Michela Michilli is the coordinator of the task force “ Startup Lazio” in Lazio Innova the Financial Development Agency for the economic development and technological innovation of Lazio Region.
The objective of Startup Lazio is to improve, integrate, design and implement tools, instruments and financing for startups with the purpose of facilitating the creation of innovative startups, attracting new startups in Lazio and supporting startups in their scale-up process.
In this respect, Michela has been coordinating TWIST DIGITAL, part of the Startup Europe initiative of the EC.
TWIST DIGITAL aims at connecting four existing local web entrepreneurship startup ecosystems and hubs, providing new services for web entrepreneurs aiming at scaling up and competing in the global market.
In the recent past Michela has been the Head of “EU Programmes & International Initiatives” Unit in Filas.
Expert in economics, finance and international markets, she has acquired a long experience in market analysis for the ICT and media, the creative industries and the cultural heritage sectors, collaborating with leading international companies and managing international projects since 1996.
She was the coordinator of the European project FAME (Facilitating Access and Mobilisation of European finance for growth of creative industries), a EU CIP co-funded project under the brand-new initiative named European Creative Industry Alliance in support of the creative industries.
Within FAME, Mrs Michilli was designing and implementing innovative consultancy, coaching and business services to support European companies in their investment readiness and access to finance. Cross-border investments ,equity finance and financial leverage are also main topics and issues to be addressed within FAME.
Ms. Michilli chaired the Enterprise Europe Network Creative industry Sector Group and participated as member of the group for Access to Finance in ECIA, Think Tank for Creative industry and EBAN.