Pitch Competition @ Stanford University

Richard Boly just sent me this link. It looks like a great opportunity for our startups that will be visiting the Silicon Valley shortly and for future reference. The event is scheduled for March 26th-27th. Deadline to send a 10-20 slides presentation is March 1st, 2009. “All companies that apply will receive ONE complimentary pass […]

Preparing 2009…

With the beginning of the new year, we are glad to announce a few important news. To start with, we are getting organised to set up a governance for the long term of the foundation. From the beginning of the 2009 we established a new board of directors. I (Marco Marinucci) will be joined by […]

BEST – Fullbright is open

On Jan 13 Ambassador Spogli launched the 3rd edition of the BEST program.Here are the details:Fulbright BEST (Business Exchange and Student Training) favorisce il cambiamento culturale nelle giovani generazioni di scienziati, proponedo un modello imprenditoriale basato su innovazione e trasferimento tecnologico. Il programma, promosso dall’Ambasciata Americana a Roma, è rivolto a giovani ricercatori nel campo […]

…the 2008/9 Finalists are…

 Here are the MtB 2008/2009 Finalists:  im3D(Medical images, CAD)         Free pack net  (development and rental of reusable transport package)         Nanoxer  (new materials, nanotechnology, insulation)         Zooppa  (crowd sourcing video advertising)  Passpack  (SaaS secure password storage)         Eris 4  (BSS/ OSS, billing, ecommerce marketplace)       […]

Inviting Finalists: Nov 20 !!

On Nov 20th, during the workshop: “Nuova Imprenditorialita’: operazione valore” we will officially communicate the projects that will be invited to the Silicon Valley road show in 2009. The event is organized by “Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna” and will take place in Florence as part of the week long Global Entrepreneurship Week, promoted globally by the […]

Videos + Feedback = Even Better

We have started adding the videos of the 2-day Venture Camp event. You can find them here. This is also the right time to collect your feedback. Do you think this activity is valuable for you?What do you value most? Would you like to see more of this in the future?

VC investments and the financial crazyness

During the Venture Camp we have touched several times on whether or not you gonna be nuts to start a new venture in such an incredibly unstable financial situation.I’ve heard during some of the presentations and during the various networking sessions (never too many…) people confronting opposite points of view. The same day we started […]

It's all LIVE

Less than 10 hours to the opening of the MtB Venture Camp… I landed in Venice not too long ago, and I bet a lot of other people have already started their travel plans. For a good number of them (and us included) it feels like the “night before the exams” kind of feeling. Let’s […]

Selected Projects for Venture Camp

After a 2 weeks selection process, with the support of our Selection Committee coordinated by Anna Gatti, we are glad to communicate the 14 projects that will be invited to present during the MtB Venture Camp. The projects are… (roll of drums…): Wiva Group T4A im3D Free pack net Nanoxer YUBUK Zooppa Athonet Passpack Base […]

MtB on

There’s an interesting article today on talking about us. Here’s the link, and here’s an excerpt. I had the chance to spend several days with Marco Pratellesi (director of a few weeks ago, during his “Silicon Valley-strategy-trip” as he calls it. I have to chance to interact with several journalists for my job. […]