Discover the stories and testimonials of young talents who before you had the opportunity to follow the Napoli Fintech Lab training program. Next, it could be you.


A network of alumni and stories

Gennaro Amato


The NFL is a great opportunity to discover the world of Fintech and new technologies applied to business in general. During the last edition I realized how important the study of Big Data is today, not only in finance but in any industry in general. Moreover, the NFL gave me the possibility to understand how a technological project is born and developed.

During the final business case, the use of design thinking methods allowed my team to understand what potential consumers really wanted from the product we were developing and we were able to come up with ideas that seemed unthinkable at the beginning of the project. I believe that the NFL can be of great help to anyone who wants to undertake consultancy work in the world of digital transformation or to anyone who wants, sooner or later, to launch an innovative start-up.

Elena Federica Salomoni

Functional Business Analyst at Aubay Italia

The NFL is a unique experience, an opportunity to be treasured. I felt involved at 360°, not only from an educational point of view, focused on FinTech and Innovation, but also from a human and professional point of view. The open and continuous confrontation with the professors during the courses, the seminars held by the professionals, the close collaboration with the experts and the listening to the clients during the Open Innovation project represent the real added value of this stimulating path, as they allow you to get involved, learn and grow.

Nicolò Mombelli

Data Scientist at Intesa Sanpaolo

The NFL was a unique experience that helped me to think outside the box through fresh and challenging activities. The lessons and the teamwork were essential to consolidate my professional skills.

Andrea De Lucia


Through the NFL, I have been able to fill my gaps in business and finance by learning from some of the top experts in the field, I have met entrepreneurs who implement innovative business ideas using the latest technology, and I have worked on an ambitious project as part of a highly motivated team, but above all, I have learned how rewarding it can be to work hard to achieve a goal.

Pasquale Silvestre


The Napoli FinTech Lab for me has been a fundamental step along my professional and personal path, as I am strongly motivated to build a solid career in the financial sector, but I also want my profession to be characterized by a high technological content and the Napoli FinTech Lab has definitely allowed me to acquire useful tools and knowledge in order to achieve such goals.

On a personal level, I am very pleased that the NFL has allowed me to take a specialized course on the programming language ‘Python’ with a specific focus on its most used modules in the field of Data Analytics, as well as the opportunity to meet and discuss with an expert in the field.

Another aspect that I would like to highlight from my experience is that thanks to the NFL I have had the opportunity to expand my network of acquaintances; I have met people who have much the same goals and vision for the financial sector as I do.

Davide Tarenghi

Innovation Specialist at Intesa Sanpaolo

The Napoli FinTech Lab has been a wonderful opportunity for me to grow as a person and as a professional, thanks to which I have been able to experience innovation at 360°, benefiting from the thinking of people with different backgrounds and attitudes, but with a common goal: to put the customer first.

Giuseppina Dello Ioio

Application Development Analyst at Accenture

The Napoli FinTech Lab has been a path that has allowed me to learn new things, to improve, to grow professionally and personally and to meet extraordinary people. I have had the opportunity to attend very interesting courses and seminars on topics related to financial innovation; in addition, there has been the opportunity to attend a programming course in Python which has allowed me to improve a lot.

The Open Innovation period was also an opportunity to work in teams and to get involved further, using Design Thinking methodologies to prototype a solution to a challenge proposed by one of the lab partners.

Tommaso Raucci

Financial and Banking law

Participating in the Napoli Fintech Lab allowed me to acquire, as a lawyer, a global knowledge and understanding of the concept of innovation through a training course that privileged dialogue and confrontation with important players in the sector.

Francesco Perrotta

Marketing and Data Analyst

The NFL has allowed me to deepen my knowledge of fintech, with a major focus on blockchain and innovation in the sector.

The project work also allowed me to engage directly with the Bank on a highly challenging Open Innovation proposal.

Firas Hamido

Professional Services Specialist at Aubay Italia

The Fintech Lab was a fantastic experience that propels you into the future and prepares you for the world of digital work.

Alessandro Gallo


The Napoli Fintech Lab has been a significant opportunity for personal growth to acquire new skills in highly innovative fields and to learn more about many aspects of my degree program, essential for the working world. 

The teachers are highly trained, and the environment is stimulating. I highly recommend the Napoli Fintech Lab to all students who want to approach the world of financial innovation brilliantly.

Andrea Sigrisi


The FintechLab was a very formative experience. It allowed me to learn the whole process behind an idea, from the embryonic step (when it seems one of the many “absurdities” said in the exploration or analysis phases), passing through the step in which you begin to give it a name and a defined form, until you get to the final step, the one where, after a few months, you have a chance to see a small prototype that could really go into production and become a new feature used by thousands of people.

It has been an intense path, between distance lessons and meetings at the university. Dynamic, pragmatic, and full of ideas, I would do it again.

Antonio Passeretti

ASSOCIATE at Luiss Finance Club (LFC)

NLF was an intense path: rich in knowledge, rich in learning, rich in practice, and rich in excellent professionals.  The environment was stimulating, joyful, and adrenaline-pumping.  I would do the Napoli Fintech Lab again.

Emilio Della Corte

business developer at startup geeks

I had the pleasure of being part of the Napoli Fintech Lab, and I can say that it was a fantastic journey. 

Starting from scratch, without even an idea, with a group of unknown people, and seeing how monthly, through specific steps, and a well-structured program, it is possible to generate an innovative idea and transform it into something concrete. It has been an experience of personal and professional growth, thanks to the support of the coaches and professionals who collaborate in the laboratory. 

In addition to learning unique skills, I met great people who have become friends, and have been able to contribute to the realization of a project that will actually be implemented is a unique satisfaction.

Ferdinando Farinaceo


The NFL has allowed me to deepen my skills in cutting-edge technologies and to apply the theoretical knowledge – acquired during the first phase of the laboratory – in the practical projects on which we have worked. 

The possibility to work directly with professionals and experts is the added value of a laboratory, from which to learn both from a human and professional point of view.

Carolina Tuccillo


The Napoli Fintech Lab is much more than a high-level training laboratory in finance and technology. It is innovation, it is creativity, it is teamwork, an experience that marks you and teaches you. I have acquired skills both financially and technologically thanks to the courses provided not only by university professors, coaches and mentors but also by partners such as Ernst & Young, Abi Lab, Aubay, and many others.

It was an experience that I will bring not only in my cultural background, but in my heart. Thanks to the NFL, I met people with whom we first formed a working team to create an innovative solution for the banking group to which we have been entrusted, and then a friendship based on mutual respect for ideas and constructive advice. My thanks go to them because I realized that you can do a lot on your own but together, you can make a difference.

In addition, a special thanks to Professor Daniele Previtali creator and director of Naples Fintech Lab with his dedication and ambition, allowed the birth and continuation of this beautiful project in a reality different from that of northern Italy, but in the south and precisely in Naples.

Francesca Trapanese


The Napoli Fintech Lab was a unique and innovative experience that allowed me to put myself in play in every way. 

We took part in exciting and, at the same time, real projects: this helped us to understand all the stages of an innovation project. 

The Design Thinking method has led us to think about a non-trivial solution that reflects all the criteria of the challenge without taking anything for granted, creating an ad hoc solution for end consumers. 

The NFL was just as important because it changed my vision of innovation, looking at new business challenges with different eyes.

Francesco Valentino


The fintech lab was a unique and inimitable experience, due to the content and the network. By participating in the NFL you can confront professionals in the banking sector and not only, managers of tech companies. All this helps students to understand their propensities and discover new ones. 

The course is interactive and pushes each student to bring out the best of themselves. We are talking about a multidisciplinary path where not only you can verticalize on a single subject but also discover new ones, such as Python programming. 

To describe the Napoli Fintech Lab would not be a full page, but one thing I want to say is to seize this opportunity and maximize your presence within the path making the most of all the advice you are given both from a disciplinary and personal point of view. Good luck with that.

Gaetano Castaldo


Describing my experience is a really difficult task, as is the challenge we have in our group. During my experience at the Fintech Lab, I had the opportunity to immerse myself in a stimulating and innovative environment. The lab offered a wide range of resources and technical expertise, allowing me to deepen my understanding of the fintech industry and emerging technologies. 

The resources that have aroused the greatest interest are certainly those related to blockchain and open banking which have allowed me to deepen these topics. Working closely with industry experts and other passionate students has provided an unparalleled learning experience. The challenges we faced and the creative solutions we developed strengthened my problem-solving and collaboration skills. Above all, we have established a relationship that has gone beyond the formative path by making a beautiful friendship between us. 

The practical activities and group projects have allowed me to put into practice the skills acquired and to develop a specific dexterity with the tools analyzed during the course such as the activities of Figma and Python.

With the Fintech Lab, I gained confidence in my capabilities and understood how innovative technologies can transform the financial sector. I am grateful for this valuable experience, as it marked a turning point in my career and prepared the ground for future successes in the fintech world. I highly recommend it to anyone wishing to explore the world of financial technologies and start-ups with a proactive and ambitious mindset.

Giuseppe Scognamiglio


The Napoli Fintech lab was an experience that went well beyond my expectations. 

During the workshop we followed lessons that deal with current issues, apparently difficult but thanks to the material provided and the explanations of the professors everything became easier.  The added value that the NFL offers is that everything that is taught is also put into practice through research activities, the development of an idea, comparison with your group, professors, and externals, and finally the activity of realization of the idea. 

The path was characterized by moments when it seemed to have the idea/ solution in your hands and immediately after feeling that he was moving away and then returning again until you reached the right idea. These were moments that allowed us to broaden our horizons by stimulating the mind and making efforts to arrive at a new solution better than the previous one.

What makes the NFL unique, beyond the technical aspects, are all the people who make it up: from the participants to the coordinators. In particular, with the members of one’s own group a special bond will be forged by virtue of the heterogeneity of the people who compose it, for the performance of the work, and for the subjectivity of each one. 

I thank every member of the laboratory for making this wonderful experience possible.

Guglielmina Nastri


The Napoli fintech Lab for me was an adventure.  I had promised to give myself in order to show everyone the curiosity that had pushed me from the beginning to embark on a path of Financial Innovation. 

And it was exactly like that, from the first to the last day I gave my all for the team and for the challenge that I had been entrusted with. 

This laboratory has certainly allowed me to have a concrete and complete vision of the whole process of an idea. And it has been rewarding for me and my team to see the birth, growth, and realization of our idea. 

This is also thanks to the Design Thinking methodologies that allowed us to create a real prototype of the initial idea, making it a finished product to be shown to our partner.

And finally, it was really important for me, along the entire path, to work and confront the partner (Bank), so as to fully live this experience as a “springboard” in the world of work.

Ilaria Fico


From the talent day, I knew it would be a unique experience. Napoli FintechLab has enriched me not only from a professional but also from a human point of view. Working in a highly motivated group, pushing the boundaries by developing completely innovative ideas, is not so obvious. 

Innovation is in every step of the creation of the idea, and everything is always supported and accompanied by the team of Napoli FintechLab which is very professional and always available. The most exciting aspect, personally, was collaborating with leading partners in the industry, comparing and stimulating us in every step of the challenge.

Michele Lombardo


The Napoli Fintech Lab was an extraordinary experience. Returning to my alma mater was a return to roots, a feeling of warmth and family. But this time, it was different: the vibrant atmosphere and enthusiasm surrounding the lab were palpable. The city of Naples was showing its innovative and ambitious spirit.

The Fintech Lab gave me the opportunity to confront a community of passionate and dedicated professionals. We worked together, sharing ideas and projects, and this synergy fueled my creativity and personal growth. The workshop stimulated my desire to learn continuously, encouraging me to improve my skills and acquire new skills.

But what struck me most was the bond I formed with my team. We shared challenges, successes, and moments of inspiration. Together, we have overcome obstacles and achieved goals that seemed impossible. Mutual support and collaboration have been the cornerstones of our path to excellence.

The Napoli Fintech Lab has left an indelible mark on my heart and my career. It provided me with a platform to express my ideas, hone my skills, and connect with a network of outstanding professionals. Every day I left the lab with a feeling of gratitude and inspiration.

To all future students who will have the opportunity to participate in the Napoli Fintech Lab, I mean to seize every moment, immerse themselves in this experience, and let themselves be guided by passion and curiosity. The lab will open your doors to a world of opportunities, personal growth, and meaningful human connections. I’m sure you’ll leave the lab with a heart full of satisfaction and a mind ready to explore new frontiers in the fintech world.

Osama Al Hunaiti

Financial advisor at Intesa Sanpaolo

I had the pleasure to participate in the Napoli Fintech Lab, a course of advanced specialized training on Fintech. The program was very interesting and comprehensive and allowed me to acquire high-level skills in the field of Fintech, both from a technical and design point of view.

The course was structured in such a way as to allow participants to develop Fintech solutions both in terms of design and in terms of the technological-digital dimension. We worked in multidisciplinary teams, with the support of technology partners, and we had the opportunity to work on real projects, proposed by banks.

The Napoli Fintech Lab is an excellent opportunity for all talents, students, and workers under 30, who want to live a practical experience, high training, and approach to the world of work. The program is very competitive, but it is an experience worth living.

Sabrina Costanzo


The Napoli Fintech Lab was a short but intense experience, a challenging and challenging path. Thanks to the proposed challenge, for the first time I was able to apply much of the knowledge acquired during my years of University, knowledge also implemented during the theoretical part of the laboratory. It is a rapid but not superficial path, which increases the cultural and human baggage.

Simona Russo


The NFL involves you in a unique project: dealing with relevant partners in the territory flanked by such a young and innovative academic group allows you to grow professionally. 

The days with the team are also very productive and entertaining from a human point of view: confrontation, teamwork, and healthy competition allow you to achieve the purpose by sharing noteworthy goals. It is an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary approach between design, Finance, Marketing, and high tech.

Vincenzo di Sauro

Early Stage Researcher AT DISAQ

The Napoli Fintech Lab was a moment of personal growth, both professional and human. I had the opportunity to improve my interdisciplinary skills and to allow me to expand my knowledge in different economic fields thanks to the courses offered by the Open Innovation Path. Working in a team with a large bank also gave me the opportunity to think outside the box to achieve a common goal together. It was an experience that motivated me a lot and fueled my ambition for the future.