Maria Pennanen's passion is to support start-ups in the early and growth phase. She believes that blockchain technology and AI is going to disrupt the way we do business today. With 20 years of experience in Entrepreneurship, Maria has advised over a hundred start-ups. She was nominated in 2017 the leading Female FinTech Influencer in the German-speaking world. One of Europe’s most influential women in Startups and VCs.
Maria has an educational background of MSc. in Process Engineering from Åbo Akademi, an MBA in international management from Purdue & ESCP and Executive Master from INSEAD. She acts as a moderator and panelist on startup/blockchain/FinTech topics. Additionally, she gives workshops and lectures in entrepreneurship, investing and cooperation between corporates and startups.
Specialties: B2B Sales & Marketing, Blockchain, China, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Executive Coaching, FinTech, Leadership, Negotiations & Organisational Change.