Did you know that the founders of FitBark are first generation Italians? Today we were honored to host HE Claudio Bisogniero, the Ambassador of Italy in the US, at our headquarters in Kansas City. This is the first visit of an Italian Ambassador to KC in over 50 years, and we’re proud to have had the opportunity to meet with him and his team, share experiences and compare notes.

We chatted about the Sprint Accelerator and Techstars, why it made sense for FitBark to move to KC (hint here), and what the states of Kansas and Missouri are doing to support such a vibrant startup community. It feels great to know that the motherland is tracking our furry adventures! Big thanks to the Vice Consul of Italy Gino Serra for orchestrating this memorable moment.