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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.