GoBeyond, Sisal's program to support the ecosystem of innovation and startups with social impact, is in its fifth edition. The 2021 edition is marked by its repeated mission to provide concrete support to young entrepreneurs and anyone who has a project they believe in.
Throughout its several editions, the programme has evolved into a genuine innovation platform for the company. This edition is enriched with new content, for example an acceleration scheme for a women’s start-up which will provide a dedicated six-month acceleration programme dedicated and developed in collaboration with Impact Hub Società Benefit with the aim of speeding up the entry of the start-up in the market and encourage female entrepreneurship.
Among the novelties of this year, starting from 2022, a digital hub will be created in collaboration with Feltrinelli Education to develop the mindset to create new sustainable and socially oriented entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs.
The concept that forms the basis of this edition was chosen in order to contribute actively to the improvement and wellbeing of the community by using state-of-the-art technologies. The entrepreneurial ideas competing for the prizes will be grouped into one of two categories.
- “For a more sustainable future”: this group includes all ideas aimed at solving problems around society and local communities and which have a positive impact for the community at large;
- “For a technologically advanced and digital Italy”: this category comprises projects with a highly technological background which aim at making the lives of citizens easier and contributing to making society better.
Each start-up will receive a prize totalling €40,000 and a top-standard advisory programme, provided by the partners of this edition. The network of the 5th edition features: Italian Tech, Milan Polytechnical University Digital Innovation Observatory, Google, frog design, Roland Berger, Brunswick, K&L Gates, Aruba.it, Mamacrowd, Angels4Women, SheTech and Impact Hub.