Since 2005 some italian Universities- Politecnico di Torino, Università di Genova, Università di Bologna, Università del Piemonte Orientale di Novara, Università di Roma 3, Università di Brescia, Università di Palermo, Università di Catania - promoted conference cycles held by managers and entrepreneurs of their cities and regions, to spread among their students their relevant experience. At the end of the conference cycles, organized with the cultural association La Storia nel Futuro www.storianelfuturo.org that invented the project in 1998, a selected number of participants, students or graduates that attendeed all the conferences held in that University, could participate to the SVST.
The selection is made also by the Discussion Forum about the conference topics, held in this SN.
This selected group participate to one week Silicon Valley Study Tour Study organized by La Storia nel Futuro and www.sviec.org , the Silicon Valley Italian Executive Council, end of August of every year.
The tour foresees the visit to 8-10 companies and start ups, incubators, and the Universities of Stanford and Berkeley. 12 SVST's have been organized since 2005, with the participation of 130 italian University students. The majority of them are the promoters of this Social Network, born in September 10th, 2007, thanks to the great human experience of the 3rd SVST, concluded September 8th. Administrator of the SN is its founder, Nicolò Borghi, attendee to SVST 2007 and 2008, after that start upper in Milan with The Hub and www.creonomy.com.
More than 100 Italian Managers and Entrepreneurs, operating in the Silicon valley and around the World, are Members of this Social Network.
Since 2011 also for Managers and Entrepreneurs is possible to attend to the SVST, thanks to the agreement between La Storia nel Futuro and the major Industrial and Manager Associations in Italy.