Italian Tech Week 2024 To Unite Founders, VCs and Industry Leaders

From September 25 to 27, Italian Tech Week returns to OGR Turin. The free three-day event organised by Vento, the Italian chapter of the investment fund Exor Ventures, in collaboration with the GEDI group, allows the brightest minds of the international and Italian tech scene to connect, inspire, and discuss innovation, future trends, and new directions. The event also features a programme of 30 high-level free professional masterclasses.


A Must-Attend Gathering in European Tech


In the European context, Italy is one of the fastest-growing VC-startup ecosystems. Not only has it significantly narrowed the gap with other countries, but it has also tripled its number of unicorns in just two years. Recent data from the Observatory on Venture Capital in Italy, conducted by Growth Capital in collaboration with the Italian Tech Alliance, reveals that 2024 has begun on a positive note.

The first quarter saw investments of 443 million euros, compared to 389 million euros in the fourth quarter of 2023, while investment rounds increased from 88 to 108, setting a new record in Italian VC and confirming a clear reversal of the trend from 2023.

Italian Tech Week thus finds itself in a context of renewed activity, with the goal of further accelerating this significant growth by fostering the exchange of ideas and the creation of fruitful transnational synergies.

The tech conference will feature a lineup of speakers that includes some of the most prominent VCs nationally and internationally, such as Doug Leone from Sequoia CapitalJeannette zu Fürstenberg, MG and Head of Europe at General Catalyst and founding partner of La Famiglia VCDiego Piacentini, Chairman of VentoSandeep Bakshi, Head of Investments Europe at Prosus VenturesNoam Ohana, Managing Director of Exor VenturesRaluca Ragab, Managing Director of Eurazeo Growth Fund, and Mike Volpi, Partner at Index Ventures.


AI in The Spotlight, Among Other Cutting-Edge Topics


Artificial Intelligence, particularly Generative AI, the most talked-about technology of the moment, will undoubtedly be the main focus of the 2024 edition. A dedicated session on AI will be held on the second day of the event, Thursday, September 26, kicked off by an in-person speech by Sam Altman, Co-founder and CEO of OpenAI, in conversation with John Elkann, CEO of Exor and Chairman of Stellantis and Ferrari.

But the discussions will not be limited to AI, with heightened interest reflected in future mobility, from autonomous driving to micromobility, healthcare, food, climate, art, and much more.

Among the globally renowned speakers already scheduled are Alex Kendall, CEO of WayveIlkka Paananen, Co-founder and CEO of Supercell, the Italian Matilde Giglio, Co-founder of EvenAlexander Rinke, Co-founder and Co-CEO of CelonisDaniel Gross, investor and entrepreneur, and Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple, the most famous American digital artist.

Complimentary Professional Training Opportunities


The three-day event will also be a unique opportunity for professional development through stimulating hands-on masterclasses, curated in collaboration with Italian Tech Academy, the Talent Garden academy. Led by successful entrepreneurs, these masterclasses will offer fresh insights and best practices to follow. The programme will feature up to 30 masterclasses, all free to attend upon registration.


Networking Made Easy With a Dedicated App


Networking opportunities will abound, thanks to the event’s new App with an integrated matchmaking system, enabling participants to connect with those who align with their interests. All participants will have access to this platform, which is ideal for staying updated on event news and, most importantly, connecting, communicating, and forging valuable business relationships.

Beyond The Conference: Turin Comes Alive With Tech Communities


The OGR Torino, a hub for innovation and contemporary culture, has been confirmed as the ideal venue for the event for the fifth consecutive year. However, Italian Tech Week will extend its reach throughout the city of Turin with collateral events organised independently by the main Italian tech communities.

There will be many “Side Events,” including aperitifs, races, and workouts at the Valentino Park, thematic breakfasts, and exclusive moments of conviviality that will offer participants further opportunities to socialise and have fun. This immersive experience will showcase the beauty of the Piemontese capital, cementing Turin’s position as the go-to Italian destination for the international tech sector.

On the dedicated page, it is possible to propose a Side Event and have it included in the official programme of the tech conference.

To ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to participate in Italian Tech Week, you can fill out the pre-registration form available here to ensure you are notified first when official registrations open in July. The event is free.

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