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Expo Milano: Announcing Feeding the Accelerator, a Food-Sector Development Program

Anna Mowry

Anna Mowry

April 01, 2015


When Expo Milano, the first world's fair devoted exclusively to food, opens to the public next month, the USA Pavilion will present American innovations at the crossways of cuisine, tech, business, industry, and culture. This showcase will include several promising food-sector newcomers, selected and nurtured by the pavilion's recently announced Feeding the Accelerator initiative.

A collaborative incubation program, Feeding the Accelerator will provide, per its website, "not just tech and business development, but innovation development." In practice, this includes workshops, lectures, and an Expo-based advisory board of chefs, academics, designers, and other food professionals. Up to 12 entrepreneurs will be selected for mentorship.

Details and applications are available at the official Feeding the Accelerator site.

The James Beard Foundation is leading the production of USA Pavilion, themed "American Food 2.0," at Expo Milano 2015. The global gathering will take from May 1 to October 31.

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