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PAST EVENTS

Italian Exits in Silicon Valley:
A Review of 2019

San Francisco, February 19th, 2020

BAIA, in collaboration with Orrick, hosted a yearly startup review event featuring two Italian founders who had their respective Silicon Valley tech companies acquired in 2019.

The moderated panel event featured Simone Brunozzi, Founder of Cloud Academy Inc., and Mattia Pavoni, Founder of Tooso Inc. Cloud Academy, developed an e-learning platform for programmers, which was acquired by QA in June 2019. Tooso developed a retail analytics software solution, which was acquired by Coveo in July 2019.

Silicon Valley: Learning from Successful Italians in the Bay Area

San Francisco, October 30th, 2019

BAIA hosted a panel conversation about the book "Silicon Valley. Sogna, credici, realizza", written by two Italian journalists from Millionaire, Eleonora Chioda and Tiziana Tripepi and published by Hoepli.

The book features stories of Italian professionals who lived or currently live in what is considered " the land of innovation". In this context, the Business Association Italy America, also featured in the book, has been supporting Italian expats, by opening up its network of professional and helping all members of the community find connections through events, panels, happy hours and more.

Summer European Mixer

by EuroCham

 

San Francisco - August 14th, 2019

An evening spent to know and mingle with entrepreneurs, VC's and a range of professionals involved in cross-border business in a very relaxed and European atmosphere.​

This event was a collaboration between The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco & Silicon Valley and the European Chambers and Business Associations in San Francisco. 

Euro Cruise 2019

San Francisco - May 9th, 2019

11 bilateral European-American business organizations in the Bay Area cordially invited their members & friends to celebrate Europe Day 2019 on May 9, 5:30-9:00pm.

They mixed and mingled with the European business community while enjoying beautiful sunset views of the Bay over a glass of champagne and delicious appetizers.

 

DJ, Champagne were provided and the musical setting made it an unforgettable European-American evening.

European Pitch Night

San Francisco - April 10th, 2019

Four entrepreneurs from some of Europe’s most interesting startups took the stage for a five-minute pitch, followed by a three-minute Q&A round.


It was a fantastic opportunity to expand your European network in San Francisco by connecting and building meaningful relationships with entrepreneurs, investors and potential clients.

 

 

Progetti Impresa 4.0: esperienze a confronto

Roma - 19 marzo 2019

L'evento ha offerto l'opportunità a professionisti, imprenditori, project manager e innovatori di incontrarsi e parlare di progetti in ambito Impresa 4.0, condividendo best practices e lessons learned.

2018 Italian

Tech Review

Menlo Park - February 7th, 2019

This panel featured the most notable Italian tech success stories of 2018 in Silicon Valley. We interviewed and share the stories of Italian entrepreneurs who made a mark in the year that just ended.

2018 Holidays Aperitivo

San Francisco - December 4th, 2018

An event for the Italian-American community with a panel, a toast, and a special raffle with prizes offered by our kind sponsors. 

Holiday Aperitivo

San Francisco, December 9th, 2019

BAIA hosted a Holiday Aperitivo at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco.

We celebrated many accomplishments, among which: 

  • 13 events in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Milan;

  • some of them were in partnership with other organizations and Italian companies;

  • more than 600 attendees;

  • two visits of almost 100 students from the MBA programs of Politecnico di Milano. They visited tech companies and met high level professionals, as part of ‘BAIA Silicon Valley Experience’.​

Do innovations come from industry and inventions from academia?​

Stanford - August 27th, 2019

Is fundamental research as the sole thrust of academia a sustainable approach? Has "partner or perish" replaced the "innovate or die" paradigm? If yes, how should academia and industry mix? Should professor become members of an industrial team? 

This event was co-sponsored by BAIA and the Bay Area Chapter of ISSNAF, the Italian Scholars and Scientists  of North America Foundation.

How to Sail Smoothly 

from Academia into Business

San Francisco - May 29th, 2019

Taking the academic and research skills into the world of business is challenging. Career beyond academia leads to diverse experiences, such as working in the corporate world, leading a team in a small company, running the own business.

During this talk, we learned which transferable skills you need to make the switch, as well as how to turn passion and expertise in a business.

Fireside Chat with

Francesca Mazzoleni

San Francisco - April 25th, 2019

The event was unique for the audience participation of the international executive MBAs from the MIP - Politecnico di Milano School of Management, part of the Silicon Valley Experience that BAIA has been running for the last few years.

There was to network on the terrace and listen to a conversation with Francesca Mazzoleni, who is a POLIMI alumni and former Vice President of IT North America and VP and Global Head of Digital at Gruppo Campari.

Career Advisory Program

a Roma Tre

Roma - 25 marzo 2019

Proseguono gli incontri CAP - Career Advisory Program  che BAIA periodicamente organizza invitando professionisti, manager e imprenditori a condividere le proprie esperienze professionali con gli studenti universitari e offrire loro consigli circa i possibili futuri professionali.

Five Women.Five Industries.

One Community

San Francisco - March 7th, 2019

This event celebrated all women and featured stories of Italian females in different industries, learning about wins and failures in life and career.

The journey of internationalization

Milan - January 16th, 2019

An event, organized by the MIP Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with InnoVits and BAIA, dedicated to understand how to equip your company to expand to the US.

OTHER EVENTS

European New Year's Reception 2020

San Francisco, January 14th, 2020

A unique New Year's Reception hosted by the European Chamber of Commerce in San Francisco. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to mingle with the European-American entrepreneurial community in the Bay Area.

Cinema Italian Style

film festival

San Francisco October 29th, 2019

Cinema Italian Style is co-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and the legendary Istituto Luce Cinecittà, with the support of the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco.

BootstrapLabs Applied

AI Conference

San Francisco April 18th, 2019

The BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference represented a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge about trending AI applications and technologies.

Pizza:
feminine, plural

San Francisco- March 9th, 2019

An exclusive culinary class in Italian contemporary pizza: flour, dough and toppings "Made in Italy." Seven women, extraordinary ambassadors of the art of pizza, offer a lesson on today's Italian pizza, its flours, dough and seasoning to celebrate International Women's Day.

Winter European
Networking Evening

San Francisco- February 12th, 2019

The British American Business Council Northern California, French American Chamber of Commerce San Francisco and GABA hosted another wonderful European Networking Evening. 

European New Year's Reception

San Francisco - January 31st, 2019

The European New Year’s Reception by EuroCham (European Chamber of Commerce) is a unique opportunity to connect with the European-American entrepreneurial community in the Bay Area.

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Investor Immersion Program

San Francisco, January 13th, 2020

The U.S. Commercial Service in San Francisco and GlobalSF hosted an event in the San Francisco Bay Area to learn the practical tips, requirements and golden rules every foreign tech company must know in order to set up and succeed in San Francisco.

European Pitch 

Night

San Francisco October 29th, 2019

Five entrepreneurs from some of Europe’s most interesting startups took the stage for a five-minute pitch, followed by a three-minute Q&A round.​

It was a fantastic opportunity to expand your European network in San Francisco.

Italian Citizenship
Event

San Francisco March 25th, 2019

The Italian Consulate General of Italy hosted an event on the newly implemented laws for obtaining Italian Citizenship by marriage. More than 100 people attended and asked questions.

Venture Summit West by youngStartup Ventures

Burlingame - March 7th, 2019

BAIA is pleased to announce its partnership with youngStartup Ventures, with 1,000 VCs, Corporate VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies during the Venture Summit West. 

Italy, Europe, and the Challenges of Globalization

San Francisco - March 7th, 2019

A conversation with Italian journalist and writer Enrico Deaglio and Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany addressed the challenges Italy is currently facing and opportunities that exist for political, economic and cultural cooperation across Europe and globally.