ICE Agency is an important contact point for Italian companies, as it promotes Italian products and services and helps startups grow in international markets, facilitating foreign investments in Italy. The agency’s support allowed us to take part in the event “Italian Trade Agency Pitch Session at STARTUP Village 2021”, which took place at the Skolkovo Innovation Center. Here, To Be was elected the best Italian startup.  
Danilo Fattorini - COO To Be Srl
“Receiving the Italian Star title with the highest score from the judging panel is a great success for our startup”.   These were the words of Chief Operating Officer Danilo Fattorini, who highlighted the importance and great timing of this opportunity, which came in a moment of solid growth and internationalization for To Be.   This success guaranteed To Be access to the Skolkovo Softlanding program, which will start in October 2021. Skolkovo Technopark is the biggest European Innovation Hub supporting Startups in the IT, Energy, Industrial Technology, and Biomed sectors. This platform, thanks to specialized and highly skilled teams, analyzes and looks for startups that have the most potential and that aim at expanding their business in the Russian market, with the purpose of building a network of investors. Within this structure, it is possible to have access to several offices and laboratories, other than to cultural events and conferences with successful scientists and entrepreneurs.   Skolkovo Ventures, the first Russian investment fund, supports these initiatives and provides banking, corporate development, and consulting services, so that foreign companies more easily enter the Russian market.