Meet our team members below that make
the European Startup Association possible

Adriano Travaglia


I practiced 20 years as a lawyer and my areas of expertise are corporate law and tax with special emphasis on M&A operations. Finally, I decided to put all my efforts into using my background and become an entrepreneur myself. I have invested in ten start-ups in the last 5 years supporting them to define their business model and advising them on legal and financial aspects. In the past few years I participated in 3 European projects committed by a University to define and manage its planning, budgeting, dissemination and exploitation of results. I am deeply interested in everything related to innovation and things that can have an impact on society, that can support welfare and new smart services for communities and citizens.

“Find opportunities where other people don’t”

Alessio Rizzolo

Digital Marketing Manager

Spreadsheet and web nerd by day, community manager and martial artist by night. Multi-monitor PCs are my domain and I can’t resist measuring all valuable data, optimizing every application and automating workflows. I will help you as best as I can, and if we organize something great, let me immortalize it with some good photos.

“If it ain’t broke, improve it!”

Umberto Diecinove


I’m a videographer and a documentary photographer with 10+ years experience. My work is a journey through meanings, or – at least – this is my way of thinking it. I’ve been working with a variety of companies, institutions, architecture studios and individuals (most artists and musicians) all around Europe, and in the US too. Curious, dedicated, out-of-the-box thinker, sensitive, multidisciplinary, I’m always committed to the task.

“Lights, Camera, Action!”