“A landmark for entire generations, teaching young people the new professions of creative and cultural industries.

Giffoni Innovation Hub is founded on January, 2015 by Luca Tesauro, Orazio Maria Di Martino and Roberto Esposito. Their professional experiences, gained in the contexts of international events for young people and in the design of innovative startups, come together to imagine, design and make operative a business mission moving toward providing innovative services in the world of cultural and creative industries and of social innovation.
Giffoni Innovation Hub works in the Italian and international market, with offices in Giffoni Valle Piana, Naples and Milan, and it represents a strategic, operational hub which can elaborate, give value and support projects, events and formats in the domains of creativity, digital culture and innovation. In little more than one year of activity, Giffoni Innovation Hub’s portfolio already has important collaborations and results, with national and international projects designed with prestigious clients and partners.


Janauary 15th, 2015

Giffoni Innovation Hub S.r.l. starts its activities

February 18th, 2015

Ecosistema Start-up in Campania, Giffoni Innovation Hub meets USA consul A.Barrosse.

April 16th, 2015

In Recanati, the first GIH’s format focused on digital culture and innovative startups.

July 16th, 2015

GFF hosts Next Generation project. Many digital, interactive and multimedia activities.

July 21st, 2015

ContentLuigi Di Maio at Crowdfunding Day: “Giffoni Innovation Hub is a model to imitate”.

July 22nd, 2015

GIH among the partners of TechGarage. 50.000 young participants and 280 startups created.

July 25th, 2015

“Digital Opportunity” Round Table GIH next to protagonists and stakeholders of new economy.

October 12th, 2015

Crowdfunding Week Europe Giffoni Innovation Hub flies to Bruxelles.

October 18th, 2015

GIH at Maker Faire, the great innovation event on creativity and inventiveness in ICT sector.

November 17th, 2015

Albania: Italian innovation by GIH at the 10th edition of Giffoni Shqiperia 2015.

January 15th, 2016

Giffoni Innovation Hub celebrates its first year of activity.

February 12th, 2016

GIH at Crowdfest 2016. A new crowdfunding platform to finance the best cultural projects.

Novembre, 21st

Startup Grind for the first time in Southern Italy with Roberto Esposito

March 25th, 2016

Crowdfunding and transversal competences of T-shaped professional: the case of Giffoni Dream Team.

May 2nd, 2016

“Lo ha detto il Sole” Giffoni Innovation presents the movie on the 150th anniversary of “Il Sole 24 Ore”.

July 14th, 2016

The adventure toward the horizons of innovation, digital culture, web economy has come back.

October 28th, 2016

Monterrey Dream Team is the beginning of the collaboration between Giffoni and Mexico.

November 3rd, 2016

Roberto Esposito will represent Italy at b.creative

Clients and Partners


Orazio Maria Di Martino

Founder & COO

He is an expert of digital languages, creative cultural markets, and media management. He has worked for years as Communication Manager for big events, before moving to the world of innovation and digital startups.

Luca Tesauro

Founder & CEO

He is a manager of the innovation of creative industries, and a professional who dedicates his life to art, intuitions and to the freedom of creating value and experimenting cultures. He is the one who came up with the idea of creating Giffoni Innovation Hub.

Roberto Esposito

Founder & Strategist

Serial blogger and startupper, with his 6 million fans on social media he holds two Guinness World Records. He is the founder of the crowdfunding platform DeRev and European Parliament’s Digital Democracy Leader.