There is one thing we know for sure: students who go through our Silicon Valley Study Tour program often bring a new attitude back home and love to create new things. Some of our alumni have started new companies, incubators and digital agencies.
Some spin off on the SVST are: Aizoon by Franco Cornagliotto, The Hub Milan by Nicolò Borghi and partners, The Hub Rovereto by Jari Ognibeni today Ceo of Industrio, Creonomy by Nicolò Borghi and Corrado Alesso, aLabs by Mattia Accornero, HK Horticultural Knowledge by Emanuele Pierpaoli, Regalister by Davide Bertarini, Tensive by Alessandro Tocchio, Beltmap by Francesco Volpi, Horus by Saverio Murgia and Luca Nardelli, Zaphiro Technologies by Paolo Romano, the app T-gain by Andrea Parodi and Luca Panzi, Estro by Lorenzo Daidone, Liane by Anna Benini.
Some other found great job in Silicon Valley: Alberto Conte, Claudio De Santis and Andrea Re from Novara to A3Cube; Pietro Caragiulo and Stefania Di Tommaso from Bari to Stanford University; Stefano Pistillo from Torino to ClickMail Marketing; Stefano Cayre from Torino to CloudAcademy; Theo Gonella from Padova to Facebook; Alessandro Gallotta from Catania to Sysdig Cloud; Andrea Scianò from Torino to Sysdig Cloud; Luca Marturana from Catania to Holloway, Carola Pescio Canale from Genova to Dropbox, Andrea Vaccaro from Genova to Waymo, Gabriele Gerbinio from Catania to Fastly, Vince Mitolo from Bari to TrueLayer.
All above from the inspiration arouse from the SVST attendance.
Carlo Alberto Pratesi, marketing Professor of Roma Tre University, after attending the SVST 2007 and 2008, launched in Rome in 2009 Innovaction Lab with Paolo Merialdo and Augusto Coppola, great school of entrepreneurship for wannabe startuppers. All of the participants return to Italy with a renewed excitement, new tools, new perspectives and a burning desire to one day succeed as entrepreneurs and technology executives.
On May 26th, 2012, all the Alumni met in Genova University, School of Engineering, where the project was born, in 2005.
500+ are the Alumni, since the beginning in 39 editions.
In 2013 the Technology Scouting Project in Silicon Valley for European Companies was born, supported by the Italian Foreign Ministry. The project is managed in Silicon Valley by selected SVST Alumni.