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The Day of the Italian Makers Has Arrived. Mind the Bridge and Campania Felix Celebrate Italian Innovation Day at the Computer History Museum of Mountain View.

On March 3, 2014 at the Computer History Museum of Mountain View, (CA), during Italian Innovation Day, Mind the Bridge Foundation is bringing the Italian Makers to Silicon Valley with the intent of showcasing European startups, and Innovators, and Italy's Innovative Culture.

San Francisco, CA, March 01, 2014 --( March 3, 2014
Italian Innovation Day 2014
Computer History Museum, Mountain View
“The Day of the Italian Makers Has Arrived”
Manufacturing and Design 2.0

A great opportunity to:

· present in Silicon Valley the Startup Europe Partnership and the new investment opportunities back in the Old World
· attract entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders and mentors from EU and the US
· feature a showcase of the new tech oriented generation of European Makers

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.

The Italian Innovation Day, with the support of Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, aims at bringing together the best of Italian technology and innovation during an action oriented investors’ day. Italian Innovation day will also showcase a selection of some of the best new Italian companies in the arena of the New Manufacturing (artisanal manufacturers and makers).

- An Occasion to meet invited Makers at the Italian Innovation Day 2014 -

Domenico Arcuri, Invitalia
Tony DeRose, Pixar Animation Studios
Mauro Battocchi, Console Italiano a San Francisco
Enrico Moretti, UC Berkeley
John Hartnett, SVG Partners
Isidro Laso, Head of Startup Europe Sector, European Commission
Steve J. Luczo, Seagate
Riccardo Luna, Maker Faire Rome
Marco Marinucci, Mind the Bridge Foundation
Francesca Mazzocchi, CNA
Fernando Napolitano, Italian Business & Investment Initiative
Alberto Onetti, Mind the Bridge Foundation & Startup Europe Partnership
Mike Senese, Make Magazine


Mauro Battocchi, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco
Marco Marinucci, Founder and CEO of the Mind the Bridge Foundation

4:15 — 5:00
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)

5:00 — 5:20
Investing in European Startups: the Startup Europe Partnership
Isidro Laso (European Commission), Alberto Onetti (Mind the Bridge Foundation)

5:20 — 5:40
Coffee Break

5:40 — 6:35
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)

6:35 — 7:00
Companies Presentation: Pitches from selected Makers

7:00 — 8:30
Meet the makers in the exhibition area.
Drinks and appetizers.


This event has been organized Mind the Bridge with the support of
Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco.

Squire Sanders
Campania Felix, LLC


About Mind the Bridge
The Mind the Bridge Foundation is a non-profit corporation, based in Italy and United States, founded by Marco Marinucci in 2007 and chaired by Alberto Onetti. The goal of the Foundation is to foster a sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystem, spur more innovative ideas, and reinvigorate the new venture economy, providing entrepreneurship education, 360 degrees. Mind the Bridge provides startups, investors and managers with direct exposure to the most experienced, entrepreneurial ecosystem in the world, the Silicon Valley. The ultimate goal of Mind the Bridge is to help create in Europe a new generation of entrepreneurs and success stories. In 2014 the foundation has been called to drive the Startup Europe Partnership.

PR contacts
Serena Orizi, Mind The Bridge Foundation
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Twitter @soloori

Twitter: @MindTheBridge #MindTheBridge

Italian Innovation Day is Campania Felix Supported Event
Contact Information
Campania Felix
Paolo Pontoniere
Amelia Antonucci, Managing Director,
Cell 917-478-0694

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