EWA | Empowering Women in Agrifood
is a 6-months entrepreneurial program, promoted by EIT Food and tailored to create business solutions for specific challenges in agrifood. More precisely, 130 talented female entrepreneurs
from 13 countries with modest to moderate innovation rates (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Turkey) have access to training, mentoring, business coaching and networking opportunities.
The Italian program of EWA has been jointly organized by EIT Food, Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, whose main goal is to make the agrifood system more sustainable, healthy and reliable, and the Future Food Institute. 10 Italian women entrepreneurs with projects in the agri-food sector have been followed by experienced mentors in a 6-month program that led them to realize their innovative ideas.
After the training, mentoring and networking opportunities offered, the Pitch Day has just arrived: a pitching competition that will award the two best Italian ideas with a prize of €10.000 and €5.000, respectively.
The structure of the event will be as follow:
- 09.00 – 10.00 | Panel “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life“, moderated by Sara Roversi (President & Founder, FFI);
- 10.00 – 12.30 | EWA Pitching Competition among the 10 entrepreneurs who took part in the project;
- 12.30 – 13.00 | Award ceremony for the winning entrepreneurs.
The Pitch Day will take place on Saturday, 26 November in Bologna at Scuderia Future Food Living Lab, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi 2, from 9 AM to 1 PM.
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