Michael Cortelletti started as a dishwasher, because as a food runner and bar back he kept breaking glasses. Slowly he discovered the pizzeria: first slicing mounts of mozzarella, then approaching the magic of the dough. He was lucky enough to be able to study at university, but his passion for pizza and everything that proofs and ferments remained. He worked as a pizza maker, then as an instructor for pizza makers and finally became a founding member of Pizza New S.r.l. After studying at the Catholic University and at the Bocconi University in Milan, he gained experience outside Italy. First in the United States where he studied at Cornell University, then around the world working first for Nordsee GmbH and subsequently Dunkin ‘Brands Inc, owner of such historic brands as Baskin Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts. Back at his roots in Verona, he wanted to grow the family business with a clear focus on his collaborators, on pizza, quality food and hospitality. Finally, he brings his experience to the service of young entrepreneurs as a business angel.