A direct flight to the United States to conquer the great market of ideas, where the American dream embraces startups from all over the world, including Italy. A country to which projects are exported and from which the funding and know-how to implement them is imported.
Joule, the Eni school of Entrepreneurship, organised the Innovation Bootcamp in Silicon Valley with the collaboration of the San Francisco-based Open Innovation Outpost - Eni's observatory for collaborating with the most promising international startups and scaleups - and Mind the Bridge - the international organisation which provides innovation consultancy to startups and companies.
A week in San Francisco to put Joule's selected startups in touch with the most important investors in Silicon Valley. Intense working days, a tight roadmap of presentations, pitches, in-depth discussions with mentors to pitch ideas and seek funding to support the growth of startups. In the US, the amounts available to finance the most interesting projects are incomparably higher than in European markets. In just eight years, Unicorns have grown from 80 to 900, with a valuation of $1 billion. In 2021, $330 billion was invested in technology startups in the US, compared to $167 billion in 2020.
Huge spaces and extraordinary business opportunities.