Maria, Territórios Criativos Consultant, is CEO and Co-Founder of Eat.Drink.Discover, a gastronomic tourism company, where she has the opportunity to work on her great passions: food, travel and people! She is a native of Lisbon, but her heart is of the world: she lived in Macau as a child, studied in the United States, spent seasons in Brazil and Mozambique and chose the Algarve for his home! She began her career in StartUp - in times when no one knew what a StartUp was - and was VP of Marketing and Operations of one of the first (and largest) SaaS in tourism in the United States. She joined Teia D'Impulsos, pro-bono, as a member of the enlarged board, 6 years ago, through the Vela Solidária Project, and saw the association move from a small idea of friends, to one of the largest Algarve associations, being responsible for managing about 27 projects in the most diverse areas. Later - after an adventure organizing the Lagos Food Fest, opened the Eat Drink Discover. Nowadays, with her company already well established in the market, she dedicates much of her time to organizing events to do consulting in Marketing and Strategic Management, focusing on startups and social projects.