New Accelerator Program from Reimagine Food

Our partner Reimagine Food is hosting a new edition of their Prometheus Accelerator in Barcelona, Spain. It is something that shouldn’t be missed if you want to have a unique opportunity to develop your entrepreneurial skills!

Prometheus is focused on the intersection of food and technology and will amass resources from all over during a 4 month program, including one intense month in Barcelona. And instead of taking equity up front, Prometheus will take a small percentage based on either funding or sales.

Some of the participating companies will even get to attend the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and present their cases.

At Feeding the Accelerator, we worked with Re:Imagine Food for the program at Expo2015 and can vouch for their high level of skills and engagement!

http://www.reimagine-food.com/we-are-searching-for-15-disruptive-startups-looking-to-cook-the-future-of-food/

Video from the USA Pavilion Innovation Summit

The videos of Innovation Summit Day 1 and 2 at the USA Pavilion World Expo in Milan featuring the Feeding the Accelerator program is now online on the Mentor Minds channel, as well as closing remarks from Doug Hickey.

The Innovation Summit was a two-day event to showcase its activity during the Expo and launch new directions and initiatives to support and sustain innovation and entrepreneurship.

Day 1 featured panels including Josette Lewis, Associate Director of World Food Center at UC Davis, William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mark Romano, VP of Sustainability at illycaffè, Fabio Santini, Microsoft Developer Experience and Evangelism Lead, and representatives from USAP partners. Feeding the Accelerator’s mentors and entrepreneurs were also showcased, presenting the food and tech companies selected as part of the accelerator program, as well as inspiring moments from the program’s Mentor Minds series featuring leading innovators.

Day 2 featured pitches of the Feeding the Accelerator teams, as well as the e4impact social entrepreneurship teams. The jury featured Ambassador Douglas T Hickey, Letitia Moratti, former mayor of Milan and president of e4impact, Anders Nilsson from Microsoft, Marco Gualtieri from Seeds&Chips, and Paul Matteucci from US Venture Partners.

 

London Food Tech Week

London Food Tech Week is a week-long celebration and showcase of new trends, ideas and companies transforming food technology and the future of food. For the week of Oct 16th-23rd, food tech related events are taking over some of the hottest venues in central London, featuring a Food and Agtech Sustainibility Hackathon at wework, a TEDxHackney Future of Food at the Ace Hotel, Food of Genius (secret location), panel discussions, workshops, talks and extraordinary experiences.

“Feeding the Accelerator”, the official accelerator of the USA Pavillion Presents at the EXPO 2015 in Milan will be hosting an event at London Food Tech Week on Monday, October 19 from 2pm to 4pm. This event will showcases the best of the accelerator program of the USA Pavillion of the EXPO 2015 in Milan. We encourage entrepreneurs in the fields of food and tech to attend. Tickets are free, but limited. Check our event page to register!

http://tinyurl.com/nlhuswz

 

USA Pavilion Innovation Summit

From the USA Pavilon Website:

USA Pavilion Innovation Summit

Tuesday, September 29th

29 Sep – 30 Sep, 2015 (Copernico, Via Copernico 38, Milan and the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015)

In collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 and its innovation program Feeding the Accelerator, will host a two-day event to showcase its activity during the Expo and launch new directions and initiatives to support and sustain innovation and entrepreneurship. Panels will feature Josette Lewis, Associate Director of World Food Center at UC Davis; Letizia Moratti, former Mayor of Milan; William Perduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Mark Romano, VP of Sustainability at illycaffé; Fabio Santini, Microsoft Developer Experience and Evangelism Lead; and representatives from USA Pavilion partners. Feeding the Accelerator’s mentors and entrepreneurs will also be showcased, presenting the food and tech companies selected as part of the accelerator program, as well as inspiring moments from the program’s Mentor Minds series featuring leading innovators. Day 1 Tuesday, September 29 10:00am-6:00pm  Location: Copernico, via Copernico 38, Milan Keynote Speaker: Germano Celant Panels on innovation and technology across science, culture, business and society around the following topics: Disruption Sustainability Innovation Contexts Accelerator companies presentations Inspiring moments from Mentor Minds Day 2 Wednesday, September 30 10:00am-3:30pm Location: USA Pavilion at Expo Milano Feeding the Accelerator pitches: Ignitia, Cookbooth: Working across borders FoodTrace, Kalulu: Food value chain IceDreams: New food products Urban Pastoral, Pnat: Food and the city Microvita, Mintscraps: Waste as resource Talks by guest Paul Matteuci, Marius Robles, and Michele Appendino. Join your peers at the highest levels of the public and private sectors in participating in this exciting event. RSVP here.

The Fly Show

Microvita develops an alternative, sustainable animal feed which does not compete with human feeding through an ecient industrial system to convert organic by-products into protein feed for livestock using houseflies.

Please join Microvita with Feeding the Accelerator and Design Group Italia for “Fly Show” – a promotional event on September 25th from 6pm to 9pm at Design Group Italia studio in Via Aleardo Aleardi, 12, Milano

With “Fly Show ” we will stimulate reection on the possible role of insects in the food value chain. As a further stimulus, we will offer an aperitivo largely based on fresh anchovies – feed chicken on insects and spare the anchovies for us!

 

Mentor Minds film showing September 24 at Theater of Copernico

MENTOR MINDS – a film of interviews about mentorship, innovation, and culture will be shown on September 24th, 2015 from 7-8pm, at the Theater of Copernico, Via Copernico, 32, 20125 Milano.

Mentor Minds is a film by Savinien Caracostea in collaboration with Jan Åman, featuring leading figures from a variety of industries including food, art, fashion, business, architecture and urbanism. It is a part of Feeding the Accelerator, the innovation program of the USA Pavilion at Milan EXPO 2015, hosted by Copernico. The interviews constitute a form of virtual mentorship to the program’s selected entrepreneurial teams, and to a global community.

Please join us on September 24 at 7pm at Theater of Copernico.

 

Pnat – Jellyfish Barge launch event

Please join Pnat with Feeding the Accelerator, Milano Cucina and Seeds&Chips for the inauguration of the prototype of the Jellyfish Barge on Tuesday September 15th at 12 pm at Darsena Milano – entrance by Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio 3

 

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Pnat develops new ways of farming through modular floating greenhouses
which will allow for intensive cultivation and water purification using solar energy.

The Jellyfish Barge combines hydroponic cultivations and solar desalination to produce crops without bearing on existing resources.

The Jellyfish Barge is a modular floating greenhouse for intensive cultivation, able to purify sea water using solar energy. One module consists of a wooden base, floating on recycled plastic drums, supporting a greenhouse, which is surrounded by 7 solar desalination units able to produce up to 150 liters per day of clean fresh water from salt, brackish, or polluted water. Solar panels provide the low energy required to power fans and pumps.

So please join Pnat and Feeding the Accelerator, Milano Cucina and Seeds&Chips for the inauguration of the prototype.

Tuesday September 15th at 12 pm at Darsena Milano – entrance by Viale Gabriele D’Annunzio 3

Mentor Minds – 4 new interviews

Mentor Minds continues with 4 new interviews on a variety of subjects. For anyone looking for guidance and advice on becoming an entrepreneur, or how to succeed with an idea, these are a must-see.

The latest interviews are:

 

Will Guidara, Restaurateur, discusses his hospitality group Made Nice.

 

Eva Franch i Gilabert, architect & Executive Director & Chief Curator of Storefront for Art in NYC.

 

Ron Shigeta, Chief Science Officer at IndieBio,talks to Mentor Minds about understanding food.

 

Elaine Tin Nyo, conceptual artist with a kitchen and a studio in Harlem on food art, taste and culinary experiences.

More interviews on Mentor Minds

Four additional interviews in the fields of music, design, art and architecture have been added this week to our Mentor Minds channel:

 

Vinitha Watson

Co-Founder and current Executive Director of Zoo Labs, a non-­profit Music and Music Tech Accelerator where creators from different fields come together to have their ideas collide, talks to us about code, music and the core values of Zoo Labs.

 

Tobias Rehberger

The internationally acclaimed artist discusses illogical connections and leisure mode in both art and food.

 

Milton Glaser

One of the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States tells us about drawing as an instrument of understanding and the act and art of design.

 

Michael Manfredi

The cofounder of WEISS / MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, based in New York City, and recognized internationally through museum exhibitions and design awards speaks about topography and transforming reality in architecture.

 

Mentor Minds is up and running

The Mentor Minds channel on Vimeo is up and running! Today, we feature seven videos with interviews being added on a regular interval from August 5th, 2015:

 

Carsten Höller

An artist represented by Gagosian Gallery and former student of agricultural entomology at the University of Kiel, talks to us about the meaning of doubt, experience and enjoyment in both art and food.

 

Rebecca Chesney

Research + Communications Manager at Institute for the Future discusses making individual decisions as either a chef or a consumer to envision the future of food, architecture and technology.

 

Dorothy Cann Hamilton

Founder of the French Culinary Institute in 1984, which evolved into the International Culinary Center (ICC) in 2005, CEO of ICC and president of the Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015 tells us about sustainability, scalability and responsibility in business.

 

Charles Masson

Legendary New York restaurateur, Maître d’hôtel and face of La Grenouille for 40 years, shares his views on being a successful restaurateur, classic cuisines, and the spirit of cooking.

 

Doug Hickey

The Commissioner General of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 talks about financing and risks in business as well as our damanged ecostructure.

 

Ruby Lerner

The founding President and Executive Director of Creative Capital draws on her long and distinguished experience in both the performing arts and independent media fields, to share her knowledge on creative capital and the impact of artists’ work.

 

Mohsen Mostafavi

The Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, whose work focuses on modes and processes of urbanization and on the interface between technology and aesthetics, discusses the transition and utilization of design.

 

 

Mentor Minds is a series of short video interviews about mentorship, innovation, and culture with leading figures from a variety of industries including food, art, fashion, business, architecture and urbanism.

As a part of “Feeding the Accelerator”, the innovation program of the USA Pavilion at Milan EXPO 2015, the interviews constitute a form of virtual mentorship to the program’s selected entrepreneurial teams, and is also broadcast to a global community.

Mentor Minds is a series by Savinien Caracostea and Jan Åman of AtelierSlice.