CONSULTANTS

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STEFANO BARBIERI

COUNTRY MANAGER ITALY, SALESFORCEEUROPE.COM

Stefano Barbieri Managing Director and founder of BizzWay, consulting and services company specialized in Business Development, Digital Marketing and Outsourcing in the ICT sector. SalesForceEurope.com Senior Partners since 2017 for the italian market. He has experience as Director in multinationals like Xerox, Panasonic and Netgear.

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ANTONIO CARBONE

HEAD OF EUROPEAN AFFAIRS COMMUNICATION & STUDIES, ENEA TECH & BIOMEDICAL FUNDATION

Over the last years Antonio advices hundreds of innovative companies and startups in the ambitious context of Eu R&I funding programmes. He is National Expert in the Committee of EIC - Horizon Europe of the European Commission on behalf of MIUR.

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DARIO CARDILE

CEO, HOMESTOPEOPLE

Expert in digital transformation and digital marketing with over twenty years of experience in the industry, he has held various strategic roles in Telefónica, Accenture, PayPal, Expedia, Groupon, Bravofly Rumbo Group (now LastMinute) in Italyand abroad. He has also been Associate Partner of Valdani Vicari & Associati and is now Partner and President of Indigo AI, a leading company in Conversational AI part of the group.In the last years he returned abroad as General Manager Growth at Hubzu (part of Altisource), a leading real estate company in the USA based in Luxembourg. Back in Italy in early 2020, he covered positions as COO of Sweetguest, a leading company in property management in Italy and as CMO of Treedom, in the environmental sector, before founding HomesToPeople in the real estate and digital sector. He is professor and scientific coordinator at Sole24Ore Business School and co-author of the book "Trasformazione Digitale. Strategie e strumenti per le PMI di domani".

 
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GIANCARLO COIS

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Giancarlo has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where he worked for major multinational companies (GSK, Roche and Chiesi), holding various roles in the field of Industrial Operations (Maintenance, Engineering, Production, Plant and Multisite Operations Manager). As Project Manager, he managed the construction of a major, highly automated facility for the production of oral drugs. Since 2020, as a freelancer, he has been CEO of two companies operating in the Waste Treatment and has carried out various collaborations with Consulting and Engineering companies operating in Healthcare. He is a partner of yourCEO, a division of YOURgroup, a network of professionals who provide Fractional Management services to SMEs.

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RENATO DEL GROSSO

CO FOUNDER & CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, CUBE LABS

Experienced executive in biopharma/medtech industry heading up the market access function in Italy (national/regional). Currently serves as Co-Founder of an holdings in life sciences (Cube-Labs) which accelerates and seed invests into R&D projects from Academia. Advisor for firms and life sciences ecosystems Mentor at several accelerators across countries (Italy, Switzerland, UK, US, Poland, China) and EIT Health. Jury member in start ups competition (Italy /Switzerland). Legal background coupled with Executive Masters in Finance and Health Technology Assessment.

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MARCO FILIPPONI

FOUNDER & CEO, LONGRUN

Advisor and Executive Manager in the ICT sector with large experience both in the domestic and in the international market. He has covered executive positions as Global Manager of Sirti and Italtel where, as Vice President for EMEA Marketing & Sales, he has founded and chaired the EMEA subsidiaries, building strong business relationships and acquiring expertise in start-up creation and management.

 
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DARIO FRANCOLINO

CEO, AXESS PR

Dario Francolino is an executive with expertise in communication, digital marketing and change management, specializing in life sciences. He has held management positions as Chief Innovation Officer, Head of Communication and in Public Relations at Roche, Ketchum Italia and other leading companies.

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RAY GARCIA

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUOYANT CAPITAL

Ray Garcia is the GM of Buoyant Capital, founded in 2000 in New York City, a global think tank addressing the growth challenges of small to medium-sized enterprises. The firm helps its clients improve competitiveness through talent management, global market expansion partnership access, technology asset management, capital investment and restructuring.

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MATTEO GHEDINI

EVOLUTION FLOW LEADER & STARTUP ECOSYSTEM CATALYST, NATIVA

Matteo is Evolution Flow Leader and Startup Ecosystem Catalyst in NATIVA, Regenerative Design Company that guides radical business evolutions by embedding sustainability principles and activating company purposes. In addition to founding a startup in the sharing economy and future job market, Matteo has an international experience in sustainability and technology. Matteo helps companies at an early stage to embed sustainable innovation in their DNA, thereby developing new businesses that "by design" regenerate humans and the biosphere while creating real economic value.

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FRANCESCO INGUSCIO

CEO, RAINMAKERS

Francesco Inguscio is a Startup Venture Accelerator and Innovation Advisor, with numerous projects supporting the Italian innovation ecosystem. He has been Director of Business Development at M31USA, in Silicon Valley, and has also been a business developer for US Market Access in San Josè, and an analyst for the Angel's Forum in Palo Alto.

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GIOVANNI LONGHI

BUSINESS ADVISOR, EY

Giovanni has worked mainly in Automotive, first as entrepreneur and then as consultant in EY Milan, dealing with projects for major OEM and their retail networks; since 2021 he has been a member of the board of a start-up in the mobility sector, with responsibility for planning, business development and strategic, economic and financial governance. He has also worked in Real Estate between Milan and Berlin, dealing with real estate asset dismissions, and in Healthcare, in Rome, where he was dedicated to the turnaround of a healthcare company. Since 2015 he has become Business Angel (IAG), has invested in numerous projects and has supported some start-up, as lead mentor, in their growth process, with particular focus on business model definition and go-to-market strategies.

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FRANCESCO MANTEGAZZINI

CEO, MGH7 VENTURE CAPITAL

Francesco Mantegazzini is the founder of Startup Expo (the leading startup event in Italy), CEO of MGH7 Venture Capital, a business angel and serial entrepreneur. He has been Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at the 24 ORE Group and held various positions at Telecom Italia in the fields of innovation, strategy and new investments.

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DANILO MAZZARA

STRATEGY ADVISOR, ACCENTURE

Danilo has a huge experience in the Management Consulting business. He collaborates with several Institutions to accelerate and incubate new businesses in the Digital and Life Sciences sectors; in Accenture is responsible for managing the relationship with the innovation ecosystem and promoting Open Innovation services at Primary Customer Companies.

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BÉNÉDICTE PEILLON

EVOLUTION GUIDE & INTERNATIONAL CATALYST, NATIVA

Bénédicte is an Evolution Guide and International Catalyst in NATIVA, Regenerative Design Company that guides radical business evolutions by embedding sustainability principles and activating company purposes. In addition to her experience in the sustainability sector, Bènédicte has over a decade experience in large multinationals both in the luxury and cosmetic sectors where she covered various roles in Marketing. Bénédicte has worked across different markets, including France, Switzerland, the UK and Italy.

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GIANFRANCO PISANI

FOUNDER & CEO, GIANFRANCO PISANI & C.

Founder of the consultancy firm GP & C and of CleanTuesday Italia, the match making platform between startups / SMEs & companies / Investors, part of the international CleanTuesday network. Gianfranco has been a Management Consultant since 1988, responsible for the development of major companies in durable goods. Since 2000 he has been dealing with Energy and Cleantech. He has been CEO of Genergia, the ESCo of the Caterpillar dealer in Italy.

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MARCO QUADRELLA

COO AREA CONSULTING, SEARCH ON MEDIA GROUP

Marco manages and coordinates the consulting business unit of Search On Media Group, planning and developing digital marketing strategies for medium and large companies.  The business unit activities include  all aspects related to digital marketing channels, from strategic to operative support. He participates as a speaker in numerous national and international conference, including the training events of Search On Education (i.e Web Marketing Festival).

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CLAUDIA SALVISCHIANI

CONSULTANT, BEYONDSCALING

All round Executive in Human Resources Management, with particular focus on HR strategy, people development, recruiting and & Organisational transformation in fast growing businesses. Over 20 years experience in leading roles in Corporate organizations operating at global level; Strong international background and particularly engaged supporting scaling businesses in Europe, Africa and India (start up and scale ups). Active collaboration with different accelerators in Europe and consultant/teacher for "Stanford Seed", non-profit organization of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

 
MARCO SANTINI

MARCO SANTINI

CEO, COLLECTIBUS SRL

Venture Builder and Advisor with a wide range of experience in the development of sustainable and regenerative business models. Responsible of Collectibus's "(Let's do) sustainable startup" and "(Let's do) sustainable finance", with the objective of support Startups and companies in the development and implementation of sustainable paths, both innovative and profitable, through the development of strategies and the procurement of financial resources.

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FRANCESCO SPADARO

SENIOR ADVISOR, KPMG

A KPMG Senior Advisor, Francesco Spadaro provides professional services to startups, having gained experience in auditing roles, specifically for companies in telecommunications, publishing and ICT.