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Jorge Rios, Founder and CEO, Bridgefy
In Conversation with Ravi Belani, Adjunct Lecturer, Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
View the livestream on YouTube starting at 4:00 PM PT on Wednesday, April 27.

Jorge Rios is the founder and CEO of Bridgefy. Bridgefy’s technology helps millions of people use mobile apps without an Internet connection, through Bluetooth-based mesh networks for mobile. He began his career in the public sector, helping local teenagers develop, fund, and launch entrepreneurial projects through local city government. His first company was an online food-ordering platform in Mexico. He founded Bridgefy when he observed the need for Mexico City inhabitants to have a more reliable communications infrastructure in the aftermath of earthquakes.

Since Bridgefy was founded, its patented technology has helped more than 8 million people share information without an Internet connection, in contexts such as Internet shutdowns, natural disasters, rural communities, underserved schools, and large events. Bridgefy has received the United Nations WSA Award, and has been featured as a Pro Magazine Top 100 Startup and as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Companies according to TechCrunch.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Rios taught politics, economics and international topics at the University of Monterrey. He has served on the board of StartupBus, and advises multiple startups and entrepreneurs. He earned an MBA from the University of Monterrey in Mexico, and was named one of MIT’s Top 35 Innovators in 2020.

This appearance by Jorge Rios is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us virtually at youtube.com/ecorner as we bring founders, investors and industry influencers to center stage and invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.

Jorge Rios

When: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Audience: General Public

Type of Event: Interview