Start Cup Padua 2024

Start Cup Padua is a competition among people developing innovative business ideas, financed and realised by the University of Padua. 

Start Cup Padova

The Start Cup Padua 2024 Prize (SCP) aims to stimulate the research and the technological innovation to support the economic development of the territory, making the participants' ideas concrete and putting them in a position to appropriately face the start-up phase of a new business. The participants will receive not only cash support, but training and advice on the most important aspects of the business management and the winners will take part to the national final "National Award for Innovation- PNI 2024" organised by PNICube. 

12 best projects (including 2 reserves) are identified among the received proposals through the evaluation of the submitted business ideas. The winners thus have the opportunity to participate in the Acceleration Programme a three day in depth training event on economic-managerial aspects.

During the Acceleration Programme, participants will attend lectures and take part in workshops and laboratories aimed at refining the business model and business plan of the submitted ideas. Supported by professional trainers and expert consultants, they will acquire and deepen skills useful for drafting the business plan, the video pitch and the presentation. 

Finally, at the 'Start Cup Padua 2024 Final', the three winners of the competition are identified and the special mention prizes (Social Innovation, Women's Entrepreneurship, Climate Change) are awarded.

The projects are selected on the basis of the value of the innovative content and/or the knowledge of the idea, its feasibility and the presentation quality of the plan. All the participants of the Start Cup Padua can participate in a series of events to help them transform their idea into an industrial project and establish a privileged contact with the industrial and financial world.

The registration deadline for Start Cup Padua 2024 is on 12th June 2024 at 1.00 p.m.


20 May 2024, 2pm
Webinar:  presentation of "Premio Start Cup Padova"


Ufficio Terza Missione e Valorizzazione della ricerca / Third Mission and Research Valorization Office)

Settore Innovazione, trasferimento tecnologico e rapporti con le imprese /Innovation, Technology Transfer and Business Relations Sector

via Martiri della Libertà 8, 35137 Padova
Roberta Rosa - tel. 049 827 1825