David Casalini, Founder and CEO of StartupItalia !, the largest Italian community dedicated to students, entrepreneurs and investors, which make up the ecosystem of startups and innovation in Italy. With a team of 20 talents in Milan and Rome, they create a set of brand journalism projects with the aim of contributing to the growth of their country spreading new ideas and good practices. Today their pages are read by one million readers each month and our community relies on 12,000 subscribers to our newsletter and more than 100,000 people following us on facebook and twitter. Before then, He worked at Dada in Florence and NY and in Buongiorno in Parma and Milan – two startups listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, when nobody talked about startups! – leading the respective teams in charge of the web and mobile community development. He then joined the Condé Nast Group, as director of planning and development for the Internet and the smartphone of publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamor and Wired personal shopper. He taught social media at the Polytechnic in Milan as well as Mobile Marketing at the Academy of Communication. He contributed to the launch of Maker Faire in Italy and was Counselor for the Ministry of Public Administration on Open Government and Digital Citizenship issues.
He loves reading, running and playing with robots with his 2 children.