It is funded by companies, institutions and the Italian Regions who can use the European Social Fund for Entrepreneurship (ESF).
Italian citizens (<35 years old) in possession of a Bachelor degree or Graduated or PhD or attending a PhD . The program is open to students in art, fashion and design.
The Steering Committee manages and ensures that BEST winners have access to the Italian and US ecosystem to launch and grow their start up.
Invitalia is the implementing partner for Italy.
Steering Committee John R. Phillips