Francesca Cavanna

Advisory Team Lead – Barcelona, Spain

Representing “girl power” to the fullest and strong gender equality advocate, Francesca’s ambition landed her a job in Mind the Bridge in San Francisco in 2019. In 2020, she successfully completed the Venture Deals course organized by the Kauffman Fellows organization. She began her career as a consultant at Accenture Strategy, where she supported one of the main Italian banks in defining the main opportunities offered by digital disruption. At the same time, she contributed to the creation of a permanent observatory aimed at detecting the new technological and innovation trends reshaping the banking industry.

After a Master in Business Administration at Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris, she joined Edison’s Strategy and Innovation BU, where she was in charge of identifying, analyzing, and developing new business opportunities for the B2B market (energy and environmental services), also through open innovation processes. She is currently part of the advisory team as Team Lead and Account Manager for some large companies, with a particular focus on energy & sustainability, Cybertech, Security, and Insurtech / Fintech sectors. Francesca carries out mentorship and scaling management for startups participating in the Mind the Bridge Startup and Scaleup acceleration programs.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time surfing the Spanish southern coast and hiking in the pyrenees.