How to Startup – from an idea to a global business
When: Saturday 16.06
Where: Executive Center, Blue Room
Guest Speaker: Francesco Dell’Endice
A journey through the steps of creating QualySense AG, a Swiss startup that is reinventing the quality inspection and processing paradigms of agricultural commodities: focus on customer, product, investor, financing and people.
QualySense develops high-end solutions for grains, seeds and beans sorting. The unique and proprietary devices enable sorting of every single grain, seed or bean reliably by biochemical and geometrical properties at a very high speed. The QSorter series, generate outstanding benefits in quality control, process optimization, and risk management. Inspection agencies, traders, food processors, breeders, and seed producers, worldwide, benefit from high-speed non-destructive individual kernel analysis and sorting by increasing value of their lots, improving the quality and safety of food, developing new products, breeding new varieties and receiving reliable quality reports.
Francesco is the founder and CEO of QualySense, a Swiss company that is reinventing the global soft commodity market by pioneering the proprietary QSorter® technology, a sophisticated high speed single kernel robot, which measures the compositional quality of each grain, bean or seed and sorts it accordingly.
Francesco is a rocket scientist and holds a PhD in Natural Sciences and Spectroscopy. He has studied in Switzerland, Italy, France and Australia and speaks fluently 4 languages.
He’s a passionate entrepreneur, loves working in multicultural environments and bringing impossible ideas to the marketplace with the help of brilliant teammates. He firmly believes that the only keys to success are human capital and passion.
PhD in Remote Sensing from University of Zurich (Prof. Klaus Itten) (Switzerland)
Master in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Certificate of Applied Science for Space Studies from University of South Australia (Australia)
Bachelor in Spacecrafts and Vehicles from Supaero – Toulouse (France)
Best Paper from Young Author 2008 at ISPRS, Beijing 2008
2012 Finalist at Ernst & Young Swiss Entrepreneur of the Year (Emerging Entrepreneur)