Who is Matteo Russo

Matteo Russo is  the CEO of Piklok and former Apple Academy student and young entrepreneur. Currently founder of two startups in Naples and recognised by the Italian Ministry of Youth Policies, sponsor of some of his initiatives, with the title of “Mentor Changemaker”.

For about 3 years, Matteo Russo has been a partner of OpenAI in the development of innovative applications for GPT. Matteo has been privately invited by embassies around the world to discuss innovation and has been selected among the Top 50 startuppers in Italy from SMAU. Matteo Russo has ultimately been featured on high-tier Italian medias and newspapers, like “TGcom”, “Corriere della Sera” and “Il Sole 24 Ore”

Matteo Russo
CEO & Founder

Mentor Changemaker

Rome, Italy

Microsoft OpenAI Partner

San Francisco, California

The Story of Matteo Russo

Matteo Russo was born and is currently living in Naples. He graduated with a scientific diploma from the high school of the Convitto Vittorio Emanuele II in 2015. In the following three years, Matteo became a flight attendant in Rome, he attended the IT faculty at Federico II and the Apple Academy in 2017/18. Matteo then flew for a year to Dublin with an angel investor. His last formative course was with WWF where Matteo Russo focused on green-entrepreneurship.

The Apple Academy was the most formative experience of his life, where he had the great opportunity to give free rein to his creativity, to manage a work team and to present various projects in English, thus also practicing design and soft skills in other languages. In 2019, Matteo Russo won the scholarship for the last “live” edition of the WWDC Event in San Francisco, the main annual event held by Apple.

The WWDC was an incredible experience, where he learned many technical “secrets” on how to be successful on the App Store.

Currently he’s working on new ways to innovate the digital, entertainment and travel industries.

His motto? “Watch the stars and see yourself running with them”

Featured in App Store

Naples, Italy

Apple Developer Graduate

Naples, Italy

Apple WWDC19 Winner

San Francisco, California

“Matteo Russo worked really hard during his experience at the Academy distinguishing himself as one of our best students not only from a technical perspective, but also with his kind personality and relational ability.”

Luigi D'Acunto, Apple Mentor

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