Startupweekend Bari - AI & Blockchain

    Friday, October 26 - 28, 2018


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Startupweekend Bari - AI & Blockchain

Friday, October 26 - 28, 2018



Friday, October 26 - 28, 2018
Event starts at 5:30 pm

Aulab - HACKspace X
Strada S. Giorgio Martire, 2D
Bari, Puglia 70124

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The event that enables your skills around Business in the Blockchain and AI technology Market

Blockchain and AI Technologies are the main buzzes around the startup and innovation world. Right now only a few people know how to manage them, in order to develop great business solving real problems for customers. 

Our aim is to help out the Innovation community to understand both technologies and develop an amazing validation process for business ideas. 

Do you have an idea you would like to pursue or a problem you would like to solve, but you don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startupweekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in just one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You will pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting idea and form teams with various skill sets. You can bring friends along, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.
Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP - Minimum Viable Product - that fits the needs of your target customer. You will get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely. Important: You cannot have already worked on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:
  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs, eager (like you!) to change the world
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the Buy Ticket button now!

If you still have questions, feel free to reach us at bari@startupweekend.org

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday October 26th


5:30 pm
Registration
Arrive at the venue and get checked in


7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants


7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders


7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch


9:00 pm
Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches


9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas


10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday October 27th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


9:30 am
TALK: Alessandro Cadoni - CEO @FrienDz


9:50 am
TALK: Andrea Medri CFO @The Rock Trading


12:00 pm
Lunch


1:00 pm
Check-In
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help


2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!


6:30 pm
Dinner


7:30 pm
Check-In
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help


10:00 pm
Wrap-Up
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday October 28th


9:00 am
Breakfast
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee


10:00 am
Check-In
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions


12:00 pm
Lunch


12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS


3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place


4:00 pm
Dinner


5:00 pm
Final Presentations


7:30 pm
Judging & Awards


8:30 pm
Wrap-Up


9:00 pm
Go Home!


Event Judges


Mauro Zarro
Responsabile Controllo di Gestione @Gruppo Ladisa

Nel 2010 si laurea in Economia Aziendale. Lavora per diversi anni nella divisione consulting di una software house seguendo direttamente i progetti di implementazione dei sistemi di controllo di gestione. 
Dal 2015 responsabile del Controllo di Gestione del gruppo Ladisa, azienda tra i leader nazionali nel segmento della ristorazione collettiva, con oltre 25 Mln di pasti serviti ogni anno in tutta Italia. Esperto di Business Intelligence, è anche project manager della divisione sistemi informativi del gruppo.
In passato è stato docente per diversi corsi in ambito Finance & IT.


Antonio Tarricone
Software Development Manager & Product Manager at Auriga S.p.A.

Laureatosi in Ingegneria Elettronica presso il Politecnico di Bari con una tesi sulle Computing Grid, precorritrici del Cloud Computing, Antonio Tarricone entra a far parte dell’organico di Auriga nel 2002 per l’area di Virtual Banking. In Auriga contribuisce alla nascita della piattaforma WinWebServer. Nel corso degli anni ricopre vari ruoli tra cui Technical Account Manager e Software Developer Manager. Esperto di vari temi quali cyber security, crittografia e blockchain, attualmente segue lo studio delle applicazioni dell’intelligenza artificiale al settore Bancario attingendo alla sua esperienza sull’anatomia delle transazioni di pagamento e sull’architettura delle applicazioni enterprise. Nel tempo libero coltiva la sua passione per la chitarra.


Lisa Di Sevo
Associate @ DPixel

#Innovative #mum I've just lunched my first #startups called Ginny and Cami. In my spare time I'm associate @dpixel_vca Seed Capital VC Fund.


Enzo Tucci
CEO @ Augmentum

Dottore Commercialista, specializzato in Strategia, Finanza e Controllo.
Ricopre la carica di amministratore in diverse società operanti nel settore della distribuzione abbigliamento, alimentare, energie rinnovabili nel settore dei servizi e della consulenza aziendale. Esperto in Strategia, Finanza e Controllo, è stato CFO esterno per diverse imprese, si è occupato di consulenza per l'accesso al credito, redazione di piani strategici e pianificato ed assistito diverse ristrutturazioni finanziarie di PMI.
E' CEO di Augmentum acceleratore di startup made in Puglia. Ricopre le cariche di Vice-Presidente de "La Nuova Energia" - Distretto Pugliese delle Energie Rinnovabili - ed di National Expert presso l'agenzia dell'ONU che si occupa di agevolare i processi di interazione ed integrazione tra le economie dei PVS ed i Paesi ad economia avanzata.


Claudio Garavelli
Professore di Ing. Gestionale - Politecnico di Bari

Fondatore e Presidente CdA di Ingenium Srl, spinoff universitaria, e cofondatore di LRetail Srl, proprietaria del marchio Loox con negozi di occhialeria e sito ecommerce. Laurea in Ingegneria meccanica e PhD in Ingegneria gestionale, Docente universitario al Politecnico di Bari dopo Università della Basilicata e del Salento. 2 anni di Visiting fellowship in USA presso University of South Florida e Wisconsin University. Coordinatore di molti progetti di ricerca e sviluppo con numerose aziende ed enti di ricerca, più di 100 pubblicazioni scientifiche.


Mario Citelli
Senior Innovation Expert Enterprise Europe Network - UnionCamere Puglia

Mario Citelli ha sempre ricoperto ruoli manageriali in Aziende di Informatica, Telecomunicazioni e Servizi. In particolare in Olivetti, in France Telecom come country manager per l’Italia e in Telecom Italia come Amministratore Delegato di Reseau. 

Attualmente opera in NEON srl, di cui è AD, attivo come scout e advisor per le Start Up; in quest’ambito sta collaborando con la Camera di Commercio di Bari per le sue iniziative di creazione d’impresa e per il progetto Valore Assoluto. È anche giornalista pubblicista.



Ezio Chiari
Specialista per l’Innovazione Intesa Sanpaolo

Nel 1996 si laurea in Economia presso l’Istituto Universitario Navale di Napoli. Dal 1997, dopo diverse esperienze in Telecom Spa, Siemens AG e American Express Ltd, approda nel Gruppo Bancario Intesa Sanpaolo dove ricopre prima il ruolo di Responsabile Pianificazione CdG e Finanza presso Mediocredito Italiano, poi si occupa delle Relazioni Corporate del Banco di Napoli e dal 2015 ricopre il ruolo di Specialista per l’Innovazione di Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.a.


Coaches and Mentors


Alessandro Cadoni
Co-founder at Friendz

Alessandro is the co-founder of Friendz, a fast-growing company whose main goal is to connect brands with their target audience, taking advantage of the most powerful marketing tool ever: the word of mouth on social media.He holds a Master Degree in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and LIUC University. Alessandro is the Head of Community Division at Friendz being responsible for the communication with users: he establishes the strategy guidelines and is involved in the management of a wide range of tasks from engagement activities, to social media communication, to customer care, together with the Community Team.

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Just over a year ago we were a small group working on a great idea, now we are more than 30 people with a passionate community of over 200k crazy users, collaborating side by side with the biggest international brands. We're improving our business model using the blockchain and our FDZ Coin has been released during our ICO.We are young, super dynamic and disruptive and we look for people who see the world as we do to talk about business, crypto, innovation and, why not, to drink a beer with.”


Rania Svoronou
Lead Visual Designer IBM

Rania is a Lead Visual Interaction Designer based in London at IBM Interactive Experience (iX) - a new division within IBM, which has been named the largest digital-agency network in the world. Rania is an active speaker, guest lecturer, industry mentor and has been invited to judge and mentor at multiple hackathons and design events across Europe. With the aim of empowering more women in her industry, she has appeared at London Business School, UCL, UAL, King's College London, Royal College of Art and at events such as UX Crunch, MobileUX London, UAL Graduate Futures Week, Techstars Startupboost, and Google's Startup Weekend. Rania who is a selected Forbes fellow Under 30, made it to The Drum’s prestigious list Top 50 under 30, showcasing the highest achieving women making their mark in digital. She is a winner at ‘We are the City Awards’ Rising Star 2018 / Digital Category powered by The Times, which represent the best of the next generation of female leaders across British industry and has been shortlisted as a ‘Rising Star’ by TargetJobs National UK Awards 2018. She is also a proud member of Founders of the Future, launched by Founders Forum, which is an invite-only private community of the most promising entrepreneurial talent in technology in Europe.


Alessio Pezzin
Alessio Pezzin - Country Manager at Maha

Alessio è un imprenditore e un consulente di business freelance dai tempi dell'università. Il suo percorso universitario finisce nel 2016 con una Laurea Magistrale in Economia & Management per l'Imprenditoria Sostenibile conseguita all'Università di RomaTre nel 2016.  Socio dal 2015 di Alma - Tecnologie per i beni culturali, nel 2016 comincia ad interessarsi di Blockchain, Ethereum e nuovi metodi di fundraising. Con il tempo trasforma questa passione in un lavoro a tempo pieno: ad inizio 2018 partecipa alla creazione di Criptolab, un coworking e hub innovativo romano focalizzato su blockchain e digital innovation. Poco dopo inizia a collaborare con Andrea Febbraio in maha, Investment and Advisory Boutique, dove si occupa di analizzare i business con cui collaborare e di sostenerli nel loro percorso di raccolta fondi e successiva crescita del business. 


Gabriele Nocco
Co-Founder @IAML and Business intelligence & Data Analyst Specialist presso AS Roma official

Gabriele Nocco nasce il 29 Maggio del 1984 a Roma, laureato con il massimo dei voti presso il Dipartimento di Matematica di Roma Tre, sostiene numerosi esami inerenti il Machine learning e l'Intelligenza Artificiale presso l'Università La Sapienza che lo portano anche ad alcune pubblicazioni scientifiche. Comincia a distinguersi come consulente dai grandi enti della PA in ambito Security e Marketing, fino a diventare il technical leader di un laboratorio di BigData e Machine Learning presso Cassa Depositi e Prestiti. Dopo alcune esperienze di spicco nella direzione di reparti di BigData e Machine Learning in società di consulenza, viene assunto dall'as Roma per portare innovazione e valore nei dati aziendali.
Da quasi due anni organizza eventi mensili a Roma divulgativi sul Machine Learning e la Data Science, co-fondatore dell'AIML: Italian Association for Machine Learning, associazione volta alla divulgazione a livello nazionale del Machine Learning.


Jegor Levkovskiy
CEO @CheckOut Technologies

I'm a natural born problem solver. Built tech background from when I was a kid and then during my work experience. I prefer challenges that require to study and grow my skills to be achieved. My curiosity, enthusiasm and pragmatism are the keys to passionate the team about the vision and prosecute the business objectives in the most efficient way.


Pierpaolo Basile
Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science @UNIBA + CoFounder @QuestionCube

Pierpaolo Basile is Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy. He received the Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2009 with a dissertation on “Word Sense Disambiguation for Intelligent Information Access”. His research interests include natural language processing, machine learning, information retrieval and recommender systems.
He is the principal investigator of the project “Multilingual Entity Linking” funded by the regional programme Future In Research, and author of several scientific publications, published in top-level conferences and international journals.
He is the co-founder of QuestionCube, a company working on Natural Language Processing and Semantic Search Technologies.



Riccardo Tornese
Founder @Tactile Robots

Riccardo has worked as a software programmer in Amadeus Group in France and in the R&D department of Convergent Information Technologies GmbH in Austria. During his working experience, he has acquired advanced skills in programming, in robotics and in artificial intelligence. In 2016 he founds Tactile Robots SRL, startup that creates superior-quality indoor service robots that solve real problems automating cumbersome human tasks. Tactile Robot's first product is a robot that automates the delivery of food, drinks and other goods in hotels, hospitals and restaurants. Tactile Robots innovates by giving the sense of touch to mobile robots, so making them more safe and user friendly.


Tamara Belardi
Blockchain Lawyer, TEDx Speaker e Consigliere Bitcoin Foundation Puglia

Tamara è consulente tecnico-legale nel settore delle valute virtuali e nei progetti basati sull'utilizzo della Blockchain technology.
È membro del Consiglio Direttivo dell'associazione "Bitcoin Foundation Puglia", insieme alla quale realizza eventi e seminari formativi in materia di Blockchain e Cryptocurrencies, in partnership con le Università, gli Ordini professionali e le Istituzioni italiane. 
Si dedica all'approfondimento giuridico delle Blockchain, degli Smart Contract e delle ICO, collaborando con gruppi di ricerca scientifica sia nazionali che internazionali. È autrice di contributi giuridici e tecnici in materia.
Ha preso parte al tavolo congressuale, istituito presso la Camera dei Deputati, destinato all'analisi dell'offerta formativa delle Università italiane in materia di Blockchain technology.
Ha partecipato alla consultazione pubblica, indetta dal Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze, sulla bozza di decreto relativa all'applicazione della normativa AML al settore delle valute virtuali.
TEDx speaker presso "TEDx Castelfranco Veneto Blockchain Salon", attualmente collabora con la PA alla realizzazione di un progetto volto ad agevolare i pagamenti in criptovaluta negli esercizi commerciali e a garantire una maggiore trasparenza amministrativa attraverso l'uso della Blockchain


Simona Fontana
Co-Founder @MIMIC

From Investment Banking to Consultancy, from Start-ups to ICOs. 
I’m curious and want to explore as many new experiences as possible. 

I had the possibility to know from the inside how multinational corporations work and this made me learn invaluable things such as respecting deadlines, accuracy, attention to details, patience, internal communication and flexibility to work with different colleagues and styles. 

Moving to the start-up environment taught me to be creative and find solutions, communicate with external parts, set priorities, have a vision and a strategy, working in team and the most valuable thing of all: being transparent with co-workers, encouraging each other and improving together.

At the age of 25 I’m ready for my new adventure.


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Techstars Startup Weekend Bari is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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  • Vincenzo
    Notaristefano
  • Davide
    Neve
  • Giancarlo
    Valente
  • Paolo
    Caccavo
  • Vito
    Pesola
  • Valentina
    Cianci
  • Gaia
    Assenti
  • Stefano
    Franco

Facilitators


Rick Nassar
Blockchain Startups Analyst | Global Facilitator | Tech YouTuber

Blockchain Startups Analyst, Tech YouTuber, Social Entrepreneur & Global Facilitator. 

"One of the Top 50 Tech Movers & Shakers in Ireland" By Business & Finance Magazine
 
Apart from moonlighting as an Internet Creator, Rick is always excited to speak and moderate at events, as well as advising companies on their business models, communications and development strategies. Currently, his main work is with Blockchain Reactor in Development and Strategy.



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