Episode 218: Ecosystem Zoom-In: The British Case

In this episode of #BBE’s Ecosystem Zoom-In series, we finally reflect on The British Case. Coinciding the podcast’s inception and the historic Brexit event four years ago, this fascinating nation finally takes the spotlight of our show. Janine Hirt, current CEO of Innovate Finance, joins to discuss how Britain has risen to prominence as a global leader in nurturing innovation ecosystems, trailing only behind the US. Hirt offers insights into the evolving landscape for UK companies and also announces the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Innovation Finance Global Summit, where host Matteo Rizzi will participate. Tune in to explore Britain’s dynamic innovation and finance sector in 2024.

Connect with our guest:

Janine Hirt – https://www.linkedin.com/in/janine-hirt-4441664/

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). In 2015, he co-founded FinTechStage (now FTSGroup.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 is fluent in 5 languages. Twitter:https://twitter.com/matteorizzi Website: https://matteorizzi.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/matteorizziofficial Linkedln:https://www.linkedin.com/in/matteorizzi/ Provoke: https://provoke.fm/author/matteo/