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The Team


Founder & CEO

Stroke Survivor and Dreamer.

Holds an MBA from Bocconi University and a BA in Digital Marketing from University of Verona.


Founder and Leader of Verona SingularityU Chapter.

Brings 20+ years experience in management and life sciences (pharma, biotech, medical devices).

Andrea Mantovani

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AI/ Machine Learning


Senior IT strategy consultant for startups, SMBs and large enterprises.


Alessandro's work involves consulting on data platform & machine learning, open architecture and cloud infrastructure, digital innovation, IT organizations and  processes, IT recruiting and coaching

Alessandro Sala

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Public Affairs Partner

+13-year experience in the profit sector with major pharmaceutical companies like GSK and Novartis, following the commitment in UN-system’s large initiatives on global health issues with GAVI-The Vaccine Fund.


M. Sc. In Law and a post-laurea degree in Public Affairs and attended and intensive training course on social policies by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

Paola De Angelis

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A results-driven, entrepreneurial and people-focused Pharmaceutical, Health Technology, start-up and enterprise c-level executive with 20 years’ successful track record in pharmaceutical and B2B sales, marketing and product launch as Business Unit Head, Chief Commercial Officer, Commercial and Strategy leader. He worked and lived in Italy, the USA and UK for the last ten years.






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. Mentor at several accelerators across countries (Italy, Switzerland, UK, US, Poland, Germany). Legal background coupled with Executive Masters in Finance and Health Technology Assessment. Based in Milan.

Enea Polotti

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Stefano Zagnoni

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Renato Del Grosso

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Paolo Barbanti began his career as a scientist focusing on cancer research. He also received an MBA from SDA Bocconi. With his background, in both the scientific and business aspects of life sciences, he served as management consultant for several biopharmaceutical and med-tech companies covering all aspects of their business. Moreover is an expert consultant for Institutions and Mentor for B4I, a Bocconi’s hub for Start Up and Innovators. He is also adjunct Professor at LIUC Università Cattaneo (School of Economics) and Università Vita e Salute San Raffaele (School of Medicine and School of Biotechnology).

Paolo Barbanti

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