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Knowbel

We are Knowbel, the tech startups incubator of Democenter-Sipe Research Foundation.



Knowbel

ABOUT

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We are Knowbel, the tech startups incubator of Democenter-Sipe Research Foundation.

The incubator was launched by Democenter-Sipe Research Foundation as part of the project Technopoles of Emilia Romagna Region in Italy with the assistance of Unione Terre di Castelli, Vignola Foundation and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

WHAT WE DO

SELECTION PROCESS

We provide three kind of services to early stage startups and university research spinoffs:

1. Over 1100 mq of location for offices and laboratories
2. Acceleration program (formation, consultancy and business matching)
3. Mentoring.


We make agreement with startup success fee based: we are strictly involved in startup future success.

We believe that the best way to create successful startup is knowledge transfer from best practices and experiences
that entrepreneurs, startups and investors faced in their everyday life.

We believe that one of the best way to get startups funded consists in involving our investors partners in selection process.

Selection process is composed by four phases.

Phase 1: call for selection. When It’s open, startups that wants participate must complete an on line form.
Phase 2: first selection made by Democenter-Sipe's advisors.
Phase 3: due diligence. Selected startups follow a three months period of evaluation.
Phase 4: final selection. Pitch contest and one to one interview with scientific board members of Knowbel, composed by startup’s consultants, Venture Capital partners, Entrepreneurs and Business Angels.

ACCELERATOR

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We give to all tech startups that we select high profile services and an intensive training program.

Our goal is to accelerate Startups development process through the creation of great teams with the support of consultants and mentors, fundraising activity and
internationalization.

TRAINING

We provide intensive training courses during the whole incubation phases, to all early stage startups we select. Training is offered in the form of a short master. One day a week, full immersion lessons and case studies presentation made by entrepreneurs & consultants.

CONSULTANCY

Our consultants network is composed by intangibles and product development experts, advocates, chartered accountants, ICT system managers, marketing and communication consultants, project managers and business developers.

BUSINESS MATCHING

Every week at Knowbel we organize events and meetings with venture capital funds, Business Angels networks, entrepreneurs and entrepreneur’s business associations. that operate in Emilia Romagna region’s industrial districts.

MENTORS

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Manager, entrepreneurs, angel investors, consultants help startups in development process giving them assistance, consultancy activities, access to their network contacts, coaching and strategical support.

ATTILIO
GIULIANI

MENTOR

MARIA RITA SANTERAMO

MENTOR

FEDERICO
CANELLA

MENTOR

MARCO
BARTOLOTTI

MENTOR

FABRIZIO
PALAI

MENTOR

LORENZO
CAVINA

MENTOR

MASSIMO
VOLOGNI

MENTOR

NEREO
LANZONI

MENTOR

ALEXANDROS
CHATGILIALOGLU

MENTOR

SANTOLO
SQUITIERI

MENTOR

ELENA
MENOTTI

MENTOR

DUCCIO
COSIMINI

MENTOR

ANDREA
TINTI

MENTOR

EUGENIO
BURANI

MENTOR

NICOLETTA
GRASSI

MENTOR

STEFANO
FRANCESCHI

MENTOR

ELIANA
GROSSI

MENTOR

TIZIANA ELENA
LAFFI

MENTOR

PAOLA
LORENZETTI

MENTOR

STARTUPS

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Our teams are composed by researchers, engineers, scientists, business developers and innovators focused on bringing to success innovative projects in the following technology areas: mechanics, electronics, robotics, ICT, automation, and agrofood.

APPLY

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Call for selection is OPEN!



Apply for 'Incubatore Knowbel del Tecnopolo di Modena presso Unione Terre di Castelli' (Deadline - Feb 22, 2016)


More info at: incubatore@democentersipe.it



















CONTACTS

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We are located in the territory of Unione Terre di Castelli – Modena.
In the middle of Motor Valley one of the most important Italian industrial districts focused on advanced mechanics and motor-sport technologies.

Knowbel Incubator.

 

Address:
Via Bachelet, 11
41057 Spilamberto (Modena)
ITALY