Maurizio Rossi

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Curiosity driven, dreamer and always a keen observer, Maurizio father of four likes to discover and to understand differences in people’s lifestyles and their cultures. Fascinated how technologies and the new generations have an impact our day life and their influence to evolve economic patterns, societies and cultures. Graduated as ship captain afterwards vice champion of offshore powerboat racing, started his entrepreneurial carrier at the Rossi Group the family business mainly involved in the luxury and newspaper publishing businesses. His early experience involved in the internationalization process of luxury footwear branch Rossimoda then serving as vice-president and board member of the Rossi Group.

On the early ’90 he founded a new business division focused on action- sport space, around apparel & equipment dealing with some of the most established brands and companies such as NoFear, Rusty, DC Shoes Spy Optics just to mention a few reaching in 10 years a relevant business size. In between years 2002 and 2004 the acquisition of the footwear branch by the leading luxury holding LVMH as well of the main publishing arm created a major way out of the family from their current businesses, then while a non-compete he spent one year to expand the business of Yachtworld.com the leading yachting marketplace throughout the Mediterranean area.
On 2005 Maurizio together with his partner Riccardo co-founded H-FARM to pioneer the startup industry over Italy and Europe with the role of Founder & Co-CEO. On 2015 the company went public to further develop its model toward the educational and the transformation space He is also an executive member of the VATC – Vatican Art & Technology Council, chaired by Arianna Huffington a selected group of senior technologists and art experts from Worldwide, and member of KIN the Kellogg Innovation Network a worldwide innovators community related to the Northwestern Kellogg School of Chicago. H-FARM is an innovative platform based on a campus (soon on 51 hectares) with the aim to support the next generations toward their evolution to innovate existing models. The education division count a k-12 IB international degree, three bachelor degrees, post graduate trainings and kids camps. The transformation division supports large corporations in their evolution process of culture and approach to technology and startups. Today H-FARM counts of 700 employees, 1300 students, expected to grow till 3000, three operating sites Venice, Milan and Barcelona.
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