All sessions, speakers and topics were carefully chosen. Having the opportunity to listen and interact with top entrepreneurs and brilliant minds is incredibly valuable.Francesco Maria Serino, Doctors in Italy
The B4i Accelerator is a 4-month structured program to bring your startup from prototype stage to product-market fit.
Entrepreneurs will be expected to dedicate a full-time effort to the program, through which we’ll help them define their product, complete the team, connect to industry experts and advisors, and ultimately fundraise.
The application period closes and our team begins the process of candidates selection
Start of the program
The selected candidates begin their 4-month program
End of the program
The teams end the development path of their startup aimed at achieving product-market fit
The participants present their pitch in front of a community of angels and VC funds to fundraise for their company’s next stage
We select entrepreneurs who understand their customers and can execute on their vision.
Our accelerator’s goal is to remove obstacles in the company creation process while facilitating networking, knowledge and business opportunities.
Don’t expect us to build the business for you!
By joining the B4i Accelerator, entrepreneurs will be part of a platform of expertise and services specifically designed to help them scale.
The Legal Clinics are a special program of Bocconi University offering professional legal assistance to support your business. In collaboration with established Italian law firms and notary offices, we provide free legal counseling to the startups participating in the Pre-Acceleration and Acceleration programs.
While our program has a broad approach and is open to everyone and every business sector, we offer deeper knowledge and specialized support and network on 3 specific vertical tracks
This vertical focuses on the main enabling technologies available today that are applicable to a wide array of industries. Examples include: B2B + B2C software, SaaS solutions, marketplaces, fintech, insuretech, marketing tech, adtech, HR tech, AR+VR, IoT, AI, blockchain, cybersecurity and more.
Massimo Della Ragione
Head of Digital Tech
We look for projects focusing on internationally scalable Italian excellences alongside creative industries like fashion, design, food and furniture.
Head of Made in Italy
The reach of our accelerator extends to projects addressing climate change, social entrepreneurship, circular economy, smart communities & smart cities, and clean-tech.
Head of Sustainability
Giacomo De Lorenzo
Product Manager & Accountable Lead, Klarna
Erika De Santi
Co-Founder & Managing Director, WeRoad
Operations Manager, LeWagon
Founder of Boolean Careers, Boolean Careers
Product Manager, lastminute.com
Engineering Manager, Klarna
Motion Graphic Designer, Bending Spoons
Partner, Your Digital
Strategic Business Consultant
People & Culture Director, OneDay Group
Chief International Development Officer, Satispay
Software Architecture Consultant
Head of Sales and Business Development, Apical
CEO & Founder, Nibol
Lead Engineer, Klarna
Senior Partnership Manager, Degusta Box
If you are a skilled and motivated professional, our Mentorship program is a great opportunity to join a dynamic environment where to share your experience and skills to support our startups and expand your business network.
By joining the Bocconi family, founders will have access to the services that are usually dedicated to students and staff.
Many of the Bocconi Alumni are founders themselves, if not investors or managers. Entrepreneurs will benefit from the vast expertise and learn from the diverse experiences of the Alumni who are part of our community.
While working on campus, entrepreneurs will have access to a vast array of databases from the Bocconi Library (in-person access only), gaining that competitive edge when assessing users, investors and competitors.