De Furia: we are the ideal partners for access to the American market for Startups and Innovative SMEs
Star Italia Accelerator, the new Accelerator for Startups and Innovative SMEs, 100% under the management of De Furia Group is born with the aim of creating qualified access to the U.S. market, stimulating entrepreneurial skills and accompanying the entry and growth of the best Italian innovation talent.
Star Italia Accelerator, based in Miami, opens 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 Shareholders’ meeting appointed Claudio Novebaci as CEO. Born in Turin, his past 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. “It is a great personal satisfaction to be able to join such an important Group in the area,” said Novebaci, “and it represents a professional recognition that rewards the efforts made over the years to promote Made in Italy Innovation and Technology in the U.S”.
“Our group, which has always been committed to the principles of sustainability and inclusivity and to the processes of digital transition, focuses on innovation as a strategic lever for the development of the Italian economy,” says Fabio De Furia President of the De Furia Group, “and Star Italia Accelerator is part of the many activities we carry out in the U.S. with institutions, incubators, and companies that aim to create added value for the entire American territory, encouraging the creation of new strategic assets in different sectors. With this initiative we confirm and strengthen our support for Italian Startups and SMEs with high technological value because – concludes De Furia – it is not only a priority of our time but also an excellence of Made in Italy”.