Why Turin Struggles to Build a Startup Community, and What Seattle Can Learn
Home to the Slow Food Movement, Fiat cars, and a wealth of 16th-, 17th- and 18th-century architecture, I did not think Turin in Northern Italy would have much of a high tech story. Before arriving in Turin for the first time earlier this week, I had dismissed it as an aging auto city, the Detroit of Italy.
I never knew Turin was also the birthplace of the world’s first PC. During my visit, I discovered a city with a long history of technological innovation, great wealth and education, and a talent retention dilemma.
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Julie Pham, a Spring 2015 Marshall Memorial Fellow, heads community engagement and marketing for Washington Technology Industry Association.
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