FAQ

Do I need a team to partecipate?

No, we will assess individuals so you do not need a team to apply and participate.

Can I apply if I already have a team?

Yes, but each one of you will have to apply individually and you will be assessed individually. This means that it might happen that one member of the team passes and the other doesn’t.

Do I need an idea to participate?

No, each team will start from a challenge given by a partner company and will work on developing a new solution.

Can I apply if I already have an idea?

Yes, if you do have an idea on your mind and you think it could be interesting to share it do not hesitate to do that, but we can’t guarantee you that you will get to work on that.

Can I apply if I’m non-technical?

Yes, of course, we need diverse and heterogeneous participants, so do not worry much about your background, what we care about is your motivation.

I'm technical, and I don’t have any business experience in starting a company, can I still apply?

Yes, of course. We value different backgrounds and we will mix participants into balanced teams which will contain all the needed skills.

Do I have to relocate to Turin if I’m selected to participate?

Yes, the program requires full time physical presence, so it would be convenient for you to be located in Turin for the duration of the program. If you need help in finding a place to stay, reach out to us and we will support you.

Can I do the program part-time?

No, the program requires full-time presence. We will of course have a very lean and flexible approach, but we need you to be 100% committed.

Will I be able to choose my own co-founders?

You will have a chance to meet the other participants and express your preferences but ultimately the decision of how to make the teams is up to us.

Will I be able to choose on which challenge I will be working?

You will have a chance to express your preferences and to underline in which challenge you could be the best fit, but the final decision is up to us.

Who owns the IP of what is developed?

The participants will own the IP of what they have developed. Further details of how the IP is regulated will be provided in the contract you will sign upon acceptance into the program.

Do you offer office space?

Yes, you will have access to a shared office space, the exact address will be disclosed soon.

Are you going to pay participants for their time? How much?

Yes, we are going to pay you for the four months of the program, in particular, you will receive a scholarship of €5.000 for your participation. You can find all the general rules here, and the official announcement for the assignment of the scholarships here.

What type of support can I expect from Vento?

We will drive you in each and every phase of the program, from deepening the challenge, to the ideation of the best solution and the testing and implementation. We will provide you with mentoring and frontal inputs, framework and tools that might help you throughout the journey. At the end of the four months we will introduce you to our network of investors and we will be happy to keep on helping you as much as we can even after the program ends.

Do you take any equity or success fee?

No, we are a non for profit organization and we will never take any fee or equity from you. Ever.

What will the challenges be about?

The challenges will be about targeting new customer segments or creating a new market or finding a new use for an existing technology or exploiting a new trend. More details will be provided in the next few months.

Can I apply if I do not have a degree?

Yes, we encourage you to apply even if you did not attend university, we will assess applicants based on their skills and motivation, regardless of their academic record.

Can I apply if I do not have a degree?

Yes, we encourage you to apply even if you did not attend university, we will assess applicants based on their skills and motivation, regardless of their academic record.

Can I apply if I already have an idea?

Yes, if you do have an idea on your mind and you think it could be interesting to share it do not hesitate to do that, but we can’t guarantee you that you will get to work on that.

Can I apply if I’m non-technical?

Yes, of course, we need diverse and heterogeneous participants, so do not worry much about your background, what we care about is your motivation.

Do I need a team to partecipate?

No, we will assess individuals so you do not need a team to apply and participate.

I'm technical, and I don’t have any business experience in starting a company, can I still apply?

Yes, of course. We value different backgrounds and we will mix participants into balanced teams which will contain all the needed skills.

Do I need an idea to participate?

No, each team will start from a challenge given by a partner company and will work on developing a new solution.

Can I apply if I already have a team?

Yes, but each one of you will have to apply individually and you will be assessed individually. This means that it might happen that one member of the team passes and the other doesn’t.

Do I have to relocate to Turin if I’m selected to participate?

Yes, the program requires full time physical presence, so it would be convenient for you to be located in Turin for the duration of the program. If you need help in finding a place to stay, reach out to us and we will support you.

Can I do the program part-time?

No, the program requires full-time presence. We will of course have a very lean and flexible approach, but we need you to be 100% committed.

What will the challenges be about?

The challenges will be about targeting new customer segments or creating a new market or finding a new use for an existing technology or exploiting a new trend. More details will be provided in the next few months.

Do I need an idea to participate?

No, each team will start from a challenge given by a partner company and will work on developing a new solution.

Will I be able to choose on which challenge I will be working?

You will have a chance to express your preferences and to underline in which challenge you could be the best fit, but the final decision is up to us.

Are you going to pay participants for their time? How much?

Yes, we are going to pay you for the four months of the program, in particular, you will receive a scholarship of €5.000 for your participation. You can find all the general rules here, and the official announcement for the assignment of the scholarships here.

Will I be able to choose my own co-founders?

You will have a chance to meet the other participants and express your preferences but ultimately the decision of how to make the teams is up to us.

Do you offer office space?

Yes, you will have access to a shared office space, the exact address will be disclosed soon.

What type of support can I expect from Vento?

We will drive you in each and every phase of the program, from deepening the challenge, to the ideation of the best solution and the testing and implementation. We will provide you with mentoring and frontal inputs, framework and tools that might help you throughout the journey. At the end of the four months we will introduce you to our network of investors and we will be happy to keep on helping you as much as we can even after the program ends.

Who owns the IP of what is developed?

The participants will own the IP of what they have developed. Further details of how the IP is regulated will be provided in the contract you will sign upon acceptance into the program.

Do you take any equity or success fee?

No, we are a non for profit organization and we will never take any fee or equity from you. Ever.
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