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  • John Cabot University 233 Via della Lungara Roma, Lazio, 00165 Italy (map)

Under the patronage of Associazione Nazionale Giovani Innovatori and the Canadian Chamber in Italy, John Cabot University is proud to invite you to participate in the JCU Weekend of Startups to be held in Trastevere, Rome, on 15-16-17 November (for the third consecutive year)!

In just one weekend, pitch your startup idea and receive feedback from peers and experts. Form a team to turn an idea into a real world startup: business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. Compete for great team prizes!

CHECK OUT JCU Weekend of Startups 2018


On Friday afternoon you can pitch your idea or just listen to others' ideas before forming your team. Then together with your team, you'll take this idea and RUN! You'll receive lots of mentoring and coaching from experienced entrepreneurs, and maybe even start a new company. You'll need plenty of energy and a team player attitude to excel throughout the weekend, which culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders for great team prizes! Bring your laptop too!


• sponsored by CRMpartners: €4,000 total value; ZOHO ONE software package (48 business apps) plus Quickstar consulting package for the top three teams;

• sponsored by KPMG: €1,000 cash prize to the winning team;

• sponsored by Luiss EnLabs/LVenture: consulting with their investment evaluation team for the winning team

• sponsored by TIM WCAP: 3 months co-working space and consulting from their Rome-based team


5 delicious meals (and plenty of coffee) over the weekend (2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and 1 lunch)

Benefits and discounts from our local and global partners

Mentorship and coaching throughout the weekend

Great new contacts of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs from all over the world

We're able to offer all this thanks to local and national sponsors, passionate about youth entrepreneurship and innovation.

Earlier Event: June 20
Innovation - From Farm to Table.