We are excited to unveil 11 kickass startups selected to hop onto a 5-month journey with us as part of our third Wise Guys SaaS – Milan batch. The acceleration program runs from May until November 2022, where chosen startups will go through an intensive mentorship-driven program and have access to initial investment and the prospect of connecting with over 250 mentors and 200 investors.
This batch is as diverse as ever. We have startups from 5 different countries, 33 founders, 3 cooks, 4 basketball players, and 10+dogs in the house! Selected from a long list of applications, these startups are working on unique and diverse solutions, from easy-to-use 3D modeling, tattoo industry, stroke prevention AI, to digitized hotel operations and much more than meets the eye.
Meet the startups:
3DVieweronline LTD (UK) – 3DVieweronline is the web platform that makes 3D models easy to view, share and embed, for everyone and from everywhere.
Culturate (Slovenia) – helps hybrid or remote teams boost engagement, enhance culture and improve communication.
Deliverart (Italy) – enhances restaurant delivery operations and consolidates order sources in a single interface.
Drip (Italy) – is the first high fashion and streetwear service platform with a subscription.
Hevi AI (Turkey) – leverages big data and state-of-the-art deep learning to accelerate stroke diagnosis.
HotelBuddy (Estonia) – one solution to digitize hotel guest journeys from check-in until check-out.
INKsearch.co (Poland) – SaaS-enabled marketplace for the tattoo industry. It improves the connection between top artists and clients.
Karrycar (Italy) – is the first web platform in Italy that helps car dealers manage their shipments hustle-free and at better rates.
Profiter (Italy) – predictive analytics for the supply of pharmaceutical products. Helps increase profit with the use of AI.
Restworld (Italy) – helps thousands of HoReCa (Hotels, Restaurants, and Catering) businesses to build their teams. The meeting point for those who work in the hospitality industry.
Vado (Italy) – the first solution in the world that allows vending machines to sell their products in delivery apps and e-commerce.
Meet the batch managers:
Wise Guys SaaS Milan is run by three awesome SWG people – Giovanni Khoury, Managing Director of the batch, and Andrea Orlando our Managing Partner of Startup Wise Guys Italy, the guys will be working closely together with –Sara Sabry, our program coordinator, who has already done an amazing job at managing recent SaaS-Tallinn and SaaS-Milan batch before that.
We are excited to start our 34th batch with 11 startups and 33 founders representing 5 countries. These founders come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. I am confident they have the right mindset to leverage the knowledge they are bringing in and make use of the resources made available to them. I expect great results from the startups by the end of the program and beyond.Giovanni Khoury, Program Managing Director
Two years of SWG in Italy
After celebrating two successful years on the Italian market with 2 previous batches, we are thrilled to start the third out of four SaaS-Milan programs we have planned in Italy as part of our European expansion strategy with the goal to help to build even more successful tech companies in Europe. It all started with a crowdfunding campaign where we fundraised 1.2M EUR at the beginning of the pandemic to support and invest in both Italian startups, as well as those eager to expand into the Italian market. We are already looking forward to the fourth batch and welcoming new startups into our SWG family.
Also, we have recently finished our first CyberXcelerator program in partnership with CDP Venture Capital, the venture arm of Italian investment bank CDP (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti) that ran in Cosenza, Italy. CyberXcelerator program consists of a three-year investment in at least 30 startups, comprising three batches of eight to twelve startups each and we are already looking forward to launching the second batch this September.