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11 Things You Need to Know About Starbucks' Historic Move to Open Stores in Italy

Inc Startups

Starbucks is going "home" to Italy, the country that inspired the multi-billion dollar international success

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Starbucks Will Open Its First Store in Italy

Inc Startups

The Milan location, described as "the quintessential Roastery," will open in 2018

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Impressions of Italy, 2014 Edition

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I was in Italy last week for a wedding. This makes Italy challenging. hours from Assisi to Bavagna in central Italy. Given that the trade is illegal in Italy, I suppose they’re optimizing for roads that see traffic but are not frequently visited by the police.

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Quick Impressions of Italy, 2012 Edition

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

I spent last week in Italy (Milan and Naples) launching the The Start-Up of You there. Some quick impressions / thoughts: Unemployment / career anxiety in Italy. I was told 1 in 3 young people are unemployed in Italy right now.

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Euro Crisis Primer: Imagine Italy Is Your Business

Inc Startups

Fears that Italy , the world's third largest debtor nation, cannot afford its obligations shook world markets, sending investors into the relative safety of the U.S. and Europe…” It's not just Italy. Let’s pretend Italy is your business.

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Stupid Italy Pix

Florida Venture Blog

An anniversary trip to Italy (and reading Caesar's biography) was just what the doctor ordered for pending world domination, er, building more great companies. When I wasn't saving the leaning tower of Pisa, I noticed some pretty interesting signs in Italy.

NC State: Italy trip postponed to 2017 amid terrorism alert

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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Hailo and MyTaxi

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

MyTaxi operates in Germany, Australia, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden. The news broke this morning that our portfolio company Hailo is combining forces with MyTaxi. The combined company, which will operate under the MyTaxi brand, will be the dominant taxi hailing app in Western Europe. Hailo is huge in the UK and Ireland and has a strong position in Spain. So this combination is a great strategic fit and the new company will benefit from a lot of synergies.

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USA Jobbed in Draw with Italy

Entrepreneurship Blog

Team USA tied Italy 1-1 in the World Cup earlier this afternoon. Italy is one of the great soccer nations and a draw to get 1 point is objectively a great result for the US Squad. However, the US actually seriously outplayed Italy in the first half and clearly deserved the win.

[Infographic] 27 Striking Facts Most People Don’t Know About Startups


Or that Indonesia has twice the number of startups compared to Italy? The startup world can be rather enigmatic and mysterious to those who aren’t familiar with its numerous and constantly evolving businesses in that entrepreneurship space. And who’s to blame them?

Cracking the Code - Untitled Article

Cracking the Code

Among them was a small company of two people in Italy called PostoInAuto (at the time, BlaBlaCar had only launched in France and Spain). Within four months, Olivier re-launched his service under the BlaBlaCar brand in Italy, and today BlaBlaCar is the dominant service in the country.

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The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or …

Feld Thoughts

At the end of June I went to Italy for a week vacation with my wife Amy and my parents. ” I scrambled to find a flight home from the middle of Italy, got to NY by Saturday mid-day, re-started the road show on Monday, and we were public by the end of the week. Yesterday I read Kara Swisher’s post What Does the Recent Tech Stock Downturn Mean? The Truth Is Nobody Knows. It’s great. Go read it – I’ll wait for you.

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Innovations from surprising places

deal architect

Innovations from various parts of the world we don’t usually expect innovation from Construction Outsourcing – Philippines The parbuckling of the Costa Concordia – Italy Smartphones made in the US – Fort Worth, TX Global Shipping innovations – Massive boats, Innovative Business Uses of Technology

UK second only to US amongst large countries for ‘Digital Evolution’

The Equity Kicker

It’s easier for smaller countries to substantially re-orient themselves, as Singapore in particular has done, so the real point of comparison here are the other large developed countries: the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Japan.

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Vivino Raises $25M On A Round Led By Moet Hennessey’s CEO


According to Venturebeat, Vivino use the funds for expanding its marketing efforts in the world’s top wine consumption regions, including United States, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium and Germany. The Danish wine discovery company Vivino closes $25M Series B round, says Venturebeat.

Improv and Entrepreneurship – Playback Theatre West

Feld Thoughts

The next one is going to be in Tuscany, Italy from 6/4/14 – 6/8/14 and I expect it will be amazing. I spent the last few days at CEO Bootcamp – Leadership Reboot. It’s run by my close friend Jerry Colonna with an awesome team of four.

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6 Ways To Keep Your Team Happier And More Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

Evidence indicates that providing new positive life experiences (for example, a hot-air balloon ride, wine-tasting class, or vacation to Italy) tends to provide a greater happiness boost than spending a comparable amount on material objects (flat-screen television, fancy suit, or purse).

15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses


5 – A Love Affair With Italy. I have a love affair with Italy. I was born there, lived there for the first ten years of my life and could probably spend hours talking about Italy and it’s cuisine. Share Being in love is great.

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Episode 57: Marketing Buzz and Business Growth with Michael Shepherd

Mike Michalowicz

As a founding member of the World Pizza Champions (America’s #1 Pizza Team), he has traveled to Italy competing at the World Pizza Championships in Italy annually since 2002. Michael placed 49th/50 participants in the World Pizza Championship in Italy. Also Available On.

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Both Sides of the Table

I lived and worked in England, France, Italy and Japan and had worked extensively in Germany. I felt variations of this in France, Italy and Germany. Failure. It smells. People are afraid of it. It’s like cancer. When you have it you find you who your true friends are because they’re the ones who double down on helping, on being available, on listening, on understanding. Most people run from failure or disease because they’re hard to handle.

Bring Me Your Accents. Immigration Fuels Innovation

Both Sides of the Table

I have lived (England, France, Italy, Spain, Japan & the US) and worked (Ireland, Germany, India) around the world. I had similar experiences in France & Italy, too.

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7 Valuable Lessons From 7 Memorable Bosses

Inc Startups

Before Chester left to live in Italy for two years, his Italian teacher Chris Skeem gave him one instruction: Love everything Italian. While things were very different in Italy, I had chosen to love everything Italian so every challenge was a wonderful learning adventure," says Chester.

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It’s a torturous chaos until it isn’t

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

He lives in Italy, not surrounded by an American startup culture to feed off. When you talk about explosive, profitable startup growth, a few darlings come to mind. DropBox is one. Hubspot is another.

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How To Increase Productivity By Employee Happiness

Startup Professionals Musings

Evidence indicates that providing new positive life experiences (for example, a hot-air balloon ride, wine-tasting class, or vacation to Italy) tends to provide a greater happiness boost than spending a comparable amount on material objects (flat-screen television, fancy suit, or purse).

Start-Up of You: Odds and Ends

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Read the stories and get inspired to enact change in your own career… – I’ll be speaking in Milan next week (and elsewhere in Italy) and Toronto the week after. You can buy a ticket to the Toronto gig here ; email me for info on Italy.

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How to Start a Travel Agency

Up and Running

At Flavours Holidays], we have been specializing in cooking, Pilates, painting, photography, and language holidays in Italy since 1998,” she says. Lorne’s vision was to create a brand that “gave guests a true taste of Italy.”. “I

Estonian Wooden Frames Maker Taps Crowd


Over the years the company has won awards and some international media coverage, including in Vogue Italy and Monocle. So far Karl's frames have been sold mostly in Estonia.

29 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business


I own Lazy Italian Culinary Adventures, which offers culinary tours to Italy. The second thing I love most is being able to take people to Italy, especially for the first time. Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.

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The Startup Marriage

Feld Thoughts

We’re spending a good chuck of our time in Paris and Italy writing together. Amy and I have just launched a new project we are working on together called Startup Marriage: Balancing Entrepreneurship and Relationship. It includes a blog , a tweet stream , and a book (hopefully by the end of the year.). Since the beginning of 2010 I’ve written two books. The first, Do More Faster: TechStars Lessons To Accelerate Your Startup , was with David Cohen, the CEO of TechStars.

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How to Create a Culture of 'Paying It Forward'

Inc Startups

One is this idea of the "suspended coffee," or sospeso, in coffee shops in Italy. I know it also happens in Russia, but it started in Italy and has happened in Spain, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Everyone wants an office culture where employees pitch in without being asked.

France invents “Slow Innovation”: deconstructing Montebourg at #leweb

Fred Destin

Bottom line: after the Slow Food movement from Italy, I guess we now have the Slow Innovation movement. Minister Montebourg (to his credit) took a chance at LeWeb to talk about innovation and the French policy towards innovation, together with Loic Le Meur, Fabrice Grinda and Jeff Clavier.

Top 25 White Hat SEO Bloggers Worth Reading

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Her company Level343 provides global SEO services in countries like Italy, the Netherlands, and France. After all this craziness and Google updates (Hummingbird, Panda, Penguin etc.)

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The 4 Keys to Building Brand Loyalty with Millennials

Up and Running

In the thirty seconds it takes to read this introduction, a commercial will run on TV. It will be for a brand peddling a product or service and it will claim the highest of quality for said product or service. It may even offer a special discount or rebate with a fast approaching deadline.

Startup Showcase vs. Industry Event: How to Decide Which to Attend

Up and Running

Did I mention we’re based in Milan, Italy? TechCrunch Italy in Rome. On February 22 I received an email saying that my startup, AdEspresso , had been invited to participate in TechCrunch Disrupt NY! Needless to say, my small team and I couldn’t have been more excited.

Invest in Yourself at the Low End and High End

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Suppose you categorize your existing skills and knowledge into three buckets: low, medium, and high. There are things you have no expertise in or knowledge of (low), there are things you know a little bit (medium), and there are things you are already quite good at or knowledgeable of (high).

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Help Detained USA Citizen In Abu Dhabi

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Including conferences in Italy, Canada, Holland, Turkey, the UK, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, New Zealand, and Australia. This is a departure for this blog.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

But Blank and the teaching team encouraged the students to keep “getting outside the building” and iterating their MVP – particularly with refugees themselves and the first responders tasked with handling corpses in front-line countries like Greece and Italy.

Hacking for Diplomacy – The State Department Takes Notice

Steve Blank

But Blank and the teaching team encouraged the students to keep “getting outside the building” and iterating their MVP – particularly with refugees themselves and the first responders tasked with handling corpses in front-line countries like Greece and Italy.

Finland Passes A Bill On Crowdfunding Act


National regulation has fairly recently been implemented in Italy, France, the UK, Germany, Spain, Austria and Portugal.

Europe’s Autumn (or, Why You Can’t Outrun Big Debt Forever)

Seeing Both Sides

First, the bond market knocks on Iceland’s door (see Michael Lewis' Vanity Fair article and his book Boomerang ), then Ireland's, then Greece's and now Italy's. And when the bond market comes to collect on the debt, leaders are overthrown – Papandreou in Greece, Berlusconi in Italy.