Alessandro Colombo

Alessandro Colombo

Education

Education
Sep 2014 - Present

MSc in Economics and Business Administration

Copenhagen Business School
  • Major in Innovation and Business Development (MIB).
  • Projects: 8-week CBS Talent Program in Entrepreneurship.
  • Expected graduation: May 2016.
  • Thesis Project: Student incubators: new tool for entrepreneurial education?, proff. M. van Praag and F. Malerba (surveyed 200+ entrepreneurs and 7 BIs).
Sep 2013 - Present

MSc in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology (EMIT)

Bocconi University
  • Major in IT Consulting.
  • Double Degree program with CBS (Top 1% students).
  • Projects: 12-week Student Consultancy Projects for HP and Telecom, 12-week Business Planning Project.
  • Expected graduation: April 2016.
Oct 2010 - Oct 2013

Diploma in Economics and Social Sciences

Scuola Superiore IUSS
  • Scuola Superiore IUSS is one of the 3 Italian Schools of Excellence.
  • Alumnus of the Class of Economics and Social Sciences.
Oct 2010 - Oct 2013

BSc in Business Administration

University of Pavia
  • Major in Administration, Financial Management and Control. 
  • Projects: 12-week Seminar on "How to Conduct Research in Economics". 
  • Final grade: 110/110 cum laude.
  • Scholarship from IUSS (Awarded to Top 1% students). 
Sep 2005 - Jul 2010

High School Diploma

Liceo Classico G.M. Dettori
  • Final grade: 100/100.

Work History

Work History
Dec 2014 - Present

CEO & Co-Founder

TrustMyHome
  • Won the 2014 CBS Talent Program in Entrepreneurship.
  • Assembled and managed for 15 months a team of 5 people.
  • Negotiated and closed partnerships with ML Service Team and Capital Homes.
  • During the last 6 months, the company has attracted more than 150 customers, and completed 2 out of 3 incubation steps at CSE.
Nov 2014 - May 2015

Research Assistant

Copenhagen Business School
  • Collected data and cases from 50+ Italian investors and startups for the "Startup Funding Book" edited by prof. N. Nielsen. 
Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

Business Developer Intern

Leapkit
  • Daily managed Google AdWords and FB Ads campaigns.
  • Provided weekly sales report to the CEO.
  • Delivered spreadsheets and PPTs on market structure and funding strategies.
  • During the course of my internship, the company negotiated and closed contracts with Microsoft, Texo Medical, Novo Nordisk, Volvo, and Coloplast, and attracted more than 700 new customers.

Languages

  • Fluent in English and Italian
  • Good in French

IT skills

  • MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • SAS
  • CMS (WordPress, BuddyPress, WooCommerce, SocialEngine, Shopify)
  • CSS, HTML, PHP
  • AdWords, SEO & Analytics 

Extracurricular Activities

Tribe (Student organization)

  • Promoting entrepreneurship as a career opportunity.
  • Connecting international students with Danish startups and incubators.

Youth Goodwill Ambassadors of DenmarkCBS Ambassador

  • Promoting Denmark as a career and study destination.

Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, Proof Program

Future Entrepreneurs of Denmark, Talent Network

Tra i Leoni (Bocconi student journal)

  • Produced and edited articles in the Economics and OnCampus sections

SAISD, Volunteer

  • Weekly assisted disabled students at the University of Pavia.

TelepaviaWeb (local tv channel)

  •  Presented and reviewed new car models.

Hobbies

  • Tennis
  • Sailing
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Creative Writing
  • Travels