Key Career Achievements

Senior Business Advisor at the European Crowdfunding Network

Head of EU|BIC Services at EBN supporting the qualitative and quantitative growth of the network

Successful set-up and management of the EU|BIC Quality system governing the EU|BIC Trademark, including peer-reviews and benchmarking systems and annual impact reports

Founder and content advisor of “The Business Incubator”, the first trade magazine of the incubation industry

Peer-reviewed and assessed dozens of incubators and business support providers worldwide (e.g. Europe, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Russia, Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Tunisia, Morocco, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Senegal, South Africa)

Design and management of technical assistance assignments to support the creation and re-modelling of business and innovation centres in more than 15 different countries worldwide for various institutions.

Elaboration of publications, studies, and analysis for the use of external parties on the incubation industry (e.g. European Commission, European Court of Auditors)

Author of the Smart Guide to Innovation-Based Incubators published by the European Commission

Coached start-ups within the framework of various EU programs

Successfully designed and tested entrepreneurial services through the management of the Special Projects Department for the EU|BIC Lazio

Design of various evaluation and monitoring systems for Italian regional governments

Successfully designed and delivered training courses on local economic development, entrepreneurship support, incubation and acceleration

Successfully designed and supported the United Nations to establish the first local economic development agencies in Albania, Serbia and South Africa.