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?

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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

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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"

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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


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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

#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!

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.

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Do You Need A Broker For Forex Trading?


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.

Antonio Vendome Of New York – Epitome Of The American Dream


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.

What do Mobile Companies Do For Better Profitability?


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.

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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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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.

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


Problem solving : Italy. Professional online network LinkedIn today revealed the most overused words and phrases in its members’ profiles this year.

Divalicious Puts A Shopping Mall In Your Hand


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.

Best Companies For Magento Support


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.

10 Startups To Keep Your Eye On


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.

Create Your Own Live Internet Radio Show With Spreaker


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 ?

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.

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


Many countries have imposed travel bans and an unprecedented country-wide quarantine has been announced in Italy, Spain and Bulgaria. So far, these include Italy, Spain, Bulgaria but it is likely the list to be expanded soon.

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


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.

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


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.

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Italian-American Restaurant Serving Uniquely Made Food in Chicago


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.


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.

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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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.

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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[Singapore] SMB Tech This Week


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.

A touching story from the usually irreverent Betabrand.

Bryce Dot VC

Recently, one of our all-time favorite Model Citizens passed away in his native Italy at the age of 92. A touching story from the usually irreverent Betabrand newsletter yesterday.

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Cultural Strategy Key in Global Sourcing

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Nuvar sources from Europe (France, Germany, and Italy), Asia (China, Taiwan, and Malaysia) and North America (Mexico and Canada). ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Nuvar. Nuvar Incorporated , located in Holland, Michigan, develops and designs office furniture and healthcare products.

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).

What’s It Like To Be A Student At A Digital Business School


One popular example is the business school at the University of Bologna in Italy. Educational institutes are a world of their own. These institutes teach many lessons and provide unique experiences to its students.

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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.

Wood chips, sugar & hazelnuts

Start Up Blog

Originally Nutella was a pure chocolate spread, but during the post WW2 era, a time of heavy rationing in Italy, they bulked up the ingredients with hazelnuts.

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Sometimes The Secret Is To Just Show Up & Do Your Job

Hunter Walker

Some may even be in Italy This is definitely the only blog post I’ve written from a Milan airport lounge, returning from my first trip abroad since we started Homebrew. So what got me out of my San Francisco routine?

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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