Call for Impact Enterprises #1

Impact Deal organizers are happy to announce the first open call for Impact Enterprises!

The data-driven impact acceleration program has been designed as an intensive 2-stage training and mentorship program that will lead impact enterprises to become ready for a Data Collaboration (Phase 1, 2 months) and to boost their product and attract Impact Investors (Phase 2, 3 months).

Call for Impact Enterprises #1

Impact Deal organizers are happy to announce the first open call for Impact Enterprises!

The data-driven impact acceleration program has been designed as an intensive 2-stage training and mentorship program that will lead impact enterprises to become ready for a Data Collaboration (Phase 1, 2 months) and to boost their product and attract Impact Investors (Phase 2, 3 months).

Application procedure is now closed!

February 3, 2022

Launch of the Call for impact enterprises (startups, scaleups, SMEs,…)

April 3, 2022 April 10, 2022

Deadline extended to finalize applications through F6S platform.

May 6, 2022

Selected enterprises (max 12) announcement

From May 26 to December 2, 2022

Impact acceleration

February 3, 2022

Launch of the Call for impact enterprises (startups, scaleups, SMEs,…)

April 3, 2022 April 10, 2022

Deadline extended to finalize applications through F6S platform.

May 6, 2022

Selected enterprises (max 12) announcement

From May 26 to December 2, 2022

Impact acceleration

The Impact Acceleration Program structure

The program is structured in two phases:

  • Phase 1: a selected bunch of European impact enterprises will enter a unique acceleration program and access to technical and business-driven training.The goal is to prepare them for a Data Collaboration with the members of Data Club.
  • Phase 2: eligible enterprises (based on an evaluation of Data Club members) will be fueled and boosted with exclusive private datasets, tech resources and top-class mentorship.

View here below the details of each phase.

ACCELERATION PHASE 1

TARGET

8-12 impact enterprises

DURATION

~2 months from May 26 to July 22, 2022

Preparatory path aimed at providing specific skills in Data Science and AI, Data Collaboration and entrepreneurship. 

Participants will be trained to make an explicit and precise pitch for “accessing the data” of the Data Club’s members: “If I had the chance to exploit your data (in particular these datasets …) I would improve my product in this way… by generating this kind of impact…”

  • Kick-off in Turin, Italy (2 days).
  • Training: ~2 months mainly online. The expected commitment is about 90 hours, ~35 days, 12-14 hours/week, + time for practice. Specific sections of the program might be delivered in Turin (to be defined according to logistical constraints and external factors, e.g. pandemics).
  • Final Bootcamp in Turin (3 days, full time) with additional training and one-to-one mentorship.
  • Data Pitch Day in Turin (1 day): the impact enterprises will pitch their value proposition to the members of the Data Club, highlighting the importance of being able to exploit the data of the latter.
  • Announcement of the impact enterprises admitted to Phase 2.
ACCELERATION PHASE 2

TARGET

3-5 impact enterprises

Only for enterprises admitted downstream of the Data Pitch and selected by the members of the Data Club.

DURATION

~3 months from September 8 to December 2,  2022

This phase is focused on accelerating the businesses of the enterprises through the data / datasets made available by the Data Club members, alongside expert mentorship and resources provided by Program Organizers and partners. Data / datasets will be managed according to the security, technical and legal policies set together with data owners. Particular attention will be paid to both the technical-scientific component and the impact potentially generated (in addition to the business opportunity).

Phase 2 will conclude with an Investor Day where accelerated enterprises show their data-empowered improvements to Data Club Members and potential impact investors.

  • Kick-off and training in Turin, Italy (2 days).
  • Mentorship: ~3 months online. The expected commitment is ~40 hours, ~20 days, 1-4 hours/week. Specific sections of the program might be delivered in Turin (to be defined according to logistical constraints and external factors, e.g. pandemics).
  • Demo Day in Turin (1 day).

Who are we looking for?

We look for profit and non profit enterprises (startups, scaleups, SMEs,…) with the following characteristics:

MANDATORY

  • willing to increase their competence and awareness about Big Data, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI);
  • ready to grow and to scale by means of solutions based on Data and AI and leveraging proprietary data assets;
  • aimed at generating an intentional and measurable positive social impact beyond the mere sale of services or products, focused on tackling societal and environmental challenges and to work toward at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the UN.
  • already started MVP (Minimum Viable Product) on-field testing and customer validation and established for less than six years;
  • operationally based in European Union or in a state included in EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) or United Kingdom;
  • composed of a solid and well-balanced team in terms of technical and business skills.

PREFERENTIAL / WELCOME

  • previous project experience in the AI, Data Science, Data Engineering fields;
  • concrete ideas about how to use and leverage data provided by Data Club (See “The Data Club”) members;
  • growth and scalability that deeply leverage infrastructure (e.g. cloud, computational resources, SaaS architectures,…);
  • previous experience with social impact measurement;
  • looking for scaling and funding opportunities.
  • willing to increase their competence and awareness about Big Data, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI);
  • ready to grow and to scale by means of solutions based on Data and AI and leveraging proprietary data assets;
  • aimed at generating an intentional and measurable positive social impact beyond the mere sale of services or products, focused on tackling societal and environmental challenges and to work toward at least one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the UN.
  • already started MVP (Minimum Viable Product) on-field testing and customer validation and established for less than six years;
  • operationally based in Europe or in a state included in EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) or United Kingdom;
  • composed of a solid and well-balanced team in terms of technical and business skills.
  • previous project experience in the AI, Data Science, Data Engineering fields;
  • concrete ideas about how to use and leverage data provided by Data Club (See “The Data Club”) members;
  • growth and scalability that deeply leverage infrastructure (e.g. cloud, computational resources, SaaS architectures,…);
  • previous experience with social impact measurement;
  • looking for scaling and funding opportunities.

What do we offer?

To all impact enterprises selected for each phase, Impact Deal guarantees:

PHASE 1

IMPACT COMMUNITY

You will be part of a selected group and a community of European enterprises entering a unique Impact Acceleration program

RELATIONSHIP WITH PARTNERS

You will benefit from direct relationships   with Data Club members and Program Owners and partners

TRAINING & MENTORSHIP

120 hours of training about entrepreneurship fundamentals, Data, AI and impact + one-to-one mentorship by field experts

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

You will have a financial aid (2000€ for each impact enterprises) to cover accommodation and traveling expenses

PHASE 2

DATASETS & SUPPORT

Impact Deal offers the datasets and the technical support provided by Data Club Members

TECH RESOURCES

Tech resources (e.g. computation, cloud, Data Tools,…) by Program Owners and partners

ADVANCED TRAINING

The access to ~40 hours of additional training and field experts mentorship

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Financial aid (2000€ for each impact enterprises) to cover accommodation and traveling expenses

INVESTOR'S PITCH

A final pitch for funding in front of a selected panel of impact investors

Are you ready for impact innovation opportunities through data, training and top-class mentorship?

Impact Deal is a new generation Acceleration Program supported by leading and inspired organizations that joined the Data Club and that will share trusted and proprietary data with a collaborative approach.

It will explore and create innovative perimeters for data enhancement and exploitation towards generation of measurable and positive social impact.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE IS NOW CLOSED

Thank you to all the applicants!

We are now going through the selection process: selected enterprises will be announced on May 6th!