Premieres on November 13, 2023
The first episode of Meet the Drapers Season 6 features the Draper family – Tim and Polly – along with special guests Naveen Jain and Cardinal Peter Turkson hearing pitches from four Italian startups. The startups present innovative solutions in fintech, real estate, tokenized assets, and fantasy sports gaming. After thoughtful deliberation amongst the judges, Italian fintech startup Pagapresto is selected to move on to the semi-finals. The audience will also get to vote on their 3 favorite startups to join the finale.
What solutions did the Italian startups present?
- Pagapresto offers early wage access and leverages open banking for credit assessments
- Kajaa provides blockchain solutions for real estate agents, developers, and fund managers
- Real House tokenizes real-world assets on the blockchain
- Ipermatch created a fantasy football app where players are NFTs
What criteria did the judges use to evaluate startups?
- Addressing real problems and improving lives
- Large addressable markets
- Differentiated offerings from competitors
- Strength and passion of founding team
- Scalability of business model
How did the judges decide on the winner?
- Pagapresto selected for large market opportunity and innovative fintech solution
- Concerns raised about other startups’ differentiation and business models
- Cardinal focused on startups aiming to improve humanity
- Final decision balanced all criteria and judges’ perspectives
What is the next stage of the competition?
- Pagapresto moves on to the semi-finals
- Viewers can vote for their 3 favorite startups
- Audience choices will join Pagapresto in the finale