Industry panels


Beyond borders

Last December at StartupItalia! Open Summit 2017 we were thousands, 3.800 to be exact. Over 1,500 startup founders along with students, developers, traditional and innovative companies and hundreds of investors. Together for one day, with a shared goal: to restore confidence in this extraordinary country and give value to all those who grow new ideas, try to realize them and, by doing this, create jobs.

In the first six months of 2018, 233 million euros have been invested in Italy, exceeding the entire 2017. For the first time since long the outlook is positive. Over 9 million euros have come from crowdfunding operations; moreover, new funds emerged for a total of 720 million euros.

At StartupItalia! Open Summit 2018 we want to bring this data, this desire to do business and this drive to bring innovation to our country, believing in its future and growth. We are building the new edition of #sios18!

The appointment is for December 17 at Palazzo del Ghiaccio in Milan!


Agostino Santoni

CEO of Cisco Italia since 2012. He gained his managerial experience in the ICT sector: in Compaq, in HP, where he held positions of increasing responsibility.

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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.

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Makkox, pseudonym of Marco D'Ambrosio, is an Italian cartoonist and blogger. He collaborated with Liberazione, Internazionale and Coniglio Editore. He worked on the transmission of Rai 3 Gazebo and participates as an author in Propaganda Live.

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Gianmario Verona

Gianmario Verona is Rector of Bocconi University. He is a Professor of Management specialized on the strategic management of technology and innovation, with a focus on the theme of digital transformation.

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Roberto Cingolani

Roberto Cingolani graduated in Physics, obtained his “Diploma di Perfezionamento” (PhD) in Physics at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. Founder of the National Nanotechnology Laboratory (NNL) in Lecce.

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Paolo Barberis

Paolo Barberis, founder of Dada, was born in La Spezia in 1967. He studied Architecture in Italy and Germany. Following the degree, he specialized in Interface Design at Domus Academy in Milan.

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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.

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Luis Sal

Luis Sal, better known by his stage name Luis Sal, is an Italian creator, Videomaker and actor.

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Welcome to StartupItalia!

How to create a 2 Million social media impact

A conversation with

How blockchain is changing money and business

Startup (EdTech) Nation

Education & Tech


Music in color

To innovate like a Startup, make decisions like VC do

Unstoppable Women: future is female. Leadership, Innovation and STEM

Italia 2019: the innovators’ requests, the entrepreneurs’ proposals, the political actions

Startup World Cup Final

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