Startup Weekend Food Reggio Emilia

    Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018


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Startup Weekend Food Reggio Emilia

Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018



Friday, November 16 - 18, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Food Innovation Center & Officucina
Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, 1
Reggio Emilia, Italy 42121

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Startup Weekend is a playground for wannabe entrepreneurs that lets you project a business idea in 54 hours!
This year will be the first Food Tech Edition in Reggio Emilia.
You’ll have the chance to work in the Headquarter of the Food Innovation Program, the second lever degree Master in Food Innovation that gathers students from all over the world.
You’ll be able to work with members from some of the most promising and disrupting startups of the territory and pitch your idea to important food system realities.
The event is open to everyone who always had the dream to create its business in the food world without limits of age or education.

Innovation along the food supply chain, from farm to fork. A way to explore new business models related to food, its use, how new technologies change the relationship between producer and consumer.

What do you need to bring? 

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

THE PRIZE
It will be offered to the winners a three-days consultancy (24 hours total) with the event partners and the possibility to choose to show the project during one of the Future Food Institute event.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 6 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend;
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors;
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world;
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.
We recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as possible, and early birds will receive a discount!
If you still have questions, feel free to reach us at “reggioemilia@startupweekend.org”.


Don’t wait any longer and join the Techstars Startup Weekend movement!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 16th


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrival at Musei Civici and registration


6:30 pm
Welcome Pitch
Matteo Vignoli, Direttore del Food Innovation Program


6:45 pm
Organisation's welcome
Brief presentation of the three-day agenda and introduction of the staff, the coaches, the speakers, and the facilitators.


7:30 pm
Pitches Start + Voting ideas
Ideas presentation. Each participant can propose his/her idea in a 1-minute pitch. Then, the participants will vote for the best projects to work on during the weekend.


8:30 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eating, speaking about food, ideas exchange, getting to know each other and team forming


9:15 pm
Team working
Teamwork begins!. Each member of a team, with his skills, will be essential for the development of a business idea!


11:55 pm
Closing location
Teams start working. Everyone bring their skills and contribute to the idea's development.

Saturday November 17th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrival at Musei Civici. A good coffee and a healthy breakfast are offered


9:30 am
Team working
Every team keeps working on their ideas.


12:45 pm
Inspirational Speech
Cristiano Spadoni, CMO Image Line Multimedia reporter - AgroNotizie Luca Ferri, founder of Academia


1:15 pm
Lunch


4:00 pm
Inspirational pitch + Call with Canada
- Claudia Laricchia, Head of Institutional Relations and Global Strategic Partnerships of Future Food Institute e President of the Environment and Innovation of FIDU (Italian Human Rights Federation). - Call with Canada on the occasion of the "Italian Cuisine Week in the World" which aims to promote quality Italian food and cooking abroad.


4:20 pm
Team working


8:00 pm
Dinner


9:00 pm
Team working


11:55 pm
Closing location

Sunday November 18th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrival at Musei Civici, coffees and breakfast offered.


9:30 am
Team working
the teams keep working on the development of their ideas


12:45 pm
Inspirational speech


1:00 pm
Lunch


2:00 pm
Team working
last hours of teamwork


4:30 pm
Deadline Presentations


5:00 pm
Final Presentations
Each team will have a 5-minute pitch to introduce the project to the jury


6:00 pm
Winners' proclamation



Speakers


Cristiano Spadoni
CMO Image Line Multimedia reporter - AgroNotizie

Web, Agriculture, Wine... and some News: my 4 keywords.
Yesterday: I was born in a farm producing peaches, where I worked till 30
Today: what I did (and saw) in the field... now are the subjects of my work: planning strategies to communicate the value of italian agricultural products and innovation on AgroNotizie.it, Macgest.com, Fitogest.com, Fertilgest.com, Plantgest.com. With Image Line we help farmers manage their activities in a sustainable way
Tomorrow: an ongoing commitment to bring Agtech and digital farming in the fields, helping growers, technicians, students and producer organizations


Claudia Laricchia

Climate Leader per il Climate Reality Project di Al Gore. Dottore commercialista. Esperto di internazionalizzazione e food innovation.


Andrea Parmeggiani
General manager Fondazione REI

Laureato in Economia e Commercio con Lode all'Università di Modena, ha ricevuto post graduate education in governance e strategia aziendale presso l'Università di Pisa. Focalizzato sull'innovazione d'impresa, sul trasferimento tecnologico e sulla creazione impresa, opera sia nel supporto alle start-up ad alto contenuto di conoscenza che nel rilancio d'impresa in fase di discontinuità. Svolge il ruolo di business innovation coach in progetti H2020 SME-I. Ha ricoperto incarichi di direzione generale, operations e sistemi in medie aziende nei settori meccatronica, elettronica industriale e servizi. E' stato professore a contratto di informatica applicata nell'Università di Modena e Reggio. E' stato dirigente presso Accenture dove ha gestito progetti di consulenza direzionale in Italia, USA, Europa Orientale ed Argentina.

Event Judges


Davide Bezzecchi
Responsabile Area Innovazione e Ricerca di Unindustria Reggio Emilia

Project manager del progetto “UP Idea startup program” promosso dai Gruppi Giovani Imprenditori delle associazioni provinciali aderenti a Confindustria Emilia-Romagna,

Si occupa di innovazione, finanziamenti agevolati per la ricerca e l’innovazione, creazione di nuove imprese e open innovation.


Andrea Parmeggiani
General manager Fondazione REI

Laureato in Economia e Commercio con Lode all'Università di Modena, ha ricevuto post graduate education in governance e strategia aziendale presso l'Università di Pisa. Focalizzato sull'innovazione d'impresa, sul trasferimento tecnologico e sulla creazione impresa, opera sia nel supporto alle start-up ad alto contenuto di conoscenza che nel rilancio d'impresa in fase di discontinuità. Svolge il ruolo di business innovation coach in progetti H2020 SME-I. Ha ricoperto incarichi di direzione generale, operations e sistemi in medie aziende nei settori meccatronica, elettronica industriale e servizi. E' stato professore a contratto di informatica applicata nell'Università di Modena e Reggio. E' stato dirigente presso Accenture dove ha gestito progetti di consulenza direzionale in Italia, USA, Europa Orientale ed Argentina.


Sara Roversi
Executive Director @ Food Innovation Program



Vittorio Guarini
CEO and Founder @ Fazland, Founder @ Hurricane Start

CEO & Founder di Fazland.
Laurea in Ingegneria Gestionale, 7 anni in Accenture trascorsi quasi sempre in viaggio su progetti in Europa e Stati Uniti in ambito di consulenza aziendale, decide nel 2011 di avviare un’avventura imprenditoriale che si propone di lanciare Fazland.com in Italia e all’estero. E’ tra fondatori del gruppo emiliano Hurricane Start, community locale nata a Reggio Emilia nel Luglio 2013 da un gruppo di startupper e giovani amanti di idee e innovazione.


Mattia Nanetti

Curioso che ama "sporcarsi le mani". La fase più divertente di una startup....è lo startup stesso! Perciò eccomi qua, a mettermi in gioco nella fase di sviluppo delle idee e a dare indietro ciò che ho imparato.
CMO & BD di Wenda srl, startup innovativa accelerata da UniCredit Start Lab, vincitrice di IngDan - Premio Marzotto (ed. 2016) - e seconda classificata allo European Innovation Academy a Nizza (ed. 2015)


Coaches and Mentors


Federico Giannini
CEO @ FLATME

CEO of GH, Federico is a serial startupper, but is currently focused on consulting.
He is a growth hacker with specific skills in funneling and paid adv.



Matteo Fornaciari
Founder @ Hurricane Start

PhD in Policies and InstitutionsCEO & Founder - Impact Hub Reggio EmiliaGlobal Shaper, Rome Hub - World Economic ForumHurricane Start, innovators' community

Ceo e fondatore di Impact Hub Reggio Emilia, ha seguito e visto crescere molti progetti di innovazione sociale sul territorio.


Alberto Di Lorenzo
Founder @ Hurricane Start



Stefano Bonino
Founder @ Hurricane Start



Simona Grande
Researcher at Food Innovation Program

Travelling for my studies I realised food is the world common language. I dream about a community of safe, healthy, nourished eaters globally. We are living an important transformation in the food industry thanks to new actors who are disrupting how food is produced, distributed, sold and consumed. Interested in innovation, I am currently researching how they are shaping our future.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Reggio Emilia is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Alain
    Marenghi
  • Nick
    Giacchè
  • Fabiana
    Iurescia
  • Michela
    Capretti
  • Andrea
    Parmeggiani
  • Francesco
    Castellana
  • Simona
    Grande

Facilitators


Andrea Risa
GM Digital Borgo

Head Organizer, Coach, Facilitator of several SW in Italy and Abroad. 
MSc in Economics and MBA from INSEAD


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