26th – 27th September
Maxxi Museum, Rome (

TechCrunch Italy is back for 2013 and this time it’s even bigger!
The 2 day event will gather some of the most recognised leaders and innovators of the technology and media industries in Italy, Europe and the US to give a unique insight into the big changes and trends happening in the world right now.

Co-organized with Populis, one of Europe’s leading digital media groups, we’ll bring some of the best experts together to talk about what’s next in the most spectacular venue imaginable: The Maxxi Museum, Rome. A breathtaking creation by one of the world’s most inspiring architects, Zaha Hadid, the Maxxi and it’s immense, unique spaces will be home to TechCrunch Italy for 2 days. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to shape the future of the digital sector with us!

Need a reminder about last year?
• 1400 participants
• 55 of Italy’s hottest startups
• 55 international speakers including Mitchell Baker (founder, Mozilla), Alec Ross (senior advisor for innovation to Hilary Clinton), Zaryn Dentzel (founder, tuenti), Riccardo Zacconi (founder,, Corrado Passera (Italian Economic Minister), Michel Martone (Vicewelfare minister, italy), Fadi Bashira, (founder, Blackbox) and many many more…
• 200+ press including national TV, radio, newspapers, web and international bloggers

What to expect for 2013?
More special guests, more buzz, more attendees, more media presence, bigger parties and more networking opportunities!

This year, participants will meet the people behind the hottest new startups in Italy, see the new products and technologies driving the industry today, as well as hear from the influencers shaping the global trends in our sector across the world.

We want you to be part of a conversation that will stimulate and challenge.

We know it will spark change.

TechCrunch Italy is a two day conference, hackathon and startup showcase that will propel the audience into the center of the debate about what’s changing in technology right now, what’s causing it and how we can harness the current economic climate to innovate and grow.

What’s the theme?

A subject close to the heart of Italy, DESIGN is the force driving industries today and the concept behind every successful startup and business in the world. We will explore the subject in all its forms – including how the internet is leaving it’s PC roots and entering everything we do. How digital design is influencing Made In Italy – fashion, tourism, automotive and how (re)design is shaping the world we live in and how we do business.