Samir Da Cruz Silva is a consultant, expert in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Development. Samir is also executive director of Maio Business Center – a business incubator and accelerator based in Cape Verde. Previously, he was responsible for the local office of ADEI – Agency for Business Development and Innovation – and local coordinator for CV Telecom, in Cape Verde, and he did a professional development experience at Seed Spot in Washington DC. Samir has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and has several certifications in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and business, in Portugal, Cape Verde, Senegal and the United States. Samir is also a member of the Youth Advisory Council for the Prime Minister of Cape Verde.