Why choose us?
We know that building a company from scratch is a tough challenge as we have experienced it several times ourselves. In the beginning, everything is limited: organisation, money and focus.
This is the very moment when we at STEP come into action: in this first year we are the business strategists who guide you, the experts who perfect your products, and your top sales team.
We are your "idea implementers" rather than consultants.
Why choose us? It's very simple!
We are the only innovation hub in the green-tech sector with the aim, carved in stone, to reduce Co2eq emissions into the atmosphere by 5 million tons!
Thanks to an extensive business network we are able to develop your products, predict their continuous improvement and facilitate their successful launch on the market
We have a strong industrial background and 20 years of experience in the energy sector. We can support your projects, drastically reducing their time-to-market
We provide a state-of-the-art lab and we assist you in product engineering to obtain fast feedback from the market and allow successful pivoting
We welcome you in a bright, functional location surrounded by greenery in Treviglio, a few km from Milan and Bergamo and major international airports
In exchange for sharing your risk, we only ask you for a % of revenue for the first few years, generated thanks to our work. If you win, we win too, all for the benefit of our planet!
90% of STEP’s profits will be reinvested annually to develop the science and technology park, thereby helping each start-up and the world of green innovation
Steps for success
Each project will go through these steps:
Boost & Scale.up
You will be accompanied into the chosen market by 3 main professionals:
Business & Opportunity Developer
This person will take care of the analysis, development, planning and monitoring of all the activities concerning the strategic, design and commercial aspects of your company and will act as a link between the start-up and the business world. The Business & Opportunity Developer will strive to develop profitable start-up-customer connections, filtering possible customers, organising one-to-one meetings with the best potential customers and facilitating the negotiation and sales processes
Tech Specialist & Project Engineer
This person will guide you in creating a technological-strategic plan aimed at the creation and industrialisation of the best product to be offered on the market. Together with the Business & Opportunity Developer, he/she will support you in the product development plan, from the prototype phase to its engineering and in the implementation of new features, offering a methodological approach based both on his/her technical experience and on the logic of lean startup
STEPLab Technical Expert
At our STEPLab, a reliable and competent lab expert will be on hand to assist you, if necessary, for operational development and improvement of the product, or parts of it, and for its engineering. The Lab Expert will help you in the search for better materials, in the optimisation of the processes and in the use of all the instruments made available in the Lab.
Community, Connections & Advice
We are entrepreneurs in the industrial sector, and we have already created start-ups, so we know just how lonely and challenging starting a company can be. Working by sharing spaces with other people who face the same challenges and who have a single goal for the future of this planet makes a huge difference.
For this, we will help you by providing opportunities to share and exchange with others, and we will ensure that you do not make the same mistakes that we made. In addition, we will assist you by giving you the chance to meet with the world of industry and with potential customers to help you in the process of evolving your idea and project.
In addition, we are able to support you in the following areas thanks to an extensive network of mentoring and skills present within STEP:
- Communication & Digital Marketing
- Legal assistance and patent protection
- Tax and administrative advice
- IT & Digital Services Consulting
- HR Services & Labour Consulting
- Fundraising & Venture Capital screening
- Monitoring unit for calls & Access to financing
- Certification, quality and privacy consultancy
STEP does it better!
First of all we work, FOR YOU and WITH YOU, to research your product market-fit and get your business off the ground quickly.
All-round teams, dedicated to your success, will support you from the very first moment, as if we were a single team.
The percentage of the revenue that we will ask for will be agreed, in the terms of amount and duration, when you join STEP, and will be strictly in line with the real needs to industrialise your product and the strategies to be implemented to break into the market.
The proof of our commitment is given in the risk we share with you!
Another of STEP’s strengths is the verticality of our hub. We focus on start-ups with projects with a strong environmental impact, with a highly innovative character and high business potential. STEP will be a space teeming with profitable stimuli, influences, synergies and useful contacts.