Founded in 2011 by Avanzi – Sustainability in action (today 100% shareholder), a|cube (former Make a Cube³) is a certified incubator (according to Law 221/12 on innovative startups) and accelerator specialized in companies with high social, environmental and cultural value.

It selects, assists in the early development, supports and (re)launches companies that make sustainability their strategic business asset.

a|cube is a Benefit Corporation, always inspired by the principles of fairness, transparency and long-term sustainability. Encouraging and supporting the birth and development of impactful businesses is the lever through which we create innovation and social transformation.

In addition to working directly with and for young teams and companies, a|cube:

  • supports medium and large enterprises to identify and interact with informal teams and startups in paths of open innovation, shared value and corporate citizenship.
  • helps grantmakers (foundations and philanthropists) to improve the grant process through pre-incubation and incubation paths oriented to the strengthening of projects and a better selection of beneficiaries.
  • works alongside public bodies (in particular local authorities) in the process of creating fertile ecosystems for the birth of businesses and in strengthening the capacity for entrepreneurial development in the territories.
  • works with impact investors, microcredit institutions, crowdfunding platforms and banks to improve the selection processes and development paths of companies receiving equity, quasi-equity and debt financing.

a|cube is an advisor to the impact venture capital fund a|impact – Avanzi Etica SICAF EUVECA SPA.

Track record:

+60 startups incubated each year
+5 million € of funding to incubated startups
+140 qualified mentors involved
4-6 incubation/acceleration programs realized every year