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The Accelerator aimed at start-ups developing technologies in cybertech and artificial intelligence

Cyber Xcelerator is the accelerator aimed at start-ups operating in the cybertech and AI world.

The programme is run by Startup Wise Guys, among the more active Accelerators in Europe, in collaboration with University of Calabria through its incubator TechNest and involves Leonardo as mail partner, Italgas as corporate partner and NTT Data as technological partner.

CyberXcelerator started off with an initial amount of over 5 million euro, of which 2.5 million allocated by the Accelerators Fund of CDP Venture Capital and Startup Wise Guys for the acceleration, followed by more than 2 million euros for subsequent post-acceleration follow-ons, in addition to the 600.000 euro allocated by the partners.

The acceleration programme will last 22 weeks and will be based in NTT Data's offices in Cosenza, the world's third research pole in cybersecurity, after the one in Tokyo, Japan, and Palo Alto, California of the multinational and at the facilities made available by the University of Calabria through its incubator TechNest.

The Accelerator will bring 30 Italian and international start-ups to Cosenza, which intend to open an office in Italy, with the possibility of accessing financial resources and an acceleration programme with over 250 mentors of the Startup Wise Guys network from all over the world. 

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