Se tu sei uno startupper io sono un tennista professionista

Chi mi conosce o ha avuto a che fare con me per motivi professionali, sa che raramente mi capita di alterarmi o di alzare i toni. Questa mattina però, leggendo un articolo a firma Augusto Coppola su Startupitalia mi è successo. Non me ne voglia il buon Augusto Coppola, che non ho il piacere di conoscere e, che sia chiaro, dell’articolo “gli […]

Richard Feynman: Take the world from another point of view

Take any crazy idea. You tell that people used to believe in witches, and of course nobody believes in witches now. And you say “how could they believe in witches?”. And you turn it around, and you say “Let’s see: what witches do we believe in now? what ceremonies do we do?”. Think from a new point of view!

In his […]

Entrepreneurial skills for Richard Branson

There’s two ways to develop entrepreneurial skills. One is get out into the jungle, and give it a go. And you make mistakes along the way, and sometimes you make good things, and you might fall fat in your face, and you pick yourself up again: and you try again until you succeed. And that’s a very good way of developing […]

Startup business: il consiglio ai giovani è di non lasciare l’Italia

I recenti dati Istat sulla disoccupazione giovanile fotografano un’Italia che sta perdendo la speranza. I giovani italiani si trovano di nuovo ad emigrare.

Nel 2011 oltre 50mila connazionali hanno trasferito la propria residenza all’estero e giovani laureati emigrati sono aumentati del 14% rispetto al 2010. Le loro mete privilegiate sono state Regno Unito (11,9%), Svizzera (11,8%), Germania (11%) e Francia (9,5%). […]

Personal experiences and goals

I just found a piece of paper I wrote a bit more than one year ago for my personal use. I wanted to fix some thoughts and re-think about it through my personal experiences. As you’re probably doing some similar experiences to mine ones it could maybe be interesting for you as well and I like to share it.

“When you […]

Partnership tra iStarter e U-Start

L’ecosistema italiano delle startup è vivace e presenta molte opportunità per le startup. Noi di iStarter crediamo che oggi, e non domani o fra una settimana, sia il momento adatto per aiutare le imprese innovative italiane a esprimere a pieno le proprie potenzialità, anche all’estero, e che attualmente esistano numerosi e ottimi strumenti per aiutarle nel loro emozionante cammino.

In tale […]

Enterprise Innovation is fundamental for change the world

Enterprise innovation: the first things that come to mind when people in the streets think about it are the services and products targeting the “consumer“. Being at the end of the supply chain, people (and very often startuppers) tend to focus on this part of the economic environment.
Without enterprise innovation there won’t be any changes in the world:

Don’t take me […]

Inventor: the example of Nikola Tesla in business

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Its ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of the forces of nature to human needs. This is […]

Business networking

Una piccola riflessione sul business networking:
Mercoledì scorso mi trovavo a Milano in Bocconi, avevo accompagnato Giovanni Natella, nuovo acquisto in iStarter e organizzatore dello Startup Bus italiano, a parlare ai membri e futuri nuovi membri dell’Entrepreneurship Club.

Prima dell’intervento di Giovanni, un ex alunno Bocconi ed ex mebro dell’Entrepreneurship Club ha fatto un intervento incentrato sul valore del network. Devo confessarvi […]

Nanomedicine: Facing new challenges for a great endeavor

Ah…the elixir of life, a mythical potion that was supposed to grant the drinker eternal life and eternal youth, always sought after by humanity, and often equated with the philosopher’s stone. In the light of today’s scientific advancement, will nanoscientists ever realize this myth, thus becoming the XXI century alchemists? As the aim of this article is not to daydream, […]

Most people never pick up the phone and ask

I’ve actually always found something to be very true, which is: most people don’t get those experiences because they never pick up the phone and ask. I’ve never found anybody that didn’t want to help me, if I asked him for help. I always called him up.
I’ve never found anyone who said “no” or hung up the phone, when I […]

iStarter – Listen to the call

We just opened applications for our Call for ideas.
It’s a huge step for us, the most significant one since we started to build iStarter.

We hope we’ll be able to communicate the massive value iStarter, our team and program can transfer to your startups, how much our shareholders (they’re terrific, if I can say) are committed to the project and able to provide support.

Even […]