Silicon Valley Study Tour

November 2008 Blog Posts (12)

I'm looking for stories...

Hi all. It's a double pleasure to be here - first because of this initiative, that I find very interesting, and then because I'm from Genoa ;)

I really appreciate this approach to cultural exchange and innovation, and the aim to create value mixing together research and entrepreneurship. And, as a blogger, author and journalist, I'm always looking for stories

Is there some peculiar experience that you can pinpoint for me? I'm looking in particular for company creation made… Continue

Added by Alberto D'Ottavi on November 25, 2008 at 1:13am — 1 Comment

Author Don Tapscott in Milan - Principe di Savoia, h.17.15

Today Don Tapscott will be a speaker at Principe di Savoia, Milan. Tapscott became famouse for his bestseller book Wikinomics. The event is organised by The Ruling Companies Association. You can find more info here.

It won't be possible to live-blog so I will write a post later… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 24, 2008 at 8:46am — No Comments

The Economist on Cloud Computing

Information technology is turning into a global "cloud" accessible from anywhere. What does that mean for the way people conduct business? The Economist prepared a very good survey on that.

"The report will chronicle the rise of the cloud and try to predict where it is heading. It will start by looking at the technology. Computing clouds are immensely… Continue

Added by Jakub Gliklich on November 16, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Premio Nazionale per l'Innovazione: Milano 27 novembre 2008

Il Premio Nazionale per l'Innovazione è la competizione che ogni anno riunisce i vincitori delle Start Cup italiane, le Business Plan Competition organizzate dalle 42 università per valorizzare i risultati della ricerca attraverso la creazione di imprese innovative.

Il primo premio, di 60.000 euro è offerto da Vodafone Italia, partner dell'iniziativa. Sono inoltre previsti per questa edizione due premi speciali: alla migliore idea imprenditoriale di donna, la partecipazione al… Continue

Added by paolo marenco on November 14, 2008 at 9:37am — No Comments

A Workshop about ICT Employment, Genova - November 25th

This is a workshop on ICT employment and market/university relationship that will take place at Confindustria, Genova, November 25th.

Program: here

Added by Corrado Alesso on November 13, 2008 at 2:37am — No Comments

No Italian Company Selected for Le Web

Le Web is the most important conference in Europe for the Technology Industry. About 30 companies have been selected. There are companies from almost every European country...except for Italy. Please comment!

The list is below:

1. 2Win-Solutions - FRANCE

2. 3scale networks S. L. - SPAIN

3. Apture - USA

4., Inc. - USA

5. Brozengo SA - FRANCE

6. Charge Ventures - UK

7. Cmune - CHINA

8.… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 11, 2008 at 2:07pm — 2 Comments

McKinsey's Interview with Google's CEO Eric Schimdt

McKinsey Quarterly just published a video Interview with Google's CEO Eric Schmidt.
Here is the link

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 7, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

John Doerr Speaks at Web 2.0 Summit

John Heilemann from the NY Times interviews John Doerr of KPCB at the Web 2.0 Summit

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 6, 2008 at 1:26pm — 3 Comments

Obama's Tech Policy

Sorry to just copy and paste from TechCrunch, but here is B.O.'s Tech Policy. The most important point for us is maybe the immigration reform "(...) we need comprehensive immigration reform that strenghtens permanent resident visas like the H1B… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 3, 2008 at 2:59pm — 1 Comment

Paul Graham on Why to Start a Business in a Bad Economy

Interesting piece by Paul Graham on why a bad economy can still be a good moment to let go your entrepreneurial soul and create a start-up.

As always Graham points to the quality of the founders and the team:

"If we've learned one thing from funding so many startups, it's that they succeed or fail based on the qualities of the founders. The economy has some effect, certainly, but as a predictor of success it's… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 3, 2008 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Silicon Valley Study Tour Featured in Repubblica, Affari e Finanza

A nice article on today's Repubblica Affari e Finanza for the Silicon Valley Study Tour. The article on pag.42 by Carlo Alberto Pratesi makes also a point about the Italian scenario for start-ups. Italy, we know that, it's not the best place where to set up a business but some initiative are changing this situation as TechGarage and Mind The Bridge. My personal opinion is that… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 3, 2008 at 5:29am — No Comments

Wired Magazine coming to Italy

YES, The legendary culture and hi-tech manifesto magazine is finally coming to Italy. The first issue should be published in January/ February 09, at a price of euro 4 each. Anyway subscriptions are already open to get a good discount at

Here a brief video with the Italian Editor Riccardo… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 2, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

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