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December 2009 Blog Posts (9)

Prossima Isola - una pazza idea di fine anno

Ciao a tutti,

Il 2009 si sta per concludere e, come ogni fine anno, tutti quanti noi facciamo un po il riassunto di ciò che è stato l'anno che sta per finire e facciamo progetti per quello che sta per arrivare.

Non vi preoccupate, vi evitiamo il nostro personale riassunto dell'anno appena trascorso. Vi vogliamo invece segnalare una piccola pazzia che noi di Prossima Isola abbiamo realizzato per iniziare il 2010.

Molti di voi sanno già che la nostra piccola… Continue

Added by Marcello Orizi on December 31, 2009 at 1:53am — 6 Comments

"In Cerca di una Nuova Vita" Exhibition at Fort Mason

The Museo Italo Americano of San Francisco is hosting an important exhibition from October 16, 2009 through January 17, 2010. It's called "In Cerca di una Nuova Vita". The exhibit is divided into three periods, each reflecting different economic and historical circumstances in Italy that pushed Italians, sometimes in greater… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on December 30, 2009 at 8:22am — 3 Comments

The 13,000 years old tree and the modern heritage

Recently I have read an amazing article about the Jurupa Oak tree first sprouted into life when much of the world was still covered in glaciers. It has stood on its windswept hillside in southern California for at least 13,000 years, making it the oldest known living organism, according to a study published today.

Scientists believe the tree, composed of a sprawling community of… Continue

Added by Flavio Notari on December 30, 2009 at 1:31am — No Comments

NYT Article: Stendhal in Parma, Italy

Sunday December 27, 2009 the New York Times published in the Travel section a long article about Parma signed by Adam Begley. If you have some sort of connection with Parma, like me, or you are simply considering to visit this small but very charming city, you may want o take a look at the article.


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Added by Franco Folini on December 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Massimo Sgrelli: Why you can’t scale in Italy

Massimo Sgrelli is a member of BAIA Link (profile) and he today wrote a post on his blog "" titled "Why you can’t scale in Italy" explaining why Italy is not the best place to start a business if you have big plans. I would recommend to read the blog post and then coming back to BAIA Link to leave a comment and share… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on December 21, 2009 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Will Recent Wine adulteration in Tuscany affect sales in US?

Everybody is talking about the recent allegations of wine adulteration in Tuscany. First on December 11, 2009 Jeremy Parzen and Franco Ziliani wrote on the a short article "Adulteration scandal surfaces in Tuscany" about the investigations by the treasury department and the Italian agriculture ministry. The article states: "According to reports published yesterday by local Italian media, Italy's… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on December 20, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Introducing myself...

Ciao a tutti....

Per conoscermi un poco, guarda questo:


Added by Robert Taylor on December 19, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Does Vittorio Viarengo Know About BAIA?

On November 30, 2009 Vittorio Viarengo posted an interesting article about Silicon Valley on Marco Marinucci's Silicon Valley Blog published by "Il Corriere della Sera".

The article talks about Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley ecosystem, etc. In the closing paragraphs, Vittorio lists the groups providing a bridge between the Silicon Valley… Continue

Added by Franco Folini on December 10, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

When entering the US market, think about the cost

Entrepreneurs around the world often grossly underestimate what it takes to enter the US market. Take for example technology or software, sectors that I know. Attracted by the size of the American market and the potential opportunity to raise millions in capital that is not available home, entrepreneurs decide to take the leap and create a beachhead.

Conventional wisdom around Europe and Asia is… Continue

Added by Matteo Fabiano on December 9, 2009 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

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