WHO IS MARCO BELO GALINHA?
“I´m passionate about startups. My story in the business world started early and has many chapters, so I think that my experience and knowledge acquired growing up businesses in different sectors may be helpful to young and energetic entrepreneurs.”
Marco Belo Galinha studied Informatic Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico while he worked in big corporates in the informatic systems area. Marco Galinha concluded also a learning experience in the management and marketing áreas at Harvard Business School. With 20 years old, the mentor founded his first startup – Bel Network Solutions, a company dedicated to the distribution and commerce of tobacco. Today, Bel Group has a consolidated value of sales of 200 million euros and integrates other companies founded by Marco Belo Galinha: Tabaqueira Bel, Bel Network Business, DLP Portugal and Mistério da Terra. In 2015, the mentor acquired Futurete and part of the stocks of Leirivending. After that, and as president of the administration board of Leirivending, Marco Belo Galinha acquired Beiradis, a company operating in Coimbra. Nowadays Marco Belo Galinha is chair of the board of directors of Group Bel, vice president of ANJE – National Associaton of Young Entrepreneurs, CEO of Portugal Fashion and investor in Shark Tank Portugal.
- Business Strategy;