quickly Metaverse 4 finance acceleratorthe first Italian accelerator program – promoted by the Sella Group and implemented by Venture Incubator dpixel with the support of OGR Torino – which aims to identify and support the growth of national and international startups in order to develop innovative, economically sustainable solutions and technologies, inclusive and secure, within the metaverse applied to finance.
The Metaverse It is a multi-faceted and constantly evolving digital environment that aims to make people’s experience on the web immersive. According to data from Grand View Research, the metaverse is expected to reach a global market value of $678.8 billion in 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.4%. Founded on a combination of high-tech factors such as infrastructures, interfaces, hybrid/virtual experiences, and the creative economy, the metaverse can enable new and also unexplored market opportunities for the world of finance.
The accelerator program was created with the ultimate goal of bringing benefits to people in the process of approaching and adopting the metaverse, and proposing solutions capable of Anticipate and direct metaverse developments same. Today, startups are an essential pillar in building the new digital environment and even the smallest business ventures can play an important role in the growth of the finance metaverse: startups are in fact at the center of this trajectory and contribute to the faster innovation speed of big companies. The Sela Group supports the initiative to promote and enable financing in a growing field such as that of Metaverse.
Whom to invite?
The Metaverse 4 Finance Accelerator Program targets national and international startups that are capable of delivering market-disruptive innovations through technologies applied to metaverse financing. between requirements What is required for the startups includes a defined core team, a clear value proposition, a prototype ready to be launched in the market within 6-10 months, and a TRL level (Technological Readiness Level) greater than or equal to 6.
Prizes: €100,000 investment for each startup
The initiative, which is divided into 4 phases, will be developed over a period 6 months: the first stage of Scouting and selection During which the best startups will be selected, which will be followed by the second phase of Business acceleration To support the business plan and identify the top 10 selected startups. Then there will be a stage Technical verification of products and solutions for the five finalist startups (which will receive an investment of 100 thousand euros each) before moving on to “good luck” Which provides the possibility of integrating the developed innovations within the operations of companies operating in the sector.
“In this unique period that combines development, interruption and transition to Web3 – he comments Stephen Ezzalin, CEO of dpixel – It is essential to continue to promote an open and innovative ecosystem to foster ideas and solutions that are beneficial to citizens and businesses, wherever they work, in the physical world as in the metaverses. Through this Metaverse 4 Finance initiative, the group is taking another step forward to increase the country’s capacity for innovation and thus direct its growth and development, including exclusive partners and inviting together national and international startups, which represent a vital resource for investment for the economy. and social progress.”
Among the many interconnected phenomena that are reshaping the social and economic dynamics of the present – he declares Massimo Labucci, CEO of Ogr Turin – the metaverse represents a particularly challenging frontier full of opportunity. To the unexplored potential of a true “new reality” in which to move and relate, there is in fact an added dimension of a major trend today in full development that will have far-reaching ramifications for all sectors of our lives, from social communication to gaming, from marketing to finance. For this reason, the commitment of institutions, organizations and companies that are able to chart a direction in the name of inclusiveness, safety and sustainability, through the support and exchange of knowledge and experience, is essential. This is the goal that Ogr Torino wants to have together with dpixel to launch the Metaverse 4 Finance Accelerator, with the awareness of being able to contribute to the development of a strategic and disruptive vision of the future universe of the Internet and, by extension, society ».
DpixelVenture Incubator of the Sella Group operating for more than 10 years in the European market and having more than 36 million euros in investments generated, is the Accelerator Partner of the Initiative, with the task of managing all design, construction and investments of the Initiative. Selected startups will benefit from the support of dpixel mentors and the support of an exclusive network of partners for more than 16 weeks.
Ogr Turin is a 35,000 square meter international center in the heart of Turin, a unique experience center in Europe, dedicated to contemporary culture, innovation and business acceleration. As an innovation and networking partner, startups selected for the Metaverse 4 Finance Accelerator program will provide their network of financial, corporate and applied research center partners, a business community of international standing, tools and services, support in intercepting funding opportunities (direct and structured European funds), and advice through Legal and tax assistance office. Furthermore, OGR Turin will be actively involved in promoting the project with the aim of expanding its impact on the territory and synergies with other projects active in OGR Techs.
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