The judging panel for the 2019 Start Me Up Innovation Awards has been confirmed.
Start Me Up is an award celebrating business innovation promoted by FCSI and supported by Electrolux Professional. The awards ceremony will take place October 20th at the HostMilano 2019, in Milan, Italy.
The panel of FCSI’s Professional Members is composed as follows: Ken Schwartz FCSI of SSA Restaurant Design + Foodservice Consulting in Tampa, Florida; Joseph Schumaker FCSI of SCG FoodSpace in San Jose, California; Bettina von Massenbach FCSI of Oyster Hospitality Management in Munich, Germany; Thomas Mertens FCSI of S.A:M GmbH in Kolbermoor, Germany; and Brandon Kua FCSI of Citrus Consult in Selangor, Malaysia.
Michele Cadamuro, Design Director at Electrolux Professional in Pordenone, Italy, completes the panel.
Cadamuro believes that Start Me Up is “a great networking opportunity for all the players involved” to get more visibility and increase the know-how in foodservice, beverage and laundry sectors.
Cadamuro also think that starts-up play a fundamental role in society. “They have the potential to create new business models and jobs, thus contributing to economic growth. Ultimately, starts-up are the most dynamic organisations in the market: they are usually run by new generations with a worthy purpose to have a say in making the world a better place to live in.”
Apply before September 1st to have the chance to make a Dragons’ Den-style ‘pitch’ to the judges at the Host 2019. The award is free to entry and the application takes about 10 minutes to be completed from the FCSI website.