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10. Faculty - Chiara Spina_EK37110 - Cop



My research focuses on experimentation in new entrepreneurial firms. Throughout my research, I investigate how entrepreneurial firms leverage systematic decision-making and experimentation to innovate and grow. 

I am the Director of pre-acceleration programs in Italy, the UK, and India, where I have worked with more than 1,500 start-ups. In this role, I combine the latest management practices with research insights to help deliver cutting-edge training and mentorship programs. I am also the co-founder of Strategy Insight Lab, a business support program that has helped 250+ entrepreneurs adopt innovative practices that resulted in significant revenue growth.

In the last ten years, I have worked with governments, as well as with multinationals in commodities, technology, and in the financial sector across Europe, Middle-East, Asia, and North America. I hold a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management (cum laude) from Bocconi University.


Outside of academia, I am an award-winning baker and global traveler. I have collected memories and photographs from 31 countries across four continents.


Thank you for visiting my website,

Chiara Spina

@ e-mail: chiara [ dot ] spina [ at ] insead [ dot ] edu


Contact Me

chiara [ dot ] spina [ at ] insead [ dot ] edu

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