As the first round of B-hub acceleration comes to an end,we take a look at our work with the 30 startups involved.
Each partner of the B-hub consortium was able to support six startups in their go-to-market strategy, marketing, IP protection, fundraising, and sales strategy through customized one-to-one mentoring sessions.
Examples of topics covered in one-to-one sessions include: Building a selling plan; IPR protection and patent landscape; Introduction to Internationalization; Positioning and branding; Pitch deck bootcamp; Support for customer discovery…
Insightful collective webinars/workshops
Visibility and speaking opportunities
The B-hub consortium organized events and webinars where accelerated startups were featured. Some startups were invited to share their expertise on a specific domain of interest, while others pitched in front of an audience of public and private stakeholders. Two startups: BC Diploma and Ecosteer, were invited to present their acceleration experiences with B-hub in a European webinar.
Apart from events, several communications were made to put startups in the spotlight: dedicated interviews on our website, social media posts, etc.
Alessandro Conti from Connecting Food, one of the 45 startups accelerated in B-hub, is presenting the technology solution to 40 SMEs in Sicily, Italy. A solution for real-time traceability of products and quality digital audits which create value for agri-food players and restore consumer confidence in food.
On 8-9 June 2021, three accelerated startups (Blockchain Italia, Ecosteer and B2Lab) participated to the Blockchain Revolution Summit presenting their blockchain-based solutions and creating links with a community of experts and business actors in the field.
From November 2020 to March 2021, as part of the B-hub acceleration programme, some startups attended pitching sessions in front of investors juries (e.g. Ecosteer and Commerc.io from Italy and Emblock, Sunny Lake, Hehop from France).
As a result of the matchmaking activity promoted by the B-hub consortium, a pilot project was launched at the Italian Trade Agency – ICE for the notarization of diplomas for participants of the post-graduate Master for Internationalisation ‘Fausto De Franceschi’ managed by the national Agency. The authentication process occurred on the Dedit.io platform, a blockchain empowered platform developed by Blockchain Italia, one of the Italian startups engaged in the B-hub acceleration programme.