Startup Weekend Roma

    Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014


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Startup Weekend Roma

Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014



Friday, November 14 - 16, 2014
Event starts at 2:30 pm

Parco Leonardo
Piazza Leon Battista Alberti, 12
Fiumicino, Italy 00054

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Startup Weekend ritorna a Roma!

Startup Weekend Roma fa parte questo anno della Global Startup Battle la più grande startup competition al mondo.

Startup Weekend è un movimento globale di imprenditori attivi e responsabili che volgiono imparare le basi della fondazione di start-up e il lancio di progetti di successo. E’ la più grande comunità di imprenditori appassionati, con eventi in oltre 100 paesi e 600 città in tutto il mondo. Dalla Mongolia al Sudafrica passando per Londra ed il Brasile, persone di tutto il mondo si riuniscono per un fine settimana per lanciare idee, formare i team, e avviare le imprese.
Tutti gli eventi Startup Weekend seguono lo stesso modello di base: chiunque è benvenuto a presentare la propria idea e ricevere feedback dai loro coetanei. Le squadre si formano attorno alle idee migliori e poi da quel momento saranno 54 ore di energia pure focalizzate alla creazione del modello di business, lo sviluppo, la progettazione e la validazione. I fine settimana culminano con le presentazioni di fronte a leader imprenditoriali locali con un'altra opportunità per un feedback critico.

Sia che tu voglia incontrare esperti, trovare un co-fondatore, arrichire il tuo team, incontrare qualcuno di nuovo, o imparare un mestiere molto al di fuori delle abitudini, avrai comunque la garanzia di lasciare poi l’evento con una preparazione migliore per affrontare il caotico ma divertente mondo delle start-up. Se volete mettervi nei panni di un imprenditore, registrati ora per quello che sarà il miglior weekend della tua vita!


Startup Weekend è un evento NON PROFIT: tutti i fondi sono utilizzati per il benessere dei partecipanti ed in caso di eccesso rispetto a quanto preventivato, la rimanente parte sarà reinvestita in eventi per la crescita della comunità.

Il prezzo del biglietto comprende 3 cene, 2 colazioni e 2 pranzi 

1.      È un evento che inizia venerdì pomeriggio 14 novembre e termina domenica 16 novembre presso Parco Leonardo

2.      L'obiettivo dell'evento è imparare a fare impresa, imparare a collaborare in team con persone sconosciute, conoscere co-founder,  collaboratori, apprendere nuove skills,... 

3.      È a numero chiuso e si partecipa come singoli, acquistando un biglietto - Qui 
Ti consigliamo di affrettarti in quanto abbiamo un numero limitato di biglietti a prezzo promozionale

4.      Nel prezzo del biglietto sono compresi cibo, bevande, cartoleria etc,... che saranno offerti ai partecipanti, dall'inizio alla fine della manifestazione.

5.      Siamo in grado di offrire tutto ciò grazie al sostegno di sponsor locali e nazionali, sensibili al tema dell'imprenditoria e dell'innovazione.   

6.      Le idee vengono proposte dagli stessi partecipanti, che voteranno le migliori su cui lavorare in team da 5 ad 8 persone nei due giorni successivi.

7.      Non è necessario presentarsi con un'idea.

8.      Chi non si presenta con una sua idea si divertirà a votare quelle degli altri e a farsi scegliere nel team che preferisce.

9.      Una giuria valuterà le 3 migliori idee che saranno supportate nello sviluppo tramite i premi

10.    I premi saranno finalizzati a supportare il successivo sviluppo delle 3 idee.  

Ancora qualche dubbio?
Scrivi a roma@startupweekend.org

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This year, Startup Weekend Rome is part of the “Global Startup Battle”, the largest startup competition in the world.

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs, with events in over 100 countries and 600 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.   All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.   Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Startup Weekend is NOT FOR PROFIT event: all funds are used for the participants and in case of an excess, the remaining part will be reinvested in events for the growth of the community.

The ticket price includes: 3 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches

1.     
The event will begin Friday Nov 14th and will end Sunday Nov 16th. Where does it take place? At the beautiful Parco Leonardo located just 5 minutes from the train station. If you’re coming by car you’ll have your own private parking spot.

2.      The goal of the event is to learn how to do business, learn to work together as a team with strangers, meet co-founders, co-workers, learn new skills...

3.      We can only host a limited number of participants and you’ll be participating as individuals. You can purchase your ticket HERE 
We recommend purchasing your ticket as soon as possible, and early birds will receive a discount.


4.      The ticket includes food, beverages, stationery etc ... that will be offered to the participants, from the beginning to the end of the event.

5.      We're able to offer all this thanks to local and national sponsors, sensitive to the issue of entrepreneurship and innovation.

6.      The ideas are proposed by the participants themselves, who will vote on the best. Participants will work in teams of 5 to 8 people during the next two days.

7.      It is not necessary to come up with an idea.

8.      Those who do not show up with an idea are to vote for the ideas of others and will be able to choose which team they want to join.
 
9.      A jury will evaluate the top 3 ideas which will be awarded with prizes that will help to further develop and support the teams.  

Any questions?
Write us at roma@startupweekend.org




EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday November 14th


2:30 pm
INCENSe: be part of the future of Energy
Luciano Tommasi


6:00 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


6:30 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Talk by Andrea Febbraio: "Why Startups are like Rock Bands"


7:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


8:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work until 23.30.

Saturday November 15th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:45 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


8:00 pm
Dinner


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work until 23.30

Sunday November 16th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:00 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:00 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!



Speakers


Andrea Febbraio

Andrea Febbraio, Co-founder and Europe VP Sales for Ebuzzing, a European leading company for online video advertising. Andrea is a very well - known entreprenuer within digital advertising field. Author, speaker and professor has a ten years experience within online adv agencies. In 2007 he founded Promodigital, a company which in a very short time, has become a leader in the Italian market for buzz marketing. In 2010 the same company was bought by the French group Wikio. Forerunner of events like viral and online advertising videos he pubblished two best sellers titled: Viral Video and Buzz Marketing into Social Media. Furthermore he succeded in establishing himself as international speaker for Cannes Film Festival, London iStrategy an Colonia DMEXCO.  


Roberto Macina
CEO of Qurami

Roberto Macina, 30enne laureato in ingegneria informatica, talmente stufo di aspettare in fila che fonda la sua startup che punta a risolvere questo problema tramite mobile.

Event Judges


Antonio Venece
Director of IED Roma

Antonio Venece (1972), Director of IED Rome, graduated at University of Rome “La Sapienza”; majored in Nice (France) at IEHEI; completed a PhD in Vienna at Universität Wien. Between 1997 and 1999 works in Brussels on projects both with European Commission (former General Directorate for Culture) and  European Movement NGO. Between 1999 and 2001 he is Adviser of Deputy Secretary of State at Ministry of Education in Rome. Later specializes in international marketing & business at ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency. From 2003 to 2012 works in Milan at the International Affairs Office of IED Group, taking care of internationalization and institutional foreign relations as well as implementing sales and marketing plans on foreign markets. In 2012 he is appointed Director of IED Rome. In 2013 he managed the project of creation and launch of the new IED Educational area “Cinema and New Media”. Since 2008, has delivered lectures on Creativity, Design and Marketing of Luxury goods. At present he is dealing with the project “IED Start Up Lab” which aim at involving Design, Fashion and Visual Communication students  with start up and business creation.


Lorenzo Di Ciaccio
CEO of Pedius

Lorenzo Di Ciaccio, laureato in ingegneria informatica, dopo 4 anni da consulente nel 2012 lascia tutto per un progetto: Pedius , un servizio di telefonia per le persone sorde. L’idea, vincitrice della Global Social Venture Competition 2013, è diventata azienda il 21 ottobre 2013, realizzando con Telecom Italia il primo call center accessibile ai non utendi. 
Oltre ad amministrare l’azienda Lorenzo si occupa della divulgazione di tecnologia ad impatto sociale.


Nicola Mattina
Digital explorer, cofounder of Stamplay

Founder of @Stamplay. 20 years experience as consultant and 15 as entrepreneur. Always worked for big corporations. Director of the @Founder Institute in Rome.



Luca La Mesa

Appassionato di Marketing ed innovazione. Dopo aver lavorato nel Marketing di Unilever  e Procter&Gamble ha creato un’agenzia specializzata sul Social Media Marketing e sull’innovazione (Publisoftweb). In questi anni ha ottenuto importanti risultati con clienti come con il Campionato Mondiale Superbike, Pirelli, AS Roma, Federazione Italiana Pallavolo, Cornetto Algida, Dove, Winner Taco, Mediaset, La7, Comitato Digitale per Matteo Renzi e molti altri. Ha ideato strategie di successo per giocatori della Nazionale Italiana (Ciro Immobile) durante i Mondiali in Brasile 2014, per Top Player Italiani come Francesco Totti (attività #MioCapitano organizzata con la As Roma per il rinnovo per il 20° anno del Capitano) e per Francesca Piccinini, capitano della Nazionale Italiana di Pallavolo durante i Mondiali del 2014 (campagna #ConLeAzzurre).Ad oggi si divide tra la consulenza verso i top brand e la formazione in ambito Universitario in John Cabot, HEC Paris e altre università in Italia e all’estero. 


Arianna De Leo

Arianna De Leo works as Director of Development Impact focussing on impact and ESG policies and metrics for the venture capital firmTLcom Capital LLP, a Limited Liability Partnership registered and incorporated in the UK (“TLcom”). Her current board seats include social media for diaspora in Europe and local on the ground for profit youth employment agency.Arianna also leads the TIDE Foundation – Technology and Innovation for Developing Economies, a separate non profit entity aimed at the development of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem in Developing Countries set up by TLcom in conjunction with the formation of a new fund (TIDE Africa Fund).Previously, Arianna worked for 15 years as Director of Operations of an international NGO in Sub Saharian Africa, South East Asia and Central America, with a focus on women and youth entrepreneurship. Arianna has a Summa cum Laude Laurea degree in Business Administration from LUISS University and a Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation from Ferrara University.


Coaches and Mentors


Stephanie Mitchell

Canadian digital expert living in Rome, with great startup experience. She worked as Marketing Director for 2 startups that had multi-million exits. Stephanie enjoys working with early stage startups to help them craft their value proposition.


Francesco Magagnino

Laureato in Ingegneria e specializzato in Economia della Rete, appassionato di digitale e di innovazione.
Manager in Accenture Digital dove si occupa per clienti italiani e stranieri di progetti di Digital Strategy e eCommerce. In precedenza ha lavorato per Deloitte e collaborato con l’Università degli studi di Trento
E’ un organizzatore TEDx, coordinatore dell’evento TEDxVerona.



Roberto Macina
CEO of Qurami

Roberto Macina, 30enne laureato in ingegneria informatica, talmente stufo di aspettare in fila che fonda la sua startup che punta a risolvere questo problema tramite mobile.


Tobia De Angelis
Analyst @Luiss EnLabs

25 anni, vivo a Roma e lavoro nel venture capital @LuissEnlabs/LVentureGroup, accelleratore per startup e seed VC.


Peter Kruger
Managing Director of Startupbootcamp Italy

Peter, Managing  Director  of  Startupbootcamp  Italy,  is  an  entrepreneur  and  former  executive manager and consultant with 20 years’ experience in the digital and media industries. His experience ranges from operating as CEO and manager for strong growth startups, such as Terra News and Kataweb, as well as manager and board director for large corporations, such as Tiscali, Postecom and RAI, and as executive consultant  and  advisor  for  startups,  investment  funds  and  Government  bodies.  With  a  Master  in  Science degree  in  Theoretical  Physics,  he  combines  a  strong technological  background  with  solid  business  and financial experience. Active business angel, mentor, public speaker,  regularly  reporting in the Italian press. 


Arcangelo Rociola

Giornalista. Coordinatore di StartupItalia.eu, ha lavorato per  Il Corriere della Sera, redazione economia, MF Milano Finanza e CheFuturo.it.


Vito Perrone
Senior Director Ecommerce - Venere/Expedia

Vito Perrone ha sempre lavorato con business online alla ideazione e sviluppo di prodotti B2C e B2B di larga scala. Negli ultimi anni si è specializzato sul mondo del travel online dove ha rivestito ruoli di crescente responsabilità prima un una startup e poi in una delle corporate americane di maggiore successo online, Expedia. Oggi ha la responsabiità di product development globale per tutti i prodotti del brand Venere.com inclusi il sito web e mobile, le app, la piattaforma B2B e per i canali di marketing Mobile e Social Media.


Giulio Pascali

Avvocato in Roma dal 2012, dal 2009 collabora con lo Studio Prosperetti e associati quale componente delle aree TMT/Media assistendo clienti quali operatori mobili e operatori mobili virtuali, internet companies, software house, editori online, produttori di set top box ibridi, provider di servizi SMS a valore aggiunto, teleporti per televisione e comunicazioni satellitari. Dal 2012 fa parte della area startup dello studio, fornendo consulenza a varie startup innovative romane e milanesi (settori intermediazione babysitting, progetti architettura, moda, videogames sportivi online, app televisive mobile, carpooling, social network ed altre) operanti sia per quanto riguarda l’analisi legale del business plan che gli accordi con gli investitori e la materia societaria. Ha conseguito nel 2010 la specializzazione in “diritto e gestione della proprietà intellettuale, della concorrenza e delle comunicazioni” presso l’Università LUISS di Roma. Ha collaborato alla ricerca ISBUL (Infrastrutture a Banda Larga e Ultra Larga) dell’AGCOM, all’Osservatorio Agenda Digitale dell’ISIMM Ricerche e con la Rivista DI.M.T. dell’Università Europea di Roma.


Umberto Canessa

Umberto is the founder of Shoozy, he is graduating in Economics & Business at Luiss Guido Carli and he will attend the Master in International Business at HULT International Business School in San Francisco next year. After a year, Shoozy received 20.000€ of investment from two business angel. In January 2014 Umberto started working with Lean Startup Machine organizing a three-days workshop in Rome, and thanks to the success of the event he was named national coordinator of Lean Startup Machine having the task of coordinating and follow the local organizers.


Diva Tommei

Diva is co-founder and CEO of Solenica, a hardware startup that brings sunlight in homes with a portable solar-powered robot called Lucy. Solenica went through the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, powered by Techstars. Diva studied Genomic Biotechnology at La Sapienza University in Rome as an undergraduate and went on to get a PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Cambridge. She went to Singularity University as part of the 2010 Graduate Studies Program, an intensive program sponsored by NASA and Google on exponential technologies. She started her tech entrepreneurial career by co-founding several biotech startups and went on to co-found and run Solenica as CEO. Diva is a member of the Women in Aerospace association and has been elected Honorary Member of the Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club. She is also Curator of the Global Shapers Rome Hub, a volunteering initiative on social innovative projects of the World Economic Forum, and she teaches at Rome Business School on the topic of startups.


Ivan Sanna

Founder of culturesynapses.com, an innovation agency focused on CCIs (Cultural and Creative Industries), whose mission is to play a bridging role between different sectors of the CCIs (Cultural and Creative Industries), between CCIs of different countries and between the public, private and non-profit spheres.    He was the Director of Acquisitions and Partnerships of Smart Entertainment, a pilot project supported by the Media Programme, testing a new approach in the distribution of creative content. 

He worked for leading multinationals: Young & Rubicam (advertising), Arthur Andersen (strategic consulting/auditing), IED (training for CCIs).

Speaker and masterclasses.   Ivan is fluent in Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese, and intermediate in French.


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Organizing Team

Startup Weekend Roma is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Adrian
    Pica
  • Sara
    Demelas
  • Giovanni
    Carfora
  • Lorenzo
    Gambardella
  • Francesco
    Clemente
  • Reza
    Paya
  • Simone
    Demelas

Facilitators


Jose Iglesias
Director EMEA Startup Programs at Techstars



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