Francesco Berrettini

Director Empowered Startups

Francesco Berrettini is a graduate in Economics, with an MBA in Business Management from Bocconi of Milan. It also has Insead courses, Online Executive Education, HubSpot courses and Google Courses. He has been a strategy consultant in an international consultancy with offices in the US, Europe, Eastern Europe and China and in the European Union as a project manager. He was in Lithuania before joining the European Union. He served as CEO of Inesting Marketing Tecnologico SA (now Digital Group) from 2001 to 2018 and later at, Inestings Training and Inestins Brasil, with offices in the Algarve, Lisbon and São Paulo.

He left the Digital Group in early 2018, serving as Chief Executive Officer of Algarve STP, Systems and Technology Partnership, until 2020.

He is currently the director of partnerships and projects at Empowered Startups, the accelerator and incubator of British Columbia (Canada) with activities in the US, Vietnam, France and Portugal. Capture Foreign Direct Investment for Universities and Polytechnics, attracting entrepreneurs and highly qualified workers, who fund university research and create startups.

Professor of Digital Marketing at the University of the Algarve, expert in the subject, also taught at the Business School of the Catholic of Porto and the European Universiade (ex ISLA).

Since 2014, he has been Honorary Consul of Italy in the Algarve.

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