This is a collection of generic Q&As. It might be updated as the project moves on, based on the questions you’d have raised. So feel free to reach out!

What are the main themes of the call for projects?

The scope of the call for projects covers numerous fields related to Customer Journey, Marketing solutions and New services.

Is it possible to contact the project team for further details before applying?

Yes, you can write to a specific email address:

What role does Cariplo Factory/growITup play in the call for projects?

Cariplo Factory/growITup is assisting Agos all through the call for projects, from the formulation of the value proposition for start-ups to the selection of the winners.

When the call does close?

The call closes the 21th of June. Then we will assess all the applications and we will select 10 startups who have the chance to pitch the 26th of September. In that occasion, we will choose the startup that fit better with the call ann they will have the opportunity to work with AGOS. One of the Finalist can also win €5.000 in services.

If I don’t have an MVP or a prototype, can I Apply?

We prefere to assess company that have a product or at least a prototype ready to test and to use. The aim of the call is to select startup that can have work with AGOS.

How can i know if I’ve been selected?

We will disclousere the selected startup in the period between 22 nd-26th of July.

What are the selection criteria?

Applicants will be evaluated on the quality of both the company and the fit with call. Applications will be selected according to their clarity and various criteria including but not limited to:

The quality of the company:

  • Quality of the team
  • Maturity level of the solution proposed
  • Soundness of the business model
  • Etc.

What is Start & Pulse?

CA Consumer Finance launches the 2nd season of Start & Pulse, its international open innovation program in partnership with Cap Digital, which is part of the Crédit Agricole Group’s global innovation approach.

For this second edition, the contest broadens and will include China and Morocco. A call for projects is launched in most subsidiaries of CA Consumer Finance: the Corporate Center and Sofinco in France, Agos in Italy, Credibom in Portugal, Creditplus in Germany, GAC Sofinco in China and Wafasalaf in Morocco.

The objectives of the CA Consumer Finance group? Innovate faster and be more audacious to better serve its clients and employees, and support start-ups to accelerate their growth and commercial success.