Rome, Italy – 30 November 2017. The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners (GOP) is from today the main sponsor of Startupbootcamp FoodTech, the first global and independent startup accelerator focused on foodtech.
The partnership was announced during the Sneak Preview, where the current class of startups has presented their business models to an elective group of local and international early stage-investors. The event was held at the prestigious venue of Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli Partners in Rome.
This new partnership enriches the group of partners such as Gambero Rosso, LVenture Group, Monini, Cisco, Orienta e M3 Investimenti, that already encourage Startupbootcamp Foodtech in its business activities. In particular, the support provided by GOP4Venture will enhance the quality of services offered by Startupbootcamp FoodTech to the startups selected for its acceleration program.
As the Main Partner GOP4Venture is committed to offering with legal support all the startups selected by the accelerator starting from the current class, that was chosen last September out of 755 applications to the program coming from 70 different countries and that now includes teams from Vietnam, Holland, Italy, Israel, Hungary, Brazil, and Denmark, here reported:
Renato Giallombardo, GOP Partner and team coordinator at GOP4Venture, states: “The partnership between Startupbootcamp and GOP4Venture is an important commitment that our firm is taking on to enable SBC accelerated startups to benefit from a structured consulting platform specializing in contractual, financial and technology transfer issues. GOP4Venture is actively pursuing the creation of a national and international network with hubs, accelerators, research centers and venture capital funds, continuing to strengthen an ecosystem of innovation in our country”.
We are delighted with this partnership that delineates the union of two excellence realities, Startupbootcamp FoodTech, the leader in the field of foodtech innovation and GOP, a leading provider of consulting and assistance in all areas of corporate law.” Peter Kruger, CEO Startupbootcamp Foodtech. “Together we can offer quality service to young entrepreneurs who choose our country as a springboard for their business path in the foodtech.”
Each year Startupbootcamp FoodTech will invest in 10 foodtech startups, providing €15,000 in funding, mentorship, 6 months office space and access to a network of industry partners, investors, and venture capital firms. In addition to the €15.000, the best-selected startups have also the chance to get €35.000 cash in convertible notes from some of our main partners such as LVenture Group and PiCampus.
Moreover, the program will provide startups with direct access to key connections in the industry, including:
- 150 mentors from companies such as Barilla, Metro Group, Lavazza, World Food Program, Bayer, Tetrapak, Facebook, Monsanto, Amazon, Cisco and many more;
- 1.000+ angels and VCs like Accel, Endeit, Earlybird, Sunstone, Google VC, and many more;
- 200+ influential players in the food industries as well as leading foodtech industry experts.
About Startupbootcamp FoodTech
Launched in 2016, Startupbootcamp FoodTech is the global foodtech accelerator program and the only program of its kind to attract industry-wide support. Based in Rome, its partners include Cisco, Gambero Rosso, Monini, LVenture Group, M3 Investimenti and other investors. The accelerator program gives startups access to world-class industry expertise during an intensive three-month program. It is part of the global award-winning Startupbootcamp, a network of industry-focused startup accelerators. Visit https://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/foodtech/ for more information.
Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators, running 21 programs in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Rome, Dubai, Singapore, Istanbul, Mumbai
Chengdu, New York, Miami, Mexico City, Cape Town, with a mentor and alumni network in over 30 countries. More than 500 startups have been accelerated by Startupbootcamp, of which 71% have raised combined funding of more than €240 million, For more information visit: www.startupbotocamp.org
Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli Partners
Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners is an international law firm with about 440 lawyers distributed in the offices of Rome, Milan, Bologna, Padua, Turin, Abu Dhabi, Brussels, Hong Kong, London and New York.
The Firm is considered among the leaders in Italy in global business services and is active in the field of M&A, Corporate, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Antitrust and Regulatory, Real Estate, Litigation and Arbitration, Restructuring, Public Law and Tenders, Environmental, Projects, Tax, Labour, IP, Wealth and Trust, Shipping Aviation and Transportation.
In 2017 the Firm won “Italy Law Firm of the Year” award at the Chambers Europe Awards.