Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photos from the Startup Game, a BAIA event with Bill Draper and Federico Faggin

I am proud of serving on the board of governance of BAIA, a group of Italian professionals working in the Bay Area. Around 6 times a year, we organize events on different topics. This month Grazia Bennet, one of our governance members, invited her friend Bill Draper to speak.

The event took place at the historic San Francisco Orrick Building. The space was beautiful and the food really yummy. One of the perks of coming to one of our events!


Federico Faggin asked Bill Draper a few questions, followed by some from the audience. You can read a great recap of the event on the BAIA blog. You can also see more of the photos I took at the event here.

The most important thing that stuck with me was the answer Mr. Draper gave to a question from the audience. When asked to what he ascribed his success, he answered it was due to the people who helped him along the way. He stressed that nobody makes it alone and it's so important to work with other people who are experts in their fields. There was a lot of honesty and openness to this conversation which was refreshing and engaging.

My good friend Gianluca Corinaldesi made a video of the event, check it out.

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