WE INVEST IN AND ACCELERATE

CLIMATE TECH START-UPS AT STAGE OF

WE INVEST IN AND ACCELERATE CLIMATE TECH START-UPS AT STAGE OF

idea

pre-seed

seed

early stage

La transizione verso un mondo più sostenibile non è mai stata così necessaria e ci vogliono più dei soldi per trasformare una grande idea in un business che cambi il mondo. In NextSTEP forniamo SMART CAPITAL (finanziamenti + competenze + network) per creare i futuri leader del cambiamento.

NextSTEP

The transition to a more sustainable world has never been more necessary.

NextSTEP (NextEnergy Sustainable Technology for the Planet) is a  investment initiative by NextEnergy Group, dedicated to the capitalization and growth of innovative start-ups in the field of environmental sustainability. NextSTEP draws its advantage from the participation of Professor Carlo Bagnoli of Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice – full professor of Strategic Innovation and scientific director of VeniSIA – and Claudio Colombo – Accelerator Program Director of VeniSIA. It also benefits from a partnership with Strategy Innovation Srl – a University spin-off that deals with business model innovation.

At NextSTEP we support start-ups with SMART CAPITAL (funding + expertise + networks). We provide capital to founders and assist them with identifying a market fit, develop a scalable product, grow the best team and scale their business.

What we do

Investment

We invest early in the next top Climate Tech businesses. We know that every business has different needs, so we get involved in the early stages and provide fair, flexible equity funding options.

Accelerator

We accelerate the funded start-ups through a seven-month Acceleration Program that covers Communication, Product, Marketing & Sales, Team & Talent. We don’t accelerate in batch, we create one-to-one tailor-made programs for our funded start-ups.

Startup studio

From ideas to successful companies. Through NextSTEP Startup Studio we create companies and start-ups with the aim to solve the biggest sustainability challenges. Our method works in four phases: Ideation, Discovery, Validation and Launch.

Partners

NextSTEP is a Benefit Corporation and promotes the worldwide movement of B Corps, in line with its ethical principles and pursuit of the common good

Our Team

Claudio Colombo

Managing Director and Member
of the Investment Committee

Aldo Beolchini

Member of the Investment Committee

Carlo Bagnoli

Member of the Investment Committee

Davide Nielsen

Investment Director

Ubaldo De Santis

Acceleration Program Manager

Gianluca Marzulli

 Start-up Studio Manager

Maria Claudia Pignata

Member of the Board

Claudia Abelli

Communication & Marketing Manager

Alessandro Manfredi

Start-up Analyst

Michele Catanzaro

Head of Legal

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