Trento Startup Weekend 2015

    Friday, April 24 - 26, 2015

  1. Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers
  4. Judges
  5. Coaches and Mentors
  6. Sponsors
  7. Organizing Team
Buy Tickets

Event Alerts and Updates

Get the latest on Techstars Startup Weekend, Trento, and other local events through Techstars Startup Digest.

Oops! Double-check that email address.

Trento Startup Weekend 2015

Friday, April 24 - 26, 2015

Friday, April 24 - 26, 2015
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Via Sommarive 18, Povo
Trento, Trento

Buy Tickets

Trento Startup Weekend 2015

Startup Weekend is back to Trento for a 2015 edition!

Launch your startup in one weekend and win 1000€*

1st Prize

  • 1000€ to spend in
  • 2hs Coaching session with Strategie S.R.L.
  • 4 weeks access to a furniture office at Aries&Partners S.R.L.

2nd Prize
2hs Coaching session with Strategie S.R.L.
3 weeks access to a furniture office at Aries&Partners S.R.L.

3rd Prize

At Trento Startup Weekend Chino offers to all application developers 6 months of free service for production use, in addition to 2 months for development: Secure Backend as a Service (API & data storage) to store any kind of data, even those extremely sensitive (e.g. health data). 

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Lunch, dinner and materials are included!

CONTACT US for our DISCOUNT codes!
Students -20%,
Groups of 2 to 4 -30%,
Groups of 5 or more -50%!

*in amazon credits

See what it's all about

Learn More


Friday April 24th

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

6:30 pm
Welcome & Introduction of Mentors
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Speaker - Andrea Cappelletti
Andrea will talk about his experience as an entrepreneur

8:00 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

8:30 pm
Dinner and Voting
Attendees vote for the top pitches during the dinner

9:30 pm
Results & Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

9:45 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

11:30 pm
Venue Closes
Finished for the day.

Saturday April 25th

10:00 am
Venue Opens!
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:30 am
Begin Work & Meeting with mentors
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

1:00 pm
Speaker - Enrico Pandian from

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

7:30 pm

11:30 pm
Venue closes
Finished for the day.

Sunday April 26th

10:00 am
Venue opens!
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Team Work!

10:00 am
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

3:30 pm
Final Presentations

5:30 pm
Judging & Awards

6:00 pm
Thanks and See you next year!


Andrea Cappelletti
Partner in Ars Invest

Andrea Cappelletti is a serial entrepreneur; he attended the Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) where he got a Business Administration degree, with an specialization in Finances.

Over the years, Andrea Cappelletti has focused on corporate issues, such as leadership, management and sales; also he has not forgotten the exploration of theories and additional disciplines, such as transactional analysis and negotiation.

Currently, Andrea Cappelletti is partner and member of the Board of Directors of ARS Invest, which is a family holding and a companies accelerator, CEO of Cappelletti SRL, Harmonie project and Tecnocoop, president of CoRehab SRL, and Iwin SRL.

He has also frequently dedicated to the support of numerous social initiatives and voluntary activities.

Andrea Giannangelo
Founder and Chairman at iubenda

Founder/CEO @iubenda, provider of online legal compliance solutions in the fields of privacy and e-commerce with 30k clients in 100+ countries. In 2017, the new online SRL service incorporated 1/10 of all innovative startups in Italy. He's also co-founder @unixstickers and advisor @Sticker Mule.

Enrico Pandian
Serial Entrepreneur

Nato nel 1980, è conosciuto soprattutto come fondatore di Supermercato24, la piattaforma di delivery della spesa a casa in giornata, fondata nel 2014. Può essere considerato un imprenditore seriale che ha dato vita a ben 17 aziende diverse, ma ama ricordarne solo 3: dalle altre 14 ha imparato la cultura del fallimento. L’ultima sua impresa si chiama Checkout Technologies e punta a eliminare completamente il meccanismo di passaggio attraverso le casse del supermercato, combinando intelligenza artificiale, riconoscimento facciale, riconoscimento del comportamento e deep learning.

Event Judges

Andrea Bolner

Italian Business Angel Investor IBAN – Trentino and partner at Industrio Ventures funded by a group of Italian and International entrepreneurs and organizations that want to support a new model of innovation about Manufacturing, Technology and Hardware products.
Founder of Concilium Consulting that offers consulting specific for private and public companies regarding: enterprise reorganization, opening of new markets, marketing and communication strategy, creation of enterprises network, enterprise’s internalization.
Director of Trento Headquarters European Representative Office of Durango State – Mexico

Claudio Zuccolotto
Angel Investor - IAG

Claudio is an Angel Investor - IAG - with several years managerial experience as Managing Director, General Manager and Board Member
for large multinational companies. He served as Senior Manager with Accenture’s Strategic Services, managing projects of growth and
turnaround in international environment within the industries of pharma, pharma-packaging, white goods and automotive. He is currently
investing in several start-up in the Life Science industry. Claudio earned a degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA at Kellogg School of
Management at Northwestern University in Chicago US.

Edo Grassi
Owner and CEO of Strategie Srl

Owner and CEO of Strategie Srl, a multiservice company strongly focused on innovation and growth. Expert in strategy, strategic marketing, finance, sustainable growth. Advisor for startup, enteprises and enterpreneurs in develop and change-management process. Technical and financial advisor for enterprises and public institutions on strategic projects focused on local development. Board Member at Green Building Council Italy. Speaker and testimonial in graduate and post-graduate courses on innovation in strategical planning.
Degree in Economics obtained at Luigi Bocconi University, specialization on banking and finance. Area Leader Alumni Bocconi Trentino Alto Adige.

Luca Cattoi
Serial Entrepreneur

CEO at Graffiti, G2Commerce and Graffiti Inc. (San Francisco). Entrepreneur. Ecommerce Enabler. Startupper. Investor. 

Manuela Frasnelli
Advisor at Business Incubator - TIS innovation Park.

 Manuela works with innovative (upcoming) start-ups providing support in the development of their business ideas, in market and competitive analysis, marketing strategies, creating networks.specialties: business planning and development, organizational and strategic consultancy

Vittorio Marangoni
Chief executive officer at Finma S.p.A.

CEO of Finma S.p.A. a family financial holding, he has a wide experience in several industries as managing director and board member in many company like Marangoni Holding S.p.A., Pama S.p.A., FT Energia S.p.A.
Since he thinks “a true entrepreneur never  focuses on a single business”, he keeps investments diversified and he recently developed some initiatives in renewable energies.
Vittorio started his career at the age of 22 when he graduated in Management Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan, although since he was a university student follows the activities of the family business.

Coaches and Mentors

Alessandro Rossi
Agg. Professor in Management

Can help you with: idea validation, business modeling, open and user innovation, crowdsourcing, social innovation, pitching and presenting your idea.

Aggr. Professor in Innovation Management at the University of Trento. Main lecturer at Start-Up Lab, a graduate course offering a hand-on experience on launching your own startup. Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen. Coordinator of Innovation & Entrepreneurship education at the Trento EIT ICT Labs Doctoral Training Center. Passionate about socially innovative ideas.

Boris Susanj
Manager at ACAB

An engineer working in the ICT field since the late ‘90s.
Marketing end educational consultant for Intel Corporation,
co-founder of the Canalescuola Cooperative and Abaco Calcolatori.
A bug from early youth, later got again interested in consumer audio
and created the Sutra amplification brand.
Lecturer at the Free University of Bozen on the topic of Videogames
in education.

Daniele Delladonne
Technology pusher, pizza baker.

Innovation Manager at Graffiti. Co-Founder and mobile specialist at DIMENSION, Co-Founder and business strategist at WEBPART. Entrepreneur, UX thinker, quality addicted and passionate about noise reduction. 

Davide Montesin
Freelance senior software developer / consultant / teacher

Davide Montesin is an information technology freelance professional who lives in Bolzano – Bozen, Alto Adige – Südtirol, Italy. He has a great passion for programming and open source / free software. He is specialized in Java and its related technologies. Over the last 15 years he has participated or led software projects for public administration, different companies, the tourism sector.

coach: IT architectures, databases, mobile development, open source software and licenses, html5 & website, android

Francesco Zagarese
Advisor, Nagima Consulenza e Formazione Srl, Milan - Italy

Senior Advisor on value-creation techniques to apply to business strategy, finance and operations in start-up, consolidated and mature businesses.

Member of the 2013 TechPeaks selection board; mentor and advisor on strategy and finance related issues faced by the teams during the 6-month boot camp.

Francesco holds a degree in Economics from The University of Venice, and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York. 

After starting his career in consulting with PriceWaterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, Francesco served as Chief Financial Officer in innovation and technology-oriented multinationals such as Ferrari, GlaxoSmithKline and Alliance Boots, operating both in the USA and across Europe.

Jacopo Giovanni Romani
co-founder and board member of Needius s.r.l. and Neurab s.r.l.

Graduate in psychology and neuroscience, marketing and new technology expert, he is co-founder and board member of Needius s.r.l. and Neurab s.r.l.,  startups in the field of technologies for health and neuroscience.  He is also Digital Champion for the city of Rovereto.

Jovan Stevovic
CEO & Co-founder @ Chino

Researcher and innovator, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Trento on privacy and data management topic. He has also a three year industrial experience in the healthcare sector. Recently funded Chino, a service that provides safe and regulatory compliant data storage for mobile health applications, giving to application developers the opportunity to focus on their users' needs. 
His passion for entrepreneurship is also due to the participation to events and courses such as Startup Weekend, InnovactionLab and other related conferences and competitions.

Lorenzo Cassulo

Can help you with: Organizational, Budgeting, Strategies, Lean methodology

Lorenzo is Regional Manager at XPeppers, an agile software factory located in Trento and Milan. Lorenzo graduated in Communication Sciences at the University of Bologna and he holds a master degree in Multimedia Communication and Technology from the University of Turin.
He is in love with innovation and old-fashioned video games.

Marco Calzolari
Agile Coach, Operation Manager

COO at Graffiti. Co-founder at Agile Reloaded.
Entrepreneur, Lean and Agile Coach, Information Architect and UX Designer. Certified Scrum Master.
Passionate about Complexity and Problem solving, Team working and Continuous learning. 

Marco Combetto
Innovation and research project manager @ TasLab - Informatica Trentina Spa

Marco has a Master in “Computer Science” from University of Turin, and a MS in Telecom – SSGRR- COREP - Polytecnic of Turin. He worked at CSELT S.p.A in Turin, Microsoft Italy in Milan and Microsoft Research External Research Office in Cambridge (UK), before leaving for a entrepreneurship experience in Barbados (West Indies). Since 2008 he has been working for Informatica Trentina S.p.A in Trento, where he has been involved in several projects on the Open Data, Data Integration, Innovation/Social Network thematic areas. Today is technical coordinator of "" and he is working on systematically get opendata from the Trentino's public information system. He is the coordinator of the “Trentino as Lab” Living Lab and he is part of the board Council European Network of Living Lab (ENoLL). 

Nicola Filippi
Co-founder and board member of Needius s.r.l. and Neurab s.r.l.

New technology expert, is co-founder and board member of Needius s.r.l. and Neurab s.r.l., startups in fields of technologies for health and neuroscience.  He is also Digital Champion for the city of Bolzano.

Stefano Tranquillini
CTO & Co-founder @ Chino

A computer scientist, researcher, coder, and lately entrepreneur. He has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Trento. Currently he is the CTO of Chino and also a research fellow at University of Trento, in the “life participation” group working on gymCentral.  He participated at the first startup weekend in Trento and has been a coach in other SW events.

Veronica Barchetti
Business Analyst at FINODEX Project @TrentoRise

Veronica works in the New Business Creation team in Trento Rise as Business Analyst & Financial Advisor at TechPeaks Program (, and in FINODEX (, a European accelerator for open data startups. Her main tasks are supporting startups and monitoring their performance in the acceleration phase and in the business growth afterwards. She holds a Master in International Management and a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Trento, Italy and attended the University in Turku - Finland - where she enhanced her knowledge in tech.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Trento Startup Weekend 2015 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.



Contributing Sponsor


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Trento is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Paolo
  • Maria
    Acosta Voltolini


Paolo Lombardi
Head of Innovation

Event Staff

Chiara dalle Rive

Luca Manisera

Event Blog

See Full Blog

We haven't written any posts yet. Stay tuned!