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  • Paolo Marenco

    Here we are  to select students from Calabria Universities to attend  the Silicon Valley Study Tour 2019. The selection will be made according the discussion here and yr Linkedin page within May 15th, 2019.

    Silvio Sangineto Lead UX  Designer at Macy’s  and Andrea Calcagno Ceo Clowd4wi  are two  of the our best Mentors in Silicon Valley, from Calabria.

    The next Tour will be the first for Students , managers,  entrepreneurs, professor researchers.

    After years of distinct Tours we understood that mixing the age and experience of attendees is a great value for both.

    We’ll promote this Tour together with Calabria partners,  Universities, Coworking,   Innovation Centers of the Region .

    The goal is multiply the SVST 2018 effects that we can synthetise as follow:

    1- 37 attendees students in Italian Universities coming from 8 different countries, with 16 female the largest number ever.

    2 – Three month  interships  each after the SVST for 3 Business students from Trento University- Stefania Tibiletti-  in Cloud4wi ,  and Piemonte Orientale University, two guys in A3-Cube

    3- Mix  students with managers and professionals attending together the Tour, to extend the effect seen in August 2018 among  Generale Francesco Vestito, Head of Cyber Security task of Ministero della Difesa and Captain Giuseppe Cannatà- the minds and arm of Cyber Range in progress in Chiavari- Luca Barigione manager of Postel in Genova, attending the Tour with University students. Great mentorship of the senior attendees to the juniors happened during the Tour.

    4- Five Meetings  in Italy after the Tours, early September,  among Silicon Valley company CEO ( Peaxy, Hytrust) and companies like Ansaldo Energia, ABB, Cetena. This in the frame of improving Italy- Silicon Valley relations for business.

    5- A book ” Tra Italia e Silicon Valley. I migranti tech dal 2000 al 2018″ written by 60 Italians in Silicon Valley to tell their story. The book will be given before the Tour to the attendees  of SVST 2019, as an unique information base.

    Are you a student or a manager entrepreneur based in Calabria interested to join the SVST 2019 Tour?

    introduce yourself here!

    We are happy to launch this discussion Forum with the report written by Pavia University student Lara Princivalle, great attendee of SVST 2015, now working in Samsung AI.

    Finally  what the attendee Fabio Vantaggiato Business Grad of Milano Bicocca University, today employed in TAG Calabiana, kept from the experience.



    Hi there!

    I’m Luca Baldessarini and I’ll be the moderator of this forum so I will walk you guys through the selection process of SVST 2019 here as well as inside the wonderful world of the Bay Area, together with Paolo, as a guide of the tour.

    The first thing I fell like I should tell you about the Silicon Valley Study Tour is that it really is the experience you’re looking for, it’s been the best I had so far in my entire life and I hope it’ll be your best one too.

    Just a little bit about myself, I’m a third-year Economics & Management student at Catholic University of Milan. I’m a tech enthusiast and I’m really fascinated by entrepreneurial creativity, innovation and new ideas that can really change the world and the society that belongs to us.

    The selections for the 2019 participants as you know, will be based on your activity on this forum so keep it simplebe creative and interact with one another.

    I really hope to see you all in the cradle of innovation this summer in order to get to know each other better, but for now let’s get started!
    I’d like to begin with a really HOT TOPIC of the last few weeks: “Elon Musk and his fight with the SEC“.

    What do you think about it? Deeply analyze the story as a whole and tell us what are your personal thoughts and opinions about it, but don’t forget to first introduce yourself if you haven’t already.

    Have a nice weekend,
    Luca Baldessarini

    Lorenzo Daidone

    Hi everybody!

    I’m Lorenzo Daidone, I attended the Silicon Valley Study Tour this summer. This experience changed my life and my career.
    I would like to share with you my crowdfunding story. When I was selected to partecipate in the experience I was really excited but I wasn’t able to pay it…but in the end I went to California!

    For many of you the crowdfunding way could be a good opportunity.

    How did I do? Find out more at:


    Dear Silicon Valley lovers,
    I’m Tiziano Volpentesta a 23-year-old Management and Finance student at Univerity of Calabria who just had a fabulous 5-months experience at York University, Toronto.

    I’m a very active person and I can define myself as a technology aficionado: I love tech in all its application, from life science to manufacturing, and finding myself spending parts of my free time reading about it to nurture my knowledge. I think that there is a lot of shared knowledge thanks to the internet. Anyhow, I believe that “living” an environment instead of reading about it could have a major impact on my development. I really would like to be selected to participate in this fantastic project as I would like to “smell” the Silicon Valley environment.
    If you want to know more about me, do not hesitate to contact me or refer to my LinkedIn page!
    Best Wishes
    Tiziano V

    Paolo Marenco

    Good to see you Tiziano, we are trying to organize a presentation at TAG Cosenza…work in progress! stay tuned

    Paolo Marenco

    Happy to announce our super meeting! see you in Rende in a few days!


    Andrea Ramundo

    Hi there.

    I’m Andrea Ramundo, I come from Fuscaldo ( Cosenza ) and I’m 22 years old, 23 on July . I’m a student of Computer Engeneering Master Degree( Cyber Security ) at Unical and I achieved the Bachelor Degree on September 2018.  I love all about computer science and in the last years I’m focused on cyber security issues( attacks and countermeasures). I grew up with the dream of visiting Silicon Valley that, according to me, is the dream of everyone loves computer science. I would like to be selected for this project to make my dream come true.

    Best Wishes,

    Andrea Ramundo

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