Switzerland Global Enterprise delegation in Rio de Janeiro
swissnex Brazil hosted the Switzerland Global Enterprise delegation in Rio de Janeiro, introducing the strengths of the “carioca” innovation ecosystem, mainly in FinTech related areas. Startups in their idealizations phase – Taylor, Nibo and Rede Entropia of Innovation and Entrepreneurship – hold a Pitch and opened spontaneously to an elevator pitch round for the attending startups – mostly players within a social framework. The visits to the startup accelerator Startup Grid and Stone, a successful Brazilian FinTech startup, consisted of valuable opportunities to complement and expand the knowledge about the Brazilian innovation setup. Took part in the program Daniel Küng, SGE CEO; Thomas Först, Head of Global Network and Member of the Executive Committee; and Philip Praz, Head of Swiss Business Hub Brazil.