Episode 141: From Corporate to Entrepreneurship Life

It’s story time! A story of many, brave individuals that decided to launch new initiatives, leave the often big comfort of the corporate path, and create something new. This is often a moment for extreme personal introspection for a professional, and we started thinking – what factors make someone jump out of the golden cage? how did this pandemic accelerate or not some of these career shifts? or perhaps other major technological advancements? which internal impulses bring one to reprioritize career/work lifestyles?
Matteo Rizzi is an example of such an individual, and he invited friends Conny Dorrestijn, David Mellett, and Damien Dugauquier for this episode of #BBE.

Meet these incredible stories:
Conny Dorrestijn – Advisor; Principal, Shiraz Partners; Mentor; Founding Partner, BankiFi
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/conny-dorrestijn-74b365/

David Mellett: Co-Founder & CEO, BeeFounders
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmellett-impact-investor/

Damien Dugauquier: Co-Founder & CEO, iPiD
Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/damien-dugauquier-40026119/

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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