StartupBusiness: “Rome startup city with Blast”

by | Feb 9, 2017

Also the specialized press is interested in the first edition of BLAST: one of the co-founder of Blast, Pierluca Cecchini, was recently interviewed by Emil Abirascid for Startupbusiness, you can find the video interview (in Italian) below and the entire article at this link. is a social business network aimed to help startups, enterprises, investors, incubators, scientific parks and Universities to meet and doing business together. A network that is an online center of the Italian innovation ecosystem community, with a founder, Emil Abirascid, who is a journalist with a great experience made by collaborations with Italian financial newspapers as Il Sole 24 Ore, StartupDigest and EconomyUp. Startupbusiness is continually evolving and it is a point of reference to the startup ecosystem, offering a more targeted information service to all those seeking tools and opportunities to launch or grow their innovative company.

Pierluca Cecchini, in this interview, gives more details about BLAST, including its three main objectives: connect, inspire and build.

“The idea is to bring in Rome an international event for startups and digital innovation, an event vertically focused on five specific paths: VR/AR, AI, Fintech, Foodtech and IoT & Industry 4.0

“We are selecting the 150 best startups to allow them access to the Startup Programs, to a special competition with a money prize too and other opportunities for visibility”. “There will also be conferences“, explained Pierluca, “with inspiring talks, interviews or thematic panels, in addition to formative workshops to provide useful information on technologies and services”.

Pierluca also talks about “the matching area for 1:1 meetings between founders and investors” and the networking party that will allow all the attendees to stay connected informally.

Don’t forget that there will be international incubators and accelerators as well and that the application for startups is still open. We are waiting for you!


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