Technology enthusiast, Filippo is working in Mobile Digital Business for 15 years now. Since the beginning of his career he has worked on innovative and international projects, particularly in US and Latam. In 2014, he became Co-Founder and COO at Instal. As COO, he is responsible for the Italian market and for the company’s international expansion.
On November 9th, Instal has been proclaimed Startup Of The Year by Ernst&Young, during the 2017 edition of the Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY), award held at Palazzo Mezzanotte, 20th century building seat of the Italian Stock Exchange and located in Piazza Affari, Milan.
The EOY award was created in United States by Ernst&Young in 1986, to recognize the significant accomplishment of entrepreneurs around the world, and it celebrates its 31st edition this year, while the Italian edition the 21st edition. Nowadays, the award involves more than 150 cities and 65 countries and grants more than 900 prizes every year.
The Startup award was established in 2015 inside the EOY award, aiming at raising the profile of innovative and creative Italian visionary and successful entrepreneurs which have designed and produced original goods and services, addressing specific needs of the market’s segment.
We got selected as finalists along with ASPISEC and GREENRAIL. As a matter of fact, Instal is the first mobile marketing platform focusing on providing a comprehensive app strategy to its clients to support them across all the stages of their app lifecycle, with advanced technologies and international expertise.
On Thursday, we arrived at Palazzo Mezzanotte, a 20th-century building seat of the Italian Stock Exchange, to attend the award ceremony. We started taking part to the media brief, where we had the opportunity to meet journalists of some of the most important newspapers as, among the others, Ansa, Corriere-Economia, Affari e Finanza.
The brief represented an essential moment for sharing information about Instal, the team, the recent acquisition of MOBave, a New York based digital agency, and our future plans. Afterwards, the award ceremony began. During the dinner the entrepreneurs and the startups Award’s finalists were invited to take the scene to introduce their companies, businesses and expressing how important it was for us being selected to attend the event.
And then, the greatest surprise came in: Instal was named Startup of the year 2017, winning the third edition of the award. The win represents the crowning achievement of our efforts and shows how years of hard work eventually paid off.
“Winning such a prestigious award it’s a great pleasure and confirms how Italy has always contributed to enhance the value and profile of innovative entrepreneurial realities. The Italian startups’ landscape is studded with high profile performing and creative companies; having been able to emerge in such a context is a source of pride for all of us and underlines how to stay focused on innovation and technologies and to foresee market’s trends, evolution and needs, is the key to succeed.” – commented Paolo, Alessandro, Jacopo, Filippo and Saverio, founders of Instal.