How do we analyze a startup market? Week 2 of the Nature-Accelerator 2018

June 12th, 2018|

Market Analysis Six forces press a company: competitive rivalry, threat of new entry, threat of substitution, supplier power, buyer power and complementary productives. While startups may face challenges breaking into and are remaining in the [...]

Why do we hack startup business model? Week 1 of the Nature-Accelerator 2018

June 6th, 2018|

Hack startups’ business models A business model is how a business can create, deliver and capture values, while making money or achieving what the company defines as success (Giulia Turra | Galileo Visionary District). Why [...]

Padua becomes the capital of green innovation Week 1 of the Nature-Accelerator 2018

May 30th, 2018|

The Nature-Accelerator is an intensive eight-week program to guide eight nature-based entrepreneurs towards a path of financial and environmental sustainability. It is part of the European project ECOSTAR, conceived and promoted by Etifor Srl and [...]


May 10th, 2018|

Exciting and anxious is how we could describe these last few months of recruiting and evaluation for The Nature-Accelerator. Following all this work and commitment came the hardest part, the selection. Overall, more than 250 [...]


April 6th, 2018|

The Nature-Accelerator has closed its call for applications with almost 250+ potential recruits offering sustainable solutions in the agriculture (150+), forestry (20+), ecotourism (60+) and natural resource (70+) sectors! All applications have been going through [...]

Etifor’s mobility: from the Leading Lumber State to the Federal District USA!

November 14th, 2017|

Last October, Etifor travelled to the US for the sixth, and last, mobility exchange for the ECOSTAR project. Alessandro Leonardi, CEO of Etifor and Project Coordinator of ECOSTAR explains: “the mobility to the United States [...]