The first-ever Mentoring to Texas project has just come to a close and has been deemed an overwhelming success thanks to the group of dedicated and talented mentors who participated in the campaign.
A brain-child of Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development (implemented in Texas by the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas), the scope of the project was to connect experienced Texas-based business people with companies in Italy who are looking to launch or expand their presence in the United States.
The state of Texas was chosen by the Ministry of Economic Development because it’s the fastest-growing state in the U.S. and it’s widely considered one of the country’s most robust economies.
Each of the mentors were hand-picked for the campaign because of their extended “time on the ground” in the U.S., their vast experience working between Italy and America, and their bi-lingual skills (essential to doing business and succeeding in business in the U.S.).
Over the course of the last few months, the four mentors selected by the IACC conducted multiple virtual and in-person meetings with their mentees. In once case, no fewer than 16 conference calls were organized between one of the mentors and one of his mentee!
The mentors and their mentees were as follows:
Rodolfo Ambrosetti worked with Io Birro and Gualini.
Gianni Fornaro with La Meccanica Industriale and Opus Automazione.
Matteo Gallina with Hyperlan.
Silvia Giacone with S.I. and I-Mesh.
The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to each and every one of the mentors. Their devotion, dedication, and willingness to share their invaluable insights and experience was the key to the success of this much anticipated project.
The IACC couldn’t be more thrilled with the results and the response: It’s one of the most fruitful campaigns ever mounted by our office and we have been overjoyed by the outcome.
And of course, we’ll be following each of the above companies as they continue to expand their presence in the U.S.
Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved!