Silicon Valley Study Tour

January 2008 Blog Posts (10)

Video: The Secret History of Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley's legend Steve Blank recently spoke at Google as part of their TechTalks. In this video he traces a very entertaining history of the Silicon Valley. It's almost 1 hour long, but it' worth seeing.… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 30, 2008 at 1:10am — 3 Comments


Questo è il mio primo post in questo fantastico Network.
Saluto tutti!
Ci vediamo in California!

Added by Silvio on January 29, 2008 at 4:31am — No Comments

Google to Improve User Experience: New Search Results Interface

Google is experimenting new interfaces for its search results. The current view with ten results vertically displayed in a list is indeed quite old. Google adds three new features: Map view, Timeline view and Info view. This will improve the user experience making it easier and faster to find relevant informations.

The Official Google Blog announced them here,… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 29, 2008 at 2:42am — No Comments

Start Up in the Silicon Valley: an Italian Experience. Cosimo Spera at Politecnico Milano, 22nd January 2008

Cosimo Spera: January 22nd 2008 at 17.30 ,Campus Gran Sasso, Via Garofalo 39- stair D, 4th floor room 4.1

Cosimo Spera is a member of SVIEC Silicon Valley Italian Executive

founded by the lawyer Jeff Capaccio

an organization counting more than 400 participants.

Spera is going to talk about his experience as an entrepreneur at the

heart of American technology. As a matter of fact, Silicon Valley…

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 15, 2008 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

Marco Marinucci on Mind the Bridge

Marco Marinucci, founder of the Mind the Bridge initiative, share with us some considerations on the first edition.

"It's been a thrilling evening.

In front of a full room filled with over 250 people (probably the

busiest SVIEC event I have been to) who included the Ambassador Spogli

and a delegation of 55 senior Italian executives, in the Silicon Valley

for a 2dd tour organized by the US embassy.

Here below, I share with you a short version of the… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 13, 2008 at 3:40am — 1 Comment

More than 30 Italian start up's present in this Social Network

Our Social Network sees the growing interest of Italian start up's operating in different sectors ( IT, Biotech, Cleantech). More than 30 , among founders and managers , are the Members representing today Italian start up's. The network could benefit from these Members from many points of view

1 to create contacts between them and the Members in USA ( either VC's and Start up's, one case of possible cooperation already in work)

2 to promote Forum to transfer best practices,…


Added by paolo marenco on January 11, 2008 at 9:08am — No Comments

Mind The Bridge Finalists 2007

Here is the list of the first edition of Mind The Bridge:

  • VivaBioCell (biotech, tissue engineering)
  • Econoetica (multimedia for tourism)
  • Nano4Bio (bio sensors, cell cultivation)
  • Blucape (mobile…

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 11, 2008 at 1:43am — 4 Comments

Quick Thoughts after Reviewing some Business Plans


I just finished reviewing my shares of the business plans that were submitted to the 'Mind the Bridge' initiative and I thought I would share some comments.

It was definitely great to see all these ideas coming from Italian entrepreneurs.

If I could give a couple of suggestions to our enthusiastic submitters I would say:

1 - spend a little more time looking at the market and existing products in…

Added by Vittorio Viarengo on January 7, 2008 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Silicon Mind: watch it here

Here you can see the documentary aired yesterday night on La7. Read the previous… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 7, 2008 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Italian Reportage on the Silicon Valley. January 6th- La7, h. 23:30

On Sunday January 6th, Italian channel La7 will air at 23:30 a reportage about the Silicon Valley and the venture capital world. If you are not able to see it on Sunday, it will be streamed starting from Monday at .

Among the other companies they will speak about Aurora Biofuels, one of the company we visited during the Silicon Valley Study Tour '07, and whose… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 4, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

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