Getting Ready for some California Time

Italian tech week

Alberto and Simone have organized a study & business tour for a group of Italian entrepreneurs to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.  The group will stop by for lectures at U.C. Berkeley and Stanford. They will be hosted by the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco and they will have meetings at City Hall. Other stops feature the Culinary Institute of America, LinkedIn, Plug&Play, Skydeck, Google, Idean… etc etc

This initiative is part of the Italian Technology Week organized in collaboration with the Istituto di Management by the Consulate General, and happens in the Year of Italian Culture in the U.S.

The full program of Italy Tech Week

Alberto and Simone codeveloped this initiative with the young entrepreneurs of Confindustria Toscana, as a sort of continuation of the lecture series “Change Agents“, which was an interesting experiment. “The idea was to mix theory and practice, to provoke new thinking and allow these young entrepreneurs to become actors of innovation and new investment within their companies”, says Alberto. “I was very happy to read Giacomo Gellini’s interview on La Nazione, as he truly represented with his words the spirit of what I am trying to do with companies, in my executive education programs”.

The interview with President G.G. Gellini. Giacomo clearly explains the spirit of the trip organized by Alberto for Confindustria Giovani Imprenditori. "Our Companies should act like sponges", Giacomo says paraphrasing the theory of absorptive capacity.

 

It is now time to take the Giovani di Confindustria on the road: theory meets practice, and Italian practice will meet California!