Sunday, February 27, 2011

10 more startups flying to San Francisco

The time has come!
10+ more reasons to add a direct flight Italy-San Francisco...
Today, 10 Italian startups are in the midst of their trip that will take them to the Silicon Valley.
From March 1st through the end of the month (or more), you'll find them @ Pier 38, guests of the MTB GYM.
7 finalists of the MTB Business Plan Competition (Xapio, Minteos, Smania, Risparmio Super, Eralos3, Mopapp, Porco Vino)
this year will be joined by 3 startups coming from the Intesa SanPaolo Startup Initiative (Agroils, Glossom, Skipso).

You can find the full description of the startups activity here.

The startups will go through a pretty intense 4 weeks of activities, filled with training modules, meetings with 1:1 mentor, group presentations and networking events.

If you are in the area, come and say hi to the founders on Friday, March 4th, we are hosting a welcome party for them (=drinks @ MTB GYM).

Since you are there, pencil down another date: March 31st.
They will present in front of a large audience @ Stanford University during the so called
Italian Innovation Day event (more to come on this one :-) )

The Italian flag is flying higher in Silicon Valley these days... let's keep it up!!


Paolo said...

Ciao Marco, auguri da Zena per il 5° MTB! un idea per il 31 marzo...Dave Mc Lure (500 startups) ha la mamma italiana...invitalo il 31 a Stanford!

Marco Marinucci, Mindthebridge said...

Good to know Paolino! Anybody in touch with him??

Paolo Tode said...

Splendida iniziativa l'Italian Innovation Day! perchè oltre a Stanford e Columbia non organizzare una tappa anche all'MIT?
Essa potrebbe essere organizzata in partnership con il MIT-Italy Program(

Saluti e complimenti ancora!

Marco Marinucci, Mindthebridge said...

@ Paolo T.: in fact we are organizing a session in Boston too, for startups only. Date is till TBD, but likely May 4th