THE WAY

 

Fondazione Edoardo Garrone’s commitment to supporting young entrepreneurs and the development of mountain areas is now focusing in particular on the Apennines. This area is indeed lagging behind in terms of strategies and solutions capable of exploiting its potential to the fullest.

The entrepreneurs that have completed the ReStartApp® and ReStartAlp® residential (on-campus) courses, do not simply work in their local area – they work for their local area. It is never just about a company, but, always, about far-reaching economic, environmental, and social projects.

The Apennines are the backbone of Italy, a constellation of ancient and yet constantly-evolving hamlets, an open-air library treasuring age-old knowledge, biodiversity and unique tastes, a closely-knit weave of trails and possible stop-overs…the place that is home to our identity, from time immemorial. And a place of new beginnings.

2014

THE FIRST ON-CAMPUS COURSE

In 2014 Fondazione Edoardo Garrone held the first edition of the ReStartApp on-campus course, aiming to give new momentum to the Apennine economy by fostering the creation of innovative, sustainable enterprises run by young people.

Grondona (Alessandria)
7 June – 27 September 2014

 

  • 336 hours of training
  • 15 young aspiring entrepreneurs involved
  • €60,000 allocated for start-up prizes
  • 4 enterprises established after the course

2015

RESTARTAPP DOUBLES DOWN

Grondona (Alessandria); Portico di Romagna (Forlì-Cesena)
29 June – 19 September 2015

  • 602 hours of training
  • 30 young aspiring entrepreneurs involved
  • €120,000 allocated for start-up prizes
  • 10 enterprises established after the course

2016

FROM THE GRAN SASSO TO THE MONT BLANC

Thanks to the cooperation with Fondazione Cariplo, the ReStartApp project was extended to the Alps with ReStartAlp

Premia (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola)
20 June – 30 September 2016

  • 364 hours of training
  • 15 young aspiring entrepreneurs involved
  • €60,000 allocated for start-up prizes
  • 5 enterprises established after the course

2017

IN THE APENNINES AND ON THE ALPS

Sansepolcro (Arezzo); Premia (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola)
6 March – 26 May 2017
26 June – 29 September 2017

  • 700 hours of training
  • 28 young aspiring entrepreneurs involved
  • €120,000 allocated for start-up prizes
  • 12 enterprises established after the course

2018

THE COMMITMENT TO THE ALPS GROWS FURTHER

Premia (Verbano-Cusio-Ossola)
24 June – 30 September 2018

  • 350 hours of training
  • 14 young aspiring entrepreneurs involved
  • €60,000 allocated for start-up prizes
  • 6 enterprises established after the course

2018

RESTARTAPP FOR CENTRAL ITALY

Together today to look forward to tomorrow

Fondazione Edoardo Garrone, in cooperation with the non-profit environmental organisation Legambiente, devoted an edition of the ReStartApp project to the enterprises in Central Italy affected by the 2016 earthquake, by developing enterprise acceleration tools and networking workshops.

Lazio – Marche – Umbria regions

  • Over 30 enterprises involved
  • 8 accelerated enterprises
  • 2 networks of enterprises

2019

THE RIGHT PATH

The ReStartApp and RestartAlp projects joined efforts to create ReStartApp per i cammini italiani (ReStartApp for Italian trails), a special edition devoted to business projects to be implemented along Italian mountain trails and in the areas they run through

Premia (Verbano Cusio Ossola)

24 June – 30 September 2019

  • 350 hours of training
  • 9 young aspiring entrepreneurs involved
  • €60,000 allocated for start-up prizes

2020

ONE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ONE

Through the Progetto Apennino project, Fondazione Edoardo Garrone offers the Apennine areas a series of skills and tools meant to favour the creation of new enterprises and make the most of the existing business environment, also by developing networks capable of sharing knowledge, resources, and opportunities, increasing process efficiency, and putting forward new proposals to meet the demands of a changed market scenario.