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Alexandre Costa Prata

Alexandre Costa Prata

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Strategy and Business Development Director, Indie Campers 

Short Bio

Portuguese-American, born in Porto, raised in Algarve and has lived in Warsaw, Poland and Beijing, China.

Academic background in International Management with a specialization in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Nova SBE and Warsaw School of Economics.

Early-career experience included launching a new business in China in the restaurant/franchise sector and an ONG and a technology startup while still at business school, alongside partaking an international entrepreneurship program across 3 countries.

Post-business school, experience ranged from 1 year in a boutique executive search (Ethan Partners) building senior executive teams for leading tech startups, scale-ups and PE/VC-backed multinationals to 1.5 years as a management consultant at Accenture consulting clients on strategy and operations, with a focus on the financial services industry.

Currently, Strategy and Business Development Director at Indie Campers, leading all growth efforts around new markets, partnerships, fundraising, M&A and corporate matters.

 Main Skills

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Early-stage ventures
  • Business Model Strategy
  • Senior-level Recruitment

Areas of interest for mentoring

  • Tourism
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Business model conceptualization/scaling.

Motivation to be a mentor

  • Giving back to the University;
  • Pleased to support the development of innovative ideas and contribute to the success of new entrepreneurial initiatives, with special focus on projects originated within the NOVA ecosystem;
  • Personal satisfaction in sharing experiences and knowledge;
  • Accompany new technological developments and business models.


  • Face to face
  • Email
  • Skype (or similar)
Business development | Strategy | Fundraising | Recruitment