Paolo is Founder and Head of Program at Vertical, the Health, Wellbeing and Wearables Accelerator based in Espoo, Finland. He also enjoys mentoring for some accelerators and advise a few startups. Prior to this Paolo was Director of AppCampus, the Windows Phone Accelerator where he shaped and run the acceleration program since it's inception. His previous work included running an online community as a Vice President at Fox Mobile Distribution in Germany, where he had the opportunity to shape and lead the relaunch of a 7 million people, 10M USD/year online business.
Earlier Paolo spent 12 years at Nokia serving as Director for the Portfolio Management for Service and Software go-to-market, spending five years in Singapore. Earlier in his career he developed his Change Management and Process Improvement skills with General Electrics, working in the ED&C Business in Italy and in the Corporate Audit Staff in Albany, USA.
Besides his passion for helping create new business and develop existing ones, Paolo has a sweet tooth for watches and sports related business. He spent more than 10 years of his youth writing code in start-ups, doing triathlon & downhill skiing, and studying for his degree in Management and Production Engineering.