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.