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Technogym launches wellness funding program for young entrepreneurs
Technogym has announced the world’s first ‘Wellness Accelerator Program’ to support innovative projects in the health and wellness industry.
A collaboration between Technogym; Wellness Holding, the Alessandri family's angel investment fund; and Italian venture accelerator H-Farm, the initiative aims offer backing and expertise to small wellness companies from across the world.
Focused on innovative wellness projects, the program has the goal of selecting startups that work in the health and wellness sector, in order to support innovative projects working to reinvent and improve this constantly growing sector.
Starting on 23rd March, this four-month program will select five teams with good ideas and technical skills, to be perfected with H-FARM during the Wellness Acceleration Program. Each team will receive a package worth over €80,000 (US$91,000), divided into different services, such as mentoring, networking, room and board, work spaces, specific events, technical and professional services and cash investment.
Projects eligible for selection will be focused on wearable devices, platforms and tools, big data and analytics, and services in the health and wellness sector. The selected teams will also receive the support of mentors and wellness professionals from both Technogym and H-Farm.
Introducing the ‘all inclusive’ accelerator program, Technogym President and founder Nerio Alessandri (pictured below) explains “innovation has always been the driving force of the growth of Technogym and our group.
“Wellness is one of the leading global trends and we are proud to contribute in the implementation of innovative ideas that help creative and talented young people realise their dreams and spread the wellness lifestyle as an opportunity for the people’s wellbeing.”
H-Farm founder Riccardo Donadon added "I'm incredibly excited to launch this program with Technogym.
"This is the path that Italian companies need to take in order to stimulate innovation and fresh ideas.
“Nerio and Technogym are international excellences and it's an honour for us to collaborate with them.
“We will make every effort to find expert teams and to select and accelerate innovative ideas tha will make a difference in the market".
Applications for the program are now open and need to be submitted by 28th February, 2015.
For more information go www.wellnessacclerator.com
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