Dr. Anna Závodská joined ERAdiate team in March 2017 to help with the business development activities. Anna contributes to the project by making connections with various stakeholders in the field of urban and interurban mobility. Her main responsibility is to establish fruitful collaborations with companies and invite them to participate in projects or events that are about to be organized within the project.
Currently, she is also working at the Research Centre of the University of Žilina as a Head of incubator. She is organizing various events for students and researchers in the field of entrepreneurship in order to help them develop their ideas. Thanks to that she has gained substantial experiences in event organization. Since 2010 she has been teaching an entrepreneurial course and has been active in building startup community in Žilina. She is a Startup Weekend organizer as well as mentor.
Previously, she worked from 2013 to 2015 as a researcher responsible for international affairs at the University Science Park. Her main responsibilities were looking for new partners for cooperation including creating partnerships and consortiums, writing international joint projects, and looking for commercial partners. She wrote several projects and facilitated distinguished bilateral cooperation with well-known universities from around the world.
Since 2015 Anna has been running her own consulting company. She has worked as a consultant for Venture Capital company, consulting company from Germany, and SMEs across Slovakia. She has helped many young entrepreneurs with various problems such as marketing, sales and the overall business development.
Anna holds a Master’s degree in International Business Management from the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland and doctoral degree in Management from the University of Žilina, Slovakia.