BLAST 2017: official press conference

by | Apr 12, 2017

Yesterday, 11th of April, it was a great day for us: there was the BLAST 2017 kick-off press conference. The event has been hosted in Camera di Commercio di Roma, an amazing location in the heart of the Eternal City. There were the main stakeholders of BLAST, as the three co-founders of the event (Alessia Gianaroli, Rosbeh Zakikhani, Pierluca Cecchini) and Pietro Piccinetti, Sole Director at Fiera Roma.

“With these three days dedicated to the startups world and to the innovation, our trade fair aims to put Rome and the whole country at the center of these sectors”, said  Piccinetti. Rosbeh Zakikhani has presented the event to the journalists, specifying that one of the BLAST goals is to create an event that can be, for the first time, an Italian point of reference for all the startups ecosystem, not only for the Italian one but on a international level as well.

Among the speakers there were also Fausto Bianchi (Unindustria), Adriano Meloni (Assessor at Roma Capitale),  Luca Voglino (president at Investimenti Spa), Gianmarco Carnovale (chairman at Roma Startup) and Peter Kruger (CEO and MD at StartupBootcamp Foodtech).

BLAST it was presented in front at specialized media and journalists, but it was also the right occasion to speak about other two big news: The Rome Startup Week and the new acceleration call of StartupBootcamp Foodtech. Peter Kruger introduce also the 2017 FastTrack World Tour: 11 events in the hottest foodtech ecosystems across the globe. More info at

Regarding  The Rome Startup Week,  it is organized by Roma Startup, the association of local ecosystem of startup enablers and accelerators. The Roma Startup’s President, Gianmarco Carnovale, introduced the week: from the 8th to the 14th of May 2017 Rome will be crowded by events, workshops and competitions with international experts, to create a dialogue between the Roman startup ecosystem and other startups European cities. Passing by seven locations, there will be a program full of events, as the Startup Grind of Google for Entrepreneur (9th of May). More information are coming in the next days on the official website:

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