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Marco Poliafico

Startup Advisor & Mentor
Marco Poliafico
London, UK
Clean energy tech Climate tech Sustainability Sustainable Hotels Strategy Business planning Business models lean Pitch Coaching Project management Business Processes Analytics for decision making Team Building Leadership
Through over 15 years of professional experience mostly within the cleantech and sustainability industries, Marco gained a strong insight about process, project and team management in the corporate world. His core focus lies at the crossroad between strategy, analytics and operations and he currently leads the project finance and strategic modelling capabilities for his team at GE Renewables.

Marco has been collaborating with a wide range of international accelerators for more than 5 years and supports start-ups at different stages of their life cycle. His main value proposition revolves around the art and science of developing and managing a successful business model.

The main areas of expertise in which he already supported 100+ start-ups in different geographies are:

1. Leadership,

2. Strategy, business planning & business models,

3. Pitching to investors,

4. Process and Project management and

5. Analytics for decision making.

He is also an invited speaker at entrepreneurial and coaching events and delivers training packages.

Marco’s vision is “A sustainable and ethical Planet with 100% renewable energy and sustainable tourism” and his goal is supporting companies with a strong CSR / impact-oriented mission.

He holds an executive MBA from Bayes Business School, other than 2 Engineering Master’s Degrees (in Italy and Ireland) and has authored more than 20 between technical and market intelligence reports and scientific publications about renewable energy technologies.

"Mentoring to me is a very humbling experience...I always start with the aim to support others and give back, but then realise I am the one who gets more value out of it!"