Alberto Corti, Head of Ventures, SSES
Alberto Corti is the Head of Ventures at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship. With an academic background in International Relations, Sustainable Development and Strategic Management at the London School of Economics, Alberto joined SSES as a Campus Coordinator in 2016. His passion for connecting minds and creating collaborative environments in which entrepreneurial ideas can thrive, led him to create SSES Ventures in 2017.
He is a board member of TEDxStockholm and of the Sweden China Startup Forum, the co-founder of Casta&Bucks and a member of the Advisory Board at Shifo Foundation. Born in Milan, he chased a diplomatic career studying and working in Norway, Belgium, Jamaica, the U.K. and Sweden. Before joining SSES in 2016, he worked as a market analyst in consulting companies and international organisations.
1. What is your educational background?
International Relations (Milan University) + Sustainable Development (Uppsala University) + Strategic Management (London School of Economics)
2. What is your title at SSES?
Head of SSES Ventures
3. What are some of the everyday activities you perform at SSES?
I run the incubation and acceleration programs at SSES, I review applications, engage with corporate partners, talk with our advisors and strategise how to improve Stockholm’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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
Acting in commercials and making the dolphin sound.
6. What is the best thing about working at SSES?
SSES mixes endless disciplines in an 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?
‘Our accelerator is called Affinity. It is the best and most interdisciplinary program for startups in Stockholm, we only select 10 per year…..’
10. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Seneca, but he wouldn’t agree.
11. What is your motto?
Dare to know.