Ten Years of Italians In The BAIA of SF

BAIA Founders from far left Michele Ursino, Giorgio Ghersi, and Matteo Daste (Ph Credits: Brett Garling)

BAIA Founders from far left Michele Ursino, Giorgio Ghersi, and Matteo Daste (Ph Credits: Brett Garling)

The year was 2005. Around the start of the web 2.0 era. LinkedIn just went from less than 100,000 to 1M members. Business networking was limited to Ivy League business school alumni associations, vendors driven tech gatherings, industry associations, and the classic clubs: from your dad’s Rotary to exclusive “co-member nominated” business councils. Local Chambers of Commerce and international trade commissions were struggling to keep up with the increased speed and dynamism...

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