Entrepreneur, Advisor,
Investor and Innovation Lover

20+ years of experience in shaping acceleration
and innovation programs with corporates and startups

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Testimonials

Pekka Sivonen

Pekka Sivonen

Executive Director Business Finland, former Head AppCampus

Only Paolo’s experience and execution powers could make the AppCampus global startup program for Nokia & Microsoft come true. We screened 4k+ amazing startups from 100+ countries! And it’s always a great fun to work with Paolo!

Roberto Ascione

Roberto Ascione

CEO Healthware Group, Chairman Frontier Health

We are happy to have Paolo as a regular guest at our yearly event in Berlin. I would highlight Paolo’s tremendous contribution in attracting the best startups to our conference, as well as his role in moderating panels and stimulating networking with key guests

Thomas Grandell

Thomas Grandell

CEO & Co-Founder Etsimo

We highly value Paolo as our investor (on behalf of Vertical), his contribution to our annual general meetings and his support in fundraising and business development of our company

Marko Kuokkanen

Marko Kuokkanen

Key Account Manager Energy Spin

Paolo’s advisory role was critical to ramp-up and improve the delivery of our startup program, bring it to the next level. Some startups from the cohort are great success stories, like Geiser Batterie and Akkurate

Marko Nurmela

Marko Nurmela

Former Vice President and CMO Samsung Electronics Nordics

Paolo structured and built up Vertical Health accelerator in close cooperation with Samsung. The program quickly became the best digital health program in the Nordics & Baltics

Sammeli Liikkanen

Sammeli Liikkanen

Director Digital Medicine Orion Corporation

As the CEO of Vertical, Paolo successfully drove Open innovation activities for Orion Pharma, including the co-development of digital solutions for prostate cancer

Dr. Christoph Mandl

Dr. Christoph Mandl

Business Creation Manager EIT Food Accelerator Network

Paolo was responsible for setting up the EIT FAN programme in Helsinki: he shaped the program structure and syllabus, sourced 80+ impactful agrifood startups, recruited 170+ experienced mentors and led the programme delivery making it the best agritech accelerator programme in the region.