Some quick notes on food and innovation

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I’m passionate about food, and I’m doing some thinking on innovation in this sector. It is a very exciting space and I believe that there are many opportunities to innovate and to change things for the better.

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Open Innovation and the 5 Pillars of a Startup Community

Open innovation and the 5 Pillars of a Startup Community from Nicola Mattina   In a world, where every company has to become (more or less) a software company, it is necessary to promote the transition from closed innovation (R&D centers) and open innovation models (crowdsourcing portals) to innovation ecosystems

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InnovactionLab 2014

InnovAction Lab is an association founded in 2011 that introduces Italian university students to the world of entrepreneurship and innovative startups. Laboratories are aimed at students with multidisciplinary academic backgrounds who, through a series of seminars and webinars, learn to evaluate the economic potential of an idea and present it

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Playing with Lego Mindstorms

This Christmas I asked my father to give me the Lego Mindstorms EV3, because I wanted to play a little ‘;-) Here are my first impressions. 1. In the pack there is a huge number of small pieces (601) divided into various envelopes. It would have been much better if

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What an amazing year for Stamplay!

It’s been almost a year since we started working on the current version of Stamplay. At the beginning of 2012, we were working on a catalog of applications for online marketing and loyalty programs. One day we asked ourselves: what if, instead of developing many different apps, we invent a

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Stamplay wins the Facebook Hacknight in Rome

Last week, Stamplay won the hacknight organized by Facebook in collaboration with Ezecute and LUISS Enlabs in Rome. Among the mentors and the jury members: Luca Colombo, country manager in Italy, Daniele Bernardi, solution engineer, Andrea Lai, PMD program. During the night, the engineering team Stamplay (Giuliano, Alessandro, Mirko, Cristian

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McKinsey: «digital engagement of customers accelerates»

McKinsey&Company has published an interesting report about the acceleration of digital in enterprises and about commitment of CEO in shaping and driving digital strategies. From my point of view as founder of Stamplay, the most interesting data are these: Executives say each of the five digital trends we asked about

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V2MOM: Vision, Values, Methods, Obstacles, Measures

V2MOM is a method invented by Marc Benioff, founder of Salesforce, to achieve a «high level of organizational alignment and communication while growing at breakneck speed». The acronym stands for vision, values, methods, obstacles and measures. The method is described in Salesforce story, Behind the Cloud. The vision helped us

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Marc Benioff: «Build a Recruiting Machine»

I’m reading Behind the Cloud, the story of Salesforce. In the chapter about leadership, Marc Benioff underscore the importance to build a culture of recruiting and to carry on scouting every day, so to always have a list of potential candidates to hire. Build a Recruiting Machine Much like our

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The Remixable Web: notes for a paradigm

There are trends that are widely anticipated, but they require time to become current and to produce their effects. This story starts with content and the Read Write Internet, as Lawrence Lessig wrote in Remix. It continues with the Web 2.0 and the programmable web, but – so far –

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Think big, you are at Seedcamp

Last week, me and Giuliano have participated in the Seedcamp Week in Berlin: our goal was to win the selection and be enrolled in the acceleration program that starts today (May 20) in London. Things did not go as we expected. Let’s start from the beginning. We arrive in Berlin

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Entrepreneur, digital explorer, polymath, husband and father of two girls. I study the unstoppable process of “software eating the world” and I'm passionate about digital transformation, open innovation, startup communities and all the techniques to invent new products and new business models.

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