Founder and CEO - Sirius Game
We talked about the impact of her international experience, the inspiration behind Laura’s passion project, the challenges of being a young founder, the influence of her entrepreneurial family, and how Siriusgame is putting a modern spin on a dead language, giving it new life for the next generation.
[02:46] – Laura shares how her formative years shaped her approach to collaboration in her company and career.
[04:36] – How becoming an activist and volunteer creating programs during the refugee crisis in Greece opened her thinking to creating something of her own.
[06:42] – Armed with a Master’s in Education from Harvard and lineage from a family of entrepreneurs, Laura sets out on her mission of inclusive learning through Siriusgame. [09:34] – The three elements of Laura’s passion project, Siriusgame.
[10:13] – How her own struggles with learning inspired her passion project.
[12:12] – How putting a modern spin on a ‘dead language’ gave it new life for the next generation of learners.
[14:10] – “Life is the art of encounters” — the critical connections that helped Laura develop the project she’d had in mind since she was 17.
[18:41] – How starting her project in the US gave her the confidence to be one of the first startups in the Italian EdTech ecosystem.
[20:28] – What Laura learned from her father about being a founder that helped her develop her unique leadership style.
[22:36] – “For me, it’s always been important to be upfront and open about my shortcomings and what could be my weaknesses and surround myself with people who can balance those out.”
[25:26] – Laura shares the challenges and triumphs of starting her venture as a young entrepreneur during the COVID pandemic.
[28:56] – Laura shares her desire to be a part of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit of the next generation.
[31:29] – Why Laura is focused on sustainability and impact rather than being the next ‘unicorn.’
[34:01] – The biggest gift of being a founder.
[38:31] – Laura shares what defines who she is outside of work.
[41:23] – The dish from Laura’s home city of Verona that is very dear to her heart.
[43:17] – Thank you and closing remarks.
Contact Dino at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Laura Cesaro links:
Corporate LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/siriusgame
Authentic Leadership For Everyday People / Dino Cattaneo
Dino on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dinocattaneo
Podcast Instagram – @al4edp
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Susan Cattaneo: susancattaneo.bandcamp.com