ExplorerNews

Explorer Demo Day 2019: the winner is IPM, the startup that improves public transport.

explorer_demoday_2019

35 university students, 10 early-stage innovative startups and 3 months of internship: these are the pillars of Explorer. The goal of our program? To stimulate and guide the entrepreneurial vocation of bachelors students.

Explorer: an out of the ordinary internship

The Explorers started their journey 3 months ago. They have a specific aim: to actively join an Italian startup and to help its team to develop an effective business plan. In short, this program has nothing to do with traditional university internships.

During these months, students have attended more than 200 hours of training, bootcamps and mentoring. They have also followed 3 workshops on business plans and effective presentation. But in this adventure they have never been alone: ​​a team of 10 experts and entrepreneurs guided them, day by day, to the finish line: the Demo Day.

Explorer Demo Day 2019

The Explorer Demo Day is a celebration, but it is also a stepping stone. You know: experimenting in a “controlled environment” is the best way to learn how to “navigate” on your own.

Each team presented their business plan in front of a jury of experts: Andrea Griva (Vice-chairman of SEI), Pietro Puglisi (Founder of Claris Ventures), Federico Sandrone (Vice-president of the Young Entrepreneurs Group) and Stefania Boschetti ( Partner EY).

The event, which saw the participation of mentors, partners and friends, was a success: all the teams did their best, showing maturity, but above all, great passion. As in any competition, however, there is only one winner and his name is IPM.

The teams on the podium

IPM team has developed a system to make public transport more efficient, facilitating ticket checking and, at the same time, reducing CO2 emissions. Still on the podium, with a dead head, we find Wiseair, a startup that fights air pollution and Qtool, which instead uses 3D printing to optimize the production processes of objects.

What are the strengths of Explorer? Students have no doubts: interdisciplinarity and action learning. The program offers the opportunity to collaborate with students from very different university backgrounds. In fact, 4 Institutions have chosen to take part in our program: the Polytechnic and the University of Turin, the IAAD and the Bocconi University of Milan.

Now that the program is over and that diplomas have been delivered, a world of possibilities opens up for our Explorers and we can only wish them a fantastic journey.

More articles
itw
NewsTorino Forum

Italian Tech Week: 4 days to experience the future

Exhibition of technologies for industry and schools, meetings with inventors, innovative entrepreneurs, business angels and international investors, presentation of startups and scaleups, experiences of social enterprises, workshops on digital professions and events with the protagonists of the global tech scene. SEI is proud to announce that it is one of the founders of Italian Tech Week.

DSCF4085
Inventor

7 new ideas from SEI Inventor

Devices for more inclusive education, buoys that collect microplastics in the seas, dynamic flowers that reflect domestic energy consumption… Today marks the end of the third edition of SEI Inventor: a bootcamp where 40 inventors have worked to transform their business ideas into working prototypes.

1-6
ExplorerNews

SEI Explorer → Two weeks to the launch of the second edition, last places available!

The #SEI #Explorer module wants to help bachelor students to discover their entrepreneurial vocation, thanks to a three-month curricular internship, where they will alternate moments of classroom training with periods of work within early-stage startups, with the final objective of create a Business Plan for them!

The roster of 40 students coming from Bocconi, IAAD, Polito and UNITO is almost complete, but you can still send your application by attaching your CV and motivational letter to info@sei.it … The course will start on March 8th!
Do not miss the chance and apply!

Italian Tech Week a Torino
NewsTorino Forum

June 2019: Launch of Italian Tech Week!

SEI is proud to be one of the founding partners of Italian Tech Week: Innovation, Industry, Investment, Impact & Ideas, over 15 events in 4 days – from 25th to 28th June 2019 – bringing together Italian and European Tech excellences that are defining the future of business and society to Turin.
www.italiantechweek.org

News Archive