We want to contribute to the growth and sustainability of our territories

Meet our co-organiser from Taranto, Italy: Maurizio Maraglino from Puglia Startup.

Why did you apply for SEW?

Because we want to contribute to the growth and sustainability of our territories

What is your goal in organizing an event for Startup Europe Week?

We want to organize an event divided into two parts and aimed at startups and those who want to do business. The first part of the day will be a meeting with the leaders of the territory, while the second part provides a pitch session with a jury.

What would you give to your local community?

I would like the city of Taranto can become a hub open for business innovation and acceleration of projects.

What do you think your area needs in order to be a startup-friendly zone?

Puglia Startup is a voluntary association that offers business acceleration services and contamination to the entrepreneurial culture. Unfortunately our association is not sustainable. What is needed in our area is the realization of an accelerator that will build the foundations for generating the innovation ecosystem.

What could Startup Europe and the European Commission do more to develop the startup ecosystem?

Greater financial sustainability of the acceleration projects for incubators and accelerators. Greater development of entrepreneurial skills among ecosystem agents.

Posted on January 31, 2017 in Behind SEW

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