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Since its February 2004 inception, SVIEC has worked closely with the U.S. embassy in Rome, the Italian embassy in Washington D.C., the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in San Francisco, and with Carr & Ferrell LLP, one of the Silicon Valley’s foremost specialists in technology law.

In 2005, La Storia nel Futuro, Aizoon and SVIEC teamed up to launch the very first Silicon Valley study Tour, to help foster the next generation of technology entrepreneurs.

Paolo Marenco, President, La Storia nel Futuro, Director, Aizoon, and Jeff Capaccio, Chair and Founder, SVIEC, created a thoughtful series of seminars, taught by top executives from some of the Silicon Valley’s most cutting-edge startups, well established technology giants and prestigious venture capital firms, to expose graduate and graduating engineering and business students, from leading Italian universities, to the unique entrepreneurial culture of the Silicon Valley.

The results exceeded expectations, producing multiple internships, doctoral theses and employment opportunities. Most importantly, the study tour’s participants return to Italy with a renewed excitement, new tools, new perspectives and a burning desire to one day succeed as entrepreneurs and technology executives.

In 2015, the Silicon Valley Study Tour organized the 24th edition of this ambitious study tour with over 30 participants from 10 Italian universities. We look forward to the next editions of the study tour.

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For more information, contact: Jeff Capaccio