Here we are guys and girls with the first entrepreneurship project in Sicily to bring selected attendees in Silicon Valley Study Tour, 1 week, August second half , 2012. The grads and undergrads that follow the conferences in the course of Prof Umberto Lacommare, Palermo University, can comment here every conference, starting from the first one of Augusto Coppola, held on November 10th
here is the Program...stay tuned for the conferences of January 2012...speakers and dates tbd
What do you think about the Coppola conference? comment or questions?
it was very interesting, not so much for the contents rather than for the focus on what investors whant. i lost the presentations in the afternoon, but in order to receive e funding i note its better to have a good presentation of own project than to have a valid one. i dont know if t is the better way, but having the risk on his capital, an investors research both characteristics of charisma and quality of the project.
I agree Francesco. I think that another important asset is the customers ( also in Beta) you already have...they want something that has already a ( also small) user experience
Sorry guys ...I know from Prof Lacommare , the Coniglio Conference hs been postponed to December 7 , 9-11 am , Room F190 , Engineering Faculty
The program with Coniglio conference postponed to December 7
Hello there! I've attended Coniglio conference this morning...
I was really impressed by what he said about people..It's true that not all ideas are opportunities, that "cash is reality", but people are the key to success. If you want to make a go of your project, investors have to see a potential in yourself. they have to see your passion, your integrity and your motivation. I also attended the previous conference, and also Mr. Coppola focused on it. . .
people first, in Silicon Valley says that they invest in a company because of the team, not just for the idea: A great team can launch a medium idea, but a bad team can die a good idea, u are right Alessandra! talking about people, read my last Post about Coderloop, a great recent sory! Federico Feroldi ...is a right people
where can I find your post? However, very good example! I heard something about this start up... I think that the idea of coderloop at first was something interesting and funny , and later became a real business.. It's the prove that the best opportunities cames from people and their passion!
I've just found it! Interesting the slides about good/bad decisions, especially the fact that he considers "waiting for investors" as a good one...
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.
Hi there! Yesterday I attended the conference of the engineer Paolo Coniglio that was very interesting because he outlined the key points of entrepreneurship, the substantial difference between idea and opportunity and the method for evaluating a business idea to take the opportunity. The engineer was very clear and in order to show us some examples of business ideas and business mission, he projected explicit videos of some airline companies. One of the phrases that I liked most is: "the skill of the entrepreneur is able to seize the opportunity when others see chaos." As said by Mr. Augustus Coppola, an idea must be innovative and so we must think about the solution and not about the problem, quickly recognizing the mistakes and looking at problems with fresh eyes. Who act in this way will be the innovATTORE of market.