FT x Made in Italy Challenge

What is it about

FT Talent Challenge, in partnership with Il Sole 24 Ore, is looking for 100 talented individuals who are proactive, curious and entrepreneurial to take part in the FTxMade in Italy Challenge 2022, the first edition of a global competition about the future of Made in Italy around the world, from digitalisation and sustainability. It will take place virtually 9th-13th of May 2022.

Participants will compete in teams to solve real business and strategic challenges through an exciting hackathon experience focused on ‘the future of Italian entrepreneurship’.

Who are we looking for

Are you interested in amplifying Italian entrepreneurship and business? Are you motivated to create change? Do you have an entrepreneurial mind or big dreams? Do you love solving problems?

We’re looking for you!

We want your contribution in thinking about building the businesses and ideas that will be key to the future of entrepreneurship in Italy.

What do they get

You will have access to expert masterclasses and talks about navigating the business world and approaching entrepreneurship, delivered by panels of experts from Financial Times and Il Sole 24 Ore.

You and your team will have the opportunity to pitch your ideas in front of an audience of professionals as well as FT and Il Sole 24 Ore journalists and board members.

You will have the chance to network with all the participants and speakers, and will get a real sense of what it takes to thrive in the business world today.

What are you waiting for?

Applications have now closed.

The event will be held in Italian with some parts in English.


  • Certificates and Awards
  • Membership to the Financial Times subscription and to Il Sole 24 Ore & 24+ subscription
  • Membership to Busuu, a language learning platform
    You can pick one of the 12 language courses currently offered: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and Arabic.
  • Access to exclusive masterclasses, guest panels and networking opportunities at the Financial Times
  • Feature in the post-event FT PR piece and in the FT Talent Newsletter
  • Pitches will be featured on this FT Talent website


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