Maria Matloub



We are very much satisfied with all the productive sessions conducted, especially with working with startups in a Domain group: E-commerce & Experience, which reached the highest NPS score from startups. Also we got a bunch of positive reviews from startups. What can I highlight more about Maria: great personality, responsive, accountable, professional!

Eugenia Shevchenko, Seedstars World Squad Lead - Lausanne

Maria is a very trustworthy professional, she is very passionate and committed. We have collaborated on different projects and very happy about the results.

Giusy Cannone, CEO - Fashion Technology Accelerator - Milan

One of a kind facilitation from Maria! Trust Gutt in delivering value by changing your perspective in designing solutions with your client from the different problems.

Roy Ahawo, Innovation Officer - Kenya Red Cross - Nairobi

đź‘‹ Hi, I'm Maria, I work with brands from all sizes and ages. I have 10 years of experience as a freelance designer in physical and digital products and spaces, working with startups, startupper myself, and ultimately as consultant at a Big 4. The reason why I left the corporate world started ggutt and Otherdots is because I realised the traditional model no longer works in today's age. We need more meaningful, purposeful and enduring work that makes a difference.


Going the bullet point way for an easy and quick scan 🤷

â­•Founder at GGUTT design & innovation hub
⭕Founding member – Otherdots Foundation
⭕Chapter Director – Founder Institute Milan
⭕Visiting lecturer – Domus Academy, Il Sole 24ORE Business School, Università LUM Jean Monnet in Milan
â­•Article contributor at Startup Business Italy
â­•Seasoned keynote speaker
â­•Fluent in French, Arabic, English and Italian


📌Diverse experiences across multiple industries such as Food & Beverage, Automotive, Sportstech, Fashion & Luxury, Fintech, Travel & Tourism and Social Innovation as a freelancer, at startup level and as a service design consultant at Deloitte Digital, where I worked on large scale projects for large organisations such as FCA (Fiat Chrysler Group), Prada, Bulgari, MSC Cruises... and organised internal events and hackathons - ex Faculty Member – Lebanese American University.

đź“ŚMentoring activities in various accelerators and incubators such as Startupbootcamp and Fashion Technology Accelerator Milan, Kocca accelerator Seoul and Seedstars Lausanne.


đź‘ŤGrateful to have met and worked with like-minded individuals in 4 continents, and super excited about the future!