Seminar: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

European Venture Contest 2007 - Day 1


  • 14.00 – Registration – Welcome coffee
  • 14.30 – Opening greetings
    Vincenzo Pozzolo, President I3P
    Maurizio Borghi, Strategic Advisor of Europe Unlimited (chairman)
  • 14.45 – Finance for innovation
    Giampio Bracchi, President AIFI (Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
  • 15.10 – Round table: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital – chaired by Roland Nobels, Managing Director of Europe Unlimited
    • Claudio Giuliano, Director Innogest SGR
    • Alessio Beverina, Director Sofinnova 
    • Diana Saraceni, Director 360 Capital and Partners
    • Mauro Pretolani, Director TLCOM Capital
    • Ivan Farneti, Director Doughy Hanson &co Technology Limited
    • Alessandra Perrazzelli, Responsible Intesa Sanpaolo Eurodesk
  • 16.15 – Coffee break
  • 16.30 – Angel Investing: The Power of Grassroots Capitalism
    Ronald Spogli, Ambassador USA in Italy
  • 16.45 – Round table: innovation policies  – chaired by Rodolfo Zich, President Torino Wireless Foundation
    • Andrea Bairati, Regional Minister for Research in the Piemonte Region 
    • Gianpiero Masera, Executive Chamber of commerce of Torino
    • Mario Calderini, President Finpiemonte
    • Sergio Chiamparino, Mayor of Torino
    • Giuseppina De Santis, Minister for Economic Development Province of Turin 
    • Andrea Giacardi, Unione Industriale di Torino
    • Massimiliano Grasso, API Torino 
  • 18.00 – Conclusions
    Ezio Andreta, Commissioner of the Italian Agency for Innovation
  • Networking cocktail
English will be the working language. An English-Italian-English translation service will be available.

Go to day 2



18 October


H: 14:00-19:00
Where: Cittadella Politecnica
I3P, Incubatore Imprese Innovative Politecnico di Torino
C.so Castelfidardo 30/a, Torino