Sea Asia
Launch of the Maritime Startups and Scaleups Infographic: Creating a Global Hub of Start-Up-Driven Maritime Innovation
Date: 11 April 2019
Location: Basement 2
Time: 1330 - 1430hrs
Presented by: Startup Wharf Ltd.
Speaker: Leonardo Zangrando, Founder, Startup Wharf Ltd. 


Startup Wharf Ltd., founded by Leonardo Zangrando, is the global hub of start-up-driven Maritime innovation. Startup Wharf is a growing network of maritime start-ups, corporates and investors for the development and digitalisation of the maritime sector. Startup Wharf publishes the “Maritime Startups and Scaleups Infographic" quarterly, and Leonardo Zangrando is the author of  “Frictionless Trade”, the landmark report on digitalisation of trade.

In Startup Wharf, Leonardo joined his Naval Architect background with 10 years’ experience in the start-up revolution, and when he brought the leading edge start-up methodologies from Silicon Valley to Europe, Leonardo got involved with start-ups (as a CEO, COO and advisor), and helped large organisations to learn to innovate like start-ups.

Prior to that, as a Naval Architect, Leonardo designed and built RoRo, LNG and other cargo ships with Fincantieri and other shipyards, and participated in the design, acquisition, conversion of container terminals that range from small regional to multi-million TEU greenfield projects like the Hutchison Ports' Barcelona Europe South Terminal.