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SVIEC started in 2004 as the Silicon Valley Italian Executive Council. An initiative created and developed by the late Jeff Capaccio, SVIEC was originally defined as "a special group of Italian and Italian-American technology executives who meet on an informal basis to network, socialize and stay current on technology, the law and public policy."

For many years, Jeff kept organizing engaging events that brought together a diverse group of talented people with ties to Italy and the Silicon Valley. Jeff passed away unexpectedly at age 62 in March of 2021.

After Jeff's premature passing, a group of SVIEC members took the baton to not only keep the initiative alive, but also increase its size and its reach in order to broaden its impact. As part of this effort, SVIEC became the SVIEC Foundation in the summer of 2021, a California 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.


We will always remember Jeff enthusiams and engagement, bringing his passion for helping people connect and enthusiasm about mixing the Italian and Silicon Valley cultures. Many talked about his contribution upon his untimely death.

Here are some of those articles.


Corporate sponsors - together with donors  including Founders Circle - help fund our Programs, so we are deeply thankful to them.



Partners support the SVIEC Foundation by providing free or heavily discounted products & services. A big Thank You to them!

The SVIEC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Tax ID: 24-1468921. Donations are tax-deductible.

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