Bitcoin ATM: LUISS ENLABS Is the First Place in Italy Where You Can Find It

Now all the guests of LUISS ENLABS can also experience the first Bitcoin ATM in Italy. 

Yesterday, Robocoin CEO, Jordan Kelley, has personally inaugurated the first Robocoin Kiosk in frames of the 4th edition of No Cash Day promoted by the Italian Parliament member Sergio Boccadutri and organized by CashlessWay. Headlined as “Bitcoin in the real economy”, this event included the public hearing at the Chamber of Deputies with the participation of industry leaders from Hyperion, Unicredit, the Italian Banking Association, Mastercard, the Bitcoin Foundation and others.

Startup Tel Aviv Bootcamp Contest: Why a Startupper Should Participate

If you are young, passionate founder of operating startup in ICT, web, mobile or security, do not miss the opportunity to participate in the third edition of Startup Tel Aviv Bootcamp. The international contest organized by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Tel Aviv city and Google Israel, gets together the best startuppers coming from 20 countries.

The winner of the contest will represent Italy in Israel on the bootcamp from 14 to 19 September 2014.

The Transitional Year of Crowdfunding

Following the usual period of hype, as it happens for the majority of tech trends, 2014 seems to be a transitional year for crowdfunding. A year of further growth and consolidation, of course. Several platforms have been created but only a few of them have been able to cut through the noise, actually.

Three models have basically emerged: the reward-based approach and the equity-based one. A third model, hybrid between them, seeing the presence of thematic platforms (in areas such as real estate, music, education, research) is rising.

Our Board of Advisors is Growing: Welcome to Roberto Ascione!

We proudly announce Roberto Ascione, President of Razorfish Healthware, just joined our Board of Advisors this week!

Advisors have a crucial role in our acceleration program. They support the growth of the startups helping their business development through networking activity. Through their advices and expertise, advisors help startups to build the product and gain higher level of management efficiency.

We asked Ascione a few questions to get to know him better!

Italia Startup Visa: Discover How to Start Up Your Business in Italy! #startupvisa

Today, Federica Guidi, Minister of Economic Development, was at LUISS ENLABSto announce Italia Startup Visa, a program to incentivize innovative entrepreneurs from all over the world to start up their business in Italy!

Italia Startup Visa means leaner and faster procedures to facilitate the entry visa approval for autonomous work for extra-EU citizens who want to establish an innovative startup in Italy. Any extra-EU citizen who has a good business idea, whatever age or background can apply.