TECHSTAR – Torino city of the future accelerator
The “Torino city of the future accelerator”, an evolution of “Techstars smart mobility”, is the first acceleration programme in Europe aimed at startups offering innovative solutions to improve transport, housing, energy efficiency, infrastructure and basic services such as education and health. The agreement is part of a wider partnership launched in 2019. The aim is to promote the development of the city of Turin as an international ecosystem for innovation and establish it as a model for success in Italy and Europe.
In addition to the training and support activities, it should be noted that the innovative approach of Techstars, besides face-to-face meetings and workshops on specific topics, is to provide mentors to the start-ups. More than one hundred mentors were involved in the acceleration process, supporting the startups with their experience and network during the thirteen weeks of weekly meetings.