Alberto Corti is the Head of Partnerships and Development at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. Alberto joined SSES as a Campus Coordinator in 2016, then ran Ventures until 2019. His passion for connecting minds and creating collaborative environments in which entrepreneurial ideas could thrive, led him to join SSES and work with early stage entrepreneurs.
He chased a diplomatic career studying and working in Norway, Belgium, Jamaica, the UK and the US. In his free time, he is involved in a few Stockholm-based start-ups.
1. What is your educational background
B.Sc. International Relations (Milan University) + M.Sc. Sustainable Development (Uppsala University) + Strategic Management (London School of Economics) + Exec Ed. Private Equity & Venture Capital (Harvard Business School).
2. What is your title at SSES?
Head of Partnerships and Development
3. What are some of the everyday activities you perform at SSES?
I handle partnerships and development projects with different actors around the world to strengthen SSES’ position as global thought leader in knowledge based entrepreneurship education.
4. What is your previous work experience?
Prior to joining SSES, I worked in large international organisations such as the UN and energy agency of the European Commission in energy and environment related issues, then joined a small business consultancy as an analyst and then started my own company in sustainability consulting.
5. Name one or several of your unexpected skills
I can make the dolphin sound.
6. What is the best thing about working at SSES?
SSES mixes endless disciplines in a unique blend of the academic and entrepreneurial way. This setting allows us to continuously be exposed to different ecosystems, learning from and interacting with the best people from business and academia.
7. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A mountain full of snow, an early morning coffee and a lot of snowboarding.
8. Which living person do you most admire?
They are all dead.
9. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
10. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Seneca, but he wouldn’t agree.
11. What is your motto?
Dare to know.