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Ana Barjašić

Leaders Europe 2023


Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Connectology





Ana Barjašić is the founder and chief executive officer of Connectology, an expert in innovation and investment readiness, and an ecosystem builder and behavioral scientist. In these capacities, she is responsible for maximizing entrepreneurial and innovation potential in emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on women entrepreneurs and investors. Combining her hands-on experience and knowledge of startup and innovation ecosystems and investment communities across Europe, Ana founded Connectology, an international agency for access to finance, investment readiness, and behavioral science. Ana is also a member of the Global Entrepreneurship Network Europe’s Executive Committee and is the youngest board member of the European Innovation Council, Europe’s largest deep tech innovation fund with over 10 billion euros allocated for supporting innovative companies in Europe.