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Alina Bassi

Leaders Europe 2023


Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Founderland


United Kingdom



Alina Bassi is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Founderland, a non-profit organization that supports women of color in Europe who face barriers in their entrepreneurial journeys due to gender, race, and ethnicity. In this role, she assists impact entrepreneurs in receiving investments to build and scale their startups. Alina is also the co-founder of Kleiderly, a startup that recycles textile waste from the fashion industry. As a chemical engineer herself, Alina is a strong advocate for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and is passionate about leveling the playing field for underrepresented founders.