MakeTank’s offices are located in Florence, Italy. This is our team.


  • Laura De Benedetto. An expert in marketing, worldwide product and service launches, business development and strategic partnerships with over 15 years of experience, with a passion for the web, innovation, and social networks.
  • Tommaso Olivieri. A mechanical engineer, geeky by definition but with a passion for the humanities, who has over a dozen years of work experience with R&D and materials, making and fixing concrete things.
  • Donato Nitti. An intellectual property lawyer specialized in high tech startups and business networks. He’s particularly interested in the apparently opposite issues of sharing vs. protection of intellectual property in the field of design.


MakeTank is helped by communication and programming professionals, who help with the development of our platform as well as the creation of content designed to promote our vendors and their products and communicate trends in the world of Makers and digital fabrication.

  • Francesco Pignatelli, a Milanese professional journalist, previously vice-director of Macworld Italy, he is the blog editor and author for tech-related articles.
  • Alexandra Korey, a Canadian blogger and project manager based in Florence, with a background in art history but a technological heart.
  • Anna D’Amico, press and PR agent, with experience in arts marketing and communications. Won over by the Maker movement, she writes stories of cultural innovators on the blog.
  • Lorenzo Marchi, IT project leader based in Florence, is a big fan of origami, fantasy and technology, and a lover of art and poetry.


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