Roberto Croci

Managing Director

Microsoft for Start-ups Middle East, Turkey & Pakistan

MANAGING DIRECTOR OFMICROSOFT FOR STARTUPSIN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA REGIONWith over 20 years’ experience working for the likes of Microsoft and Google, RobertoCroci’s passion lies in innovation, startups andPEOPLE.Relationship driven, he hasbridged the gapbetween corporates and startups across more than 20 countries, helping them develop real solutions thatsolve real world problems.
A leading innovator in developing ecosystems where startups thrive, Roberto’s expertise and candid approach have kept him in demand with major tech companies throughout his career. In his current role as the Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups, Roberto is buildingMicrosoft’s new division from scratch, including spearheading its expansion and innovation strategy, with the vision to foster a collaborative startup ecosystem to create a better, brighter future for people around the world. Connecting the dots between startups, government agencies and private sector organizations, Roberto helps organizations adopt the innovation mindset and leverage the technology and nimbleness that startups provide. With an ability to cut through the noise, he works directly with startup founders and encourages them to “think differently” and to “be more curious.''
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