Managers & Entrepreneurs

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GIOVANNI ALIBONI

MANAGING PARTNER, ENERGICA

Giovanni is Managing Partner of Energica Srl, a company active in the field of new technologies for energy and environment with focus on new AI development and applications. He is Senior Advisor and Investment Committee Member of the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development Fund of Dea Capital Alternative Funds Sgr SpA. From July 2006 until December 2009 he was Head of Energy and Environment Division of Camfin SpA. 

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ANNA AMATI

CO-FOUNDER & PARTNER, EUREKA! VENTURE SGR

Entrepreneur and Investor. She has experience in financial instruments for innovation, in Tech-Transfer processes, in accompanying and evaluating research startups and spin-offs. She has been member of the Executive Committee of ITALIA Startup, and member of the Board of Directors of LV.EN. Holding, parent company of LVenture Group. Business Angel, partner of IAG and Angels4Women. She is an Italian evaluator, as investor, of the EIC AcceleratorH2020 Program. Member of the scientific committee of the Italian Institute "Treccani" and advisor of the Teatro Stabile dell'Umbria.

 
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EMMANUELE ANGIONE

MANAGING PARTNER, LIRA LTD

Emmanuele is the managing partner of Lira Ltd - a company specialised in EU fundraising for high-potential tech companies. In 2009 he co-founded Winmedical, a medical technology company that was acquired by AB Medica in 2017. 

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GIANFRANCO BELLEZZA

CEO & FOUNDER, GOLDEN BRIDGE CONSULTING SAGL

Startup Founder and Mentor, Medical Company Executive Manager, Medical Company Advisor, Gianfranco Bellezza has 35 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the medical devices market, health care services and existing regulatory legislation in Europe in EMEA and in the States. Gianfranco Bellezza has been involved in the development and launch of several innovative medical devices in the fields of minimally invasive oncology treatments, interventional radiology, wound care, orthopedics, spinal surgery, ENT and innovative drug delivery systems, in oncology and pain therapies field.

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GABRIELE BELLONI

HEAD OF DIGITAL & OPERATIONS, ONEDAY GROUP

He begins his journey in engineering and automotive field, where he specialises in continuous improvement and people management. He then decides to deploy the acquired competences in the digital field in Paolo De Nadai's holding OneDay Group, where he's now Head of Operations managing the Digital Team and the Operations Team, whose objective is to enable the growth and operational scale-up of the companies controlled by the holding. 

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OMAR FULVIO BERTONI

CEO, LIFEGATE WAY

Serial entrepreneur, advisor and business angel with 20 years' experience in the events and communication sector, Business partner in SG company and CEO in Lifegate Way has leaded international communication and brand positioning projects with a particular focus on the fields of regulated markets, entertainment and food & beverage and sustainability.

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ANTONELLA BOMPENSA

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, ESSILORLUXOTTICA GROUP

Organizational development director at EssilorLuxottica Group. Previous experiences as consultant as Associate Partner of Ernst & Young (Strategy at EY Parthenon for Fashion & Luxury) and in the companies, both as temporary manager (in Ferrero and Brioni) and as General Manager of Moorer S.p.A. Involved in the advisory and strategy for the Fashion & Luxury field and, more broadly, for the Retail consumer goods sector on: market aspects, product structure and operations with a focus on execution and team building. She has always supported start-ups in the business planning, in the value proposition's definition, in the building of a deeply strategic organizational coherence and in the networking.

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CARLO BONADONNA

FOUNDER & CEO, CONCORDIA

Consultant for innovation, strategy, business development, internationalization and sustainability for Corporate and Startup. Former member of the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems as Procurator, Product Manager he analyzed more than 650 companies. Since 2016 he is in the international board of ITTN, a company owned by People's Republic of China. Since 2018 he is Business Advisor of Techint E&C Milano and responsible of the development of the Environmental Excellence Centre and the Innovation Centre. UniMI Mentor Network Manager.

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LUCA BRACCHITTA

CEO, EISENMANN ITALY

Several years of Management experience as Managing Director and COO in multinational contexts in Italy, France and Germany in the field of energy production, energy efficiency (ESCo), cleantech, building automation and IoT. Now he is consultant for start-up, M&A, re-organization of business and processes and Business Angel of start-up. 

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ALESSIO CAMPOCCIA

AWS ALLIANCE MANAGER, CAPGEMINI

In the IT industry for more than 20 years he covered different positions as Alliance Manager, Partner Manager and Business Developer serving Multinational companies (Capgemini, CCH Tagetik, Amazon Web Services, NetApp, IBM) in the Hardware, Software, Services, Cloud Computing Business and Application Software domains. He is also experienced in building partnership programs and indirect salesforce's incentive programs as well as Business Plans. He is Mentor and Coach (personal and business) for Startups at SAMBA Incubator (Sant'Anna Milky Business Angels). He is Coach ACC with ICF and holds a Brain-Based Coaching Certification with The Neuroleadership Institute.

 
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PAOLO CARASSINI

GENERAL MANAGER, TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING ITALIA

Paolo Carassini is an Automotive and Logistics executive with particular expertise in change management and project management. He is currently Director General at Toyota Material Handling Italy, the "Italian Sales & Service Company" of the Toyota Group (forklifts and automation logistics systems). He was formerly CFO of Lombardini Motori SpA (part of the American group MARK IV Industries, Automotive) and of Del Monte Italy (food Industry).

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ANTONIO CASSESE

CONSULTANT AND PRIVATE INVESTOR

Antonio Cassese is a consultant on enterprise development and an executive in the telecommunications sector. He gained experience at Italtel as Executive VP & MD of International Operations and as a board member of Italtel's major international subsidiaries, as well as at Ericsson as VP Global Sales & Marketing Development. He has an extensive network of national and international contacts in telecommunications and ICT.

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FILIPPO CIONI

HEAD OF M&A & CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT TEAM, DR. MAX ITALY

Filippo Cioni has an extensive experience in both Corporate Finance and strategy. With PwC Italy, he specialized in the world of innovation and emerging technologies, today he currently is the head of the M&A team of Dr.Max Italy, the third European player in the pharmaceutical retail sector. Filippo can make available his experience in the preparation of business plans, company valuations, strategic M&A and capital raising.

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FABRIZIO CONICELLA

CEO, LIFE SCIENCE DISTRICT

Fabrizio Conicella is today CEO of Life Science District, a Life Science Venture builder and strategic advisor of different startups and organizations. He covered positions in different companies and organizations in project management, innovation management, business development and general management. Over the years he has gained experience in supporting startups, particularly in defining the business model and growth and go-to-market strategies and in evaluating projects and business plans.

 
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FEDERICO DAVINI

OPEN INNOVATION MANAGER, A11-VENTURE

Business development and financial advisor in IT business since 2008. He develops business models, managing the construction of business plans and financial planning particularly for new ideas and startups. He is Open Innovation Manager and SME Advisor on Industry 4.0 and Digital Transformation and is part of the A11 Venture Investment Board. 

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ANNA DE STEFANO

BUSINESS ANGEL

Passionate about execution and building the growth of companies. Innovation through technology and people. She is keen on connecting dots among different mindsets, competences and experiences. Experienced in motivating and coaching teams, in structuring business strategy, developing effective communication strategy, pitch training (including Q&A time), legal set up and investors relations.

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MASSIMO DONELLI

CEO, MEDIAFABER

Massimo Donelli is a Professor in Broadcasting Management of the Master's in Media Management at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, and Professor in Theories and Techniques of the Language of Journalism at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. Between 2006 and 2012, he was the director of four television channels: Canale 5, La 5, Mediaset Extra and Mediaset Italia; he subsequently became Director of Television Communication Development at Mediaset. 

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SARA FALVO

LIFE SCIENCES INNOVATION MANAGER, BIOINDUSTRY PARK SILVANO FUMERO

Biotechnologist, head of Business development and Technology Transfer in Bioindustry park Silvano Fumero. Sara has strong expertise in R&D and pharmaceutical development. She covered the role of Quality Assurance and managed regulatory aspects (GLP, GCP, biomedical). She then specialized in innovation management in life science: intellectual property, technological evaluation and valuation, exploitation strategies and technology transfer, start-up selection and acceleration.

 
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ELENA GALLETTI

PARTNER, JOINT INNOVATION HUB

Business advisor to Startups, SMEs and university teams in defining their business model and achieving operational excellence. She has worked at the executive level for 20 years in multinational companies with a specialization in Marketing & Business development, Innovation and Project Management. Certified Innovation Manager, has followed startups in various industries such as life science, space, design, IOT, data science, E-mobility, circular economy. She is a partner of Joint Innovation Hub, a consulting company for business innovation and sustainability. She is one of the Experts of the EIC (European Innovation Council) program.

 
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LUCA LA MESA

SOCIAL MEDIA & INNOVATION EXPERT

Carriere.it co-Founder. P&G Alumni Global "40 under 40" Award. Singularity University Ambassador and SingularityU Italy Investor. Selected for the Hive Global Leaders Program @HARVARD 2016. TEDx Speaker. Specialized in advanced social media strategies with experience made with clients among the main brands of the sport, fashion and entertainment industries. Marketing & Social Media teacher in Universities both in Italy and abroad. Nominated for the Hecosystem Hero South Europe Startup Award 2020 and winner of the People's choice of the Year 2020.

 
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DOMENICO LAUDONIA

PARTNER, INDACO SGR / ITALIAN BRAND FACTORY

Domenico Laudonia is an entrepreneur, business advisor, angel investor & mentor with experience in marketing and sales and business development in the fields of digital media, mobile/telco and payment solutions on retail and digital channels. He has experience in internationalization processes as well as domestic and international expansion.

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GIOIA MANETTI

AUTOSCOUT24, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT & CEO

An electronic engineer with a master's degree in business administration, Gioia has a background in strategy consulting at Bain & Company, where she gained experience in retail, consumer goods, media and luxury. She then developed more than 20 years of C-level experience in the digital sector, in Italy and abroad. Today she holds the position of SVP AutoScout24 & CEO AutoScout24 Spa and she is a member and champion in the Club degli Investitori, a network of angel investors. Her areas of expertise range from strategy design to business planning, from business development to turnaround, from sales excellence to brand management, from marketing to product development/user experience, from data & analytics to customer centric organisational design.

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GIOVANNI MATTONI

HEAD OF CORPORATE ENGINEERING, ZAMBON SPA

Giovanni has 20+ years in Pharmaceutical Industry, working for major Big Pharma (Roche, GSK, Merck). He held the role of Global Pharma Engineering in Merck leading the engineering, asset management and projects organizations of 10 manufacturing Sites (8 pharma + 2 API chemical sites), providing strategic planning of technical assets of Sites and inspiration to the organizational teams. He is used to working in an international multicultural environment and has lived in Swiss and Italy. He is co-founder of a start-up company of food supplements.

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MARCO NANNINI

CEO, IMPACT HUB MILANO

Marco Nannini is Managing Director and shareholder of IAG (Italian Angels for Growth) - Italy's leading business angels group - and of FabriQ, a social innovation incubator owned by the City of Milan. He is also the CEO of Impact Hub Milan, an accredited incubator. He has experience in strategic consulting (BCG and Roland Berger) and is a co-founder and board member of Almostthere, a startup in the wellness and sports sector, and the Riccardo Nannini Association. 

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ANTONIO PERDICHIZZI

CEO, TREE

CEO and founder of Tree, company specialized in open innovation, recently joined the international group Opinno. He is president of Junior Achievement Italia, the largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated to entrepreneurial and financial education for students. He is also vice president of the Advisory Board of UniCredit in Sicily and with Arcadia Holding invests in south of Italy in startups with a strong vocation for social impact.

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RICK PIZZOLI

CEO & FOUNDER, SALESFORCEEUROPE.COM

Originally from San Francisco, Rick Pizzoli moved to Europe in 1996 to launch the region for US start-ups. In 2003, he founded SalesForceEurope.com which is now the leading Sales Accelerator providing the Strategies and Resources that enable international tech companies to open European countries rapidly and profitably. 

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SILVIA PUGI

HEAD OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, MANAGERITALIA

Business executive with international experience in marketing and sales, currently in charge of sustainability in a major company. Angel Investor and screening committee with IAG (Italian Angels for Growth) and A4W (Angels4Women), with investments in digital, travel, sustainability, food, luxury and education. Mentor specialized in go-to-market for several accelerators, supporting startups in formulating business plan and value proposition, addressing gaps in their strategy and positioning themselves on the market.

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ROSSANA REGALIA

CUSTOMER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER EUROPE, NESTLÉ PURINA PETCARE EUROPE

Rossana Regalia is currently Customer Development Manager Europe at Nestlé Purina PetCare, a leading multinational petfood company. Responsible for International customers, she is an expert in business strategy. Over 20-year career, she has covered marketing and sales responsibilities, leading teams at Italian and European level.

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FRANCESCO RUSSO

VENTURE CAPITALIST

Francesco is a venture capitalist with significant experience in investing and supporting early stage technology startups globally. Between 2018 and 2020 he was responsible for the start up and scale up of Alchimia Investments, a holding company with active investments in Europe, Israel and the US. Previously Francesco spent +10 years working with UBS across M&A, strategy and the asset management department between London and Zurich. He is also a board member in Texel (Israel).

 

 
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PASQUALE SPANI

PARTNER, ITALIAN ANGELS FOR GROWTH

Angel Investor in the FinTech, IAG Partner. Senior Executive with over 20 years of transversal experience in financial services in Italy and abroad. Advisor for banks and insurance companies (complex reorganization and corporate strategy). He has held positions in Accenture, Bank of Italy, Bank of Ethics, Ernst & Young, Genworth Financial.

 

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FILIPPO ZANETTI

DIRECTOR, SIMBIOSITY

Filippo Zanetti has thirty years of experience at IBM worldwide as a Supply Chain Executive. He has sat on the board of Geodis Logistics (SNCF Group) for several years. He is now founder and CEO of "Value for People", a consulting company in the field of corporate processes, supply chains and innovation through contact between companies and startups. He is an active business angel, a member of IBAN and also mentors startups managed within business incubators.