Chiara Spina is a Lecturer and Ph.D. Candidate at Bocconi University, Milan. Her research focuses on early-stage entrepreneurial firms, with a view to understanding strategies that contribute to achieving milestones such as funding, the creation of a first product, and first ever commercialization. Chiara’s research has been awarded the Strategy Research Foundation Grant and has been published in Management Science. Chiara has also been director of pre-accelerator programs in Milan and Turin and has been a mentor and coach for several start-ups. She is the co-founder of Strategy Insight Lab, a scale up programme based in London (UK).