Advisory Board

MUG's advisory board is made up of people from the world of innovation, startuppers, managers, venture capitalists, business angels and representatives from the world of impact investing.

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Chiara Giovenzana

Managing  Director of the Fondazione Maverik foundation in Mirandola. Previously Head of  Engagement at Singularity University in Silicon Valley. International advisor  to funds and institutions.

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Emil Abirascid

Journalist,  founder of the platform Startupbusiness.it, organiser of Italian Innovation  Days and advisor to international organisations.

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Ann Rogan

Part  of the Estonian government’s e-residency advisory group. Led the team  responsible for global strategy at Singularity University.

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Steven Gedeon

Director  of the Ryerson Entrepreneur Institute. Member of the Fraunhofer Institute’s  Venture Team. A serial entrepreneur, business angel and venture capitalist.

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Roberta Gilardi

Business  Angel, expert in innovation management and strategic marketing. Member of  Assintel’s board of governors from 2008 to 2012, she is the founder and CEO of  G2 Startups.

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Daniela Dubla

Founder  of Inner.ME, the first human-centred app for conscious personal development  within organisations. She also co-founded the Emilia Romagna start-up network  MindsettER, of which she is president.

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Antonia Verna

Member  of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the IBA Startup Annual  Conference organisation committee. Partner at Portolano and Cavallo Law Firm, Milan.

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Francesco Baschieri

A  serial entrepreneur. He founded Spreaker, the first global podcasting  platform. He now leads Voxnest, the largest global podcast marketplace, in New  York.

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Enrico Poli

Director of Zanichelli Venture: the Zanichelli Editore vertical fund dedicated to EduTech. He was Head of Digital Strategy at Zanichelli Editore.

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Andrea Cattabriga

Founder  of SlowD and lecturer in the Service Design Master's Degree program at the  Polytechnic University of Milan. Director of Fab Lab Modena, he is one of the  founders of the MakER association bringing together the Fab Labs in the Emilia  Romagna region.

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Raffaele Mauro

Managing  Director of Endeavor Italia. He has worked at some of the major venture  capital funds in Italy. He is a member of the Kauffman Society of Fellows. He  is the author of “Hacking Finance” and "Quantum Computing".

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Myriam Finocchiaro

Communication,  External Relations and CSR Manager for the Granarolo Group. She contributed to  the creation of the Agrofood Business Innovation Center, and has worked with  companies such as Hera and I.NET

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Andrea Pauri

TEDXBologna Founder and curator. Gellify’s community activator. Decentra - Accademia dei Registri Distribuiti - Co-Founder.

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Antonello Bartiromo

President  and CEO of Dpixel. He was previously co-ordinator of CSI, the city of Naples’  incubator, where he launched the Vulcanicamente project. In 2012 he joined  Dpixel as an Equity Partner.

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Giovanni Basile

Vice  President of Hera. Partner and founding member of Teikos. Director and auditor  for companies and non-profits. President of the board of auditors of the  Reggio Emilia local health authority.

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Valentina Bergamaschi

Director  of Reseau Entreprendre Emilia Romagna, a philanthropic association which  brings together local entrepreneurs to help the creators of new companies  develop their businesses.

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Marco Bubani

Director  of Innovation at VEM Sistemi. He is an Information Technology graduate. He was  the first Head of Design & Delivery at VEM and is currently a partner in  the company.

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Luca Gasparini

Chief  Business Officer at ICCREA Group. Previously general manager of We Bank and  manager at numerous Italian banks, including Credit Agricole and Gruppo BPM.

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Agnese Agrizzi

A crowdfunding expert. She is the founder and owner of the crowdfunding platform  Idea Ginger, which has hosted over 180 campaigns, raising over 1.3 million  Euros.

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Fabio Cestola

Director  at Prodygital. Previously CIO of Poste Italiane and manager of Poste Vita. He  has extensive experience as a strategic consultant at major firms such as  CapGemini, where he was vice president.

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Yuri Grassi

Startupper.  Co-founder of Atlantia, a company with offices in Modena, San Francisco and in  Australia, which obtained a major round of funding for developing the Evensi  project.

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Saverio Ermanno Lorè

Founder  and CEO of HOORO, a start-up involved in shelf analytics and customer  experience in the physical channel. He is a university lecturer in Big Data  and Machine Learning. He is also president of Quadrante/Bologna Startup  Network.

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Marcella Gubitosa

An  HR expert and co-founder of Stars & Cows. He has worked as a manager at  numerous large companies, including Tetrapak and Lamborghini. He is currently  president of the training centre CERFORM.

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Alberto Sacchi

A  manager and entrepreneur active in the fabrics and automation sector.  Previously president of Federmacchine and CEO at numerous companies.

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Luciano Serra

Entrepreneur  and manager at professional service companies in the renewables sector.  Business Angel. Director of numerous companies, and an expert in Blockchain.  Co-founder and board member of Iconium.

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Nicoletta Tranquillo

Co-founder  of Kilowatt. Involved in corporate social responsibility and social impact for  many years, she is the co-creator of the Emil Banca's Battiti accelerator.

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Paolo Privitera

Paolo is the CEO and co-founder of Evensi. He is a Silicon Valley based serial entrepreneur, mentor for the most important accelerator in USA (500 Startups, Google Launchpad, China Accelerator). He is a technology and funding expert.

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Riccardo Conte

Serial entrepreneur. Co-Founder of Brainwise and Kimonus. He lives between the United States and Italy. He is a startup mentor and expert in lean growth models and process automation. Member of YEC.

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Franco Bondi

Serial entrepreneur. 8 successful startups and 3 exits to his credit. Founder and Managing Director of Eventboost; partner and board member of Jakala Group, Regusto and strategic consultant for numerous startups and companies involved in open innovation.

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