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Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.



Mar 22
  • Registration Starts
  • Welcome
  • Presentation of the format
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Dinner
  • 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
  • Venue closes


Mar 23
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Speech - Frangino Lucarini Partner Manager, Developer Experience - Nokia
  • Lunch
  • Alessandro Piol and Maria Teresa Cometto - authors of Tech and the City
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Venue closes


Mar 24
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Work
  • Speech - Giuseppe Giorgianni
  • Lunch
  • Judging & awards
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors

Giuseppe Giorgianni

Beverage Country Manager for Ferrero Italy   |   LinkedIn

An engineer that started 13 years ago an internship in Marketing (just for curiosity) and finds himself now seriously passionate about consumer and shopper understanding in order to build "engaging and valuable" brands. He has worked in several countries in Latin America and Europe and have developed integrated media, communication and innovation strategies for big brands like Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and Baileys and more recently for Pampero and Estathè in Italy. Half of his experience is in Consumer Marketing and the other half in Trade Marketing & Sales working in partnership with the biggest Retail and Horeca customers

Frangino Lucarini

Partner Manager - Nokia   |   LinkedIn

Guido Corti

CEO and founder of Informatica Comense, 2012 AppCampus awarded startup

Guido works in the development of software sports since 1989. His company named Informatica Comense is mainly engaged in collecting statistics of basketball matches in real time.
In 1995, was the first to make a website for a company of Italian women's basketball. His statistical-team was the first to share real-time on the internet the results of a European Championship basketball played in Turin and Piemonte in 2004.
With his proprietary software called StatBasket, was involved in the organization of two world championships and five European championships, as well as numerous national events.
They actually works for Italian Basketball Federation and Italian National Teams as official provider of statistical services and also for graphics broadcaster of national televisions.
Thanks to 23 years of experience in IT and work as manager and coach in professional basketball clubs, his new project called "HighFive! - Share Your Basketball Passion" , has been the only italian startup selected among the winning projects selected from over 1600 worldwide and has been honored in November 2012 by AppCampus, startup accelerator of Aalto University in Helsinki, funded by Nokia and Microsoft.
Together with the advisor Maurizio Barbieri, CEO of Goalshouter and the CTO Roberto Freato, they are going to create a new brand of Informatica Comense, called IC-Sports and create a new digital platform for crowdsourcing statistical data of sport events at any level using mobile devices that will be distributed in more than 100 market places.

Alessandro Piol

Partner and Co-founder, Vedanta Capital   |   LinkedIn

Alessandro Piol is the co-author of the book "Tech and the City: the making of New York's startup community". He is a New York-based venture capitalist and angel investor with over 30 years of experience in the technology industry. He's a Partner and co-founder of Vedanta Capital. Previously he was a General Partner of Invesco Private Capital where he headed the technology practice. Prior to joining Invesco, Alessandro spent 10 years with AT&T where he co-founded AT&T Ventures, the venture capital arm of AT&T where he focused on early-stage new media investments, as well as Pixel Machines, an AT&T-backed startup in the graphics super-computing business. He is a mentor, advisor or board member of various private companies.

Maria Teresa Cometto

journalist   |  

Maria Teresa Cometto is the co-author of the book "Tech and the City: the making of New York's startup community". She's an Italian journalist with more than 25 years in the media industry. Since 2000 she has been based in New York, covering business, financial markets and high-tech, and writing for some of the most important Italian papers such as Corriere della Sera, which is the daily with the largest circulation in Italy, and Il Mondo, the most authoritative Italian business magazine. She is well known for her articles on the US technology industry and for her many interviews with leading economists, including 14 Nobel Laureates. Maria is also the author of several books, among which Figli & Soldi (“Kids & Money”, 2008).

Adriano Marconetto

Co-founder and Executive Chairman at ProxToMe, Inc.

A serial entrepreneur with a strong track record of successfully creating commercial start-up ventures, I have over 20 years of management experience within high-growth industries.

Gold Sponsors

Ruben Abbattista

Director IED Management Lab   |   LinkedIn

Director of IED Management Lab and President of Spin-to srl, a communication company specialized in highly innovation, design and creativity sectors.

Cristiano Esclapon

founder at   |   LinkedIn

When I was young I tried to be a mechanic but my first two attempts went very wrong. During the disassembly I was not taking notice of the parts and when I tried to put the engines back together a lot of vital parts were still rusting outside. When my father saw this poor result he told me that there was only one job where they don’t care if all the pieces go back together in the proper way, so I became a banker. Of course it was very boring so I started to use technology to explore the universe of the numbers with some high end computing machines called ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 that today you can find in some dusted museum. Investments and technology have always been part of my life since then and in 2007 I started some Angel Investments in Italy for me and for my clients. In 2013 I founded Club Italia Investimenti 2, an investment company that helps the Italian Accelerators financing the start up in the pre seed, helping them to set up a good business model and to get a better Seed financing round.

Giulia Depentor

Marketing Manager Italy of 99designs

Giulia Depentor worked for almost two years as Italian Country Manager
at 12designer, one of the leading European Marketplaces for design in
crowdsourcing, where she gained experience in online marketing and
community management.

Giulia holds a master degree in Politics and International Affairs, and before
moving to Berlin, she spent a few years working in press offices between
Paris and Barcelona. Moved by a great passion for writing and journalism, she
worked for a local Italian television station, and now she's blogging, writing
and editing several online magazines.

Francesco Ferrero

Head of the Smart City Strategic Program at Istituto Superiore Mario Boella   |   LinkedIn

Specialized in transferring technological innovation to real-life processes. Since 2010 Francesco has headed a joint unit between ISMB and Politecnico di Torino called Innovation Front End, devoted to technology transfer and to relationships with the business sector. Since 2012, he is heading ISMB’s Smart City Strategic Program.

Simona Bielli

Global Operations Coordinator @Mind the Bridge   |   LinkedIn

Simona is the Coordinator for Global Operations @Mind the Bridge, a startup accelerator program based in San Francisco (CA). Mind the Bridge aims at connecting talented entrepreneurs and great ideas to Silicon Valley with the goal of creating a new generation of entrepreneurs and success stories.

Simona coordinates the operations for Mind the Bridge both in Italy and US. She is involved in scouting, projects evaluation, mentorship and partnership.
Simona is also a Research Fellow @CrESIT, the Research Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Insubria University in Varese.

Silver Sponsors

Puria Nafisi Azizi

Partner and CRM at Axant   |   LinkedIn

Digital Rights and Free Software hacktivist since always, Puria started Axant to ban those bad patterns learned and experienced in fortune 200 companies. Deep technical background and a curious hackish attitude helps him to be a smart problem solver and a great question

Bruno Bellissimo

C.T.O. at Qurami & co-founder   |   LinkedIn

Bruno is a technical lead mainly focused on mobile technologies. During his several years of experience, he often worked on selection and team building of technical HR for startup companies.
In addition to his work as consultant, he is partner and CTO at Qurami, a startup company born at Startup Weekend Rome, and co-founder of, a nonprofit project born one year ago during Startup Weekend Turin.

Giampaolo Mancini

Founder and C.E.O. at Trampoline   |   LinkedIn

Irene Cassarino

Founder & CEO at The Doers Project - IxD for startups   |   LinkedIn

Irene is currently leading - under the name of The Doers Project ( - a team of interaction designers and developers whose main mission and deep passion is to turn ideas and projects brought by startuppers into engaging digital services. Was: CIO at Cineama, Innovation Expert at Experientia. Edu: PHD on Innovation Management at Polytechnic of Turin / Oxford / QUT - Sloan School, MIT.

Giusi Cannone

Start-Up Initiative, Intesa Sanpaolo Bank   |  

Giusy is currently working at Intesa Sanpaolo Bank on the Start-Up Initiative, a program aimed at connecting high tech start-ups with investors. Also, she is Ph.D student at Polytechnic University of Turin on Economics and Management of Innovation under the supervisor of Prof. Calderini. In 2012, she spent six months at the Kauffman Foundation, in Kansas City, working with Kauffman's VP Lesa Mitchell on innovation policies research and on the organizations of programs to advance entrepreneurship in Europe. Giusy is President of the Alta Scuola Politecnica Alumni Association.

Salvatore Perri

Founder & CEO at Dunter   |   LinkedIn

Salvatore Perri Graduated at University of Torino in Communication. 28 years old, Founder & CEO at Dunter, Italian creative agency of events and communication which organize Social Media Week Torino since 2012.

During the two past years, with Dunter, Salvatore gets in a collaboration with major brands like L’Oréal Professionnel, Lonely Planet Italia, MTV Italia, Telecom Italia, Lavazza, Procter & Gamble, Blackberry, Saila (Leaf Group), Fiat Automotive Group, etc.

In the past, he worked like Press Officer in Casasonica, a music management agency of artists like Subsonica, Afterhours, Baustelle, Niccolò Fabi, Arisa, Motel Connection and many others important italian musicians.

Christian Racca

Design Engineer @ TOP-IX Consortium   |   LinkedIn

Christian Racca after graduating in engineering chose the TOP-IX consortium as the first work experience. In later years he developed technical skills, particularly on the issues of streaming and cloud computing. Over the past 2 years he has focused on web startups, by mentoring several projects on business model and infrastructure and by developing relationships with venture capitals and seed-angel investors. He is organising the second edition of BIG DIVE a training course for data scientists and #bigdata addicted.

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Marco Bestonzo
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