Ricardo nurtures Portugal’s startup ecosystem from its heart.
Ricardo is an entrepreneur and investor, and a Co-founder and Board Member of Lisbon-based Beta-i. Recognized as one of the world’s most active startup accelerators, he has helped more than 900 new businesses grow and thrive by offering 360-degree innovation services ranging from acceleration, events and corporate innovation to education, investment, and community. Apart from “innovation”, the “i” in Beta-i also stands for imagination, initiative, inspiration, and ignition, as Ricardo says.
Prior to his work with startups, Ricardo co-founded Evolve Space Solutions, where he developed software products for the aerospace industry with clients such as Airbus, Boeing, ESA, and others.
Holding a Masters in Computer Science Engineering, Ricardo’s interests and expertise range from satellite simulators, earth observation systems, and interplanetary missions to scaling entrepreneurship programs.