Co-Founder, Innovation Farm
Adriane is a co-founder of Innovation Farm, specializing in Acceleration and Coaching for early-stage Startups and SMEs. Formed in 2011, Innovation Farm began the first pre-seed Accelerator program in Northern Greece. StageOne Accelerator has since expanded to include 5 cities throughout the country, as well as running Bootcamp programs and the first Corporate Accelerator In Greece.
Recognizing the key role that Mentoring plays in Startup and SME development, Innovation Farm initiated the Mentor’s Mix, to fill the gap in peer-based resources for advisors – Mentors, Investors, Coaches and Entrepreneurs. Through practice-based events, tool-creation, and networking, Mentor’s Mix provides a forum to leverage and share collective knowledge and experience. The team is dedicated to creating opportunities and structures to help the entrepreneurial landscape mature, as well as researching and advocating for policy changes to improve the investment climate. Mentor’s Mix events encourage and empower Entrepreneurs to become Mentors and Investors, and help Mentors advance their own understanding of Entrepreneurial issues.
Adriane’s key focal areas include business modeling, marketing strategy, team dynamics, and pitch readiness. She has more than 20 years experience in the fields of business communication and coaching in the United States and Greece. Born and raised in Silicon Valley, Adriane has a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley, and worked for small and large enterprises in IT, Finance, and Higher Education before concentrating in marketing, communications and design. A Startup Weekend Organizer, she is passionate about the role of entrepreneurial education as a driver of sustainable economic change.