Chi Siamo

FoodForward è l’acceleratore internazionale che permette alle maggiori aziende Made in Italy e agli innovatori più promettenti a livello mondiale di interagire e collaborare per innovare il settore Agrifood e Retail.

Cerchiamo innovazioni lungo tutta la filiera del food per trovare le nuove soluzioni che hanno l’ambizione di cambiare il mondo.

Il programma, che si terrà a Milano, è coordinato da Deloitte in collaborazione con Corporate partner quali Amadori, Cereal Docks e Finiper, insieme ad importanti investitori come Innogest e Digital Magics, Media & Community partner come Seeds&Chips ed istituzioni rilevanti come Federalimentare.

COMMITTED PARTNER
MENTOR ESPERTI
BASATO A MILANO

Perchè Noi

Accesso diretto alle aziende

Opportunità unica per testare e validare la propria soluzione collaborando con Partner industriali che presidiano l’intera catena del valore nel settore alimentare. Un’opportunità per accelerare l’ingresso sul mercato attraverso un approccio strutturato che fa leva su un’attività di mentorship continuativa da parte dei Partner ed esperti di settore

Competenze di Deloitte

Crescita del tuo business grazie a Deloitte, riconosciuta a livello globale per essere la più grande società di servizi professionali al mondo e con un network internazionale

Ecosistema Italiano e Milanese

Contaminazione e sviluppo di nuove competenze, entrando in contatto con l’Ecosistema Milanese, fulcro dell’ eccellenza del Made in Italy

Smart Money

Accesso a un contributo di €20k in cash e €50k in servizi, in cambio del 6% di equity

Network di investitori

Possibilità di ulteriori investimenti fino a €1Mln, già confermati dai nostri partner

Co-working e altri benefit

Possibilità di gestire il tuo business in uno spazio di co-working attrezzato ed innovativo e di testare il tuo prodotto grazie all’accesso alle strutture dei partner

Chi Dovrebbe Partecipare

LE PIÙ PROMETTENTI STARTUP FOODTECH PRONTE A SCALARE I SETTORI AGRIFOOD E RETAIL,
CON UNA SOLUZIONE INNOVATIVA IN UNA DELLE SEGUENTI AREE:

Quality & Traceability

Food safety

Plant quality

Food quality

Circular Economy

Sharing Economy

Foodwaste

Sustainable Packaging

Healthy Lifestyle

Precision nutrition
& coaching

Meal replacement

Supplements

Alternative Ingredients

Plant based proteins

Invitro cell culture

Novel and Superfood


Delivery Revolution

direct to consumer
& meal kit

Digital restaurants

New Delivery Vehicles

Omnichannel

customer engagement
& smart packaging

Digital Experience

Digital Native Brands

Agritech

Precision Farming

Animal Health

Vertical and Indoor Farming

clean commodities

Timeline

29 Luglio 2018


Chiusura candidature

Settembre – Ottobre 2018


Valutazione candidature

Novembre – Dicembre 2018


Ingaggio Startup selezionate

Gennaio 2019


Inizio programma

Maggio 2019


Demo Day



Come Funziona

Vieni ad incontrarci di persona prima di iniziare

  • Eventi internazionali: incontraci durante i nostri eventi, conferenze dedicate al settore e attraverso il network di Deloitte composto da investitori, mentor e partner. Seguici sui social #FoodForwardroadshow
  • Interviste dal vivo: un elenco ristretto di startup potranno incontrare il nostro comitato di selezione in modo da poter individuare i 7 team che verranno invitati al programma di accelerazione

Un programma intensivo di 15 settimane

  • Attraverso un processo di apprendimento basato su esperienze concrete e una validazione continua potrai trasformare le idee in soluzioni innovative. Il programma prevede sia il consolidamento del Business Model che la validazione e la prototipizzazione della soluzione, fino all’accompagnamento per una raccolta fondi e un go-to-market di successo
  • Potrai collaborare direttamente con mentor esperti provenienti dai nostri Corporate Partner e dall’ecosistema di Deloitte, in modo da validare e scalare più velocemente il tuo business, grazie anche ad un meccanismo di testing iterativo dell’MVP direttamente con il cliente

Accelera rapidamente!

  • Presenta la tua iniziativa durante il Demo Day di fronte ad una platea di investitori professionisti, interessati a traghettare la tua società verso lo stadio di vita successivo
  • Amplia il tuo network e impara da team multifunzionali e cross-settoriali composti da Corporate Executive, consulenti esperti, imprenditori, accademici, investitori privati e venture capitalist

Corporate Partners

Supporting Partners

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Mentors

Richard Belluzzo

Partner, Innogest and
Former-President & COO, Microsoft

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Richard Belluzzo (San Francisco, 1953) has developed his career in the field of global technological innovation.

He worked for Hewlett-Packard [NASDAQ: HPQ] for 23 years, starting in 1975 as an entry level financial analyst and ultimately became in 1996 Executive Vice President in charge of the Computing Group, a group responsible of over 80% of the revenue of the company. He managed HP printer business in the mid 80’s through the mid 90’s, leading the company to become the dominant player.

He moved to Silicon Graphics [NASDAQ: SPO] in 1998, becoming Chairman of the Board and CEO, leading the company through the transition from proprietary systems to industry standard solutions.

He was presented with the challenge of turning around a company that was losing money and experienced revenue declines of 30%: being able to build a new leadership team, develop a new product strategy, improved operations, he achieved the first quarter of growth and profitability after two years.

In August 1999, Belluzzo left SGI to head Microsoft’s MSN division [NASDAQ: MS], and then – as Group Vice President – the whole Consumer business, leading several emerging efforts, including the launch of the first Xbox and MS TV. In February 2001, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft, running the day to day business during the critical CEO transition from Bill Gates to Steve Ballmer. His key contributions included delivering consistently positive financial results, launching key new products, and building many successful global partnerships.

In September 2002, he was appointed CEO at Quantum Corporation [NASDAQ: QTM], a leader in data storage industry for over 25 years. During his 8 year tenure, he led the company through a significant re-positioning to a more profitable storage systems company with a significant growth opportunity. This involved a new strategy, acquisitions/divestitures, restructuring, new products, and new channels of distribution.

Late 2015 he was appointed Interim CEO of JDSU [NASDAQ: JDSU], where he focused on completing the transformation of the company into two public companies, Viavi Solutions and Lumentum Holdings. He then continued as CEO of Viavi Solutions [NASDAQ: VIAV] until a permanent CEO was named. The impact of this change, as well as improvements in Viavi Solutions profitability, created more than $2B of shareholder value.

After leaving Quantum, Belluzzo dedicated his time to Italian Startups in both the US and Italy, and serving on the Board of some US companies. Since 2015 he has been Venture Partner at Innogest Capital, providing leadership on exits, assisting portfolio companies, and linking technology communities in Italy and the US. In 2017 he became full-time Partner of Innogest.

In 2017, Richard Belluzzo was awarded the honor of Cavaliere Della Repubblica Italiana (Italian Knighthood) by the President of the Italian Republic.

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Giacomo Fanin

Business Development, Cereal Docks

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Thanks to his family, Giacomo grows up in a genuine and strong entrapreneurial environment. After graduating in Political economy, he joined Cereal Docks in 2015 within the agri-food Business Development Department. During this period he developed the supply chain for alternative food ingredients products, studying and applying digital tools for traceability and quality control of the goods, in close relationship with Italian farmers.

In 2017 he moved to Cereal Docks International, where he started the implementation of control and optimization systems for the raw materials procurement process from international suppliers, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact and speeding up the exchange of soft commodities between agribusiness companies.

Today he leads the Innovation Dept. of the Cereal Docks group, taking part in the strategic advisory counsil in order to evaluate, integrate and enhance core and adjacent innovative solutions. Moreover he is member of the Board of directors of DemBiotech, a startup that develops Pure vegetable actives from plant cell cultures.

He is an active member of Federalimentare Giovani Imprenditori, of AIDAF and FBN Next Gen and of TEH-Ambrosetti, the Leader group of the future.

For FoodForward Foodtech Corporate Accelerator program, he is in charge of Cereal Docks’ activities, ranging from startup valuation to corporates’ implementation strategies.

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Gian Maria Gentile

CIO & Digital Director, Iper

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Gian Maria Gentile graduated in Management Engineering at Polytechnic University in Milan.

He started his career working as a management consultant and in 2010 he moved to the grocery retailer retailer sector as a project manager for Carrefour. Within the French multinational he covered different roles in the sales department, until 2015 when he was appointed Digital Director.

In January 2016, he moved to Unes as Digital Director, leading e-commerce, digital marketing and in-store innovation projects. Since May 2018 he is the CIO (Chief Information Officer) of retail Group Finiper.

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Gianluca Giovanetti

Chief Innovation and
Business Services Officer

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Within Amadori, Gianluca is in charge of innovation programs functional to achieving the business objectives. He is also the head of the following business functions: Human Resources, Procurement, Organization/Business Transformation and IT/Digital Transformation, whose goals, strategies and activities are coordinated, with the aim of identifying and implementing evolutionary solutions by acting on digital skills, processes and technologies. In the Group he carried out Business Transformation projects, which have as their object, in addition to information systems, the change in the most critical business processes to allow the Group to grasp the competitive advantages brought by the innovation of operating and business models. During his professional career he conceived and coordinated several initiatives such as Business Process Management, process engineering and re-design, organizational changes in complex and international entities. Previously, he developed a multi-year experience in the industrial sector, covering, among others, the role of CIO (Chief Information Officer) in Del Monte Foods.

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Marco Gualtieri

Founder & Chairman, Seeds&Chips

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Visionary entrepreneur in different fields: Entertainment, Digital, Fashion and the Arts. He has started successful startups in all the above areas. Mostly known for founding TicketOne, the first e-commerce ticketing platform in Italy as well as co-founded Netcomm, Italy’s largest e-commerce association. Founder and Chairman of Seeds&Chips the Global Food Innovation Summit – the world-renowned go to event on Food Innovation. He has revolutionized the way food events are done today, making Seeds&Chips an open platform for startups, corporations, organizations, government, investors alike. A meeting of the minds to truly solve the challenges we face today. Furthermore, his daily activities include connecting entrepreneurs, corporate executives, government and policy makers to create synergies for our global good. Marco has become an internationally recognized expert in this field speaking at conferences, writing articles and mentoring startups and young innovators launch their solution in the market.

Since August 2017 he is also chairman of the initiative of “Io Sto Con Paolo” to sensitize the global community as well as starting an international pool of experts, doctors and researchers in the fight against ALS. Today, he is also on the board of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and a prominent investor in Food Tech startups

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Andrew Ive

Managing Director & Partner,
Food-X/SOSV

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Andrew is Partner at Food-X. He is responsible for building, innovating and supporting the emerging Food-X ecosystem. This includes sourcing teams, building a robust program curriculum, and developing relationships with co-investors and partners to solidify Food-X’s position as the premier accelerator for food-related ventures.

Andrew is a serial entrepreneur, began his career at Procter & Gamble, has raised more than $20M+ for his own companies and worked with amazing company founders to grow their companies.

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Marco Magnocavallo

CEO & Founder, Tannico

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Marco Magnocavallo (CEO and founder), started at nineteen with a retail business in the classic cars market (his passion). At the age of twenty-three, he founded a web agency where he and his team developed projects for the Italian Postal Service, McKinsey, Daimler and other European companies. He then sold his company to a pre-IPO company and founded an online vertical publishing business (Blogo) that became, within four years, the third most visited news site in Italy with more than 12 million monthly unique users, and activities in Italy, the UK, France, Spain and Brazil. He then sold this company to the DADA/RCS Media Group (publisher of Corriere della Sera, the most popular newspaper in Italy).

In 2012/2013 he acted as Venture Partner in an italian Venture Capital Firm (Principia) where he lead investments in 4 companies for a total of 10 million of Euro of invested capital. In 2012 he founded Boox with Andrea di Camillo, a startup accelerator with twelve portfolio companies.

In late 2012, he founded Tannico, the leading Italian wine shop, and became its CEO.

He started in late 2012 with a first € 200,000 seed investment from his own accelerator (Boox) and four partners (two PM, two dev). After five years Tannico has raised more than 8 milion Euro. Over 1.000,000 bottles were sold in 2017 to 90,000 customers, Tannico is new the Italian market leader with a 30% marketshare.

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Stefano Molino

Partner, Innogest

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Stefano is Partner at Innogest SGR SpA, where he is currently in charge of the digital practice and focuses on deal selection, transaction management, contract negotiation and closing of new investment opportunities. Board member/observer in several current Innogest portfolio companies such as CornerJob (leading European HR marketplace), Digital Magics (digital incubator/accelerator listed at AIM stock exchange), Supermercato24 (leading Italian online grocery marketplace), Soulkitchen (B2B food delivery service for professional restoration segment) Armadio Verde (secondhand clothes marketplace), Prestiamoci (peer-to-per lending platform), Agroils Technologies (biofuels and proteins-based productions). He has been member/observer in companies such as Silicon Biosystems (medical device, sold to Menarini Group), Beintoo (mobile marketing), HT Srl (Cybersecurity) and Mobango (leading independent app store sold to Mauj Mobile).

Before joining Innogest, Stefano was Investment Manager at Piemonte High Technology, a seed VC investment firm specializing in investments in hi-tech start-up companies.

Stefano has held several university and post-university master courses, mainly on entrepreneurship, finance and innovation. Stefano holds a Master of Science (summa cum laude) in Engineering & Management from Polytechnic University in Turin and received a Ph.D from Polytechnic University in Milan, with a doctoral thesis on Venture Capital and valuation of hi-tech companies assets.

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Gabriele Ronchini

CEO & Founder, Digital Magics

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With a passion for digital and interactive technologies, Gabriele Ronchini has always been actively pursuing issues relating to the new media outlets, by taking part directly in the technological vanguard.

As a member of the Ministry of Communications’ Economic Commission on Digital Television, he has actively contributed to various specialised publications and regularly lectures at seminars and university courses. After earning his degree in Computer Science and specialising in cybernetics and neural networks, and after two years of university research, in 1990 he began his career with Inferentia, where he created the business unit specialised in digital communication Inferentia Interactive, whose goal was to become a main player on the emerging market of interactive media.

He later joined IBM Consulting, in 1999, coordinating the team of e-business and personally following the main European customers who were making their first steps into the world of electronic commerce. In 2000 he opened the Italian headquarters of Grey Interactive, a company belonging to the American giant of communications Grey Global Group, helping the great Italian brands in the development of digital communications worldwide.

In 2004, he became a Founding Member – with Enrico Gasperini, Alberto Fioravanti and Gabriele Gresta – of Digital Magics and he has held the position of Executive Director. Digital Magics is a certified incubator of innovative digital startups whose content and services possess high technological value. The business incubator Digital Magics took part in the birthing process and launch of more than 50 initiatives, which contributed to the development of the entire online sector in Italy, creating the foundation for the generational renewal of the national parterre of entrepreneurs and overseeing all areas of expertise in the digital market. In July 2013, Digital Magics was listed on AIM Italy, Alternative Capital Market for small and medium-sized Italian companies with high growth potential, organised and managed by the Italian Stock Exchange.

In 2008 he was a founding member of the startup 4w MarketPlace, the main Italian AdNetwork operating in online advertising with the leading publishers and media agencies and he currently holds the position of Executive Chairman. In April 2015 it closed a capital increase of 25% in the shareholder structure, for a value of about 2.1 million Euro, by the Dada Group (through the transfer of the company ProAdv/Simply).

On November 30th 2015 he was appointed Managing Director of Digital Magics for Portfolio Development.

On December 12th 2017 Gabriele Ronchini he was appointed CEO of Digital Magics.

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Alessandro Squeri

Chairman, Federalimentare Giovani

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Mr. Alessandro Squeri, 35 years, is entrepreneur at Steriltom srl and President of Young Entrepreneurs Group of Federalimentare.

After classical studies, he moved to Milan where he got a Master’s degree in General Management at Bocconi (with honors). Then Alessandro worked for five years in the field of strategic consulting (Accenture and Bain) before joining the family company, Steriltom, based in Piacenza, which produces 100% Italian Pulp of tomatoes mainly for Horeca and B2B clients since four generations.

In the company he has been involved in sales and exports, leading the company to export from 24 to 70 countries worldwide. Alessandro is also an equity partner and Food representative of iStarter which is Accelerator for companies and start-ups based in London.

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Matthieu Vincent

Founder, Digital FoodLab

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Matthieu is the co-founder of DigitalFoodLab. He is a FoodTech entrepreneur since 2010 when he founded WeCook, a meal planner with dietary advice.

In 2013, with its partners Jérémie & Alexandre he initiated the DigitalFoodClub events, aiming to gather and develop the French FoodTech ecosystem. 4 years and 22 events later, DigitalFoodClub is now the place where entrepreneurs, investors and corporates meet in Paris and other French cities.

Since he sold WeCook in early 2017, Matthieu is developping DigitalFoodLab in order to grow the European FoodTech ecosystem. DigitalFoodLab explores FoodTech opportunities and help entrepreneurs, investors and food corporates to act on them. Through DigitalFoodLab, Matthieu delivers talks, prospective reports and consulting.

Matthieu is M.Eng from Telecom SudParis and MSc. in e-commerce from Dublin City university.

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