La Dolce Vita Startups At TechCrunch Italy In Rome, 26-27 September

This October we’re looking forward to bringing you a full-blown, all-hands-on-deck, TechCrunch Disrupt Europe in Berlin, the only Disrupt conference outside North America. This will feature the biggest stars of Silicon Valley meeting with the biggest stars of the European and emerging markets tech scenes. Meanwhile, we’ve begun working with local partners to bring you country-based events. These include TechCrunch Italy in September and TechCrunch Moscow in December. Here’s the low-down on TechCrunch Italy in Rome, 26th and 27th September (tickets here).

Co-organized with Populis, one of Europe’s leading digital media groups, TechCrunch Italy, in its second year, will gather some of the most recognised leaders and innovators of the technology and media industries in Italy, Europe and the US to give a unique insight into the big changes and trends happening in the world right now. Themes for this year include those close to the heart of Italy, such as design, fashion, tourism, automotive and will also cover Italy can re-design the way it does business to benefit startups.

This year confirmed speakers include Renaud Visage, co-founder of eventbrite, Damien Patton, founder of banjo and John Underkoffler, founder of oblong technologies and creator of the interface behind the film Minority Report.

It will be held at the Maxxi Museum, Rome. Last year featured 1,400 participants and 55 of Italy’s hottest startups, alongside 55 international speakers including Mitchell Baker (founder, Mozilla), Alec Ross (senior advisor for innovation to Hilary Clinton), ZarynDentzel (founder, tuenti), Riccardo Zacconi (founder,,Corrado Passera (Italian Economic Minister), Michel Martone (Vicewelfare minister, italy), Fadi Bashira, (founder, Blackbox) and many more.

All the information you need is here.