HomeEU-Startups PodcastEU-Startups Podcast | Episode 33: Ricardo Marvão, Co-Founder of Beta-i

EU-Startups Podcast | Episode 33: Ricardo Marvão, Co-Founder of Beta-i

In this episode, we catch up with Ricardo Marvão the Co-Founder of Beta-i.

Ricardo Marvão is a key figure in Portugal’s thriving startup ecosystem. Currently, he is pioneering a new paradigm for innovation: collaborative innovation. It builds on his experience working in the public sector, building ecosystems and mentoring entrepreneurship. Over the course of his distinguished career, Ricardo has invested in promising startups, launched the Lisbon Startup Guide and is also a jury at the European Innovation Council for the European Commission. He’s someone who has been at the forefront of developing and exploring synergies between the public and private spheres – looking at how connections can positively influence tomorrow.

His latest venture, Beta-i, launched in 2010, is a collaborative innovation consultancy with global reach. It leverages acceleration expertise and networks to help ecosystems grow, connecting a huge network of entrepreneurs, mentors, experts, investors and knowledge institutions to solve things that matter.

In this episode, Ricardo shares more about the company, what the next generation of innovation looks like, how the public and private spheres can work together, and, we discuss Portugal’s exciting startup ecosystem. Tune in now!

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Patricia Allen
Patricia Allen
is the Head of Content at EU-Startups. With a background in politics, Patricia has a real passion for how shared ideas across communities and cultures can bring new initiatives and innovations for the future. She spends her time bringing you the latest news and updates of startups across Europe, and curating our social media.
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