Dora is an economist with strong background in management, strategic planning, and donor financing. She has been leading the conceptualization and implementation of a European pre-accelerator program for science-based start-ups, and is working with institutions on start-up journey development and training programme design. Recently – to adapt to the “new reality” of the post-Covid19 period – she is focusing on online transformation and effective online training program creation. What makes Dora tick is helping scientists grow a sustainable and profitable business. She has worked successfully with more than 130 co-founders and young entrepreneurs from the Medtech, Digital Health and Biotech fields, in finding their right business-model, advising on financial strategy, validating their product through customer conversations and preparing them for investor pitches. During mentoring, she uses a holistic approach to leverage her experience and expertise to allow co-founders question existing patterns, change perspectives and discuss strategic ideas, which equips them to make their own decisions. Other than start-ups, her passion is backpacking, photography and getting out of town with her pointer puppy, called Rodolfo.