Maria works with the development and execution of the Business Acceleration Academy. She is an expert on the program, especially since she has personally been through the Business Acceleration Academy twice. Here she worked as Project Lead for Octarine and Head of Operations at Twelve Bio, both two new and innovative start-ups. This also means that Maria is your contact, if you want any insight into the Business Acceleration Academy. She is originally from Portugal, where she did her bachelor’s in Biology at the University of Lisbon and afterwards started her master’s in Biology at The University of Copenhagen, where she also holds a PhD in Biotechnology.