Since I was 13 years old, I have brought to life a variety of different ideas, from a subscription model trash collection in my neighbourhood to boat excursions for tourists, as well as a video tutorial application for iOS. The experience from my failures and successes in my life inspires me to constantly seek situations that challenge me to grow and improve.
With a Laurea cum laude in Economics and Business Administration and a Master of Science in Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability + Master in Technology Economics, I have spent the last 6 years in a fast-paced tech environment, from building my venture and leading a team up to 12 people, holding advisory positions at tech-based startups and support them scale from 6 to 60 people in 2 years.
I specialized in the web3 field, combining studies in AI, Big Data, and distributed ledger technologies.
My strong passion for Arts and hospitality led me to co-organize the first NFT Festival in Europe: Rare Effect Vol.2.
Since then, I have started supporting Artists, Creators, and Art Collectives in accessing new locations and technologies, advising on their sales cycle, positioning and overall management support.
I am comfortable alternating
-> teamwork and individual work,
-> leadership and strong operational skills,
-> deep work and multitasking,
-> creativity with a pragmatic and meticulous way of working.
Sept 2020 – Sept 2022 Berlin, Germany / Lisbon, Portugal
Ops Manager, BD & Partnerships @Keyko
Supported the organization to scale from 7 to +55 employees:
structured and implemented organizational structural changes, internal processes & policies and strategic initiatives
identified and addressed potential operational risks leading external legal, HR, and accounting teams.
Managed Investor relations and ensured a €+3m raise for a venture under the Keyko umbrella and successful products incubation
established and maintained company culture for remote working (Virtual Office set up for VR meetings)
Jan 2021 - Present. Lisbon, Portugal
Initiator, Curator & Supporter @Art Progression Now
Open Collective empoweing artists operaing the brand Rare Effect
Check the Collective here: https://artprogressionnow.com
Check the Exhibitions here: https://rareeffect.io
Mar 2019 – August 2020 Berlin, Germany
Initiator & Head of Innovation @BCP Labs
Supporting the spin-off of a Venture Accelerator based in Berlin focus on global fintech applications. My role includes advising for global go-to-market strategies, fundraising, and business development for companies + € 10mil funded.
Key Achievements & Responsibilities:
Designing and testing the BCP Labs accelerator program by implementing new business models targeting startups, investors, and corporates;
Designing methodology to perform AS-IS Analysis as-a-service
Due diligence and screening of investment&biz opportunities
On our portfolio ventures: responsible for fundraising (interim investor relations) and advisory (on strategy, product, go-to-market)
See the TEASER VIDEO
December 2018 - Present Berlin, Germany
Founding Member @BerChain
Association to promote blockchain initiatives in&out Berlin. In charge of business development and event organization.
December 2018 - Mar 2019 Berlin, Germany
Interim COO @Biotize
Holistic biohacking marketplace for self-optimization.
Implemented the business model
Hiring & team building
Product research on new line of products such as vitamin stacks, CBD drinks
December 2017 - January 2019 Berlin, Germany
Co-Founder & COO @WAY NETWORK
Hyper-local social network for the blockchain era.
Built and led from the ground up a team of 10 professionals
Managed investor relationships, raised € 36K as pre-seed funding
Built and launched an MVP in 3 months with 200 real users
Led all the strategic partnerships and key customer groups
May 2019 - August 2019 Berlin, Germany
Initiator, Organizer & MC @dAttention (ex Curation Markets)
Co-Created dAttention and grew it to be one of the biggest blockchain meetup groups in Berlin (560 members), on a quest to decentralise the attention economy.
Achievements & Roles:
Organize one event every six weeks with 50 attendees on average with renowned international speakers from the blockchain scene
Sponsored by Consensys, Lukso, Amatus, Ocean Protocol, etc.
May 2019 - August 2019 Berlin, Germany
Research Assistant @ESCP Business School
Assisting the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation with various research-related projects, lectures, and activities of the Blue Factory, the ESCP Europe incubator.
- Active mentorship on students´projects through the Blue Factory incubator. Now part of the Blue Factory Mentor Network
Oct 2017 – JUL 2019 Berlin, Germany
Through university courses, I worked as a student consultant for:
Volkswagen Sustainability department on a project called "Stakeholder analysis in the context of a sustainable smart city strategy - Berlin 2030"
Remondis, researching on "Waste ID Through Blockchain - an application on Hazardous Waste Management"
Sanofi, in collaboration with Campana&Schott, researching on digital trends in the pharma industry.
Jul 2017 – Aug 2018 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Founder @Noordung Space Shop
Founded & managed marketing funnels for Noordung Space Shop, an online shop for clothing and accessories based on the illustration of the Austro-Hungarians rocket engineer Herman Potočnik. He is mostly remembered for his book addressing the human habitation of space: "The Problem of Space Travel - The Rocket Motor". Noordung's ideas and drawings were a major inspiration for our line of shirts.
Apr 2017 – Aug 2017 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Event & Community Manager @Creative Centre Poligon
My role is to promote inter-relationships in order to create team work projects suggesting specific and complementary assets and resources to boost and maximize the efficiency of start-up and small enterprises. I also take care of the spaces and I manage the events held by international partners like Google, Mango, etc..
Technical University of Berlin
Master of Science in Innovation Manager, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability
1.8 GPA - Dissertation: "Tech Entrepreneurship: Transitioning from startup to scale-up. Insights from Berlin-based Blockchain businesses
(Exchange Semester) Master of Science in Technology Economics
University of Palermo
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
110 summa cum laude
Comenius University of Bratislava
Erasmus student in International Business Management
Boxing & Yoga & Meditation