The creation of new businesses and entrepreneurship are critical to economic growth. Universities have a large enterprise creation potential that is still underutilized. The first factor to be considered is the awareness of being able to translate some research results in an entrepreneurial venture. To this end, it is necessary that researchers learn the significance of entrepreneurship and have specific training on key issues regarding enterprise creation. The education system can play a key role in stimulating entrepreneurial behavior and in the recognition of entrepreneurial opportunities.


Objectives of the Venture Program

The School of Entrepreneurship aims to provide researchers and others with an entrepreneurial orientation, a targeted training course and appropriate support for the development of entrepreneurial skills.
We help people to :

  • Recognize and evaluate entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills
  • Meet young entrepreneurs with a successful startup

Who are invited to participate?

The venture program is aimed at young researchers, graduate students, and post-docs of the University of Padua.
Individuals and groups outside the community of the University of Padua are also eligible to participate.
The program is open to individuals from every disciplines but people from science and engineering are particularly encouraged to participate.
The program is accessed through a selection process.

Learning objectives

Entrepreneurial attitudes and behavior

What is a technology-based startup

The startup process

Critical early-stage decisions in a startup

The financing process of a startup

How to avoid most common mistakes




Elisa Cimetta, Università degli Studi di Padova and co-founder EpiBone

Moreno Muffatto, Università degli Studi di Padova

Clifford Schorer, Columbia Graduate School of Business, New York



Roberto Siagri, Founder and CEO, Eurotech, Amaro (UD)

Stefano Bernardi, Partner at Mission and Market, San Francisco (USA)

Nicola Farronato, Founder and CEO, MySmark, Dublin

Stefano Marzani, Founder and CEO, DQuid, Reggio Emilia and Sunnyvale (USA)

Cosimo Palmisano, Founder and VP, Decysion, San Francisco (USA)

Angelo Petrosillo, Founder and CEO, Blackshape, Bari

Luca Ravagnan, Founder and CEO, WISE, Milano and Berlin (D)

Luca Vidale, Founder and CEO, Crispybacon, Bassano



Classes are on Friday afternoon from 14.30 to 18.30



Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, via Venezia 1, Padova.


Calendar 2017

March 24, 31

April 7, 21

May 5, 12, 19, 26


How to apply

Send a CV and a short description of your entrepreneurial project at: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo..