Location: Room D101, Main building, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Piazza Università, 1
Date: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
“Best Idea” winner: Foodmate
“Honorable Mention” winner: Performa
“Audience Favourite” winner: Pinpoint
Learn more about the teams at: https://leanstartup1718.startuppuccino.com/ls
17:30 – 18:00 Registration open
18:00 – 18:15 Welcome session
18:15 – 20:15 Lean Startup pitch competition: pitches from 12 student teams
20:15 – 22:30 Networking, posters & demonstrations and award ceremony
Panel of Judges:
Miriam Lomsdalen | Vision SRL
Born in Oslo, Norway Miriam currently lives and works in Merano, Italy. She holds a BBA from the Business School Utrecht (NL) and an executive MBA from SDA Bocconi (IT). Strategy and Entrepreneurship have been the focus during her Studies. Currently she is co-owner in the company Vision SRL. The company offers various services and products to the Hospitality Industry in Europe. What is E-ship for me? Keep the ideas flowing by embracing diversity. Staying open for challenges brings you a step further.
Hubert Hofer | Head of Development Department IDM Südtirol
Head of Development Department of IDM Südtirol, the leading source of guidance for the economic development of South Tyrol, providing services for business people, with the aim of engendering a sustainable increase in growth and thereby increasing the competitiveness of local firms. He manages the departments NOI Techpark, Investment Promotion, Film & Film Funding, Business Incubator and 9 ecosystems – strategic and operative networks of established firms, start-ups, investors, universities and research and development establishments – with the aim to increase the innovation competencies of businesses, to initiate projects and to promote a culture of cooperative innovation. He was one of the founding members and director of the Business Innovation Center BIC, which after the fusion with CAN became Techno Innovation South Tyrol TIS.
Francesco Lato | Wonder S.p.A. Talent Investor
Venture Advisor and Angel Investor in over 20 startups, Wonder Talent Investor (in South Tyrol) Chairman, Angels for Innovation A4I (in Milan) Investment Committee member, Impactscool
(Exponential Technologies & Artificial Intelligence Education) Shareholder, and Talent Garden (in Genoa) Co-Founder, the campus of TAG, the coworking Digital Network, that helps entrepreneurs, freelancers and companies in the digital marketplace to connect, collaborate, grow, innovate and contaminate the local and global ecosystem
Christian Lechner | Full Professor in Entrepreneurship Unibz
As a professor in entrepreneurship I have been teaching entrepreneurs how to evaluate opportunities and how to develop strategies for new ventures. I accompanied several start-ups and co-created firms. I am evaluating business plans and start-up ideas continuously through various programs and events. I like to share my experience with the participants of the Unibz Entrepreneurship Evening.
Hannes Pardeller | Private Banker and Startup Enthusiast.
Passionate about Innovation & Startups. Skills in forecasting, budgeting, project management, financials and organizationals. Several Years of Experience in Startups and Business Modeling. Ex-Ceo of Frinzer Srl, KVP Srl Shareholder, Investment Advisor. Has an ICT background.
Luca Silvestri | Serial startupper, Cloud, IoT & Blockchain expert
Currently exploring innovative blockchain solutions for vertical markets and coding a scalable infrastructure for billions of IoT devices together with a team of talented tech-entrepreneurs @ nymea.io, Luca worked as a freelance for more than 10 years and started in 2013 his first startup in the cleantech space (Ecogriddy) following his technical background and his passion for innovation.
Having developed more than one entrepreneurial project, he knows how to effectively validate a business, how to learn from failures and how to effectively pivot a business. His motto is : “Fail fast, succeed faster”.
With the great support of: IDM