Operations center: Via Gobbi - Bocconi University
Inaugurated in 1966, the building was designed by architect Giovanni Muzio and by his son Lorenzo and built along via Sarfatti in order to compensate for the lack of spaces for education and research.
The spaces made available for the Speed MI Up project - while waiting for the requalification of the building in via Cilea - have just been restored and can host up to 10 start-ups, 20 professionals and a small StartBugs in two separate yet communicating areas. As the headquarters in via Cilea are set up, the space in via Gobbi shall especially be used as StartBugs and as a work space to host the startups during the first three months of the incubation period in order to maximize the possibility of contact and support by the Bocconi Faculty.

Representation: Palazzo Affari ai Giureconsulti, via Mercanti, 2
Palazzo dei Giureconsulti is one of the most characteristic buildings in via Mercanti, heart of economic and social activities during medieval Milan.
Opened in 1654 as headquarters of the Collegio dei Nobili Dottori, it hosted various institutions over the centuries until it was acquired by the Chamber of Commerce in 1911 who set up its headquarters here.
In 2007, the Palace was subject to a total technological renovation complete with modern multimedia systems, rendering it a prestigious vanguard multi-function framework at the disposal of companies and institutions.
Its magnificent spaces with their various dimensions and characteristics are all totally equipped, representing a versatile and charming location for any type of event.
Entrepreneurs adhering to Speed Mi Up, can book to take advantage of these spaces free of charge for representation meetings and public events.

Meetings and networking: StartBugs in via Bottego - City of Milan

Just like Starbucks, “it creates a third area between the home the and work place,” according to its founder Howard Scultz, StartBugs represents the link between a rigorous work spaces like those in via Gobbi and Cilea and a more informal meeting, work and meditation area.
Set in an early nineteenth century palace which is easy to reach since it is located less than 300 meters from the Crescenzago underground, StartBugs in via Bottego represents an area where entrepreneurs can work with their notebooks or tablets on their own, discretely exchanging their own ideas with a colleague or a collaborator. 

Virtual: Cooperative Social Networking
Physical spaces are costly and not always that necessary for current businesses where almost all aspects have become digital and where the greatest majority of communications occur via computer.
Currently perhaps 80% of work is done alone in front of a PC and many organization notifications have shifted from voice communication to phone to emails to finally end up with instant messaging.
This trend seems to be amplified by the use of modern social networks where emails and chat have been surpassed by the typical streaming of Facebook, concept still almost entirely missing in current work modalities:

  • posting similar to Facebook;
  • chat;
  • conference call;videoconferencing;
  • virtual meeting;
  • sharing documents in real time (desktop sharing and whiteboarding);
  • create closed interactive work groups within each single start-up.

Science Labs

Participants will be able to use science labs made available by Innovhub – Experimental Stations and Filarete Foundation.
The frameworks shall basically represent these sectors:

  • biotechnologies;
  • papermaking industry and processing plants;
  • traditional fuel (petroleum, coal, gas) and main by-products;
  • alernative fuel (biofuel, waste fuel, biomass energy);
  • and oilseed fruits, oils and vegetable fats and animals and by-products
  • mineral oils and lubricants
  • detergents and surface active agents, paints and varnishes, cosmetic products and personal hygiene