Why Microsoft And Google Are Backing The 22-Year-Old 'Italian Zuckerberg'
When the popular, reputable Italian financial magazine Panorama Economy placed then-20-year-old college student Matteo Achilli on its cover in March 2012 with the headline "Italian Zuckerberg," he became a media sensation. Soon every major Italian news outlet wanted to cover the kid who'd started a professional networking website called Egomnia.
Egomnia — its name a portmanteau of ego, "self," and omnia, "everything" — a site that arranges users' online resumes, much like LinkedIn does currently has over 700 Italian companies, including multinationals like Vodafone and Generali, and 330,000 job seekers registered.
Interesting to see success stories and role models especially from Italy, which, as depicted in the Business Insider article, has chronic problems with youth unemployment:
Italian Zuckerberg – Panorama Economy
TechCrunch – Matteo Achilli – CEO Egomnia
"If Achilli were just another 22-year-old American with a social networking startup, few would have noticed him. But because he lives in a country with an unemployment rate of 12.6% — twice that of the U.S. — where over 40% of people ages 24 to 35 struggle to find jobs, the fact that he's a charismatic young guy with a job-search platform has made him a symbol of growth for Italy's lagging tech startup scene."
My summary above was adapted from Business Insider article by Richard Feloni .
Egomnia  has also been featured by BBC News  and TechCrunch .
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