EY and Microsoft Italy: open to applications for EY Startup Academy 2022.

Off today to the applications for the EY Startup Academy 2022a program of EY with Microsoft Italy. which wants to support young Italian startups. In particular those involved in the fields of social and environmental sustainability. For those companies that have passed the first release phase (Alpha phase), they have already created an MVP or a Proof of Concept. And now they’re looking for immediate funding.

Applications are open for EY Startup Academy 2022

A path of 5 weeks in which to develop and accelerate your business models, followed by the experts of EY and Microsoft Italia. The free training program touches on several topics important to launching a successful business. Both a careful analysis of your Business Model, internal organization, and courses on public speaking. But also insights into finance, fundraising and investor relations. Both hard and soft skills will improve through business coaching and with the logistical technical support of the EY network.

EY and Microsoft Italy: open to applications for EY Startup Academy 2022

How is the course structured?

Today begins therefore the first phase of selection will remain open until next 31 August 2022. The next step will see the top 20 startups they can show up at Initial Pitch Day of 20 September 2022.

Will be called to judge: Microsoft Italy, Plug and Play, InnovUp, Italian Tech Alliance, Startup Geeks, Impact Hub, Aurora Fellows and the Talento all’Opera Foundation.

EY and Microsoft Italy: open to applications for EY Startup Academy 2022

The jury will select the 10 best startups that will actually be able to participate in the EY Startup Academy,. The lessons are scheduled from 28 September to 28 October 2022. During the various courses, students will be able to use training technology tools by Microsoft.

At the end of the course the jury will decide one startup winner of the program .

EY and Microsoft Italy: open to applications for EY Startup Academy 2022

The winner will receive a cash prize from EY and a support from EY consultants strategically and operationally. Also may have access to the EY ecosystem for startups.

Then Academy Alumni Club, Entrepreneur of the Year Award, access to global and regional EY events, Wavespace community. And then numerous networking opportunities with investors, companies, successful founders and other startups.

EY and Microsoft Italy: open to applications for EY Startup Academy 2022

Important collaboration

According to Marco Daviddi, Strategy & Transactions Markets Leader Europe West, EY: “Our country is proving to be increasingly attractive, attracting the attention of investors who can offer incredible opportunities to numerous young and innovative entrepreneurial realities, allowing our economy to develop in a sustainable manner. This is why we have decided to accompany, together with Microsoft, selected innovative startups, through a training program, dedicated resources and networking opportunities.“

Daviddi explains that: “thanks to the collaboration with the EY Foundation, the EY Startup Academy is part of the EY Ripples program, the volunteering proficiency program through which all EY people contribute their skills and talents to strengthen communities in which we operate and face the great social and environmental challenges of our time”.

Gianluca Galgano, EY Startup and Venture Capital Leader comments: “The EY Startup Academy represents our concrete commitment to foster the development of the ecosystem of startups in Italy, in their journey “from idea to exit”. A project in which we will invest by putting our skills, our passion and our experiences with the ambition of building a better, more innovative and more sustainable world together with our partners”.

EY and Microsoft Italy: open to applications for EY Startup Academy 2022

Matteo Mille, Director of Marketing and Operations Microsoft Italy he explains: “Like Microsoft, we make our platforms and expertise available to help selected startups further accelerate change and promote a more sustainable and inclusive society. We have unprecedented opportunities ahead of us: with digital technology and the right skills, we can really make a difference and give the country new impetus”.

Find more information on the EY Startup Academy Italia website.