The biggest tribute to a band

This is probably one of the biggest tribute events ever dedicated to a band. 1000 Italians met to record this cover of Learn to Fly with the objective to ask the Foo Fighters to come play in Cesena, Italy. As the organizers say ‘Italy is a country where dreams not easily become true. But it’s a land of passion and creativity’.

And Dave Grohl, touched confirmed they will come. Awesome! Dreams can become true with the right dosage of passion, creativity and entrepreneurship.


Pope Francesco, the ultimate startupper

Papa Francesco has announced he will launch Scholas.Lab: a startup incubator at the Vatican, focusing on education and social integration. I think this is just an awesome way for Francesco to reach out and speak with right language to the young generations. Francesco is humble yet modern, cool and passionate. Empowerment and education of young generations, is an investment target from Francesco, the top venture capitalist working for the biggest investor in the Universe. Agame el futuro!

The island of towers

I often talk to my foreign friends about Sardinia and how beautiful and peculiar it is. Sardinia is mostly famous for its amazing beaches, but inside the islands and up in the mountains that it’s possible to discover really incredible things, stories and people.

Among them, the Nuraghe are one. There are thousands of these towers (not clear really how they were used and for what) spread out all over the island, they were build about 4000 years ago, by a misterious population, the Nuragic civilization.

They were certainly very advanced for the times, and the only things found about them besides the Nurage, are small bronze statues that reveal quite a bit about how they used to dress (pretty amazing… they look sometimes like aliens) and live.

This drone-filmed movie shows some spectacular images about it (unfortunately the audio is in Italian). Enjoy and come visit this great land.

Startup Europe: connecting the dots

I had the opportunity recently to partecipate in a policy workshop from the Startup Europe team in Barcelona. We have in Europe the infrastracture to build a significant innovation rainforest, I personally think that what we mainly need to do, is to start connecting the dots and watch it flourish to a next level. For those that want to partecipate: engage in the Startup Manifesto.


Maker Faire Europe 2013 a kind of magic happened in Rome

Bizarre foods: Sardinia

Just a little tast of Sardinia for my foreign friends that are thinking to come for a visit.

Dale Dougherty @Ouishare Paris

Dale Dougherty, interviewed in Paris during the Maker Tour of the Barcamper. Dale is co-founder of O’Reilly Associates and inventor of the term Web 2.0 made famous by Tim O’Reilly What is Web 2.0 paper. Talking about the share economy, Makers and the third industrial revolution.