Cagliari more deeply in startup mood with the new OpenCampus powered by Tiscali

Pubblicato il 10 Apr 2013

OpenCampus is the new hub of innovation born in Cagliari (Sardinia) and, not surprisingly, it is powered by Tiscali, one of the biggest Telco in Europe founded by Renato Soru in '90s.

Actually, two things have never failed in Tiscali: the push for innovation (recent examples are products like Indoona and Istella) and local roots. Items that have never prevented its international growth. OpenCampus, launching pad for startups, is the brand new initiative totally committed on the innovation ecosystem.

The OpenCampus, based in the futuristic and sunny Tiscali headquarter of Sa Illetta, is intended for incubation of digital startups, co-working and innovative events and workshops.

The mission is also to support the creation of new startups in the digital environment and to speed up their development, leveraging on the primary logistical services and access to the expertise of Tiscali’s managers and technicians as well as through a constant exchange of information and the cooperation with other startups.

“The future of Italy goes through innovation and knowledge industry,” said Renato Soru, President and CEO of Tiscali. “With Open Campus, we want to create a place of confrontation and contamination where people are animated by the same passion and desire to grow. We reaffirm our commitment to contribute to the development of new business initiatives, because our goal is to work actively in the process of growth of new businesses by giving space to the initiative of the many deserving young people that we have, an essential element to ensure a future for our country”.

“Tiscali was in the nineties a startup really disruptive and has developed into a large technology company without losing its spirit of innovation and believing that company’s decisions have a positive impact on the territory – said Alice Soru, Head of the prooject – The enthusiasm and constant drive for innovation has led us to develop products as brave as Indoona, Streamago and the recent search engine Istella. With the same approach, the project OpenCampus was born – which we believe very much – because we are convinced that Tiscali can make an effective contribution to the ecosystem of startups, especially in Sardinia, and contribute to the growth of those who work with creativity and passion to transform their idea in an independent work “.

Open Campus in detail:

Among the accelerator programs for digital start-ups, it is already active GoLive, lasting three months, accompanying start-ups during the online launch of its product or service. Young companies that will be selected (for a maximum of 4 companies at a time) will be offered a package of online visibility through the portal, allowing services to be developed and presented to an audience of total 12 million unique visitors per month, to reach the critical mass necessary for the success of their services. An offer of the total value for each start-up of 50,000 Euro, made available with a view to supporting growth.

Freelance professionals, companies and innovative start-ups operating in the digital domain, are offered to co-working spaces, and a range of professional services, including Internet connectivity, meeting rooms, recording studios for video production and post production, reception, restaurant services, which all depends on whether you opt to become a Member or Open Campus Open Campus Resident.

In addition to meetings with the leaders of the digital world, Open Campus will also host workshops and seminars. Among the events on the calendar, stands Startup Weekend, an event promoted internationally by the Kauffman Foundation, which takes place in major cities around the world, 10 to 12 May, for the first time in Sardinia. The event offers an opportunity for participants to present their business idea to a panel of experts. The Startup Weekend will conclude with the recognition by the jury of a prize for the best Startup Digital Media and a number of Special Prize offered by the partners of the event. For more information, please visit:

OpenCampus official site

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