InnovAction Digital: from StartUp to actual Business!
Action Institute tells history of success; successful entrepreneurs illustrate as their businesses, born as Start-Up, from a simple idea or an intuition have developed into innovative and prosperous enterprises!

Giulio Valiante graduated in Economics and Business with honors, starting a successful career in consumer goods sector. In 1999, Valiante starts getting interested in the new-born digital economy and he is one of the founders of Buongiorno Vitaminic. In 2008, he starts investing in promising Start-Ups; he contributed to the birth of several businesses, i.e. Jobrapido, which rapidly became successful in Italy.

Valiante believes in the importance of human capital and that people are the true engine of success.


InnovAction Digital: Action Institute interview Alessandro Fracassi

18 November 2016  by 

InnovAction Digital: from StartUp to actual Business!
Action Institute tells history of success; successful entrepreneurs illustrate as their businesses, born as Start-Up, from a simple idea or an intuition have developed into innovative and prosperous enterprises!

Alessandro Fracassi is specialized in financial engineering; in 2000, he founds MutuiOnline. MutuiOnline went public in 2007 and in 2015 it had a 120 million turnover and more than 800 employees.

Fracassi’s message to Action Institute and to young entrepreneurs is that: “it is indeed possible to do business in Italy”.


InnovAction Digital: Action Institute interview Alberto Genovese

18 November 2016  by 

InnovAction Digital: from StartUp to actual Business!
Action Institute tells history of success; successful entrepreneurs illustrate as their businesses, born as Start-Up, from a simple idea or an intuition have developed into innovative and prosperous enterprises!

Alberto Genovesi is a young entrepreneur and he is one of the founders of Facile.it “the number one comparison website in Italy”. He was also Facile.it CEO for several years.


InnovAction Digital: Action Institute Interview Cosimo Palmisano

18 November 2016  by 

InnovAction Digital: from StartUp to actual Business!
Action Institute tells history of success; successful entrepreneurs illustrate as their businesses, born as Start-Up, from a simple idea or an intuition have developed into innovative and prosperous enterprises!

Cosimo Palmisano, after receiving a PhD in Management of Information Systems, worked as a consultant for FIAT. There he thought up the idea of Ecce Customer (now Decisysion). Ecce Customer is a platform for social CMR, which has already received millions of dollars.

The secret of success according to Palmisano? Understand and search for customers before the investors.


InnovAction Digital: Action Institute interview Franco Petrucci

18 November 2016  by 

InnovAction Digital: from StartUp to actual Business!
Action Institute tells history of success; successful entrepreneurs illustrate as their businesses, born as Start-Up, from a simple idea or an intuition have developed into innovative and prosperous enterprises!

Franco Petrucci, engineer, has founded in 2005 Decisyon, a Start-Up with the goal to adapt existing technological systems to the job market. In the Usa he encounters Cosimo Palmisano and Ecce Customer becomes one important part of Decisyon.

The three commandments in order to achieve success in the Digital Market are: product, market and team!


InnovAction Life Sciences: Action Institute interview Lorenzo Tallarigo

9 December 2016  by 

Lorenzo Tallarigo graduated with honors in medicine in 1976 from the University of Pisa. He had a brilliant career in the American pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly International, being the President of International Operations until 2008.

In 2009 he became CEO of Genextra, a company that deals with identifying solutions and innovative researches in the life sciences industry, creating successful business models to develop new therapies and tools. To this day, Genextra has collected more than 116 billion fund and is one of the few Italian actors able to invest private capital in research and development.

At Action Institute he illustrates his experience and gives advice to young people who wish to develop Startups in the Life Sciences sector.


InnovAction Life Sciences: Action Institute interview Laura Ferro

9 December 2016  by 

Laura Iris Ferro graduated in Medicine and Surgery, majoring in Psychiatry; she also obtained an MBA at SDA Bocconi. After practicing as a psychiatrist for 14 years, she entered the family business, Crinos Industry Farmacobiologica. In 2001 she set up Gentium, a spin-off of Crinos’ research, and acted as both president and CEO from 2002 to 2009. In 2005 she listed Gentium in the US market. Currently, she is President of the Pio Albergo Trivulzio foundation and Advisor in Gentium.

She recommends to young scientists and startuppers to be extremely focused in their work and to not “fall in love” too much with their own product or research.


InnovAction Life Sciences: Action Institute interview Mario Caria

9 December 2016  by 

Mario Caria is International Director at Sofimac Partners. He has an international academic background, having obtained several diplomas and certifications in Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium and also in the United States, at Harvard University. Furthermore, he was Advisor, Monitoring Expert Panel and Evaluator at the European Commission’s DG Research.

In Action Institute he explains the importance of global and innovative thinking, both as research activity and as business model.


InnovAction Life Sciences: Action Institute interview Elizabeth Robinson

9 December 2016  by 

Elizabeth Robinson, after twenty years of experience in the Venture Capital industry, became Investment Director at Quadrivio, an asset management company among the most influential in the Italian financial landscape. In 2016 she was appointed President of the Board of a new leader actor in Venture Capital, born as a partnership between Intesa San Paolo Group and Quadrivio.

Robinson describes to Action Institute the benefits and challenges of the Italian and US market.


InnovAction Life Sciences: Action Institute interview Nicola Redi

9 December 2016  by 

Nicola Redi graduated in Aeronautical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, then earned an MBA with honors at Bocconi University in Milan and a PhD in Management at Aston Business School in Birmingham. Since 2014 he has been the Investment Director of Vertis SGR managing Venture Capital operations. He was also member of the Informal Advisory Board of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. Previously, he was Chief Investment & Technology Officer at TTVenture, the first Italian fund specialized in technology transfer, running 23 investments and launching SeedLab, a startup accelerator program among the top Italian ones.

Moreover, he is one of the experts participating to the Action Institute project. According to Redi: “it is much better to focus on a great entrepreneur with an ordinary idea, rather than an ordinary entrepreneur with a great idea.”.


Credit

Let me remind you that credit is the lifeblood of business, the lifeblood of prices and jobs.

Herbert Hoover

Health

Good health is essential to social and economical development and it empowers all of the public sectors.

World Health Organization

Innovation

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

Peter Drucker

Human Capital

Talent is a source from which water flows constantly renewed. But this source loses its value unless it is properly used.

Ludwig Wittgenstein