Matteo brings with him a wealth of hands-on experience in creating and growing innovative businesses. Prior to joining EIT Health Germany, he founded the startup Noc (which won the European Youth Award in 2015 in the category Connecting Cultures). Most recently he managed the Venture Academy Programm, an acceleration program for startups offered by the Centre for Innovation Leiden University; whilst running his own company Rose. He is well-connected to the startup and investor ecosystem in Europe and abroad (e.g., Amsterdam, Milan, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Madrid, Lisbon, Vienna and Paris). In 2016 he started the first Italian chapter of the Awesome Foundation (Milan).