Make it in Milan

The intensive two-day bootcamp, which takes place on 21 and 22 June 2017 in Milan, is the ideal opportunity for any creativefashion or design startup to learn what it takes to make it in Milan. Participating startups will get first-hand knowledge from experts, lead users and peers, arming the startups with everything they need to grow and scale their business into Milan’s startup ecosystem – a foot in the door to the wider Italian market. 

An invaluable business opportunity

Participants will attend one-on-one meetings with Italian launching customers and organisations within the design, fashion and creative sectors. There will also be sessions on marketing, PR, cultural differences, business development, law, recruitment and finance.

Attendees will even get the chance to pitch to investors and visit Milan’s best innovative startup hubs, including the city's awesome incubators and accelerators. Of course, there will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the two days.

Application details

In particular, we are looking for Amsterdam-based startups that are already actively seeking to enter Milan’s prestigious market. Naturally, it'll help if your product fits this market, and positive metrics in growth and conversion definitely won't hurt.

StartupAmsterdam and Amsterdam Trade – who organised the event in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Milano and the City of Milano – will cover the cost for one person per startup; this includes organisational and food costs during the bootcamp. All other expenses – including travel and overnight stay – are paid for by the participants.

Think your startup is up to the challenge? Apply here! The application deadline is noon on 16 June 2017, so make it quick!

For further information, please email Amsterdam Trade's Annemarie Satink at [email protected] or StartupAmsterdam's Daniel Tserepnin at [email protected].