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For Startups with Climate Impact

Get your solution matched with who needs it.

Improve your pitch with vertical skills and become the next Unicorn.

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Get matched with corporates and investors through the Sandbox Program discovering the potentials of our training, visibility and networking services designed to make your Startup successful.

BEING A STARTUP IN CLIMATE
innovation it’s difficult

  • Scarcity of dedicated vertical program for startups designed to help you scaling up in the market
  • Difficulties in reaching international networks of interested investors to present your startup idea
  • Arduous to spread your brand image from a local to European level
  • Uneasy access to tools and methods to reach and serve your market needs

WE GIVE STARTUPS TOOLS TO SWIM IN BLUE OCEANS

  • Lern how to measure, communicate and deliver your sustainable idea successfully
  • Get dedicated feedback to improve your sustainable solution from our mentors
  • Present your startup idea effectively to investors and companies

what you will achieve WITH SANDBOX

  • Expand your network in the cleantech industry and green oriented companies.
  • Improved market positioning and competitive advantage.
  • Access to funds from investors interested in sustainability and green startups.
  • Envision new business opportunities and collaborations of growth for your startup

SANDBOX Program for startups

pitch your idea to involved vcs, companies and public administrations

  • Get specific training for climate tech B2B startups with our Sandbox Program
  • Enter a network of experts within your specific field and scale up your idea
  • Access to dedicated Demo Day events with Investors and Companies from all over Europe
  • Spread your audience with your our Podcast
  • Get feedback and support by expert mentors in climate innovation

Program & DEMO DAY Timeline

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What to expect after application

Every year we open 4 Batches (sessions), and you can have access to 1 of them. We will grant you a position in our following Batch to the Sandbox Program for free, according to the time of your registration and the number of participants for session.

  • 2h workshop on "Business model and sales offering design"
  • 2h workshop on "he Investors Pitch Deck" + “VC/investor startup selection guest lecture"
  • 2h workshop on "Fundraising Strategy" + “Fundraising experience"
  • 2h of Investors Pitch Review
  • 2h workshop on "The Sales Pitch Deck"
  • 2h of Sales Pitch Review
  • Access to investors demo-day with European VC in climate innovation
  • Access to corporate demo-day with selection of corporate clients in need for climate transition
  • Interview on the Road To Forest Valley Podcast + the article on our editorial
  • Presence on social media channels (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) - with free post boosting
  • Public profile (SEO optimized) on FV website, powered by 3 months of free Google ads search campaigns
  • Startup profile tailored for getting found by corporate clients.
  • Access to a selection of news, researches and opportunities in climate innovation.
  • Access to free posting of job positions for climate innovators.
  • Access to the international network of FV.

Ready to MAKE YOUR STARTUP A SUSTAINABILITY UNICORN ?

Register now for free and access to the next Batch of Sandbox Program to get matched with Investors and Organizations.

Apply here

By submitting your application, you will be redirect to a form you will need to complete to access the Sandbox Program.
It should take about 20 minutes to complete the application. After you complete the application, you'll receive a confirmation in few hours.

meet the MENTORS

Paolo Meola

Paolo Meola

Is one of the promoters and founder of Forest Valley Institute. Co-founder and Partner of one of the main digital marketing agency in Italy. Paolo has a background in digital marketing and digital transformation.

Alice Casiraghi

Alice Casiraghi

Circular economy specialist, UX, and systems designer, is co-founder of Future Urban Living, a circular strategy company helping decision makers transition towards regenerative business by design.

Serena Moro

Serena Moro

Founder and Sustainability Consultant with a focus on the fashion sector in Cikis. It has a proprietary fashion-specific framework and guides companies from strategy to implementation.

Massimiliano Tiana

Massimiliano Tiana

C-level professional, with deep Consulting, Retail and M&A background: experience in change management and turnaround, in large multinational companies, private equity owned firms, and family corporations.

Filippo Lombardi

FILIPPO LOMBARDI

Tech entrepreneur, executive manager and angel investor with 10 years experience across 3 continents in the e-commerce, marketplace, internet/SaaS industries. Expert in bringing new technologies to market, and sell big ideas in rapidly developing markets.

Chiara Orlandini

Chiara Orlandini

Lawyer with a double law degree acquired in Italy and France. Senior policy expert, with ten years’ experience working in EU internal market, economic strategy, international trade and financial regulation at EU institutions.

    Paolo Meola

    Is one of the promoters and founder of Forest Valley Institute. Co-founder and Partner of one of the main digital marketing agency in Italy. Paolo has a background in digital marketing and digital transformation.

    Alice Casiraghi

    Circular economy specialist, UX, and systems designer, is co-founder of Future Urban Living, a circular strategy company helping decision makers transition towards regenerative business by design.

    Serena Moro

    Founder and Sustainability Consultant with a focus on the fashion sector in Cikis. It has a proprietary fashion-specific framework and guides companies from strategy to implementation.

    Massimiliano Tiana

    C-level professional, with deep Consulting, Retail and M&A background: experience in change management and turnaround, in large multinational companies, private equity owned firms, and family corporations.

    Chiara Orlandini

    Lawyer with a double law degree acquired in Italy and France. Senior policy expert, with ten years’ experience working in EU internal market, economic strategy, international trade and financial regulation at EU institutions.

    FILIPPO LOMBARDI

    Tech entrepreneur, executive manager and angel investor with 10 years experience across 3 continents in the e-commerce, marketplace, internet/SaaS industries. Expert in bringing new technologies to market, and sell big ideas in rapidly developing markets.

OUR Partner INVESTORS

FAQ

    With the Sandbox Program we support startups with B2B solutions in climate sustainability and innovation (including physical and digital products and services). Every batch will include different verticals, so we are open to startups operating in any industry. We will be able to help startups from prototype to production stage. If you are already selling your product/service, more than welcomed!

    Each startup is asked to fill in the application form. These data will be used internally to create a profile of the offer, which will constitute the basis for the matchmaking with relevant stakeholders.

    For selected startups we are 100% free. We will charge only when a match has been concluded. We will charge a 5% fee on investments and grants received thanks to the program, and a variable fee, agreed between the parties, on the contracts closed with clients matched through the program.

    We promote and support each member in our network in several fashion: by supporting the communication of their projects and expertise though our communication engine; by involving them in new projects where their competence is key; by offering access to our courses on circular economy, climate innovation, sustainable finance, etc.. and with early free access to the Sandbox Platform Beta that will facilitate finding the right partners also after the Sanbox Program is over (it will be launched by the end of 2022).
    Being in the ecosystem makes you closer to a community of people dedicated to the same cause, but on different paths, meaning you can always enrich yourself learning from peers. Moreover, the matchmaking process will make it easier for your projects to reach the right partners/clients.

What they say about us

  • the sandbox program was a good opportunity to improve our presentation
    Greentech Innovators
    Startup
  • Really useful and interesting, it improves your potential and changes your point of view about your project
    Aira
    Startup
  • The best thing is seeing the impact that innovation brings to climate change and the selection of startups at the demo day was very valuable.
    Pranaventure
    Investors

MEET THE STARTUPS who had already joined the sandbox program

BECOME ONE OF the next successful pioneer in sustainability!

BECOME ONE OF the next successful pioneer in sustainability!