Leonardo Zangrando

Startup Wharf founder Leonardo Zangrando is a Naval Architect and MBA with four generations of family tradition in shipping.

After a career in Shipbuilding where he spearheaded several innovative ship design and shipbuilding practices, he transitioned to the business side of Shipping and Logistics where he managed acquisitions and operational reorganisations of port container terminals.

Sensing that digitalisation was going to radically change industries, since 2009 Leonardo contributed to the development of digital entrepreneurship and digital innovation in large organisations across several industries with Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Pretotyping, Business Model Canvas. He launched the first Lean Startup programme in Europe and advised Google EMEA, BBC, Tesco, FremantleMedia on innovation. He is mentor’s trainer at Virgin StartUp.

Leonardo started Startup Wharf to connect Digital and Maritime through Startups and Scaleups.

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