Episode 123 – Breaking Impact: PALOP Take Over!

The Breaking Impact series is back, and in this episode, Matteo Rizzi takes over accompanied by three exceptional guests coming from three different African Portuguese-Speaking countries (PALOP) to discuss all things ecosystem building and the local challenges faced in each one.

Telma Seidi, Digital influencer (AKA Tita Pipoka), focused on the role of knowledge and the need to boost digital literacy and entrepreneurship literacy to make the startup ecosystem possible with private-government cooperation.
Connect: https://www.facebook.com/Titapipoka/

Jose Bucassa, Managing Partner at PROA and founder of Angola Summit, stressed the importance of giving young people the tools to be independent and build the ecosystem to unlock the big opportunities that are in Angola.
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josebucassa/
Angola Summit: https://angolasummit.co/

Milton Cabral, Cabo Verde Digital PMO – Ecosystem builder, introduced the opportunity that comes from the people that come back and support with their know-how of the processes of capability building and the challenges to developing an ecosystem in Cape Verde
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miltoncabral/

Author, Co-Founder of FTS Group, BBE Executive Producer
About the Author
Matteo Rizzi is an unconventional entrepreneur with two decades of experience in Financial Services, constantly referred amongst the top executives in the industry. He spent 13 years at SWIFT – where he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative, launching the first global startup challenge. Since 2013, he has a FinTech Investor and/or Venture Partner role with global VCs and CVCs (20+ deals, 5 exits) currently at Bamboo Capital Partners). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTS Group.eu) – a platform for Investors and Innovators to boost FinTech innovation globally. In 2019, Matteo founded Timepledge.org a global initiative to foster financial inclusion and entrepreneurship. The same year he launched Breaking Banks Europe (as the Executive Producer). He is the author of The FinTech Revolution and Talents & Rebels and fluent in 5 languages.
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