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Hi, I'm Nicola Mattina.
I'm a designer, entrepreneur and investor.

Nicola Mattina

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Since the beginning of 2021, I moved to Substack. You can find all my writings here: An Innovator’s Sketchbook

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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Stamplay wins Hy! Berlin and opens a public beta

It’s not every day that you go to an event that takes place inside a pool. Literally! But I guess that in Berlin is not so strange to be in places that once served another scope. So, why not use pools to organize events? Just keep them dry 😉 Everyone

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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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