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From an Exibition made in 2010 in Fort Mason San Francisco, I wrote the young story, only 10 years, of the bridge between Italy and the Silicon Valley started with our Silicon Valley Study Tour.

I hope you enjoy reading!

Added by paolo marenco on April 1, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments

Startup Y


my opening Presentation on StartupY, today Feb 24th in Genoa!

Added by paolo marenco on January 17, 2016 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

Silicon Valley Study Tour 2016 challenge: Let's Start!

Added by paolo marenco on December 16, 2015 at 11:01pm — No Comments

The Silicon Valley Study Tour of the 10th year!

Great exp for the 30 attendees of our 10th year Edition.

The great report ( in italian ) is here

Added by paolo marenco on September 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

A perfect view of the Silicon Valley

...from an expert of External Relations and Technology Transfer from Sassari University, Antonfranco Temussi, just back from Italiani di Frontiera Silicon Valley Tour 1 week ago!.IDF%20SVT%20aprile%202015.pdf

Added by paolo marenco on May 13, 2015 at 8:21am — 1 Comment

Cybersecurity in the Internet Era, Genova University May 19, 4 pm

A must to be workshop will be organized by Genoa University and Aizoon Group on May 19th, 4 pm in Villa Cambiaso  HQ of Scuola Politecnica of Genoa.

As Gartner observes Cybersecurity attention and care will be a must for companies and bodies, more and more in the Future: 

Follow the Program, open to interested people ( workshop in italian language):…


Added by paolo marenco on April 30, 2015 at 8:33am — No Comments

UBER for our 10 th Anniversary !

Hey all , great news from UBER!

For our 10th anniversary- 10 years of Silicon valley Study Tours!- they decided to give to all our Members ( and their friends, relatives...) a promocode SVST to have the first UBER ride in the Italian towns free up to 20 Euro.

The promocode is valid up to decembre 31st 2016!

Go and try UBER  is easy and cheap!, for new users. …


Added by paolo marenco on February 27, 2015 at 8:19am — No Comments

Italiani di Frontiera Silicon Valley Tour April 2015

Ready to go with our 21st Tour in Silicon Valley...after 10 years from the 1st one!

End of April a group of 15 to 23 managers, entrepreneurs and startupper will leave,  leaded by Roberto Bonzio and Carola Pescio Canale.

The management of the project is made by Viaggi Manuzzi of Cesena, our Travel Agency Partner.

Program and rules by e mail to interested people ( too…


Added by paolo marenco on January 15, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tech Scouting Silicon Valley for 5 Italian Start ups- Dec 15th 2014- January 25th 2015...the Final report!

Back home!

The 6 Tech scouts- all our Members-  that did the job for the five italian ( attach) start ups are:

1- Vladimiro De Luca

2- Trevor Devalle

3- Guglielmo Del Giudice

4- Daniele Galante

5- Michele Signoretto

6- Sebastiano Morando

they  stayed in  San Francisco from December 29th to January 20Th...



Added by paolo marenco on December 3, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

What they bring back to Brindisi from Silicon Valley?

A nice feed back from the Italiani di frontiera Silicon Valley Tour attendees, ended October Brindisi, Southern Italy.


Added by paolo marenco on October 28, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Tech Scouting in Silicon valley 2014: the Project between Silicon valley and Liguria, November, 4th 6-7,30 CET


Promoted by Confindustria Genova and Liguria International , the Tech Scouting Silicon Valley 2014 bridges seven Silicon Valley Partners, executives in Silicon valley with ligurian roots, and the ligurian economic environment

(entreprenueurs, managers,…


Added by paolo marenco on October 1, 2014 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

20 Silicon Valley Study Tours, 10 years ...great success story!

here we are....they are 20..

I remember the first rolling on the Silicon Valley...August 2005...with 11 smart Undergrads from Genova University and Politecnico di Torino.

Now are 400 +  Alumni, Grads, Undergrads, Students, Managers, Startuppers...many stories born in Italy from them.

Happy to announce the 20th , from October 13th to 17th, 2014 ...thrilling Program attached …


Added by paolo marenco on September 15, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

MIT Students Intern in Italy-June August 2014

Hey all, we have 8 super MIT students happy to come in intern in Italy- June 1st/ August 20, 2014.

The cost for the host is 1800 Euro, net /each, plus hosting in a room, better with a colleague ( or colleague family).

It is often preferable for companies to "donate" the interns' stipend to the Mit-Italy program which gives it to the student

Take the chance to have a skype call with who is interesting for your company- start up…


Added by paolo marenco on March 31, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Italiani di Frontiera in the Italian Universities 2013-2014

An innovative education project rolling around 16 Top Italian Universities- Genova, Bari, Napoli, Roma Sapienza, Pisa Normale, Torino, Milano, Padova, Venezia, Pavia, Ancona, Pisa, Catania, Palermo, Roma Tor Vergata, Novara- between  October 2013 to september 2014 supported by Italian Foreign Ministry and Aizoon Group.

16 Universities Tour , to spead best practice entrepreneurial models among the Students, and finally   select the best grads…


Added by paolo marenco on February 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bologna University, Agraria Dept- January 30th

We are pleased to tell our story in the attached conference to be held in Agraria Dept of Bologna University, January 30th.

The reason ( and the link) is  Emanuele Pierpaoli SVST 2007 Alumno- and member of this SN- , at that time Agraria Bologna Student, after the SVST founded with 2 colleagues a Start up, HK Consulting for  fruit growth control ....nice success story!…


Added by paolo marenco on January 21, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Italiani di Frontiera Silicon Valley Tour 2014

Ready to start the booking for the Silicon Valley Tour leaded by our friend Roberto Bonzio, inventor of Italiani di Frontiera blog, last week of next April. Cool program and great group made by Entrepreneurs, Startupper, Managers and Researchers. Deadline for booking postponed at  March  11th , 2014…


Added by paolo marenco on January 12, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

We GO in SF ;-)



Added by paolo marenco on December 25, 2013 at 5:36am — No Comments

Italiani di Frontiera in the Italian Universities!

Here  we are, the first time together on the stage, Roberto Bonzio and me, with many SVST tell the stories of Italians that made the difference...or are in the way to.

We start in October 21st in Genova University with the Great Speaker of the picture, Vittorio Viarengo, than November 2013, 19th 21st 22nd 25th in other 4 major Uni's- Bari, Roma, Pisa, Torino- supported by the Italian Foreign Ministry..we…


Added by paolo marenco on October 17, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Great advice for startupper from Linkedin Founder

"Today, LinkedIn seems like an obvious investment to have made in 2004. But at the time of the Series B financing, LinkedIn had spent its $4 million from Series A building a network that was much smaller than Friendster, MySpace, etc. We had no revenue, or even revenue-capable products.

The journey from founding, to multiple rounds of financing, to IPO, was not easy. All startups go through real Valley-of-the-Shadow moments, in which they wonder why they ever thought their business… Continue

Added by paolo marenco on October 16, 2013 at 1:55am — No Comments

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