After the successful experience of “E-Capital Culture Adriatic Start Up School” last year,

Fondazione Marche, Chamber of Commerce of Ancona, Università Politecnica delle Marche, City

of Ancona and Istao present the Call for ideas for a second edition of the same programme for the creation of Start Up in the cultural field in the Adriatic – Ionian Macro Region.


The competition takes its cue from ECAPITAL – Business Plan Competition, which for 15 years has

promoted the creation of innovative companies in the Marche region (Italy), involving students in

business plan projects.

Ecapital Culture - Adriatic Start Up School is aimed at young people from AII Countries, motivated create a business able to enhance the cultural heritage of the area.

The initiative offers to participants an educational experience aimed at developing the project of

their own business idea in the field of culture, converting it into an enterprise.

The first edition carried out in 2015, involved 25 young participants coming from the AI Macro

Region who developed their business idea through the implementation of their own business plan.


The call for ideas is addressed to 20 young people from the 8 countries of the Adriatic-Ionian

Macro Region (excluding people coming from the Marche region – Italy, who will be object of a

dedicated Call).

The call is open from 15 July to 15 September 2015. All relevant documents and information about admission requirements, participation and project phases are enclosed in the Call for Ideas.

More information are available on the dedicated website