Adriane Thrash (female) has more than 15 years of business and communications consulting for SMEs and startups. She is a founding partner at Anthology Ventures, a Startup Studio that helps entrepreneurs build companies and Angel Investors build their portfolios, and co-founder at Anthology Managemen.; Adriane specializes in business modeling, marketing & go2market strategy, pricing policies, company valuation, and raise of finance. . She has dual US/EU citizenship, and was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area before graduating from UC Berkeley. She is very involved in the regional startup ecosystem and regularly speaks and judges at competitions and events. She is also active as a trainer, mentor to startups and Business Angels and participated in various programs throughout Europe, such as Startup Weekend (organizer), Balkan Venture Forum, Pioneers of the Balkans, Superfounders, Startify, IC2TB, Booking.com’s “Booking Cares” startup clinic, and the World Business Angels Investment Forum. She also teaches classes on Business Modeling and Startups, for the Executive MBA program of City College Thessaloniki (International Faculty of the University of Sheffield). Previously, with her colleagues at Innovation Farm, she has organized and run in-house acceleration programs (Stage One Accelerator, StageTwo Accelerator). Adriane has trained T rainers and Business Angels in Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Moldova, and Belarus. She has been assigned (in 4 projects) as an innovation expert for monitoring H2020 MSCA projects for their innovation potential using the Innovation Radar methodology.