.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for ambitious cultural and creative startups, that meet the following criteria:
- ● active in the Cultural and Creative sectors as a legal entity,
- ● proof of concept and market traction,
- ● with a clear potential and strategy for growth,
- ● promoting a scalable product/service,
- ● with a committed management team,
- ● preferably with pre seed investments,
- ● based in a EU country or the UK.Pre-money valuation (under 2 million Euro) is appreciated.
Who will you meet?
Italian and international investors focusing on seed capital investment – 200K€ to 1M€ -, Business Angels and early stage Venture Capitalists will be selected for their interest in innovative and tech driven startups operating in the Cultural and Creative Industries.
How to apply?
Startups will either receive a link because they have been recommended by our partners or they can directly register and upload their material on www.f6s.com/artlabinvestmentforum2019 until Monday April 29th at 12:00 p.m.
Important! Your application will be in the form of an investor pitch deck:
Make sure to specify in the pitch deck:
- your market potential,
- the revenue forecast,
- the amount of investment you are seeking,
- the technical and managerial skills of the team
Maximum 10 startups will be selected by an international jury chaired by Bernd Fesel (ECBN) and composed of Thierry Baujard & Juliane Schulze (Media Deals), Mehjabeen Patrick (Creative England), Damiano Aliprandi & Simona Martini (Fondazione Fitzcarraldo), Michal Hladký (Creative Industry Kosice), Rita De Graeve (Flemish Department of Culture, Youth and Media), Kai Huotari (Kaapeli, Finland), Manel González Piñero (CREB, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya).
Selected startups will be notified mid-May and commit to participate in the individual online appointments, the test-pitches in Milan on June 26th and the pitch and one-to-one meetings at ArtLab Milan on June 27th, 2019.
The forum will cover accomodation for 1 person for 1 night while travel costs are picked up by the participants.
Want to know more?
If you have any doubts or questions please do not hesitate to contact us for further information: Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, Lisanne Notermans – email@example.com
What is ArtLab?
ArtLab is the Italian independent platform dedicated to innovating practices and policies in arts and culture through structured dialogues amongst the key stakeholders of the cultural and creative ecosystem, in an international perspective.
Initiated in 2006 by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo, the over 40 partnerships which include Italian and European networks, national cultural institutes, municipalities/regional authorities and agencies, businesses, foundations, cultural and creative umbrella organizations and universities, contribute to the sustainability, programming and dissemination of the outcomes.
2019’s edition of ArtLab foresees two main events: Milan (June 27-28) and Bari-Matera (October 24- 26), and three laboratories in Treia, Mantova (Italy) and Helsinki (Finland). These are set-up together with local partners within cultural manifestations deeply rooted and focused on the territory. The laboratory in Helsinki will contribute to the international debate on the Cultural and Creative Industries.