The purpose of the knowledge sharing experience is to provide students with contacts with academics, professionals, entrepreneurs and managers that operate in the Bay Area, for further professional or business development of each participant. In doing this, BAIA provides participants the network of experience and contacts in Silicon Valley, the tie...

March is Women's History Month and BAIA is excited to celebrate it with the community. The second edition of our event is dedicated to the celebration of women and their success as leaders in their industry. We will welcome Italian women on a panel to talk about how they navigated their industry, while they will tell their stories and share tips an...

On September 28, 2021, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, Sergio Strozzi, invited all the Italian community associations of the Bay Area. We're honored to have attended as BAIA and would like to thank Hon. Sergio Strozzi for this initiative. For all of our subscribers and supporters, we wanted to share a quick snapshot of what BAIA has done...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST. The Orrick Building, 405 Howard Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Join BAIA, in collaboration with Orrick, for our yearly startup review event featuring two Italian founders who had their respective Silicon Valley tech companies acquired in 2019. The moderated panel event features Simon...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019. 5:45 PM – 8:00 PM PDT. Lamborghini Dealer SF, 901 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. BAIA and ART-ER are happy to invite you to a special event in collaboration with Lamborghini San Francisco. Come and learn about the automotive industry in Emilia Romagna, land of luxury car brands like Lamborghini and Pagani,...

Thursday, March 7, 2019. 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST. Organized by BAIA. Location: SAP.io - 344 Brannan Street - San Francisco, CA 94107. March is Women's History Month and BAIA is excited to celebrate it with the community. This panel event will feature stories of Italian women in different industries, from Science to Entrepreneurship, from Tech and the...

Thursday, February 7, 2019. 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM PST. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025. The Silicon Valley remains a magnet for global innovation and, as a result, Italian startups have entered this market in search for opportunities. Despite the challenges associated with raising capital and scaling up in a v...

San Francisco has always been an important location for the Italian emigration. History is mixed with innovation, and both tell the story of how Italian hard work and creativity are rewarded by the entrepreneurial spirit that finds a perfect welcome in San Francisco and its surroundings. Consul Lorenzo Ortona heads the Italian Consulate General in...

"We at BAIA wish to express our deepest appreciation to Italian Community Services (ICS) for honoring our business association at their 96th anniversary dinner on Sunday Nov. 4th at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco. A special thanks to Executive Director Anna Maria Pierini and Elena Angeli for acknowledging how both BAIA and ICS maintain a strong co...

Moving to a new country can be an exciting adventure, particularly challenging if that place is the Silicon Valley. While seeing the San Francisco Bay Area as one of the favorite destinations, very few migrants want to give up on some connections with their homeland. This is also true for Italians, whose community in the bay has been growing very f...