Author Archives: Luca Mayer

About Luca Mayer

Luca works as a Senior Security Specialist and Project Manager at Security Reply. On EU-Startups.com he writes about Italian startups and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Italy.

TechCrunch Italy: Startup Competition finalists announced

The names of the 8 finalists of the TechCrunch Italy’s Startup Competition, that will compete to win the final total prize of 50.000€, have been announced today. At the end of September these pre-selected finalists will move to Rome where … Continue reading

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Create web applications without writing code with Stamplay

Stamplay is an online service that helps web designers create web applications without the need to know a programming language. I interviewed Nicola Mattina, Stamplay co-founder, to find out more. Big thank you to Nicola for the interview!

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$6m for JUSP, the Italian startup that turns your Smartphone into a POS

JUSP, the Italian, Milan-based company operating in the mobile POS market, as just closed a new $6mln  round thanks to Principia II, Vertis Venture and a group of angels. The company will use the new resources to launch and accelerate … Continue reading

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Yoogoin the smart events search engine (Interview)

Last Tuesday, March 27th, another StartuppaMI monthly meet-up took place in Milan. As the last time, the event has been hosted by the beautiful TAG Milano co-working space with more than 130 participants. As foreseen by the format of the … Continue reading

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Coming soon: The Startup Kids (Interview)

I discovered The Startup Kids more than one year ago, when they launched their project on Kickstarter. After the successful campaign (they raised more than 300% of the goal) I lost them for a while. Now, few weeks before the … Continue reading

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Bliu Bliu wins TechChill Baltics 2013

The new startup conference TechChill Baltics took place in Riga, Latvia, on February 12, 2013 and the winner of the event this year is Bliu Bliu. The startup founder, Claudio Santori, an Italian who moved to Lithuania, founded Bliu Bliu … Continue reading

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SeedLab 2013: call for application

SeedLab, the Italian entrepreneurship program, opened its call for applications. The accelerator is seeking for innovators without experience in managing businesses but with a new business idea, to help them grow and create a successful startup. Ideas are selected considering … Continue reading

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The new year brings the first StartuppaMI meet up of 2013

The beginning of a new year means the first evening meet up of 2013 for StartuppaMI: the format has been brought from the United Kingdom to Milan by the serial entrepreneur Marco Ottolini. On January 31, more than 150 startuppers, … Continue reading

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First call for the TechPeaks Program

Trento RISE has just published the first “Call for Selection” for the TechPeaks Program the project promoted by the research and education institution with the participation of Earlybird Venture Capital group. The program aims to attract young hackers, designers and … Continue reading

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Pitching opportunities for alpine-region based startups

Are you looking for a prestigious presenting opportunity and, why not, for funding? If you are an independent company with operational headquarter in the alpine region, active in ICT, Life Sciences or Clean technologies and seeking growth funding in the … Continue reading

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