Here are the 5 hottest startups in Italy

The Next Web

Italy may be a latecomer to the booming startup scene but it’s fast becoming a hotbed of new tech talent. Red tape and bureaucracy were some of the biggest challenges new companies faced. But the government is now on a mission to cut down barriers, launching several new initiatives focused on making it easier to grow hi-tech companies, including the Italian Startup Act and Visa scheme.

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How the heck did the great European Renaissance emerge from the depth of its Dark Ages?

deal architect

I kept asking that question during a family trip to Italy in 2004. That puzzle led me to consider writing the New Florence, New Renaissance blog, in addition to the Deal Architect blog. Both blogs are celebrating their 15th birthday. Industry Commentary

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More global innovation

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Mexico Technology on the ICE Train – Germany Shipping ice cream globally – US, China Big Data of Long Lives – Italy, Greece, Japan Nokia alumni. Innovation from around the globe'' iElevation – Nepal A museum or a library? Globalization and Technology

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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

Thoughts for New Angels - Startups and angels: Along the way to.

Tim Keane

I was in Italy a couple of weeks ago at the request of the US State Department to discuss angel investing with IBAN, the Italian Business Angels Network. I was in Italy a couple of weeks ago at the request of the US State Department to discuss angel investing with IBAN, the Italian Business Angels Network. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe.

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The future "future of work"

deal architect

John had just returned from a trip to Italy. His sisters, each a year or two older had come back from similar trips to Portugal, Egypt and Turkey. His cousin was headed to Amsterdam today, and another was describing her.

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Eat, Pray, Love, and Vacation

entrepreMusings

During this time, I read a very interesting book (that most of the rest of the world already knows about because the movie is now out starring Julia Roberts) Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia (Amazon Link) by Elizabeth Gilbert.

#3010: The Video

VC Adventure

I blogged last year about the amazing 40th birthday trip my wife Greeley sent me and 9 friends on – cycling through Slovenia and Italy (original blog post along with a bunch of pictures here ). We had a video put together of the whole experience that I thought I’d share. Thanks to Mike Shum for the video production!

6 Practices Guaranteed To Raise Workforce Engagement

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).

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Book: Playing For Pizza

Feld Thoughts

I love Italy, pizza, and food, so that made sense. The Italy stuff was good. I needed some mental floss one night in New York last week when I was having trouble sleeping so I read Playing for Pizza: A Novel. My mom had recommended this one – I can’t remember why – but I usually read whatever she recommends.

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The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct

Steve Blank

It takes data from South Korea, Spain, Italy and China. The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct. It discriminates against the old and the unhealthy. The biggest risk factor in dying from the virus is age. If you’re 60 to 70 years old, you’re 30 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than if you’re under 40. And if you’re over 80, you’re 180 times more likely. It’s not that the young don’t get sick or die, but the odds are dramatically different.

#3010: The Video

VC Adventure

I blogged last year about the amazing 40th birthday trip my wife Greeley sent me and 9 friends on – cycling through Slovenia and Italy (original blog post along with a bunch of pictures here ). We had a video put together of the whole experience that I thought I’d share. Thanks to Mike Shum for the video production!

Let the writing on book 3 begin

Jeff Hilimire

We were meant to be in Verona, Italy this month. First world problem coming in 3…2…1… I was meant to be in Italy with my family right now – for the entire month of July.

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Travel More To Improve Your Business

Mike Michalowicz

When Phil Romano founded Macaroni Grill, he traveled throughout Italy to determine what made restaurants so popular. Among other things, he found that in Italy a jug of wine is simply placed on the table when the customer arrives. When they are ready to pay the bill, the waiter simply asks how many glasses of wine they drank. That’s how Macaroni Grill got off to such a successful start. Open jugs of wine. A little touch of Italian culture.

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Joint Statement by Colorado High-Tech Companies on COVID-19

Feld Thoughts

We are already seeing this play out with tragic consequences in Italy, where the mortality rate is shockingly high, as their healthcare system has struggled to keep pace with the sudden crushing load of hospitalized patients, leading to otherwise preventable deaths. I’ve been involved with a number of leaders in the Colorado tech community since Wednesday morning as we’ve aggressively mobilized to address the Covid-19 crisis.

Do You Need A Broker For Forex Trading?

YoungUpstarts

When moving on to Italy, we would go to a bank and buy a few Euros. Trading foreign currency can be a very simple act that many of us perform every time we travel. If we are living in the US but take a trip to London, we would take a few USD and trade them in for some British Pound Sterling. And on and on. We are buying, selling or trading one foreign currency for another. So what exactly is so different about trading in forex, and why is a broker needed?

Antonio Vendome Of New York – Epitome Of The American Dream

YoungUpstarts

Between 1900 and 1910, about two million immigrants fled Italy and risked their lives to get a fresh new start in the United States. America has, for impoverished Italians, become synonymous with opportunity. So it was with developer Antonio Vendome’s family who arrived in Astoria, Queens in New York with hardly any money in their pockets and heads full of dreams. Nino, as he was called by his parents, was just three years old and he couldn’t have been prepared for the hard years ahead.

7 Signals Of A Future Startup Founder From Corporate

Startup Professionals Musings

The list would include Howard Schultz, a marketer working for a Seattle coffee bean roaster when a trip to Milan convinced him to jump ship to create upscale espresso cafes that he found all over Italy; and maybe Steve Jobs, who started on the night shift at Atari.

Best Companies For Magento Support

YoungUpstarts

Webgriffe SRL (Italy). The advent of E-commerce opened up a lot of possibilities for everyone. People can now transact business, buy and sell goods and services, and share data anytime and anywhere.

What do Mobile Companies Do For Better Profitability?

YoungUpstarts

Mobile companies in Denmark , France, Italy and all across the globe have been doing many things to get more profits. Mobile companies have been increased over the past few years. Major reason is the increase in demand by customers. This means that there is more and more competition. In order to survive within the competition, companies have been incorporating different strategies.

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The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned From Starting 3 eCommerce Companies

YoungUpstarts

He got his start in digital marketing in 2008 while in the real estate industry, and started his first online store selling masquerade masks from Italy (he quit his real estate job a few months later). by Jackson Cunningham, founder of Tuft and Paw.

Italian-American Restaurant Serving Uniquely Made Food in Chicago

Hearpreneur

In 2010, I rebranded a family business, a restaurant owned by my father called D’s Little Italy. Besides a great taste, quality of food served matters a lot. Franco Francese the owner of Mattone Restaurant and Bar , an Italian-American restaurant, located in the Chicago suburbs knows that too well. The restaurant was once owned by his father where Franco has been in the business his entire life.

Survivors

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.

Startup Lessons Learned 2011 streaming live

Startup Lessons Learned

I have been getting emails and tweets all day from people upset that they cannot get into Startup Lessones Learned 2011 - either here in SF, where we're sold out, or in one of the more than 100 simulcast locations around the world, many of which are sold out, too. We struggle with this issue every year, because we strongly encourage everyone who can to participate with their local entrepreneurship community. Strengthening ties between entrepreneurs is one of our most important values.

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. 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. Also Available On. Show Summary.

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European Real Estate in 2020: Cooling or Continued Growth?

The Startup Magazine

A December 19 th report by ING points towards a cooling of house price growth in 2020, with three exceptions: France, Italy, and Greece. Real estate investors active in Europe cheered 2019 because it was an excellent year.

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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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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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“Effective”, “Motivated”, “Track Record” Most Overused Words On LinkedIn Profiles In 2012

YoungUpstarts

Problem solving : Italy. Professional online network LinkedIn today revealed the most overused words and phrases in its members’ profiles this year. Here are the most overused words by country: Creative : Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. Multinational : Brazil. Dynamic : France. Effective : India. Motivated : Ireland. Managerial : Spain. Track record : Singapore.

Divalicious Puts A Shopping Mall In Your Hand

YoungUpstarts

Divalicious is available on iOS devices and can be found in the app stores for the following countries: USA, Japan, China, Korea, Portugal, Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, Italy, Spain, Germany and France. If you can’t enough of shopping, there are always online shopping sites to get your fix.

10 Startups To Keep Your Eye On

YoungUpstarts

Tannico is a wine retailer based in Italy that was founded in 2012. The following companies have managed to define the word startup in the last couple of years thanks to their successful development and progress. They have been awarded and financed thanks to how well they’ve done. Veeno. Veeno Company is an Italian wine café in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2013 and since then has become a chain and opened several cafes across the country.

Create Your Own Live Internet Radio Show With Spreaker

YoungUpstarts

The Bologna, Italy-based company recently scored an angel round totaling US$1.1 Are you an aspiring DJ? Or perhaps you harbor dreams of being the next Rush Limbaugh ? If you always wanted to create your own live web-based radio show but have no idea how to do it, here’s a simple and elegant solution for you – Spreaker ( www.spreaker.com ) is an audio platform that allows anyone to create, broadcast and share audio across the Internet easily.

Why is the Coronavirus Affecting the Market?

The Startup Magazine

To make matters more challenging, economic powerhouses like the United States, Europe, Spain, Italy, and France, have also been hard hit. The coronavirus outbreak has thrown stock markets in turmoil. The market has seen some of the worst days it has had in more than a decade.

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. I adore accents. I listen not only for the country but the region. I became engrossed with the origins of both accents and phrases.

In the Lean In Era, Business And Tech Still Fail To Promote Women; 4 Ways To Fix The Problem Now 

YoungUpstarts

Ideas include comply or explain requirements (“if not, why not?”), certificate programs, pledge regimes, quota laws (Norway, Spain, Italy, France, Germany but probably not for the United States), mandatory disclosure, voluntary disclosure, structured search (Rooney Rule) adoptions, and more.

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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. The chart is from a Fletcher School study of how different countries are succeeding in embracing the digital revolution.

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Creativity Conferences – Valuable or BoonDoggle?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Some of the most interesting people on the planet are in Italy, right now. I’m missing the CREA conference this week, literally and figuratively. What I miss is the “creativity community&# – that wacky group of people interested in the subject. Raise a glass and have a dance for me, and more importantly — learn [.].

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What Do Diversity Hiring and Work From Home Jobs Have in Common?

Transformify - Recruiting

Many countries have imposed travel bans and an unprecedented country-wide quarantine has been announced in Italy, Spain and Bulgaria. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) legislation worldwide requires businesses to hire people with a disability and in many countries like Korea, Germany, Italy and more there are even disability quotas requiring to hire a certain percentage of people diagnosed with a disability.

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). Whether you are an entrepreneur managing a startup, or a corporate executive with thousands of employees, it’s hard to ignore the evidence of big value from happy employees.

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). As our investment in Bablacar was ready to close, I again reached out to Olivier to gauge his interest in joining the BlaBlaCar team – strong leadership, significant funding and the opportunity to retain total freedom to build the service in Italy. Most startups fail at getting a new country off the ground.

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How to Create Work From Home and Part-time Jobs Amid Coronavirus Outbreak?

Transformify - Recruiting

In Italy and France, people are not allowed to leave their homes unless they have a valid reason like buying food, medicines or visiting a doctor. Initially, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and France declared a state of emergency and country-wide quarantine. Some countries deemed as high risk during the coronavirus outbreak like China, Italy, South Korea are likely to be more impacted than the rest as it will take time for tourists to regain confidence and plan vacations there.

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Three Lessons from the Coronavirus for Telecom Service Providers So Far

The Startup Magazine

Traffic spikes have been reported in several countries, especially in China and Italy, where massive lockdowns are taking place. The fear is that networks will not be able to cope , especially if other countries follow the examples set by the Czech Republic, Ireland and Italy, shutting schools and restricting movement. The world has been taken by storm by the new Coronavirus, Covid-19.

[Singapore] SMB Tech This Week

YoungUpstarts

The build quality is fabulous, finished off as it is with a high-tech material made in Italy called Alcantara. Nexus 10 (S$668 for 32GB Wifi version, in charcoal gray). The Nexus 10 is the latest of the Nexus series, designed with the joint efforts of technology giants Google and Samsung. The powerful tablet device carries the best-of-class hardware married with the latest version of Android 4.2