Sara cofounded You Can Group “Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Growth” with her husband, Andrea Magelli, an entrepreneurial ecosystem that since 2014 has been fueling the creation of new startups mainly in the food and tech sectors as well as supporting business partners in innovation processes. Her recent philanthropic projects, Future Food Institute and the co-working space COB, focus on future scenarios of food and social innovation. She is a Professor of Entrepreneurship, and has been active since 2010 in Unindustria Bologna as President of “Tradeshow Marketing and Communications Section” in the Tertiary Sector. In 2012, Sara was honored with the Marisa Bellisario Award for Young Entrepreneurs as well as the Chamber of Commerce of Bologna Young Entrepreneurs Award. She has been a member of the delegation of the Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria G20 YEA SUMMIT since 2013, and a member of the Advisory Board of the CLab funded by the Fondazione Banca del Monte e Cassa di Risparmio Faenza and YouthStartup.com since 2014 .
Her most recent international initiative through the Future Food Institute is the Food Innovation Program. This unique and global initiative, in partnership with Prof. Matteo Vignoli and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia as well as the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, aims to inspire and shape a new generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in the food chain.