Organized by: Mind the Bridge Foundation with the support of the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco and Rome Chamber of Commerce.
After a long recession, Italy and Europe are back on the world economic scene with new policies to attract FDI and platforms to promote the new waves of innovations: the Makers Faire, European Edition and the recently launched Startup Europe Partnership, a EU supported, pan-European initiative promoting linkages between the best European startups and large corporations. We will also showcase a selection of some of the best new Italian companies in the arena of the New Manufacturing (artisanal manufacturers and makers).
A HALF DAY EVENT
Mauro Battocchi, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco
Marco Marinucci, Founder and CEO of the Mind the Bridge Foundation
EU Strikes Back:European networks in Silicon Valley & investment opportunities
Domenico Arcuri (Invitalia), Steve J. Luczo (Seagate), Fernando Napolitano (IB&II), John Hartnett (SVG Partners) moderated by Enrico Moretti (UC Berkeley)
Investing in European Startups: the Startup Europe Partnership
Isidro Laso (European Commission), Alberto Onetti (Mind the Bridge Foundation), Tracy Isacke (Telefonica), Tom Whiteaker (BBVA)
The New Tech-Oriented Generation of Craftsmen: From Artisans to Makers
Riccardo Luna (Makers Faire European Edition), Tony DeRose (Pixar), Francesca Mazzocchi (CNA), moderated by Mike Senese (Make Magazine)
Product announcement: DQuid
Companies Presentation: Pitches from Makers
Meet the makers in the exhibition area.
Drinks and appetizers.