Born and raised in via Padova. Luca plays in the street, the little-used sidewalks are transformed into football fields in the afternoons after school. Those who grow up like this refine their nose and soon understand who to stay away from (and perhaps even who they want to become). Like other Milanese suburbs in the mid-1970s the neighborhood was almost a town unto itself. A not rich family, his. It is an area that quickly becomes one not to frequent, a haven for thugs.
Luca Vajani is now 47 years old, he manages a software house, Aries Tech, which in 2022, after 10 years of activity, had a turnover of one million euros. The company is part of the large Viapadova holding company founded a stone’s throw from Via Padova which today includes 3 startups between London, New York and Milan and two tourism projects, an innovative B&B in Valsesia where you can pay in Bitcoin, and an agritourism obtained from an ancient farmhouse in Salento.
But he is not yet fully defined, the entrepreneur from via Padova. Not before knowing that he doesn’t have any degree in his pocket but possesses, in addition to an art high school diploma, a well-established study method. «I never stop studying and I try to read up every day». High school in Brera and then an experimental web design class that will formalize his passion for technology. The first jobs in the company, also at Mediaset and two milestones for the career: the app created for the municipal police, capable of geolocating neighborhood officers and promoting emergency management and an online role-playing platform that has become a community of 10 thousand members in a short time. However, the turning point came in 2014 when Luca decided to start his own business by creating the Aries Tech software house based in Seregno. With what purposes? «Innovative services to improve people’s lives. Technology travels at great speed, it seems unstoppable, and is a source of continuous discoveries.” Between Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, metaverso, Aries is ahead of its time and conquers clients such as Ferrarelle, Mediolanum, Moncler, Bayer. The time has come to invest in the United States, here Luca sows the seeds of the first health start-up for BEqualise and, with the support of the Veda association which has been dealing with vestibular disorders for 35 years, he creates an app which in 2024 will arrive in Italy. «Balance disorders (dizziness, labyrinthitis, tinnitus) are disabling because they affect social life and affect the emotional sphere explained Vajani – The work required listening, we have developed a tool that makes patients autonomous in managing problems symptoms”. The application in turn communicates with professionals and patients from around the world who share the same disorder: neurologists, ENT specialists and nutritionists are just a tap away. There is another health project in the pipeline at the Seregno hub: the video game designed for autistic children that helps them escape isolation. A tool that allows you to develop skills by playing and which could potentially be applied to all games, what is called “a brilliant idea”. «The intuition came while chatting. A dear friend who has an autistic son asked me if there were technological tools suitable for his child’s syndrome, and here we are, revealed the CEO of Aries Tech. – The project is still in its infancy, the engineers are working on it but we need the contribution of specialists who deal with autism and then validation and experimentation are needed.” Vajani is convinced of the therapeutic purpose of certain software, “for example to help depressed people heal and find their balance”. An excellent “sense of work” for those who, moreover, work while playing.