We support the change through social innovations

Project Ahead is a social enterprise that provides consulting service and supports social innovation

We address SMEs, non-profit organizations, public institutions, civil society aiming to develop enterprise creation process and to foster paths of shared innovation, facing social problems.

Entrepreneurs, freelance, innovators who want work, share their ideas and develop entrepreneurial projects with a positive impact on society and environment are welcome in our spaces and community.


Social innovations are new ideas aim at solving urgent social and environmental challenges we face everyday. They may consist of a new product, a process, technology, but also a principle, a legal act, a movement, an action or their combination. Above all, they represent the capacity, the ability, the strength of the society to understand, analyze, face and solve these challenges.

(Italian network the Hub – I-SIN – Kublai, 2011)

Consulting and planning

We develop strategies and actions of social innovation

Business creation

We help ideas to change the world

Training courses

We improve your attitudes and competences about social entrepreneurship

Innovation and creativity

We experience initiatives and tools of regeneration and contamination of ideas

Erasmus for young entrepreneurs

We foster international exchanges of entrepreneurs


Diamo spazio e valore ai tuoi talenti


Project Ahead was founded in Portici (NA) in 2001 by a group of friends, former founders of Sagapò, a voluntary association for the promotion of intercultural dialogue.

From the beginning, we have been involved in consulting and planning in the field of youth policies, developing entrepreneurial experiments and new consulting models for start-ups, subsidized finance and fundraising.

The adventure of Social Innovation began in 2009! With a new office in Naples, Project Ahead joined a European network and managed national and Community projects dedicated to innovation, social inclusion, social venture.


In 2011 Project Ahead was among the creators and organizers of Naples 2.0. International Social Innovation Competition dedicated to creative innovators from all over the world aimed at solving concrete social challenges.

In 2012, for the first time in Italy, Project Ahead organized the Social Startup Weekend (from the Startup Weekend format) focused on the creation of social enterprises, later renamed Social Change Wave.

Since 2017 we have been managing Dialogue Place, an incubator of multicultural social innovation and coworking space based in the heart of Naples.

Since 2020 Project Ahead is a social enterprise cooperative.





Marco Traversi

Founder, CEO

Expert in business creation and social innovation. Director of Dialogue Place.

Angela Paola Paradiso

Board Member, Administrative Officer

Experience in management and reporting of projects and in consulting services to non-profit organizations. Responsible of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme.

Pietro Leuci

Board Member, Senior Project Manager
Chartered accountant, expert in tax system for SMEs, startups and third sector organizations. Consultant in sustainability analysis and CSR.
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Ivan Esposito

Partner, Senior Project Manager

He works with words. He deals with cultural actions and social communication for public institutions and private-social organizations.

Adamo Andriulo

Partner, Senior Project Manager

Expert in planning, development and monitoring of national and international projects concerning education and vocational training and social and economic promotion.

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Annalisa Correale

Partner, Communication Manager

Competence and experience in cultural heritage, she advocates economic sustainability and social impact.

Roberto Rossetto

Associate, Project Manager

Experience with AEGEE student organization, he facilitates relationships between entrepreneurs under the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme.

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    “Young people and their creativity are the driving force for the economic development.” “cultural differences are a competitive edge!” “the best enterprise causes a significant impact on its life… and on the community”
    Marco Traversi
    CEO Project Ahead
    "Social enterprise is an exciting challenge: it combines solidarity and efficiency in a world dominated by the concept selfishness-profit"
    Marco Musella
    Full professor of Political Economy UNINA
    “Circular economy, product and process innovation, efficiency are a driving force for the economic recovery of territories”
    Annalisa Corrado
    Technical manager of ESCO AzzeroCO2
    "Sharing and participation are in themselves innovation."
    Giovanna De Rosa
    Director of CSV Naples
    "Female employment, the gender pay gap, the development of sustainable solutions to big social problems are the challenges of the 21st century. Women entrepreneurs are the instrument to deal with this problem"
    Lilia Giugni
    CEO of GenPol-Gender & Policy Insights
    "Promoting social innovation culture is essential to create new patterns of sustainable development. But they are really sustainable if they take into account not only the environment, but also the social and economic aspect."
    Alessia Guarnaccia
    CEO of Pandora Group Srl


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    We cannot expect things to change if we keep doing the same things.

    (A. Einstein)

    If you want to change, contact us


    Monday - Friday 09.00 - 19.00


    Via della Sapienza 18, 80138 Napoli
    Via Pio Molajoni 76, 00159 Roma


    Via della Sapienza 18,
    80138 Napoli


    081 412404