Telecom Italia SpA, headquartered in Italy, launched a Corporate Accelerator called #Wcap Accelerator in 2013. They describe their goal as "We help turn ideas into market-ready companies, supporting startups directly during the creation and development stages. To do this we work daily to foster a community of professionals and partners in the Italian innovation ecosystem. During the program the teams will also begin talking with Telecom Italia’s business unit in order to initiate early collaboration that could eventually turn into a contract with the company."

Website: #Wcap Accelerator

About the program

Status Active
Locations Catania, Italy / Rome, Italy / Milano, Italy / Bologna, Italy
Funding 25K EUR
Equity No, but investment through TIM Ventures possible
Term 4 months
Cohort-based Yes, yearly
Pitch day , but TIM Ventures
Office space Yes
Powered by No
Support offered Yes, mentors
Launched 2013
Focus areas
(Source)

The Call for Ideas is aimed at startups in the digital field such as:

  • Mobile
  • Smart city
  • Smart home
  • Automotive
  • Gaming
  • Health & wellness
  • Data analytics
  • Green solutions
  • Social impact
  • Digital payments
  • IT security
  • Social networking
  • Wearables.

About the company

Name Telecom Italia SpA
Headquarter Italy
Industry Information
NAICS Wired Telecommunications Carriers (51331)
Listed on S&P 350 Europe

Further comments

Start of initiative already in 2009 (from competition to accelerator), Startups are becoming part of TIM's procurement list

This page was created on 2015-06-17 09:00:00 and last modified on 2015-06-17 09:00:00.

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