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
Thanks Calogero, Antonio ( from Catania;-) is a great example of the Funambol approach. Is not a case that Fabrizio invested his money in Beinto and is their Advisor.....It is possible that Antonio will make a conference at Catania Silicon Valley...stay tuned , you can attend it!
In the last seminar the engineer Tulone and the professor La Commare showed a social reality that today belongs to us: we are living a real phenomenon called "brain drain" in which the most brilliant students prefer to emigrate from their homeland to get a "safe " job with minimal effort, rather than undertaking a new activity, as result of risk, sacrifice, enthusiasm and hard work as a team. Unfortunately, sometimes we lead a life of a daily routine and we don’t see outside of certain patterns and so we don’ t pay attention to the real opportunities (different from the traditional one ) those are presented to us.
These 4 seminars have allowed me to pause and think on this. It is certainly easier to follow the traditional way but it is certainly more gratifying to do what we really like.
Instead to take for granted that we will go away, we should ask ourselves how our knowledge and our skills can be used here, in the region where we were born and that formed us for who we are.
I thank the organizers for allowing us to attend such seminars and then give us a chance to reflect on this opportunity.
I agree with you, Sara , as a first response when you say that your first thought was: "yes, i go to Milan," since even if a person has a 'business idea must first have a good esperinenza for not to make mistakes and burn this possibility. In fact, after doing a university project last year on the innovation of a product, I got to know with my university team the difficulties likely to arise and then succeed in entering the market, because competitors are increasingly and because the products may be similar at lower costs. So they agreed to do for a few years and foreign experiences after finding a team that will like me to develop my idea, put it into practice in Sicily. According to these academic projects you enough to be able to implement their own ideas or you must have prior work experience as employees?
Guys and Girls, i gave the graded list with your names to your professor to have from him the final one, within the end of February. The number of the prizes will be sure only within some month!...sponsor search on the way! Stay tuned ;-)
Selection for SVST 2012:
1. Licitri Cristina
2. Alletto Alessandra
3. Li Mandri Marco
4. Di Miceli Anna Maria
5. Bruno Calogero
6. Di Franco Francesco
the first 3 are already sure to participate. From the 4th, only in case of other sponsors or to substitute one of the first 3 . Pls Cristina, Alessandra and Marco, send to firstname.lastname@example.org your CV in english , and tell me the dates you want to leave Italy ( August 19 or before) and to leave San Francisco ( August 25 or after). 19 and 25 if you just want to attend the SVST without any holiday time at your charge. We have to give to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that buy the fly ticket for you. All above as soon as possible, within next Monday 12th March
Cristina, Alessandra e Marco join the Group 14th SVST 2012, there you can speak in italian with your colleagues already selected ( from Brescia , Catania)
Thank you for this great opportunity :D !! I can't believe it ;)!
I'll send you my cv this weekend :)!
Another success for Mosaicoon and for the italian "startup" :)