Training Our Students for a Career in Private Equity

Our MEET ITALY co-founder, Davide Accomazzo, wears his academic hat in this video which shows his involvement in the strategic partnership between his school, Pepperdine University and Private Equity firm Bryant Stibel. In 2018, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School launched two, seven-week classes preparing a select group of students for an internship opportunity with Bryant Stibel, a private equity and alternative investment firm. The program was created to provide an experiential learning environment that is real, preparing the students to work on actual deals. The classes are open to MS in Applied Finance, MS in Applied Analytics, and Full-Time MBA students and enrollment to the class

Italian Start-Ups Looking for Glory in Los Angeles

A couple of weeks ago, I was introduced by a MEET ITALY member to Expert Dojo, an accelerator in Santa Monica, where a few Italian start-ups are sharpening their skills in an effort to grow into global businesses. I was kindly invited to spend some time with these young entrepreneurs and share my experiences dealing professionally in the USA and help highlight what differences mark the two business cultures. These start-ups were chosen via a program designated by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and ICE (the Italian Trade Commission). The two institutions screen a maximum of 120 innovative Italian start-ups and help them grow in the international markets. After a first period o

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