iStarter’s Bidtotrip flies to Silicon Valley

Things evolve constantly here at iStarter. And so do our startups!

We are very excited to announce that Bidtotrip has been the only Italian startup selected by to take part to Connect 2015 a two weeks program in Silicon Valley.

We immediately spotted Bidtrotrip’s potential and we are extremely happy of this validation coming from one of the world best mentorship […]

Evento iStarter a Milano. Il 7 Luglio in Piazza Duomo.

L’evento iStarter a Milano: “Voglia di innovazione: l’arte di vivere.”
iStarter e lo Studio Legale CRC Lex sono fieri di presentare “Voglia di innovazione: l’arte di vivere”, evento che si terrà martedì 7 luglio a Milano a partire dalle ore 19:00.

Arte, letteratura, viaggio e salute saranno i temi principali della serata e prenderanno vita grazie a 4 startup iStarter: Kooness, Peopletrip, 12hoursbook e Thatmorning.  […]

Celebrity Endorsement Equity

iStarter made a study about celebrity endorsement equity:
Celebrity endorsement equity is the new way for celebrities to advertise and support startups trough social medias. They will offer their visibility (e.g. their follower base) in exchange of equity: a smart way to invest with small risks and potential huge returns.

There are some example like 50cent who joined in Vitamine Water when it […]

Start a company, the reason why

This morning I was reading an article on by Eric V. Holtzclaw: “Why’d You Start a company?  3 End Goals”. 
The blogger is the CEO and founder of User Insight, a user experience strategy and consulting firm that advises brands on the development of customer-centric products, services, marketing messages, and experiences.

In the article he recommends “Before you do anything else, […]

Big Data can influence decisions in business?

What decisions could you make if you had all the information you need?
Considerations on the new trend toward information provided by Big Data in private and public business sectors

Saying that “data driven decisions are better decisions” surely sounds to you like a trivial sentence.

Nowadays, considering that Big Data have rocketed to the top of the corporate agenda and are attracting serious investment […]

Run your own business. Get the right people on the bus.

Jim Collins is the author of the best-selling business books addressing this simple but vexing question: Why do some companies become great while others flounder? On the book “Good to Great” I first read about the Bus Theory. If you run your own business this is an article you should definitely read.

In the metaphor, CEOs are bus drivers. The bus is the business and […]

Troy Carter: Building the Gaga Brand

One of our fears today is that they are found so quickly, they explode so fast, but then: do they disappear very quickly?

Talk about the longevity of an artist’s career. One of our fears today is that they are found so quickly, they explode so fast, but then: do they disappear very quickly?

Very good question, because there’s something very specific […]

iStarter-The Social Network: “he’s wired in.” HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 iStarter blog – The Social Network  

Sean) I’m Sean Parker.
Andrew) [he does not talk but nods “no” keeping the focus on coding] Mark) Oh, he’s wired in.
Sean) That’s what I’m talking about!

FB early employerA) That’s the doorbell.

Mark) I didn’t know we had a doorbell.

FB early employerA) Andrew, get the door!

Mark) No, he’ wired in!

FB early employerB) That’s gonna cut into your security deposit.

Mark) Andrew?!

Andrew) Not now.

Mark) Good boy!

[Sean […]

Work on change: the other Italy

Attending startup weekends is always stimulating, but the one iStarter organized in Turin a couple of weeks ago impressed me in a special way. On one hand because it was the first major milestone of our project, scheduled even before the official launch (planned for next Saturday), but mainly because it amplified some feelings I have gained about our country and (even […]

The new Tech-Biz: Designing Nanotechnology

The impact on any society of mindful discoveries has always created the basis for faster economic growth and higher competitiveness with long-term dramatic improvement in quality of life for most of common people. Taking advantage of technology and transforming challenges in successes have always been a priority for enlightened leaders, for instance: the benefits created by those technologies that arose […]

Corso per imprenditori – iStarter

Come i Trappeur sulle Montagne Rocciose, la vita della startup è un continua sfida di sopravvivenza!

iStarter organizza il primo corso dedicato a startup e aspiranti imprenditori per porre le basi del business e dell’organizzazione.

7 Guru per 7 lezioni del corso per imprenditori
Sette incontri da 2 ore ciascuno – Ogni mercoledì dalle 18:00 alle 20:00, segue rinfresco.

6/11 – Strategy: Catturare idee […]

Venture capital fund: a definition – iStarter

Venture capital fund are very important words for iStarter:

venture (verb) = to proceed despite the risk of danger

capital (noun) = wealth used to generate additional wealth

There is not much to say: Something Ventured, a great documentary.

Written by Marco Tantardini

if you don’t see the video here you are the link: […]