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October 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Kapipal, one of the first Crowdfunding platform in the World   

500 platform in the World,  1.5 B$ raised in CF in 2011...a fast growing market.

And one very early platform from Pisa ( yes , the tower City) born 3 years ago, before the famous Kickstarter and many others. Kapipal, founded by the young economist and startupper Alberto Falossi...grew very fast...due also the english language and the global…


Added by paolo marenco on October 29, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Italian Start up list, from Facebook ISS group

It's amazing what's happening since 2 years on Facebook, about Italian Start up. Thanks to Stefano Bernardi, young engineer from Rome, now working in San Francisco, Italian Start up Scene Group was born. More than 8000 members- I'm around the 280 - the great majority  italian startuppers ( or wannabe..) from all over the world, not just in Italy, an incredible amount of cool topics covered.

I say " A Start up School in Social…


Added by paolo marenco on October 25, 2012 at 11:21pm — No Comments

Building your biz as a prototype

We met Nicholas Colella, phd, Venture capitalist at last SVST for the first time. He gave us a speech about his view, in someway original , of building a start up. I leave you for a glance...good advices and topics...

Interested to connect to me.…


Added by paolo marenco on October 24, 2012 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Why Italy economy is not so bad: good comparison and data to confirm it

I agree with Prof Marco Fortis when he says" we have to make a marketing of Italy and its economy indicators that confirm we are, in many case, only second to Germany". I attach his presentation of October 9th, at Confindustria ANIMA ( Mechanical italian  industry), inspiring in this sense…


Added by paolo marenco on October 15, 2012 at 1:10am — 2 Comments

Interesting project opportunity for participants to the 2012 tour who live or work in or around Foggia.

Mauro Cicolella of is interested in developing a plugin for their domotic framework and in using the UFO HTTP API. They have an interesting software that support a great number of tecnologies and products for home automation.

If anyone is willing to assist Mauro with his/her UFO and possibly participate to the project, please contact me (

Added by Marco Graziano on October 12, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Vittorio Viarengo on the stage  in August 2012, San Francisco

I strongly advice to watch Vittorio..., the best VP- actor of VMware World!

Today, October 10  at reply in Barcelona,  on streaming on VMWorld site 2012

Added by paolo marenco on October 9, 2012 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Start up Communities, a great book about it  

thanks to Steve for the advice!

Added by paolo marenco on October 8, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments

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