Showcase of winning pitches
Alisee de TonnacCEO & Co-Founder, Seedstars
After traveling for a year around the world to set up the first edition of the Seedstars World startup competition back in 2013, Alisée is now managing the company and taking it to the next level. The competition is now present in 85+ cities and by next year Seedstars will be launching 15 strategic hubs (seedspace co-working activities, acceleration programs and academy centres) around the world. She has accumulated deep knowledge of trends in technology, social media & consumer behavior in Emerging Markets.
Alisée is a board member of the School of Management of Fribourg and a member of the Swiss National Innovation Council. She was nominated Social Entrepreneur Forbes 30 under 30, Innovation Fellow of Wired UK, 50: Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital space and the 29 Powerful Women by Refinery29.
Virginia StagniHead of Business Development & FT Talent Director
Virginia works between London and New York as a Business Development Manager in the Commercial Department of the Financial Times.
Her role sees her investigate new business ideas and revenue growth opportunities, ensuring that the Financial Times remains one of the most innovative and disruptive players in the wider news landscape.
Prior to joining the FT, Virginia was a start-up founder and entrepreneur, also working as a freelance reporter for La Stampa – one of the oldest newspapers in Italy. She is the CEO and founder of Logos, a mobile phone blockchain start-up, and previously founded a digital magazine, Revolart, as well as a cultural heritage foundation, Bolognadasballo.
In 2016 she was named Best Italian Entrepreneur Under 25 and in 2019 was one of Digiday’s inaugural Future Leaders.
Virginia holds an MSc in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Economics and Management for Art, Culture and Communications from Bocconi University. In her spare time she enjoys ‘extreme’ travel.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: Dec 17 2021
- Time: 8:00 am - 9:45 am