In 1994, Michele Cipollone was born in Genova. He is a life-long learner and startup enthusiast. He has graduated with 1st honours degree in Product & Interior Design @ NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano) with a major in Product Design. There he discovered his keen interest in interdisciplinary subjects such as Service Design and Design Management. Hence, he applied and successfully attended a MAdes course in Service Experience Design & Innovation @ UAL (University of the Arts London, London College of Communication). During his studies, he took part in several Hackathons, Sprints, Acceleration programmes and International Symposium. Currently, he is elaborating his thesis "Ma se ghe penso" – Designing mechanisms to encourage and support entrepreneurship and self-entrepreneurship concurrently with Futures Thinking techniques in the Startup Ecosystem of Genova, in the attempt to make of it a stepping stone to startup.