“Smart initiative, smart people, encouraging feedback: it seems Italy is able to originate and to feed innovative andattractive start-ups. Fernando is right: Italy matters! And that’s our challenge”

Marco Agostini, Deputy Chairman and President of Investment Team, VERTIS SGR – November 2012, attending New York Fall Symposium



J. Brooke Aker“The IB&II events always bring together excellent, innovative companies together with serious investors”

J. Brooke Aker, ADmantX CMO, November 2012 participant, New York Fall Symposium




mary palomba“Being selected for the Italian Business & Investment Initiative has been really interesting for us. This event has been also a moment for “testing” our idea, to discuss with other people about our project and to listen to their point of view. Then, ultimately, we have also noticed a big interest form New York investors”

Mary Palomba, COO NextStyler, May 2012 participant, New York Spring Symposium



Paolo Roatta

“The Italian Business & Investment Initiative has been of terrific help. I have met potential investors and a good number of people that are essential for my network here and for establishing our business in New York City. It is also good to know that I can count on the support of Fernando’s local organization in New York, the perfect deck to take off in the States with iLIKE.TV”

Paolo Roatta – CEO and Founder, Arkimedia – iLIKE.TV, May 2012 participant, New York Spring Symposium


Anna Santeramo“Attending the Italian Business & Investment event in New York has been an invaluable experience. Not only did it allow us as a company to get exposure to many angels and institutional investors – which resulted into receiving funding – but it also created a sense of belonging to a country committed through people like Fernando to supporting young entrepreneurs and ultimately its own success”

Anna Santeramo, Founder & CEO Spinta, May 2012 participant, New York Spring Symposium


Andrea Piccioni“Fantastic experience that has allowed us to view things differently, and lots of insights from a great audience”

Andrea Piccioni, Founder RealWeb, November 2011 participant, New York Fall Symposium

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