Second ACE Summit at the GEC, 18 March - Milan

#ACESummit 18 March 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Milan, Italy


The second #ACESummit will be taking place in Milan in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 hosted by our partner META Group.

As in 2014, the ACE Summit will introduce the most innovative ICT SMEs and startups selected by ACE to investors, mentors and potential partners in other European markets. The Summit also aims at identifying opportunities for cross-border investment in Europe and provide investor readiness training and pitching sessions for the ACE startups.

Programme and registration will be available soon. Stay tuned and follow us at @EU_ACE for updates!

Check out last year's ACE Summit picture gallery here

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Second ACE Summit at the GEC, 18 March - Milan

#ACESummit 18 March 2015

Global Entrepreneurship Congress, Milan, Italy


The second #ACESummit will be taking place in Milan in partnership with the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015 hosted by our partner META Group.

As in 2014, the ACE Summit will introduce the most innovative ICT SMEs and startups selected by ACE to investors, mentors and potential partners in other European markets. The Summit also aims at identifying opportunities for cross-border investment in Europe and provide investor readiness training and pitching sessions for the ACE startups.

Programme and registration will be available soon. Stay tuned and follow us at @EU_ACE for updates!

Check out last year's ACE Summit picture gallery here

Read more...

ACE Company Spotlight: Musement

Musement is a one-stop shop for travelers to discover, book and purchase in-destination activities, attractions, city passes and guided tours on the go. Launched in Milan in 2013 and coached by ACE's partners META Group and CapDigital, Musement's growing portfolio of hundreds of international travel activities is available on www.musement.com, Google Play and iOS.

Musement's iOS app featured as "best new app" and "editors' choice".

Their ACE experience

Musement first heard about ACE through their partners at Italian Angels for Growth. Alessandro Petazzi, Musement's CEO tells us his story within ACE so far: "We participated in ACE-EIG Investment Forum at Futur en Seine Paris, and our experience has been nothing short of incredible. We have selected France as our country of choice and have had the chance to work with two different mentors and consultants who have actively helped us in achieving our growth ambitions in that market. Their advice and consulting has not only helped us to improve our positioning, but also to practically identify, select and contact the most interesting distribution partners." 

When asked about his expectactions for the ACE programme, Alessandro simply says: "I hope we will be able in the future to work with other countries in the same very productive way in which we have worked in France".

The story

Launched in 2013, Musement is a well structured team of former TV & telco professionals, engineers, marketers and travel-enthusiasts with one goal in common – building the best way to make exploring easy for travelers. "We’re based in Milan with contributors all over the world and backed by investors as 360CapitalPartners and Italian Angels for Growth" tells us Alessandro Petazzi, the CEO.

Musement is a multi-platform booking service for in-destination travel activities: museums, guided tours, attractions, art exhibitions and city passes in 25 countries and counting.

Musement's international team works with tour operators to give their offers a higher visibility on its digital platform (www.musement.com and free iOS and Android mobile apps), ranging from must-see activities to hidden gems. 

Photo of Musement founders  [L to R: Fabio Zecchini - VP Technology & Marketing, Alessandro Petazzi - CEO, Claudio Bellinzona - VP Content & Operations, Paolo Giulini - VP Offer Development].

Musement sells directly to end users on its website and apps (available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian) and also B2B2C via travel agencies and tour operators, while it sources its products directly from attractions/venues, DMCs and local guides.

The start-up is also among the few global Authorized Resellers for Expo 2015 in Milan and can distribute Expo tickets to operators around the world.

 

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ACE Company Spotlight: Musement

Musement is a one-stop shop for travelers to discover, book and purchase in-destination activities, attractions, city passes and guided tours on the go. Launched in Milan in 2013 and coached by ACE's partners META Group and CapDigital, Musement's growing portfolio of hundreds of international travel activities is available on www.musement.com, Google Play and iOS.

Musement's iOS app featured as "best new app" and "editors' choice".

Their ACE experience

Musement first heard about ACE through their partners at Italian Angels for Growth. Alessandro Petazzi, Musement's CEO tells us his story within ACE so far: "We participated in ACE-EIG Investment Forum at Futur en Seine Paris, and our experience has been nothing short of incredible. We have selected France as our country of choice and have had the chance to work with two different mentors and consultants who have actively helped us in achieving our growth ambitions in that market. Their advice and consulting has not only helped us to improve our positioning, but also to practically identify, select and contact the most interesting distribution partners." 

When asked about his expectactions for the ACE programme, Alessandro simply says: "I hope we will be able in the future to work with other countries in the same very productive way in which we have worked in France".

The story

Launched in 2013, Musement is a well structured team of former TV & telco professionals, engineers, marketers and travel-enthusiasts with one goal in common – building the best way to make exploring easy for travelers. "We’re based in Milan with contributors all over the world and backed by investors as 360CapitalPartners and Italian Angels for Growth" tells us Alessandro Petazzi, the CEO.

Musement is a multi-platform booking service for in-destination travel activities: museums, guided tours, attractions, art exhibitions and city passes in 25 countries and counting.

Musement's international team works with tour operators to give their offers a higher visibility on its digital platform (www.musement.com and free iOS and Android mobile apps), ranging from must-see activities to hidden gems. 

Photo of Musement founders  [L to R: Fabio Zecchini - VP Technology & Marketing, Alessandro Petazzi - CEO, Claudio Bellinzona - VP Content & Operations, Paolo Giulini - VP Offer Development].

Musement sells directly to end users on its website and apps (available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Russian) and also B2B2C via travel agencies and tour operators, while it sources its products directly from attractions/venues, DMCs and local guides.

The start-up is also among the few global Authorized Resellers for Expo 2015 in Milan and can distribute Expo tickets to operators around the world.

 

Read more...
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