May 7th, 2014 VentureOutNY: Startups & Meatballs - Another Italian Showcase

On Wednesday, May 7th, OLC attended “VentureOutNY: Startups & Meatballs – Another Italian Tech Showcase” held at 121 Fulton Lounge located at 121 Fulton Street, New York, NY, in partnership with the Italian Business and Investment Initiative. Top Italian startups presented the evening followed by a critique and advice by a judging panel including Brian Cohen of NY Angels, Thatcher Bell of Gotham Ventures, Nihal Mehta of ENIAC Ventures, and Kristin Calve of Topstone Angels.

Below is a brief rundown of the startups presenting:

Slow/d (‎)

Andrea Cattabriga is the Founder of Slow/d, a multisided platform comprised of product designers and artisans working together to improve the product supply chain for the Italian market.

Green Prefab (

Furio Barzon is the Founder of Green Prefab, a startup dedicated to helping eco-buildings utilize computational data to improve building performance over time.

MilkyWay Bikes (

Jacopo Vigna is the Founder of MilkyWay Bikes, a product gear house for extreme sports fans harnessing social and e-commerce channels all on one platform.

Fannabee (

Antonella Sinigaglia is the Founder of Fannabee, providing collectors a tool to catalog their collections, whether it be cds, vinyls, or other memorabilia.

Placemeter offers smart data for places. 

Cookradar (

Mario Berruti is the Founder of CookRadar, a social marketplace where users can buy and sell homemade food to their peers. Cookradar retains a fee on the transactions in a similar model to AirBnB.

K’IT Design

Edoardo Cavalieri d’Oro is the Founder of K’IT Design which seeks to “declutter your life.” Thus far, K’IT has developed 3 artifacts all patented including a product protecting smartphone users from electromagnetic radiation.

PhotoSpotLand (

Mario Bucolo is the Founder & CEO of PhotoSpotLand, connecting people with common passions in travel and photography and culture.

OwnOut (

Michael Grassotti is the Founder of OwnOut, a commerce network connecting product owners to people who make, buy and sell the things they love.

Judges favorites of the evening included CookRadar and PhotoSpotLand.