Bridging the academia and startup worlds

We are a joint initiative between the University of Genoa, companies, and institutions. We strongly believe that the best time to launch a startup is during university, as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk have done. Our goal is to empower entrepreneurs through dynamic learning experiences with industry experts, companies, and Georgetown University.

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Launch while studying like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk but with time and support.

Genoa Entrepreneurship School is an idea of a young founder from Genoa who struggled to combine his international startup ambitions with his studies but understood the importance of pursuing both. We are bringing together the best of both worlds on the global stage to empower the next generation of founders.

What we believe in

Students can impact the world if supported by industry experts.

Global Approach

Scaling across the Atlantic is challenging, as evidenced by Uber and various European ventures. We believe learning from top US and EU institutions and mentors at the early stage of an idea greatly aids in scaling. With Genoa ES, you gain deep insights into US and EU markets, legal frameworks, and cultures, along with a robust network for successful growth right from the start.

Personal Mentorship

Quality mentorship is essential for navigating startup complexities. A mentor provides tailored guidance, practical advice, and personalized feedback. Support from successful founders, investors, and leaders accelerates learning and increases success chances. With Genoa ES mentors, you are better prepared for obstacles and opportunities from idea inception to growth.

Real World experience

Real-world experience for startup founders is essential for gaining practical insights and understanding how to execute. Thanks to a tailored class schedule and living in the world’s best ecosystems, at Genoa ES, you have the time to apply immediately what you've learned and iterate fast, allowing for rapid growth of your startup before graduation time.

Solid HARD Skills

Solid hard skills, whether it's financial analysis, or sales, are vital for startup founders because they provide the technical expertise necessary to execute tasks fast and effectively. Genoa ES mentors ensure you develop these skills through intense and highly focused workshops, followed by 1:1 meetings. So you will be ready to execute as if you had years of experiencein just months.

Our approach

How we support your growth

Sessions' industry insights help you develop global thinking and strategic decision-making. Simultaneously, practical feedback from mentors' 1:1 sessions ensures that your execution is of high quality, accelerating your progress.

Statistics

20%

of world's top 500 founders launched while studying

93%

Georgetown MiM students received a job offer, Class 2022

75%

of our students raised funding

$7.5 B

raised by the founders mentoring at Genoa ES

Academic body

Georgetown University,
McDonough School of Business

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University shares Genoa ES’ passion for innovative education. In times when policy is increasingly involved in business, being pioneers in sustainable entrepreneurship, law, and policy at GU will give Genoa ES students a unique edge, along with access to a strong network.

Bloomberg MBA Ranking

#1 World's most innovative & creative graduates

Genoa University

Genoa University has a strong entrepreneurial spirit and excels in technical domains, making it one of the ideal universities for creating a business in Europe. Students find an environment with experience in creating startups, numerous technical talents, and custom support in their journey.

Censis ranking of Italian universities

#1 Engineering in Italy

Backed by industry experts

Mentors believing in our philosophy and solution

Bei Zhang

Head of Marketing Analytics at Grammarly $13 bln valuation

Alessandro Cannas

Product Manager at Google $1.65 trillion valuation

Douglas Leone

Global Managing Partner at Sequoia $88 bln AUM

Prasanna Sankar

Co-Founder at Rippling.com $11.3 bln valuation

Francois de Bodinat

Chief Product Officer at Younited $1.3 bln valuation

Bei Zhang

Head of Marketing Analytics at Grammarly $13 bln valuation

Alessandro Cannas

Product Manager at Google $1.65 trillion valuation

Douglas Leone

Global Managing Partner at Sequoia $88 bln AUM

Prasanna Sankar

Co-Founder at Rippling.com $11.3 bln valuation

Francois de Bodinat

Chief Product Officer at Younited $1.3 bln valuation

Alessandro Cannas

Product Manager at Google $1.65 trillion valuation

Douglas Leone

Global Managing Partner at Sequoia $88 bln AUM

Prasanna Sankar

Co-Founder at Rippling.com $11.3 bln valuation

Francois de Bodinat

Chief Product Officer at Younited $1.3 bln valuation

What the media says

Learn, launch, raise.

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