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The Italian Tech Tour will showcase Italy as a fast growing entrepreneurial hub bringing together over 100 international investors, venture capitalists and corporates to Turin and Rome actively seeking to invest in hi-tech Italian SMEs. Rome and Turin are fast-growing technological hubs and home to some of Europe’s great technology universities and incubators such a Pi Campus, both a start-up hub and a venture fund providing start-ups with the funding and resources to accelerate their businesses.

Italy’s fast-growing technology ecosystem is kick-starting a new generation of entrepreneurs with several success stories starting to emerge such as Yoox, a digital tech net-a-porter company who became Italy’s first unicorn valued at $4.0 billion in 2016, and who also presented at Tech Tour’s very first Italian Tech Tour in 2003.

The Italian Tech Tour will begin in Turin on the 15 of November with a sector focus in cleantech, industry 4.0 and smart cities featuring presentations by 10 growth and 10 emerging stage companies. The event then moves to Rome for the remainder of the Tech Tour on the 16-17 of November with a sector focus on food tech, ICT and digital tech featuring presentations by 20 growth stage and 10 emerging stage companies.

View the full programme here.

Confirmed speakers and success story companies include:

  • Riccardo Zacconi, CEO of – a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, developers of Candy Crush Saga
  • Domenico Arcuri, CEO of Invitalia – a National Agency for inward investment and economic development into Italy
  • Adriano Gilbert Meloni, Head of Innovation & Economic Development, City of Rome – former CEO of Expedia Italy
  • Marco Trombetti, Founder and CEO of – one of the first internet based-translation services and today one of the most innovative. It has several customers such as Google, IBM and HP
  • Mauro Del Rio, CEO, Buongiorno – known as a world class leader in m-commerce for developing and managing payments and apps which enhance consumers’ satisfaction in the use of their mobile devices
  • Gianluca Granero, Co-Founder and CTO of Memopal – a cloud storage platform reviewed by popular media outlets including Wired and Yahoo news
  • Stefano Spaggiari, CEO of Expert System – semantic intelligence software that combines the power of languages and technology

View the full list of participants here.

There will be ample opportunity for participants to meet and network through pre-scheduled 121 meetings, 2 networking dinners hosted by the Torino Chamber of Commerce and Pi Campus, and two special events hosted by Pi Campus for all participants, and Pictet for the presenting entrepreneurs only.

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