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Megan Leonard-Kane, Senior Investment Manager, Seedrs

Megan is a venture capital lawyer with several years’ experience providing corporate advice to start-ups, entrepreneurs and investors across all stages of the start-up life cycle. Having previously worked in both US and international law firms, she left private practice in January 2020 to head up the legal side of Seedrs’ Investment Team. Seedrs was the …

Rosa D’Amato, MEP, Greens/EFA, European Parliament

Rosa D’Amato is serving her second term at the European Parliament since 2019. She is currently part of the Green/EFA parliamentary group and is a full member of the Regional Development, Fisheries and Petitions Committees, of the STOA panel and the LGBT intergroup, as well as of the Palestine-India Delegation. Through her work in different …

Eleonora Cozzi, Project Officer, Urban Economy and Employment Directorate, Municipality of Milan

Eleonora Cozzi is Project Officer at the Urban Economy and Employment Directorate of the Municipality of Milan. Since 2019 she has been involved in the design and implementation of policies and programmes aimed at boosting social innvation and inclusion, included the Civic Crowdfunding project, currently underway in the framework of the National Operational Programme on …

Adam Abdulwahab, Policy Analyst, DG REGIO, European Commission

Adam started his professional carrier as an economist in the Hungarian Ministry of Economy, before joining the European Commission in 2003. He worked on various policy development and evaluation issues, with special focus on development and application of economic indicators. He obtained operational experience with the European Structural and Investment Funds as responsible for economic …

Yoann Nesme, Co-founder, PPL

Yoann graduated in Electronic Systems Engineering from Instituto Técnico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2003, in Mexico, and moved to Lisbon in 2004. He worked as a software programmer before joining Microsoft Portugal in 2005. In 2011, he decided to enroll in The Lisbon MBA International, during which he and three other founders …

Martina Lodi, KICK-ER Service Manager, ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory

Martina joined ART-ER in 2013 and works in the Territories, Participation and Attractiveness Area – Cultural and Creative Industries Unit as Crowdfunding Expert and KICK-ER Service Manager. She holds a master degree in Cultural Economics. Previously co-founder of a reward-based civic crowdfunding platform, she has used her experience in the field to activate a crowdfunding …

Bruno Robino, Head of fi-compass, European Investment Bank

Bruno is Head of fi-compass at the European Investment Bank, leading the team implementing a unique advisory platform on financial instruments under the European Structural and Investment Funds. Combining the experience gained in the private sector, at the European Commission (EC), at the European Investment Fund (EIF) and at the European Investment Bank (EIB), Bruno …

Audrius Griskevicius, co-founder, FinBEE

Audrius Griskevicius is co-founder of FinBee for Business, a regulated crowdfunding platform from Lithuania, that offers financing solutions to SME. Since its launch in 2016, it has issued more than 3’000 loans to SMEs, the platform is used by 16’000 registered investors. Prior FinBee Audrius spent 8 years with Swedbank group, working in areas of non-performing loans, …