Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
With a solid technical and R&D background in the field of sustainability and bio-economy the whole team has developed core business experience and shown a strong entrpreneurial attitude. Domenico, with a solid background in industrial management, before EggPlant founded a startup in the digital space after a Fulbright fellowship in Silicon Valley, Vito and Paolo extensively worked in tech transfer and startup creation thanks to a scholarship on "innovative technology entrepreneurship" (DHITECH), Alessandro has a noticeable track record with several startup co-founded and a great success case with Gelesis Inc. (IPO 2015)
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
Advisors as just stated above (David Miles - Former B2E and FCB CEO, Leah Stern - Echoing Green Portfolio Manager, Andrea Rapaccini - Make a change Director) and others met during these two years, 7 strategic partnerships with universities (Perugia and Salento in Italy), private companies (engineering and construction from Italy, bio-plastic manufacturers from Italy and US, waste management companies, from Italy and US), support from social business organizations (Make a Change-Italy, Echoing Green US).
A number of formal and informal mentors in the space of bio-economy met at international events (Bio-based material international conference in Germany-Koln; Bio-world, Canada, Montreal; Plast, Ecomondo, Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnologies and others - Italy)