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September 2008 Blog Posts (13)

Italiani di we are!

Anche noi here we are! our great friend Roberto Bonzio, Reuters journalist, after six month in Palo Alto is now back in Milano (sigh!)..but his blog Italiani di Frontiera is growing day by day...soon it will be a book! Thanks Roberto we are your "youngest supporters"!

Added by paolo marenco on September 30, 2008 at 11:10am — No Comments

Microsoft Surface: next generation of computer interfaces

Microsoft Surface

Załadował: yom_

What is Microsoft Surface?

Microsoft Surface, the first commercially available surface computer from Microsoft, turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. The product provides effortless… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on September 27, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

May Those Who Help The Most Win

Project 10100

This is an interesting project by Google

A nice initiative, but from the FAQs:

Q: What do I get if my idea is chosen?

A: You get good karma and the satisfaction of knowing that your idea might truly help a lot of people.

Shouldn't the one who had the idea be at least… Continue

Added by Corrado Alesso on September 27, 2008 at 8:04am — No Comments

Software Engineer Internship at - Mountain View, CA

Did you know that, one of the hottest website around, was created with $ 200? In 2005 Kevin Rose, the founder and CEO of Digg, was searching for a programmer to build is vision of a bottom-up news aggregator. He discovered Owen Byrne a PHP programmer, thanks to

Elance, based in Mountain View, California, offers an incredible service being an online workplace where businesses connect… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on September 26, 2008 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Global Social Venture Competition

The Global Social Venture Competition is an exciting opportunity for every social entrepreneur . It's an international business plan competition gathering some of the best university worldwide: Haas Business School, Berkeley, Columbia Business School (New York, USA), Yale School of Management (Connecticut, USA), London Business School (London, UK), Indian School of Business… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on September 25, 2008 at 12:17am — No Comments

I leoni della Silicon Valley. Storie geniali di italiani all'estero - 2008, Guerini e Associati

da non perdere! l'ultimo libro di Fiorella Kostoris e Gianfranco Rossi ,

Added by carlo alberto on September 24, 2008 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Mind the Bridge, Selected Projects for Venture Camp

Marco Marinucci announced yesterday the 14 projects that will be invited to present during the Mind the Bridge Venture Camp that will be held on October 10-11, 2008 in Venice.

Here below the selected projects:

* Wiva Group

* T4A

* im3D

* Free pack net

* Nanoxer


* Zooppa

*… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on September 22, 2008 at 12:11am — No Comments

Hey guys, we are on Il Giornale today September 21!

Nice article of Francesca Nacini ...A few consideration: we try with the Silicon Valley Study Tours, since 2005, to open the minds of our best grads and undergrads....Than they could find a good job in Italy in Silicon Valley of wherever in the World...but knowing the top place for technology in our planet.The market is global today, who thinks that is better to stay home ( ...not exporting brains...!) is linked to the past, not to the… Continue

Added by paolo marenco on September 21, 2008 at 2:00am — No Comments

New Microsoft "I'm a PC" campaign is brilliant.

UPDATE The Microsoft campaign has been created on a Mac.Eh eh eh

I never imagined I would come up with this, but the new Microsoft "I'm a PC" campaign is brilliant. Now, as TechCrunch pointed out, the famous Mac ads seems a little bit arrogant and elitist. The… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on September 21, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fabrizio Paccagnella: the new intership position, from SiliconValleyStudyTour2008!

It was hard to reach it!

8 resumèes and a relevant question format by 8 of the 26 participants to Study Tour 2008 have been sent to Digital Keystone- Mountain View, before the Tour start. 6 of them have been called for a technical interview in Mountain View on September 2.

Two of them have been selected for a further interview on September 4. Fabrizio, one of the 2, has been selected by DK, after the end of the Tour! He'll be in Mountain View after Visa and Genova University… Continue

Added by paolo marenco on September 14, 2008 at 10:22am — No Comments

Stanford MBA Italian Information Session

Stanford University will hold a presentation of the Stanford MBA Program as part of its Worldwide Information Sessions.
The event will be held in Milan, at the Boston Consulting Group offices on Tuesday, Sept 16th.
You can find more info and how to enroll here.

Added by Nicolò Borghi on September 12, 2008 at 7:47am — No Comments on Mind the Bridge, Sviec, Baia

There is an interesting article on today's homepage speaking about Mind the Bridge, Sviec and Baia. Our study tour is cited but there is not a direct link to us. :(

By the way it's great to see mainstream media convering us so thanks to Corriere, hoping to get an even larger exposure.

Added by Nicolò Borghi on September 3, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Sept 4th is getting closer...

Just a few days left to apply to the second edition of the Mind the Bridge business plan competition.

This year the plan is to allow more projects to present their ideas first to an audience of investors, for the most part.

Out of the semifinalists, a few will be invited in Silicon Valley, the others will have a great opportunity to pitch local seed or VC investors.

There's still time to submit your plans...until midnight (Italian time) of Sept… Continue

Added by marco marinucci on September 1, 2008 at 10:45pm — No Comments

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