Giuseppe Cinquerui & Paul Pallweber  - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Giuseppe Cinquerui (Italy)

Company name: Paesano (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products

Learning by doing and exploring a new market directly with someone who is situated there is a great boost for my own business!

Host entrepreneur:
Paul Pallweber (Austria)

Company name: Green Panda (6 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products

Thanks to this exchange we have already been able to increase our online-sales in Italy.

Period of exchange: 05/2021 until 09/2021
Duration of exchange: 4


Results and benefits


1 new country reached
1 new country reached
Food & Beverages


Paul Pallweber is the owner and founder ofGreen Panda. He grew up in South Tyrol in the Italian Alps and has been interested in food since childhood, as he also worked in his parents' grocery store. After graduating, he worked for a large food company where he was responsible for organic food sales. He knows that after a stressful day at the office, there is little time for healthy eating. He trained in nutritional counseling and discovered superfoods such as turmeric and chia during a tour of South America. His credo "After stressful days at the office, good and healthy food is important" gave him the idea for Green Panda. Giuseppe Cinquerrui is the owner and founder of Paesano. His products, inspired by the Italian countryside, are 100% made in Italy and he is based in Sicily.

They began translating each other's product descriptions into German and Italian, respectively. Paul and Giuseppe then determined the best way to import goods into both countries and shared their knowledge in the field. Together they met with entrepreneurs in Vienna so that Giuseppe could expand his network. Teamwork is important to Paul, so he allowed Giuseppe to work with each team member to show the different tasks and steps related to his activity. This exchange was not only successful on a business level: "We had a great exchange and a friendly relationship," says Paul.

Since his company sold mainly in the German-speaking European Union, Paul was looking for new opportunities and saw great potential for expansion into other countries. He wanted to explore the online market and transfer and apply his off and online strategies to other markets. In this way, he definitely achieved his goal. He managed to optimize his online marketing and he brought his products to the Italian market.

For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
LOGOS Società Cooperativa (Comiso, Italy)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:

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