Star Italia Accelerator, the accelerator for Italian Startups and Innovative SMEs born with the aim of creating qualified access to the U.S. market, to stimulate entrepreneurial skills and accompanying the entry and growth of the best Italian innovation talent.
Star Italia Accelerator, based in Miami with a strong Italian flare, and the initiative aims to support Italian startups and innovative SMEs to develop their business in the US.
The offered services include shared workspaces, training, mentorship (advice provided by so-called startup mentors), access to technical and logistical resources (supply chain). Each selected startup will participate in an acceleration path lasting up to 6 months, with the support of mentors, corporate partners and selected investors.
Two programs are available:
– Future Seed which lasts between two and four months and is aimed at less mature companies, offering them services and giving them the opportunity to present their ideas to investors through public presentations (public pitch events) or demonstration days (demo days).
– Upward Phase which lasts between two and six months and is aimed at more structured startups who are offered the opportunity to connect with networks of other companies with whom they can share experiences and increase the chances of new opportunities.
The CEO Claudio Novebaci, born in Turin, he gained experience as a board member of traded companies has given him significant expertise in the management issues of the company. An expert in the field of M&A for several years, he has focused with success on the development of International activities with particular reference to North and South America and the United Kingdom.
“Innovating ourselves in continuity: consolidating what has been achieved to build new strategies is the path that has enabled setting up an Italian accelerator in Miami, Florida for Italian SMEs that intend to introduce their products and processes with high added value and/or promote collaborations in the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean” said Novebaci. “We want to promote the Made in Italy skills that, with their innovative energy, represent an opportunity for growth of the Italian system. Not only food and fashion, therefore, but talent and excellence in sectors with high-rate of innovation” he concluded.