Live From Rome — It’s The TechCrunch Italy CrunchUp #TCItaly

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We’re delighted to showcase Italian startups at our CrunchUp event in Rome today, which we’ve dubbed TechCrunch Italy. Check out the live stream. Our thanks to Populis and Mind The Bridge Foundation for putting this together. We have some great speakers, a great agenda, a startup showcase, an amazing venue and some great sponsors. We’re also having a hackathon organised by Hackitaly. The live stream which starts around 9am Rome time.

UPDATE: You can get the archive of the videos here.

AGENDA

Doors open, registration, networking time with partners
Welcome Buffet Breakfast

09h00
OPENING WELCOME
Call to seats by MC MARCO MONTEMAGNO + intro to TC Italy hosts MIKE and LUCA
Opening remarks by MIKE BUTCHER & LUCA ASCANI

AN OFFICIAL WELCOME FROM ROME
NICOLA ZINGARETTI, President, Provincia di Roma
GIOVANNI ALEMANNO, Mayor of Rome

09h15
KEYNOTE
CORRADO PASSERA, Minister for Economic Development

09h25
KEYNOTE 1
ALEC ROSS, Senior Advisor for Innovation, Office of Hillary Clinton

09h45
MIND THE BRIDGE/360 CAPITAL LIVEPITCHING ON STAGE 1: ITALIAN STARTUPS IN THE LIMELIGHT WITH MARCO MARINUCCI
VC judging panel:

1) IVAN FARNETI, Partner, Doughty Hanson
2) MAURO PRETOLANI, TLcom
3) MASSIMILIANO MAGRINI, Annapurna
4) EMANUELE LEVI, 360 Capital

10h15
FIRESIDE CHAT
GIUSEPPE ZOCCO, Co Founder, Index Ventures & MIKE BUTCHER, European Editor, TechCrunch

10h35
POWER PANEL – Made In Italy Startups Making Waves moderated by MARCO MAGNOCAVALLO

ELENA FAVILLI, Founder and CEO, Timbuktu
AUGUSTO MARIETTI, Founder, Mashape
ANTONIO TOMARCHIO, Founder, Beintoo
GUK KIM, Founder, Cibando

10h55
FIRESIDE CHAT
RICCARDO ZACCONI, Founder & CEO King.com with EVAN NISSELSON, CEO LDVLabs & Mentor for SeedCamp and 500 Startups.

11h15
POWER PANEL: SOCIAL NETWORKING OF THE FUTURE / ITALY’S HOT SPOT
Moderated by MIKE BUTCHER, Editor, TechCrunch Europe

HAKIL KHAN, Special Projects, Path
ZARYN DENTZEL, Founder & CEO, Tuenti
KATHRYN FINK, Community Lead, MeetUp
GABRIEL ALDAMIZ-ECHEVARRÍA, Founder & CEO, Chicisimo

11h35
VODAFONE XONE ITALIA: growing startups through corporates – with Fay Arjomandi, Head of Vodafone xone/Ventures, Vodafone Group and Vincenzo Scarlato, Head of Innovation, Vodafone Italy

11h50
POWER PANEL: IS ACCELERATION KEY TO STARTUP SUCCESS? WHY, WHEN AND HOW
Moderated by EMIL ABIRASCID, Journalist and Founder of StartupBusiness
TIM O’CONNELL, H Farm
LUIGI CAPELLO, Enlabs
ENRICO GASPERINI, Digital Magics
ANDERS NILSSON, Microsoft Italia

12h15
FIRESIDE CHAT
ANDREAS WIELE, President (BILD & magazines) AXEL SPRINGER, GIANLUCA VISALLI, Head of Multimedia, La7 and ANDREA PEZZI, Founder, OVO: The Next Media Moves for Publishers, Producers & Advertisers

12h45
Morning wrap up and overview of startup showcase
MIKE BUTCHER, Editor, TechCrunch Europe with SALVATORE ESPOSITO, Co Founder, Populis

13h30
Lunch + Networking + Startup Showcase Tour

14h00
WELCOME BACK
MIKE BUTCHER and SALVATORE ESPOSITO

14h05
INNOVATION SPEECH
MICHEL MARTONE, Vice Minister of Welfare and Italy’s youngest minister: The Italian Labour force: an opportunity for the global digital sector.

14h20
POWER PANEL: INSIDER VIEW FROM THE VC WORLD
Moderated by MIKE BUTCHER, Editor, TechCrunch Europe

NICOLAS WITTENBORN, Associate, Point Nine Capital, BERLIN
ROBERTO BONANZINGA, Partner, Balderton, LONDON
FAUSTO BONI, Partner, 360 Capital, MILAN
FADI BISHARA, Founder, BlackBox, SAN FRANCISCO

14h55
KEYNOTE: INTRODUCING BIZSPARK – THE MICROSOFT PROGRAM DEDICATED TO START UP
ANDERS NILSSON, Director Developer and Platform, Microsoft Italia

15h10
POWER PANEL: LET’S FACE THE MUSIC – moderated by GIAMPIERO DI CARLO, Founder, Rockol.com

AXEL BRINGÉUS, Business Development Director, Spotify
MAX CIOCIOLA, Founder, MusixMatch
WILL MILLS, Head of Content, Shazam
NICO PEREZ, Co Founder, MixCloud

15h40
KEYNOTE SPEECH
MITCHELL BAKER, Founder & Chairperson, Mozilla Foundation

16h00
MIND THE BRIDGE/360 CAPITAL LIVEPITCHING ON STAGE 2: ITALIAN STARTUPS IN THE LIMELIGHT WITH ALBERTO ONETTI
VC judging panel:

LORENZO FRANCHINI, Co Founder & MD, Italian Angels for Growth
ANDREA DI CAMILLO, Venture Capitalist, Boox
PIETRO BEZZA, Founder, Connect Ventures

16h40
POWER PANEL: ITALIAN SUPERHEROES – STORIES OF SUCCESS
Interviewed by ANTONELLO PIROSO, Journalist

MAURO DEL RIO, Founder, Buongiorno!
PAOLO AINIO, Founder, Virgilio & Banzai
PAOLO BARBERIS, Founder, Dada
LUCA ASCANI, Founder, Populis

17h15
LIVEPITCHING ON STAGE: BACK FROM THE HACK
The 3 best hacks from the HackItaly Hackathon pitch in front of a VC jury with MAX CIOCIOLA, Founder of MusixMatch

17h55
PRIZE GIVING
1) Winner of the Startup Live pitching – presented by Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale
2) Winner of the Hack Italy Hackathon – presented by Nanabianca, HFarm & Boox (www.startup-alliance.it)

18h10
Closing remarks MIKE BUTCHER + LUCA ASCANI

** Closing Celebration **

Thanks again to our sponsors:
Populis, Mind the bridge, Vodafone, Dnsee, Miscrosoft BizSpark, Alliance H-Farm, Capital Partners, Provincia Roma, United States American Embassy, Bansai, Bizup, sister, Papounti, illy, Moleskine, TopIX, Portolano Cavallo, MusicMatch, Applix