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, investors and enthusiasts took part to this evening meeting dedicated to pitches and networking. The informal atmosphere which characterizes StartuppaMI makes it an unique event which can represent a first step for the novices.
Four startuppers had the chance to present their 3 minutes pitches and then to answer questions by a specialized audience about their ideas, business models and presentations.
Even if not all the pitches have been judged positively, the novice entrepreneurs had the opportunity to learn how to present their startup to prospective clients and investors, and to get precious feedback about new threats and opportunities they might not have noticed before.
For the first time the monthly event took place at the brand new TAG (Talent Garden) recently inaugurated in Milan. Talent Garden offers “flexible workspace, access to a vibrant community, the resources of a global mind, the energy and the shared knowledge of a tech conference room and the buzz of a social networking event, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all in one place”.
TAG isn’t merely the sharing of a physical workspace and its costs; the emphasis of the project is on sharing ideas, objectives, hopes, inspiration and even common daily life routines.