The aim of this call is to select 8 companies from Emilia-Romagna to attend the program “Business Match per PMI in Silicon Valley”. The program matches the top 8 SMEs from the Emilia-Romagna Region to engage directly with top corporate investors and VCs from Silicon Valley.
The selection will be done by an Evaluation Committee composed by ASTER and Emilia-Romagna Region with the support of US Market Access Center (USMAC).

The “Business Match per PMI in Silicon Valley” program covers a broad spectrum of activities dedicated to SMEs: defining the company strategy (both in Emilia-Romagna and Silicon Valley), pitch events, investor events, B2B meetings.

The 8 SMEs selected for the final phase are going to attend the Silicon Valley activities and all the preparation activities before:
Mentoring and preparation (16 September - 15 October 2017): USMAC will prepare and mentor the 8 selected SMEs to get ready for the meetings and the pitching sessions in Silicon Valley through a one-to...
The aim of this call is to select 8 companies from Emilia-Romagna to attend the program “Business Match per PMI in Silicon Valley”. The program matches the top 8 SMEs from the Emilia-Romagna Region to engage directly with top corporate investors and VCs from Silicon Valley.
The selection will be done by an Evaluation Committee composed by ASTER and Emilia-Romagna Region with the support of US Market Access Center (USMAC).

The “Business Match per PMI in Silicon Valley” program covers a broad spectrum of activities dedicated to SMEs: defining the company strategy (both in Emilia-Romagna and Silicon Valley), pitch events, investor events, B2B meetings.

The 8 SMEs selected for the final phase are going to attend the Silicon Valley activities and all the preparation activities before:
Mentoring and preparation (16 September - 15 October 2017): USMAC will prepare and mentor the 8 selected SMEs to get ready for the meetings and the pitching sessions in Silicon Valley through a one-to-one tutoring online e via Skype about how to approach the US market and how to approach the business meeting in the US;
Business Match in Silicon Valley (16 - 20 October 2017): the 5 days business trip will take place in Silicon Valley during October, 16th to 20th, and will consist of B2B meetings, pitch events and investor events.

Before the final selection there will be a pre-selection short list, where 20 SMEs are going to be selected to attend to the preparation phase, in details the steps are going to be:
Pre-selection: the Evaluation Committee will rank all the applications received and will identify the first 20 semi-finalist SMEs that will access the 2-days Bootcamp in Emilia-Romagna organized by USMAC and ASTER
Bootcamp in Emilia-Romagna (14 - 15 September 2017): the bootcamp is a 2-days immersive training event to get ready to approach the US. It is organized by ASTER and USMAC and will take place in Emilia-Romagna on 14 and 15 September. The activities on the first day will be in groups, while the second day will be dedicated to one-to-one meetings with a USMAC executive. All the activities of the Bootcamp are going to be conducted in English.
Final selection: after the Bootcamp the 8 SMEs accessing the “Business Match in Silicon Valley” are going to be selected.

Applications are received only via this web page. Applications received via any other means will not be accepted.

[Original call available at: http://bit.ly/RegioneERBusinessMatch]
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