I-Tech Innovation 2021 | FinTech & InsurTech

Apr 12 - Jul 1 | Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy

The Accelerator of Golinelli Foundation, 2500 sqm space dedicated to emerging entrepreneurial realities

About this Program

The aim of the program is to accelerate startups in the Fintech/Insurtech area using the expertise of G-Factor and the commercial and business knowledge of CRIF SpA, a leading global company in credit solutions and information, headquartered in Bologna (Italy) and included in the prestigious IDC Top 100 FinTech Rankings. As well as the expertise of CRIF and G-Factor, accelerated startups can leverage the CRIF customer base of more than 6,300 banks and financial institutions, 55,000 business clients, and 310,000 consumers that use CRIF services in 50 countries and will receive the following support:

  • Access to CRIF’s unique information assets

  • Access to the “CRIF community” which has over 5,000 professionals in Italy and around the world, and to the network of partner companies

  • Access to C-level executives of leading multinationals in Italy and abroad

  • Free access to certain CRIF services, such as: services to evaluate the IT vulnerabilities of one's company, services for business credit assessment, factoring platform

  • Option to take part in the Amazon “AWS Activate” and Microsoft “Azure for Startups” programs

We are looking for motivated startups with a long-term growth plan that can support CRIF customers’ needs with innovative services, solutions, and data management capabilities.

Accelerated companies can become part of the CRIF Ecosystem and be integrated in CRIF Digital Next, the innovative technology platform that enables customers Digital Transformation with a basket of value-added content and innovative services.

Funding Information

  • Funds up to €120k per team
  • Takes up to 20.0% equity
  • Accepts 5 companies


Business Products, Consumer Services, Financial Services, Fintech, Real Estate