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.