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A new website for Silicon Valley Study Tour

Hi everyone! This is a quick post to inform your we are making some changes to the SVST website. 

The website you are currently seeing will soon be replaced by a better, faster website. Yes, you will still be able to create your own profile, discuss in forums and groups. 

Speaking about forums: in the next few months we will keep the current forums (the ones you are using on this website) and you will be redirected here from the new website. 

This website will be deleted…


Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 2, 2016 at 2:03am — No Comments

14 Common Startup Mistakes

Sorry for this shameless self-promotion but last week I wrote a blog post about 14 common startup mistakes. These are things I have seen time and again. If you want to create a startup, please read the post, I think I will be useful. Over 1000 people read…


Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 4, 2015 at 7:02am — No Comments

SiamoSoci is hiring developers (if you love startups, this is the place for you)

Hi everyone, SiamoSoci is hiring! 

SiamoSoci is one of the most important Italian platforms matching startups to business angels and investors. 

We have over 2.800 startups (and more joining everyday)…


Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 29, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Frontiers of Interaction, Last Student Tickets Available

If you are a student you are probably already thinking about holidays and beaches. BUT, if you really want to have some fun and have an amazing experience, don't go too far! On June 3rd and 4th you have the unique chance to attend Frontiers of Interaction, the most important and… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 24, 2010 at 1:11pm — 1 Comment

The Making of An Italian Startup

When Corrado and I first met in Redwood City, during the 2008 Silicon Valley Study Tour we had a burning desire to do something.

But then the story is pretty much always the same. You follow TechCrunch every single day and you read about people making their own web companies, selling them, making millions. Or you go to Silicon Valley and you get excited and you want to do something immediately. And you live… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 21, 2010 at 7:41am — 2 Comments

Startup Night: November 24th, h.19:30 - Milan

If you love technology and you can't spend a second away from your computer, then do not miss the next Startup Night. The night, organised by Mikamai and held at The Hub Milan, it' s an unique opportunity to meet and network with other web enthusiast… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on November 15, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Help Us Re-Design

So, after two years and more than 500 members I really think it's time to change the design of our network. After all I basically designed it in a hotel lobby and never changed it!!!

I do not love the logo too much (I have already designed some new ones) and the page is generally a little bit too crowded. Moreover we visited some great companies but that really does not show up properly in the homepage.

If you have some… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on September 23, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Frontiers Of Interaction V - 8th June, Rome

If you are in Rome and want to attend one of the best conference on innovation, you can't miss Frontiers of Interaction.(and if you are not in Rome, it's worth taking a train...)

Now in its fifth edition, the conference, organized by Leandro Agro' is featuring as always an amazing line up of speakers. Register… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on June 6, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Videos for Your Week-End #4

The Internet in 1969

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk explains why a fully-electric car operates more efficently than a plug-in hybrid…


Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 23, 2009 at 6:55am — No Comments

Videos for Your Week-End #3

Let's start with something really light...the Google Chrome Shorts or "A collection of short films about a browser" Here is probably my favourite, but you can find the whole series here.

Microsoft vs Apple Ads. If you have not seen the last Microsoft "Pc Hunters" Campaign, check the first video here below to get an idea.But more important, check Apple's response!! :)…


Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 15, 2009 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Videos For Your Week-End #1

Larry Page's University of Michigan commencement address.

Steve Ballmer at Stanford University on Entrepreneurship.…


Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 8, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

President Obama at The National Academy Of Sciences Annual Meeting

During the last conference in Novara, Prof. Sangiovanni Vincentelli suggested us to have a look at President Obama's speech at the National Academy of Sciences. You can see the speech here above or read the whole transcript.

Some excerpts:

"At such a difficult… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 8, 2009 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Paolo Marenco a Capturing Creativity - May 5th, h.15.00 - 16.00

Paolo Marenco will be interviewed live by Andrea Gumina, during the next Capturing Creativity video webchat.

The interview will be held on May 5th, h.15.00-16.00 here. The topic will be… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on May 3, 2009 at 12:23am — No Comments

Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose on Angel Investing and Naming Companies

Interesting, direct and informal talk between Tim Ferriss and Kevin Rose about naming companies and angel investing.

Tim and Kevin from Glenn McElhose on… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on April 6, 2009 at 12:58am — No Comments

Charlie Rose Interviews Marissa Mayer

You can find the whole interview transcript here.

Added by Nicolò Borghi on March 7, 2009 at 8:22am — No Comments

Quick Reminder - Cory Doctorow, tonight in Milan

This is just to remind you tonight Cory Doctorow will be in Milan at Mediateca di Santa Teresa. I will be there, so if you want to meet just… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on March 6, 2009 at 1:17am — No Comments

Facebook Redesign

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the new Facebook redesign coming soon next week.

As reported by TechCrunch "The new design will give users the ability to easily feed the news stream by friend type and network, and gives users a much easier way to post links, photos and videos. The news feed will also begin updating in real time without page… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on March 5, 2009 at 5:34am — No Comments

Stanford Entrepreneurship Week - Feb 18th - Feb 25th

Even in the face of an economic crisis (or right because of it) Stanford keeps encouraging entrepreneurial attitude in its students with the third Stanford Entrepreneurship Week from Feb 18th to Feb 25th. Started in 2007, this year Entrepreneurship Week has an impressive calendar for web entrepreneurs, social innovators and new products innovators. The last day will feature "The Next Big Thing": A special presentation of the… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on February 16, 2009 at 3:15pm — No Comments

MIT Students and the Wearable Internet

As someone said Internet today is where the auto industry where in the 20s. This video unveils what's next. From

"Students at the MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen. The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and internet data at will, then dispel them like smoke when they're… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on February 6, 2009 at 3:31am — 1 Comment

Cory Doctorow - Milan, 6th March 2009

Blogger, journalist and sci-fi author Cory Doctorow will be in Milan on 6th March 2009 with Meet the Media Guru, at Mediateca Santa Teresa.

He is co-author of, and if you are interested in Web, creativity, blogging, copyright you can not miss… Continue

Added by Nicolò Borghi on January 31, 2009 at 3:04am — 2 Comments






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