So exciting, it really showed how a collaboration between young talents and experienced executives can give wonderful fruits. If you support a team formed by young people willing to work seriously through a combination of experts, network and some money, you can generate great outcomes, such as the start-ups http://www.lecicogne.net and http://www.atooma.com
Our question means to be provocative. Obviously it is positive, since many sectors of the Europan cultural industry are heavily dependent on public support, and a radical change of this dimension would have made most of them collapse. But, ironically, this last sentence highlights the importance and urgency of a quick and effective improvement of cultural players ability to face the market, meaning, to bring consistent value to the society. One of those initiatives, FAME (inside the broader European Creative Industries Alliance flagship), has organised an event that will take place in Rome on the 25th of June.
Hurrah, experts of the “incubator/accelerator/investors” realm agreed that is important to support activities that can benefit from a smarter use of technology, but whose mission is not technology. And mentioned tourism as one of the sectors that can be more suitable for this approach. That is, although you are not developing a new app, you can still speak with these guys.
The Wired Italy event was packed with top-quality experts in innovation.
We were thrilled to speak with amazing people such as: Dan Hill – CEO of Fabrica, Renato Soru – Founder of Tiscali, Lorenzo de Rita – Head of Research in The Soon Institute, Davide di Leo – known artistically as Boosta, Mauro del Rio, Founder of Buongiorno.
It was exciting, because some of the elements that had been explored by Smart Entertainment, our pilot project developed in 2011 and disseminated in the first half of 2012, are now present in the core business of successful start-ups:
We Want Cinema, a cinema on-demand service
Distrify, a viral distribution platform for movies