Technogym together with H-Farm launches the first Wellness Accelerator Program for young entrepreneurs

Applications are open to participate in the world’s first “all inclusive” accelerator program, aimed at supporting innovative projects in the health and wellness industry.

Technogym, world leader in the fitness and wellness industry, together with the Wellness Holding, the Alessandri family's angel investment fund, launch the first "all inclusive" Wellness Accelerator Program in the world, in collaboration with H-FARM, Italy's leading Venture Accelerator.

Focused on innovative wellness projects, the program has the goal of selecting European 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 March 23rd, this 4-month program will select 5 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, divided into different services, such as mentoring, networking, room and board, work spaces, specific events, technical and professional services and cash investment.

The selected projects will be focused on Wearable Devices, Platforms & Tools, Big Data & Analytics and Services in the health and wellness sector .The selected teams will have the chance to develop their projects in an environment full of inspiration and opportunities, supported by mentors and wellness professionals from both Technogym and H-FARM.

"I'm incredibly excited to launch this program with Technogym." – declares H-FARM's founder Riccardo Donadon – "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 honor for us to collaborate with them. We both share a strong belief in young people and in the huge opportunities of the Internet. We will make every effort to find expert teams and to select and accelerate innovative ideas tha will make a difference in the market".

"Innovation has always been the driving force of the growth of Technogym and our group" – declares Technogym's President and founder Nerio Alessandri –"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 realize their dreams and spread the wellness lifestyle as an opportunity for the people's wellbeing".

Applications need to be submitted by February 28, 2015. Visit www.wellnessaccelerator.com for additional information.

For more information: www.wellnessaccelerator.com