Startup Weekend Food Roma
Friday, April 7 - 9, 2017
Friday, April 7 - 9, 2017
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Scuola di economia e Studi aziendali Roma Tre
Via Silvio D'Amico, 77
StartupWeekend Rome Food 2nd Edition - Let's disrupt the food sector
You will have the chance to work for 54 hours in close collaboration with the managers of some of the largest food companies in the world such as Barilla, Unilever, Colussi, Granarolo, Nestle and more. The goal of this Startup Weekend Rome to disrupt the food sector.
The jury and mentors among the top managers at Barilla, Unilever, Colussi, Granarolo, Nestle and more. and more. Winning teams will have the opportunity to work further with AIDEPI - the italian association of confectionery and pasta industry, partners and may eventually lead to collaboration with them.
The whole event will be in English but if you are an Italian speaker, don't worry, there will be plenty of bilingual participants to help with any language barriers.
If you'd like to know more about how Startup Weekend works, here is some useful info: Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with events in over 100 countries and 600 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.
All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
The ticket price includes: 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches.
- The event will begin Friday April 7th and will end Sunday April 9th.
- The goal of the event is to learn how to do business, learn to work together as a team with strangers, meet co-founders, co-workers, learn new skills.
- We can only host a limited number of participants and you’ll be participating as individuals. You can purchase your ticket HERE We recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as possible, and early birds will receive a discount.
- The ticket includes food, beverages, stationery that will be offered to the participants, from the beginning to the end of the event.
- We're able to offer all this thanks to local and national sponsors, sensitive to the issue of entrepreneurship and innovation.
- The ideas are proposed by the participants themselves, who will vote on the best. Participants will work in teams of 5 to 8 people during the next two days.
- It is not necessary to come up with an idea.
- Those who do not show up with an idea have to vote for the ideas of others and will be able to choose which team they want to join.
- A jury will evaluate the top 3 ideas which will be awarded with prizes that will help to further develop and support the teams.
Friday April 7th
Saturday April 8th
Sunday April 9th
Carlo Alberto Pratesi
Full professor of marketing innovation and sustainability at Roma Tre University
Back in Barcelona I am working on a fresh business challenge, capitalizing on my international experience and as well growing the greatest entrepreneur ecosystem in the world at Techstars.
Coaches and Mentors
Ha conosciuto , lavorato , imparato da "serial entrepreneurs" e talenti di tutto il mondo , provenienti dalle migliori aziende a livello globale come Rocket Internet, Google, Naspers, McKinsey.
Oggi decide di tornare in Italia, e di contribuire al lancio del primo acceleratore globale ed indipendente sul FoodTech in Italia, Startupbootcamp FoodTech, parte del gruppo che nel 2014 ha vinto il premio come miglioracceleratore di startup in Europa, (Fonte Europas).
Co-founder di MEDinACTION , l'app che mira ad innovare il sistema della salute per i turisti in Italia e non solo.
Founding Partner CONNECTANCE - Owner eXcellere
Journalist @ Bibenda
Dr. Sonia Massari has a PhD in Food Systems and Interaction Design (Engineering Dept, University of Florence). She is the Academic Director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Food Studies programs and Director of Gustolab International Institute for Food Systems and Sustainability Studies in Rome.
She teaches at Scuola Politecnica di Design Milan ( Master in Food Design), at ISIA Design School Rome ( Master in Systemic Design) and at ROMA Tre University. She is currently coordinating the ADI INDEX Food Design commission. She is a scientific consultant and senior researcher for the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation and she is a consultant for national TV program on food systems. In 2012, she won the International “Le Tecnovisionaries” Women Innovation Award, a prize which publicly recognises women who have demonstrated an ability to combine creativity and innovation in order to improve quality of life, in particular in the area of food and nutrition, and in 2014, she won the NAFSA TLS Knowledge Community’s Innovative Research in International Education Award.
Laurea in Economia Aziendale e General Management, 10 anni di esperienza nel marketing di aziende multinazionali del largo consumo. Dopo aver ricoperto ruoli nel mondo del cioccolato, degli adesivi e dei detersivi, oggi in Unilever è responsabile di importanti Food brand. Food lover per vocazione, il suo pane quotidiano rappresenta la continua ricerca di opportunità di crescita per il suo business, con approccio imprenditoriale e curandone tutti gli aspetti, a partire dall’identificazione delle idee per arrivare al lancio di prodotti e attività di comunicazione, coordinando tutte le funzioni di riferimento in azienda.
Attualmente è CTO di Social Academy, una piattaforma di Social Learning che aiuta gli utenti a sviluppare la propria carriera offrendo corsi selezionati e consigliati.Inoltre collabora con il dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’università di Roma Tre con l’obiettivo di coltivare la cultura imprenditoriale fra gli studenti.
My main focuses right now are:
- Micro and Small Agrofood industries process innovation
- Corporate innovation programs
- Startup Mentoring
I love hanging around with anyone in front of a great food and an amazing bottle of wines ;-)
I can help teams with:
- Customer Discovery
- Customer Jobs
- Build customer oriented MVP
- VPC, BMC, G2M strategy
... anything else (no tech) around startup journey
Today after 8 years i can say that I have tried my best to spread out the "startup" vision in Italy, but together a few other crazy people I failed, since right now Italy "startup" is equal to "company" and we have a huge investment gap compared to Europe.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Food Roma team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Rome is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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