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  Mr. Dario Mazzella
Project Manager
Dario is an expert in mentoring entrepreneurs and startups to scale up their business through international acceleration programs, and in helping researchers to exploit their research results and bridge the gap to market. He currently works for META Group, an international investment group, where he manages several international projects focused on fostering the development of entrepreneurial ecosystems (such as the brand new Social Challenges Innovation Platform) and acts as advisor for the European Commission. He was in charge of the overall project management of the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2015. He holds a Master Degree in Innovation Management from the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies and is completing a PhD at the University of Pisa, focusing on development of entrepreneurial ecosystems in Southern Europe.



  Meta Group
Terni, Italy

META is the premier international investment & advisory group that takes pioneering integrated approach to the entrepreneurial needs of those who are at the forefront of the development of knowledge-intensive regions: European Commission, regional governments & development agencies, public & private investors, start-up companies & entrepreneurs. Our comprehensive business platform consists of META Advisory, META Zernike Ventures and META Academy. Their services are all important individually but put together they provide for the unique package of solutions for virtually every challenge related to knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship. Our forward thinking & innovative solutions, expert counsel & financial capital, excellent execution & hands-on experience, extensive public & private sector expertise, EMEA reach & global network of business contacts are here to foster entrepreneurship at macro & micro scale: from shaping European policies to developing regional strategies & managing regional co-investment early stage funds to training researchers, entrepreneurs & wannabes. Therefore, we act as the vital catalyst for smooth & profitable knowledge transfer, building high-growth knowledge-intensive companies, growing value for investors, creating jobs and contributing to wealth of communities & regional development.Forward thinking & innovative solutions ranging from policy shaping to regional strategies, from managing early stage co-investment funds to running proof of concept funds, form training researchers to coaching talents.


 Organisation Activities
Activity: a public or innovation support agency active in > support services
Technology Sectors: ict / white biotechnology / energy, clean technology, environment
Geographic: italy


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