Our Sponsors

Our Premium Sponsor


The Premium Partner and sponsor of the event is Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA). As the leading free zone services provider in the Middle East, Dubai Airport Freezone offers integrated business solutions to the global business community. DAFZA’s strategic location, comprehensive services, world-class facilities and above all the excellent investment incentives and tax exemptions are just some of the exclusivities they supply to companies within their freezone enabling them to achieve greater functional efficiency at a lower operational cost. Read more about DAFZA here.

Our Ecopartners

EXPO 2015

"Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life" is the core theme of Expo Milano 2015. This common thread runs through all the events organized both within and outside the official Exhibition Site. The EXPO management expects visitor numbers of 20+ mill.

Startup Europe & European Commission

Startup Europe aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU.

EXPO in Citta

Expo in città a project created by the Municipality of Milan and Milan Chamber of Commerce, coordinates and promotes all cultural and recreational events taking place in Greater Milan during Expo 2015.

Slow Food

Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem

WFTP | Slow Food Youth Network

Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary network of young farmers, small-scale producers, and other young food professionals.

Talent Garden

An organisation built around an extended network of 100+ passionate, skilled, & empowered founders around the World. Every space is semi- autonomously operated, with all aspects of the space being planned and executed by a team of local founders.

Impact Hub

Impact Hubs make up a global network of people, places, and programs that inspire, connect and catalyze impact. From Amsterdam to Johannesburg, Singapore to San Francisco, we are a rapidly expanding, diverse global network of over 11,000+ members in 72+ locations.

Seeds & Chips

Seeds&Chips is the event where food and digital technologies come together. Through technology, we are developing methods of producing food in a sustainable way that are more efficient: higher productivity using the same resources and with less environmental impact.

Girls in Tech

Girls in Tech (GIT) is a global organization focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of influential women in technology. Our goal is to promote the growth and success of entrepreneurial and innovative women.

Pirate Summit

Once a year 500+ rockstar startup founders, 150+ leading investors and a bunch of media- and corporate executives gather in a scrapyard-turned-outdoor-art-gallery in one of Europe’s most underrated cities - Cologne, Germany.


YPARD is an international movement by Young Professionals for Young Professionals for Agricultural Development. It operates as a network; it is not a formalized institution. With more than 10,000+ members from 168 countries. Its HQs are in Rome, Italy, hosted by GFAR.

The D.

A tech startup focusing on providing customers with innovative high-quality IT solutions. We have an expertise in customized API development and security. Our client centric vision allows us to serve a number of high profile clients in the Middle East and Europe.

Dubai Consultancy

Dubai Consultancy is a team of industry experts with a passion for innovation and for delivering practical, measurable results for our clients. Dubai Consultancy operates in the UAE and the Middle East.


Startup Desk is Asslombarda’s program aimed to help you and creative start-ups to grow their business. The program provides innovative entrepreneurs with consultancy, legal support, networking with Italian and foreign companies and access to Italian and European funding,

Startup Legal

StartUp Legal is a team of professionals providing custom-tailored advice and coaching programs in some of the most important matters in a startup life: contract drafting, negotiations, company law, tax and business planning.

Open Knowledge Sweden

Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.


We are a venture capital firm, we are looking for entrepreneurs who want to change the world. We are the advisor to Digital Investments Sca Sicar - Seed Compartment, focused on helping talented entrepreneurs build remarkable companies.

Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a Silicon Valley-based organization that educates and mentors entrepreneurs through monthly business events and speaking series in more than 180 cities across the globe.

Food Innovation Program

The Food Innovation Program is a full-time, advanced Master that guarantees a distinguished caliber of professors, opinion leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the world who are at the forefront of food innovation.

The Corporate Startup Summit

The Corporate Startup Summit is an exclusive event for intrapreneurs, Innovation Manager, thought leaders and business leaders with the aim to help Corporates also be able to act as a startup.


WearHacks is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Montreal, focused on the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship in Wearable Technology and Internet of Things all over the world.

The Cube

A new startup cluster and innovation space in the heart of the city of Athens, hosting the best of Athens’ innovators in the technology and making space. Aim of the Cube is to provide high quality facilities and tools to work with.


Codemotion is the ecosystem devoted to innovation, focused on developers and coding. Pioneering spirits, we scout the future to deliver a first class experience to our people. Get involved in Codemotion, join Codemotion People.


StartMiUp is on organization founded in April 2012 by a group of 4 entrepreneurs, with the aim of promoting the startup culture in the digital and tech sector in Milan.


Take part in EXPO Innovation Challenge if you want to make an impact and you aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. Will you be there?