Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship | INSEAD
Chiara is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at INSEAD. She examines the effect of emerging practices such as accelerators, hackathons and crowdfunding often in collaboration with government entities and incubation hubs. Her research has been published in top-tier academic journals such as Mangement Science and has been featured in leading management publications including Harvard Business Review, and Forbes among others. Additionally, she is the Director of pre-acceleration programs in Italy, the UK and India, where she has worked with more than 1,500 entrepreneurs. Chiara’s experience guides the START Hack towards the vision of being the starting point for aspiring tech entrepreneurs.
Research Associate | University of Cambridge
Keivan is a research associate at the Entrepreneurship Centre at the University of Cambridge. His area of research revolves around the challenges of growth and transformation of startups into viable businesses as well as measuring the impact of structured support programmes in the startup ecosystem. He has participated in several European Commission and UK funded projects related to understanding SMEs as the driver of innovation. His valueable knowledge about entrepreneurship is a major source of inspiration for START Hack to leverage the outcome of startups.