The Future of Air Mobility | Firesidechat w/ Mauro Montanaro

Oct 27, 2023, 7:30 – 9:00 AM

Università degli Studi del Molise, 1 Via Francesco De Sanctis, Campobasso, 86100

Mauro Montanaro, Ex Vice Presidente Sales Asia-Pacific ci parlerà delle sfide e le opportunità che emergono in un settore in rapida evoluzione come quello dell'Urban Air Mobility e dell'Idrogeno, presentando un suo Case Study e facendo un'analisi strategica.

Hybrid event

About this event

ISCRIZIONE EVENTO ONLINE QUI (più info di seguito):



Dopo molto tempo stiamo per ripartire con la nuova stagione di eventi di Startup Grind Campobasso

In attesa di questa ripresa, abbiamo organizzato un nuovo evento in collaborazione con il Molise Contamination Lab e il corso di Gestione Aziendale dell'Università degli Studi del Molise.

Avremo l'onore di ospitare Mauro Montanaro, Ex VicePresidente Sales @ Nokia (Asia & Oceania - breve bio più avanti), che ci parlerà delle sfide e le opportunità che emergono in un settore in rapida evoluzione come quello dell'Urban Air Mobility e dell'Idrogeno, presentando un suo Case Study e facendo un'analisi strategica.


L'evento si terrà Venerdì 27 Ottobre dalle ore 09:30 alle 11:00 presso l'Aula 200 Posti (Aula Genovesi) del II Edificio Polifunzionale dell'Università degli Studi del Molise.



09:30 – 09:45 | Intro – Global experience

​​​​​​​09:45 – 10:30

Deep Dive – The world of Urban Air Mobility

Case Study – eVTOL Prototype

Strategic Analysis – TAM, Target, Logistics, Competitive Landscape, Strategy, Implementation Analysis

Conclusions – What’s next

​​​​​​​10:30 – 11:00 | ​​​​​​​Q&A Session


IMPORTANTE PARTECIPAZIONE ONLINE: Per coloro che non possono partecipare in presenza, è possibile registrarsi rispondendo a questo form:

Entro le 09:00 di Venerdì 27 Ottobre vi verrà inviata un'email con il link alla call Zoom.


L'evento può ospitare:

- In presenza. Un massimo di 100 partecipanti esterni.

- Online. Un massimo di 90 partecipanti.


Biografia Speaker:

Mauro Montanaro, Law Degree in Bologna and MBA in Helsinki. Works for 20 yrs in Asia-Pacific, 7 in Finland, 2 in USA and Germany, 1 in Thailand and 1 in Latvia. He Served as the Managing Director of Asia Pacific and General Manager of Japan at HYLA Mobile, Inc. since June 2014. Mr. Montanaro served as Chief Executive Officer of Jamster International Sàrl. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Jamba, Inc., since February 2008. He first joined cell phone giant Nokia in 1996 in strategy development at Jamba's Helsinki headquarters. He served as Head of Strategy for Asia Pacific a year later and spent the next 10 years serving in a variety of key positions in that rapidly expanding region for Jamba. He served as Director of the Imaging Business Unit from 2002 to 2004, he helped drive new growth in the mobile phone market with imaging capabilities by leveraging new business opportunities in the shift from voice to visual communications. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Fox Mobile Group. Mr. Montanaro served as Vice President of Sales and Channel Management at the Multimedia Business Group from 2004 to 2006, he oversaw the sales and channel development for cellular handsets and mobile content services including imaging, games and mobile enhancements, as well as creating new regional channels. For the past two years at Nokia, he served as Vice President of Sales, Customer and Market Operations for the South East Asia Pacific region, supervising handset sales and channel development for 16 countries in eight time zones in the fastest growing cellular market in the world. He managed a 44-member distributor network and 70,000 retailer points of sales networks across 14 countries, driving record growth for Nike in the region. He developed and delivered a Nokia experience that bundled digital content with every phone and service program, finding consistent value for consumers, distributors and Nokia. Prior to joining eRC, Mr. Montanaro has held leadership positions at Microsoft and Newkia. He has multiple experience in startups, even as Angel Investor, and is the founder of multiple companies and projects, as well as his Montanaro Asia Consulting, which provides strategic consulting in Asia on the agribusiness field, for what concerns the Pasta, Truffles and Dairy Products sectors.

Check out what happened


  • Mauro Montanaro


    Ex-Vice President Sales (Asia & Pacific)


  • Gabriele Ianiro

    Studio Ianiro Giancarlo

    Management Consultant



Friday, October 27, 2023
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM UTC


  • Gabriele Ianiro

    University of Molise

    Chapter Director

  • Andrea Libertone

    Andrea Libertone


  • Carmine Di Florio

    University of Molise

    Community Manager

  • Nicoletta Mottola

    University of Molise

    Event Organizer


Università degli Studi del Molise logo

Università degli Studi del Molise

Molise Contamination Lab logo

Molise Contamination Lab

About Startup Grind

This is Startup Grind. We are the world’s largest startup community.

Our Mission

To give startups everywhere the education and opportunities they need to build, grow, and scale their companies.

Our Values

We believe in making friends, not contacts. We believe in giving first, not taking. We believe in helping others before helping yourself.

Tools & Discounts for Startups

Take advantage of resources and offers provided by organizations we know and love, designed to help you navigate the startup journey.

Global Conference

Our annual flagship event in Silicon Valley brings together thousands of startup teams, investors and organizations from all over the world.

Join the Startup Membership

This membership gives you free access to networking, events, mentorship, office hours, and other exclusive opportunities curated by Startup Grind HQ.