330 SUBSCRIBERS & 150 ATTENDEES - preparation phase

56 SUBMISSIONS & 183 APPLICANTS  - call for ideas


Workshop#1 (Sept 8-11)

The whole bootcamp was dedicated to Understanding why and for whom the various startups are producing their solutions.

Over 60 people participated, including 42 team members and 12 student assistants from IUAV, under the skillful guidance of Gilad Rosenzweig and Dennis Frenchman, director and founder of MITdesignX in Boston.

WORKSHOP #2 (Sept 22-23)

Under the guidance of Gilad Rosenzweig (MITdesignX director) and Maria Esteban Casañas of MITdesignX in Boston the 10 teams worked intensely on their business ideas.

WORKSHOP #3 (Oct 13-14)

The third session was dedicated to Envisioning how the 10 teams will structure and operate their businesses. Lots of useful insights resulted from the process of self-analysis.

WORKSHOP #4 (Nov 10-11)

Conducted by Gilad Rosenzweig and Svafa Gronfeldt (directors of MITdesignX in Boston) with Sigurdur Thorsteinsson of Design Group Italia.  The final workshop focused on how the startups can DEPLOY and launch. Three distinguished guests joined the workshop remotely to introduce some of the funding options available to young startups in Italy: Susanna Zuccarini and Andrea Marchesini from Invitalia and Maria Cristina Mirabello from Italian Angels for Growth.



2Gift makes it easy to support a local cause or neighborhood sports club through day-to-day shopping at local stores and supermarkets.

2Gift website  


Our device uses renewable energy sources to reduce fuel consumption and emission of CO2 and pollutants of combustion engines.

Accaindustries website 


Agropop is a project of TECTUM GARDEN, a spin-off of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, created by 6 researchers working in urban agriculture. AgroPop is the new service to design and maintain your outdoor plants. With this project we want to help people grow in their terraces and balconies, transforming cities into greener and more sustainable places.

Agropop website 


Makes available an innovative fundraising platform for the preservation of heritage for Municipalities, Foundations and Museums. The donor can decide the portion of the monument or artifacts he intends to support and record the donation in an immutable way. Donations are rewarded with coupons for purchases of local products and services, related to the traditions and creativity that enrich the notion of Heritage. 

Arti website 


Our mission is to decrease marine pollution by creating the first worldwide charging infrastructure network for electric boat users thanks to our patented E-dock charging and docking system.

E-dock product page  


We envision a world where travelers always contribute to make the places they visit better. We have created a marketplace full of unique experiences that allow you to add "values" to your time. When you book Fairup, you donate half of the commission to a local social project, connected with the experience. Live new experiences with us and fairup the communities you visit. 

FairUp website  


Promotes sustainable fishing through a web platform that connects global fishing enthusiasts with local experts who can share knowledge and equipment, while amortizing their costs.

PesCo website  


Rehub gives new value to glass waste. They have developed a process to transform Murano glass waste into a “ paste” that can be extruded using a 3D printer or injected inside molds, creating new objects that are made from 100% Murano glass, while reducing energy consumption and the environmental impact of the glass industry.  

Rehub website 


Sea the Change gives a unique and comprehensive solution to companies to meet their sustainability needs through innovative CSR services aimed to protect marine ecosystems in order to address carbon neutrality through the Blue Carbon Credits to mitigate the effects of climate change in the Venetian lagoon and in other seaside locations.

Sea the Change website  


Voga Yachts designs and produces hydrogen-electric, low-wave boats to give people the peace of mind to move freely on a cleaner planet. 

Voga Yachts website 



On November 23, 2022, the 10 startups in the 2022 MDXV cohort presented their Final Pitches in SerenDPT's H3 Factory on the Giudecca.  

100 people attended in person and 700 have viewed the proceedings (as of Dec. 1, 2022).  

Watch the full presentation and the individual pitches on SerenDPT's youtube channel (Here)

The top teams received prizes provided by Fondazione di Venezia, SerenDPT and Hubitat/WMF.


View the final pitches of the 10 startups (in alphabetical order):


Fondazione di Venezia = €10.000

1st Place = € 5.000 ACCAINDUSTRIES

2nd Place = € 3.000 REHUB

3rd Place = € 2.000 2GIFT

SerenDPT = ~ €8.000 PESCO

Free hospitality, up to 4.000 hours of free research support, fundraising and mentoring for 6 months in H3 Factory for the highest-ranked startup who commits to locate to the Venice HC.

Hubitat = ~ €5.000 E-DOCK

We Make Future | Growth Award: free stand at WMF and participation in one Roadshow, free tickets, publication on online platforms, possibility to experiment solutions with communities of the Hubitat network, listing in the Hubitat smart solutions catalog


In alphabetical order:

Stefania Agnoli  |  Unicredit  |  Area Manager Small Business

Michele Bugliesi  |  Fondazione di Venezia  |  Presidente

Marco Lotito  |  Hubitat - We Make Future |  Innovation Manager

Max Romero  |  Università IUAV di Venezia  |  Professore Associato Design del Prodotto

Susanna Zuccarini  |  Invitalia  |  Promozione e Networking


Judgement Criteria