David H. Thorne, Ambassador-Designate to Italy, speaks.

On July 16th, Mr. David H.Thorne, the ambassador-designate to Italy, gave a speech describing is vision of the relationship between the two countries. Hi speech covers a variety of topics spanning from his personal history (he lived 20 years in Italy) and his passion for soccer, to more serious issues such as geopolitics and international […]

Celebrating the european startup community

On July 9th I flew to London to attend the Europas, the awards hosted by TechCrunch Europe. Let me just say it was a huge success. All of the most important, successful and influencial people in the european tech scene where in the same room exchanging ideas, feedback and (hopefully) capital. I met people from […]

Ready to Crunch?

…and here it comes our TechCrunch time.It’s been sometime (over 4 years) since the Silicon Valley Tech Crunch has become a sort of a bible in specific environments (technology startups and investments)Its power has been increasing at such a fast pace that today it can create (or destroy) the dreams of most of the startups […]


I often thought that it would be cool to have a magazine focused on the bridges between US and Italy. Well, not too long ago Marco Pratellesi (head of introduced me to the new born FELLOW Magazine, a dual-language magazine on topics of Italian-American interests. And in their second issue, here’s an interview I […]

Pitfalls and challenges in business plan writing

This article, appeared on the Wall Street Journal’s website, covers some interesting points that anyone writing a business plan should be aware of. The article begins by describing three core elements of a good business plan: The logical statement of a problem and its solution. Hard evidence supporting the previous. Candor and awareness about the […]

Mind The Bridge at Roma III, June 13th

Guest post by Augusto Coppola, ERIS4. At the University Roma III of Rome there is an interesting and increasing number of initiatives aiming to fill the gap between the Italian academic world and the new emerging industrial eco-system made of a number of national companies no longer interested in making business on the small regional […]

H-Farm, farming humans better than Google

I’m just back from 2 full months in Europe, something that I hadn’t done since 2001.In particular, I spent most of June in Italy.Of the thousands stereotypes that we hear about Italy, 2 resonated particularly with me in this trip:1: what happened to the young people? and2: oh my God, exceptional average food quality really […]

June 26th – MTB at La Sapienza with Alumn

Guest post by Stefano Antonelli, MTB Alumn, ERIS4On Friday 26th June, I will be presenting the Mind the Bridge initiative to “Scuola Volterra” at the department of Physics of “Sapienza Universita’ di Roma”.The presentation will be held together with Renata Sarno one of the founder of The department of Physics of “Sapienza Universita’ di […]

Nokia Calling all Innovators for Mobile applications

Nokia is sponsoring Calling all Innovators, a world wide competition aimed at mobile and web applications developers. Applicants have time until June 30th to apply to one of four categories: Internet Innovation: applications on Nokia devices using technologies that include Nokia Web Runtime, XHTML, CSS, Java Script, AJAX, widgets and other standards-based web technologies. Flash: […]