Start up 101: how to make your (entrepreneurial) dreams come true

Zoom Videoconferencing - 27 Marzo 2024 - 15:00

Start up 101: how to make your (entrepreneurial) dreams come true

The Alumni Talks series aims to support current students and graduates in dealing more effectively with the professional challenges that await them.

Do you have an idea that you would like to turn into a business project?

Join “Start up 101: how to make your (entrepreneurial) dreams come true” with Francesco Inguscio, alumnus Unipd, CEO and founder of Rainmakers, and with many years of experience in managing and incubating startups.

When? March 27 at 3 p.m. on Zoom platform

Francesco will tell us how he started his career, revealing the secrets of turning our entrepreneurial dreams into reality.

45 minutes of pills, useful tools and case studies to help us in conceiving the next successful startup

Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to access the webinar.


The speaker: Francesco Inguscio

Francesco is CEO and founder of Rainmakers, an Italian open startup studio + innovation advisory company based in Milan. Started in 2011, today with 40+ corporate innovation programs completed and 30+ startups in its portfolio (including 5 exits) Rainmakers is a leading player in the Italian Rainforest.

Francesco was also CEO and founder of COP, the first legaltech startup against online hate in Italy striking back at hate(rs) with AI-powered tech and legal services.

In 2011 he was also partner in Enlabs, the first business open incubator in Italy.

In 2010 he worked for M31, one of the most important business incubator in Italy as Business Development Director of its Silicon Valley branch, M31 USA.

Formerly, he has been working both for the US Market Access of San Jose, a first rate international startups incubator in Silicon Valley, as business developer, and for the Angels’ Forum of Palo Alto, a leading business angel network in California, as financial analyst.

In March 2010 he was awarded with his team of VRMedia, at Stanford University, with the Mind The Bridge prize, as the most innovative high tech startup in Italy.

Previously he succeeded in working as research fellow in School of Advanced Studies Sant’Anna of Pisa (2009); as analyst in IBM Global Business Services (2008) on market planning and IP management projects; as business strategy analyst in Accenture Business Consulting (2006), where he was involved in several projects concerning marketing and strategy analysis for the banking & insurance industry, and in the development of new financial products; he also worked in Prometeia (2005), a financial firm where he supported the development of innovative financial products and the creation of risk management tools for the banking industry.

Francesco earned a BA in Management & Finance magna cum laude in 2003 and a MA in Finance magna cum laude in 2005, both from the University of Padova. In 2008, he got a Master in Innovation Management cum laude at the School Sant’Anna of Pisa; in 2010 he earned a Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship at the Santa Clara University (CA), supported by the Fulbright BEST Program Grant.

The ARQUS project and the “Alumni Talks” series

Alumni talks: UniPD Alumni Association for the Arqus network


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