Unicredit For Startups And Scale Ups is Underway
The Unicredit Bootcamp Telaviv program kicks off on November 2, aimed at the twenty entrepreneurs selected from those who have taken part in Unicredit Start Lab in recent years. The event includes a remote meeting session between the main players in the innovation ecosystem. startups and scaleups that participated in the business platform of the bank dedicated to innovation. The program, which will end on November 4, aims to deepen the dynamics that have led Israel to the first place in the world for the number of innovative companies per capita and for the creation of patents, with an extremely lively and successful startup market. able to attract capital. It will culminate with the Pitch Night on November 5, when startups and scaleups will present their companies to a profiled audience of companies and investors from the Israeli ecosystem.
One figure above all to give its dimension: in 2019 alone, Israeli startups and hi-tech companies registered over 500 investment deals, raising 8.3 billion dollars, up 30% compared to 2018.
Among the innovative companies supported by UniCredit, the percentage of companies set up and run by women has constantly grown, reaching 25% of the selected startups. Among the twenty participants in Unicredit Bootcamp Telaviv, just by way of example, there will be Prometheus, which develops medical devices for regenerative medicine. The first product already patented is a patch for skin wounds that acts like a second skin: it stimulates regeneration by reducing healing times. Today on the veterinary market, in the near future, however, it may have the application, for which Prometheus is seeking funding, on humans for the treatment of venous sores and ulcers. And then Tensive, a biomedical startup that develops bioabsorbable prostheses for breast reconstruction and augmentation.
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