Investment Forum

27th of june

The ArtLab Investment Forum: cultural and creative companies in dialogue with investors.

With an annual turnover of $2.250 billion dollars, the Cultural and Creative Industries represent three percent of the world’s GDP, employing nearly 30 million people worldwide. But what are Italian and European investors looking for when they want to invest in these industries? And what can startups operating in the CCI do to attract these private investors? The ArtLab Investment Forum seeks to encourage the interaction between cultural startups and private investors, and for the third year running will come back to Milan on June 27th with a series of initiatives for the promotion and development of organizations operating in the Cultural and Creative Industries. Amongst these:


Pitch sessions and b2b meetings between European cultural and creative startups and investors

Starting from April, 10 startups will be selected which - after an individual training course - will present their products or services in a 5-minute pitch to investment funds, business angels and venture capitalists followed by a question and answer session.

After the pitching session, entrepreneurs will meet potential investors in individual one-to-one meetings. Does your startup work in the Cultural and Creative Industries? Are you looking for strategic partners and financial resources to fully develop your growth potential? Then find out fore:


Besides offering the creative business an occasion to meet potential investors during 2 Pitch sessions and 1 b2b meeting, the Forum 19 contributes to identifying the most appropriate support actions and financial instruments tailored on the actual needs of the new generation of CCIs.


Panel discussion

The interaction and mutual understanding among the public and private players that support, at financial and policy level, the cultural and creative industries, are keys to developing a sustainable and innovative European cultural and creative sector.

Experts of the public and private sphere, cultural entrepreneurs and potential investors participating in the Forum, will identify the direction for overcoming the difficulties in accessing financing and exploring the implications in terms of policy making.

A showcase of italian cultural projects

with a strong social and cultural impact, developed by Italian CCIs, addressed to institutional and private national investors and stakeholders.

Read the Call

27 Jun

10:00 to 12:00
Spazio C - Officina Cultura, FIRST FLOOR
ArtLab Investment Forum
12:30 to 16:00
Spazio D - Opificio Creativo, FIRST FLOOR
ArtLab Investment Forum