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When you look at the Earth from space, you see no borders: there are no nations, no boundaries. Earth is a single, big blue sphere that humanity has learned to call "home": this is what we want to tell at Open Summit 2017. That challenge startups are facing is not to reach just one more city, one more continent: it is a global market and a global challenge, each nation is an opportunity to seize.

We will talk about this at StartupItalia! Open Summit 2017: how to go beyond our country's borders, how to use our imagination, how to make our dreams come true. Come and talk with us: we need all of you working every day to build a startup, believing and investing in new companies, working to give everyone a chance to make it. We need your ideas and your enthusiasm, to think big. To go beyond borders.

Click on "Call for Startup" and submit your application to #SIOS17: you can be selected as one of the startup that will be on stage at StartupItalia! Open Summit 2017.

See you next December 18th in Milano!

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SPEAKERS

Marco Montemagno

Marco Montemagno is a digital entrepreneur, public speaker, broadcaster.
Marco is the Founder of Slashers and has an online community of over 700K people.
Marco curated and hosted Reporter Diffuso, Italy’s foremost television program about the internet on Sky News – Sky TG24 – for 7 years, interviewing thousands of leaders and innovators in the tech and media world in front of millions of viewers every Saturday morning.

Alex Zanardi

With his zest for life and his indefatigable ambition, Alessandro Zanardi is an inspiration for many.
His serious crash in 2001 was not the end of the career, but the start of a new, successful stage in his life.
Victories in the World Touring Car Championship and four handbike gold medals at the Paralympics: Zanardi is no stranger to making sporting history.

Mike Butcher

Mike Butcher MBE is Editor-at-large of TechCrunch. Mike has been named one of the most influential people in European technology by Wired UK and is a regular broadcaster. He founded the annual Europas Conference & Awards, the charity Techfugees and has been an advisor on tech startups to the British Prime Minister and the Mayor of London.

Joerg Rheinboldt

Joerg joined the Axel Springer Plug & Play team as CEO in September 2013. He started his first company denkwerk while studying Business Administration in Cologne in 1994. In 1999 he co-founded alando.de AG which he and his co-founders sold to eBay Inc. after 6 months.

Paolo Barberis

Paolo founded Dada, which still is a company of reference in Europe in the domain, hosting, online advertising sectors. In June 2000, at the age of 32, Paolo became the youngest chairman and founder of Dada, a company listed on the Stock Exchange. Dada.it (1995), Supereva.it (1999), Register.it (2001) are only some of the services he has developed. More than 30 million private users and 500,000 companies from 11 different countries have been making use of these service. 

Patrick Cohen

French, 44 years old, innovation-driven CEO, passionate about reinventing the insurance industry to really help customers live better lives. Before joining AXA he earned over 20 years of experience and track record of driving growth and profits in Financial services and Consumer goods industries, always focusing on innovation and customers.

Maurizia Cacciatori

Maurizia Cacciatori (Carrara, April 6th, 1973) is a former volleyball player, the only icon of Italian volleyball. She started at a very young age in her city team, Carrara, with which she got a historic promotion in A2.

Silvia Candiani

Silvia Candiani is the Country Manager for Microsoft Italy. Silvia has been GM of Consumer and Devices Sales in CEE since 2014. In FY17 she won the cup as best area CDS worldwide and the fastest retail growth in EMEA. In her tenure as GM CDS she transformed the business, bringing PC market back to growth and creating a high-performing, diverse and talented team with strong growth mindset.

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PROGRAMME

Welcome to StartupItalia!

David Casalini - CEO & Founder StartupItalia!
Marco Montemagno - Entrepreneur
Welcome by the Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala *
Roberto Maroni - President Lombardy Region
Massimiliano Dragoni - Senior Policy Officer European Commision
Alessandro Enginoli, President SME at Assolombarda Confindustria
Alex Zanardi - Racer and Athlete, introduced by Mara Sangiorgio, SKY Sport editor
Roberto
Maroni
Mara
Sangiorgio
Alex
Zanardi
Marco
Montemagno

We aim to design a new digital Italy where innovation and startups can thrive

How government can develop the Italian startup infrastructure
Diego Piacentini  -  Government Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

Science and Founder

Patrizia Caraveo - Italian astrophysics of National Institute of Astrophysics
Gabriella Greison - Physicist and Author
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Caraveo
Gabriella
Greison

Artificial Intelligence and its implications for the future

The end of humanity as we know is coming: how startups are getting ready for it
Chairman: Marco Montemagno -  Entrepreneur
Keynote Speech: Marco Argenti - Vice President, Technology - Amazon Web Services
Davide Casaleggio - CEO at Casaleggio Associati
Giorgio Metta - Vice Scientific Director at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia IIT
Federico Pistono -  Head of Blockchain at Hyperloop Global
Marco Menichelli - Founder Xsense
Max Ciociola - Founder AI labs
Ettore Patriarca  - Huawei Italia
Marco
Argenti
Davide
Casaleggio
Federico
Pistono
Giorgio
Metta
Marco
Menichelli
Max
Ciociola
Marco
Montemagno

Keynote Speech: "Beyond Borders"

Fireside chat between Marco Montemagno and Paolo Barberis DADA & Nana Bianca Founder
Luca Colombo - Country Manager Facebook Italy
Jöerg Rheinboldt - CEO of Axel Springer Plug and Play
Andrea Santagata -  Head of Digital at Mondadori
Gianni Franco Papa - General Manager UniCredit
Keynote Speech: Mike Butcher - Editor at Large at TechCrunch
Silvia Candiani - CEO at Microsoft Italia interviewed by Fulvio Giuliani, RTL 102.5
Silvia
Candiani
Joerg
Rheinboldt
Mike
Butcher
Luca
Colombo
Paolo
Barberis
Marco
Montemagno

#Bootstrap

10 early stage startups presenting their idea for the first time
Inspirational speech by Sergio Borra -  CEO Dale Carnegie Italy
Introduction by Marco Bicocchi Pichi - President Italia Startup
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Borra
Marco
Bicocchi Pichi

Unstoppable Women

How women entrepreneurs are having a tremendous impact on the startup ecosystem worldwide
Chairman: Giampaolo Colletti, Editor at Il Sole 24 Ore
Inspirational speech by Maurizia Cacciatori - Former Volleyball Player and Sport commentator at SKY Sport
Paola Bonomo - European Angel Investor of the Year 2017
Fausta Pavesio - Italia Startup Executive Board Member
Anna Chiara Gaudenzi - Editor in Chief StartupItalia!
Layla Pavone - CEO Digital Magics per Industry Innovation
Diva Tommei - Founder Solenica
Betta Maggio - Founder U-earth
Laura Tosto - Member of Valore D Development Council
Sara Gandolfi - Hematology, Research fellow at Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Harvard Medical School, AIRC Researcher
Maurizia
Cacciatori
Paola
Bonomo
Layla
Pavone
Diva
Tommei
Sara
Gandolfi
Fausta
Pavesio
Giampaolo
Colletti

#Beanstalk

10 founders from international growing startups presenting their scale up in 120”
Monica Fabris, Sociologist and President, Episteme Institute of Research
Lorenzo Franchini - Entrepreneur
Alessandro Sordi - DADA and Nana Bianca Founder
Paolo Anselmo - President IBAN
Lorenzo
Franchini
Paolo
Anselmo

Keynote Speech: “Beyond Borders”

Patrick Cohen -  CEO AXA Italy
Massimo Russo - Managing Director at GEDI
Paola Concia - Councilor for International Relationship City of Florence
Walter Ruffinoni - CEO NTT DATA Italy
Cristiano Seganfreddo - Direttore Premio Marzotto
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Cohen
Paola
Concia

Awards Ceremony

Chairman: Marco Montemagno
Top 10
  • Special Award Cyber Security presented by Walter Ruffinoni, CEO NTT DATA
  • Special Award Digital Health
  • Special Award Start to be circular presented by Diana Bracco, Chairman Bracco
  • Special Award Digital Transformation presented by Roberta Cocco, Councilor for Digital Transformation, City of Milan
  • Special Award Education presented by Miriam Cresta, JA Italy Chairwoman
  • Special Award Entertainment
  • Special Award Fashion, Design and IoT
  • Special Award The Food Makers
  • Special Award European Valley
  • Special Award Smart Money presented by Roberto Ferrari, Chief Innovation Officer at Mediobanca
  • Special Award Life Science presented by Stefano Mainetti, CEO Polihub Politecnico di Milano
  • Special Award Media
  • Special Award Open Innovation presented by Agostino Santoni, CEO CISCO Italia
  • Special Award Social Innovation presented by Patrick Cohen, CEO AXA
  • Special Award Sport
  • Special Award Tourism and Culture, presented by Gabriele Gori, Direttore Fondazione CR Firenze
  • Special Award VC

Winning Ceremony
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Cohen
Roberto
Ferrari
Miriam
Cresta
Marco
Montemagno

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