Scaling Up Artificial Intelligence Start-Ups


Growing an AI business is hard, internationalising one is even harder. at this event, we will focus on how to scale up an AI company with incredible speakers who will share their experience and secrets. We will also see how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can be apllied to real business cases and improve the productivity and efficiency levels in various industries.

We’ve started to see an increase of European startups who are connected among themselves. In 2017, Italy registered a 19% growth rate of scale-ups who internationalised outside the country, with a total of 178 companies and $1.3 B raised (ref: Report Tech Scaleup Mindthebridge) but we can certainly do more.

Stefan Zwicky, Director of Swiss Business Hub Italia, will explain how the Swiss Business Hub Italia can help Italian AI companies establishing and growing their businesses in Switzerland. Ernesto Mininno, a Founder of an Italian AI start-up, Cyber Dyne, will tell us his journey about internationalising and scaling his company.

We will also have MR. Joel Dumoulin, Technology Transfert Officer at Idiap Research Institute, who will reveal some of the projects they are working on and how the aplly Artificial Intelligence on real business cases and Serge Ballestraz, Case Manager at Business Valais, who will share the story of the internationalisation process of the start-up iGenius.

Last but not least, Silvano Galliani, Scientist at Microsoft, will tell us more about Microsoft’s new research laboratory opened in collaboration with the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and focused on machine vision.


Date 15 th May 2019
Time 18.30 – 21.00
Place Microsoft House, Viale Pasubio 21, Milano

In collaboration with



Stefan Zwicky

Director @ Swiss Business HUB Italia

Joel Dumoulin

Joël Dumoulin

Technology Transfer Officer @ Idiap Research Institute

Serge Ballestraz

Serge Ballestraz

Case Manager @ Business Valais

Ernesto Mininno

Ernesto Mininno

Founder and CEO @ Cyber Dyne

Silvano Galliani

Silvano Galliani

Scientist @ Microsoft Hololens



Andrea Landini

Head of Community @ GELLIFY

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