Vittorio Sommella

Vittorio Sommella

Realizing projects and ideas for a diverse, sustainable future!

English, Italian, Spanish

San Diego, CA, USA, United States


Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)


Challenge - 40th Global Purpose Challenge for Creating a Better World

  • March 1st, 2023
  • Mentor

Why I am extraordinary?


Realizing projects and ideas for a diverse, sustainable future!

United Nation’s SDG of interest
Clean water and sanitation, Climate action, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Life below water, Quality Education, Responsible consumption and production, Sustainable cities and communities

Adventure, Change, Compassion, Empathy, Family, Learning, Passion

Soft Skills
Creativity, Critical thinking, Empathy, Experimentation, Integrity, Learning from others, Open-mindedness, Optimism, Teamwork


Consultant, Entrepreneur, Mentor, Student

BOSI Profile
Builder, Innovator, Opportunist

How can I make an impact?

Purpose Alliance Certifications

Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)

Purpose Launchpad Mentor (Professional)

  • Date: December 1st, 2020
  • Instructor:

Other innovation-related certifications

ExO Sprint Coach
  • Year: 2021
  • Center: OpenExO
  • Country: United States


International Relations Master's Degree
  • Universitá Degli Studi Di Genova
  • 2008
  • Italy
Communication & Culture Certificate
  • UCSD University Of California San Diego
  • 2009
  • United States
ExO Consultant
  • OpenExO
  • 2019
  • None
ExO Sprint Coach
  • OpenExO
  • 2021
  • None

What's my bio?

 Genoa (Italy) native Vittorio Sommella arrives in California in 2009 and becomes founding member of the "The Big Wave World Tour (BWWT), a sports industry startup based in San Diego. Growing from one single event to an international phenomenon gathering professional communities of athletes and pre-existing events worldwide, the company is eventually acquired in 2014 by the ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals). On the strength of that experience, Vittorio starts his consulting activity mostly leading marketing projects or establishing strategic partnerships globally.

In 2017 he founds Play Global Solutions: a network-based consulting firm focused on supporting organizations realizing their visions. In the same year serves as an advisor for San Diego Sports Innovators, and he is put in charge of the international projects for Startup San Diego, considered the gateway to the striving startup world in San Diego area. Vittorio is an occasional guest lecturer at the MBA program in Sports Management at San Diego State University and he is an active member of the green economy community in southern California.

Vittorio,  holds a master's degree in International Relations, is a certified ExO Sprint Coach and he is one of the first certified Purpose Launchpad Mentors worldwide. In 2020, Vittorio enters the Purpose Alliance ecosystem and becomes first a founding member of Purpose Evolver and in 2022 enters Purpose Alliance Core team becoming director of Services. Today more than ever, Vittorio is committed to realizing projects and ideas for a diverse, sustainable future!