Jury member

Rita Casimiro

Partner at MAZE Impact



Rita Casimiro


Rita Casimiro is Partner at Maze, a pan-European impact startup accelerator. She was previously Head of Acceleration and a consultant at Aga Khan Foundation.

Rita is a Partner, previously Head of Acceleration. Having worked at MAZE since 2015, Rita has been involved in the majority of MAZE’s market building projects. Rita was involved in the development and implementation one of the Social Impact Bonds launched by MAZE in 2016 in the area of youth employability. She then led the creation and growth of the acceleration work at MAZE, having worked with over 100 impact startups and projects. She has developed several consulting-like projects to clients, at MAZE and before, while at the Aga Khan Foundation. Rita studied Business and Impact at the University of Bath (UK) and Nova School of Business and Economics (PT). She serves as an Advisor to the Board of Native Scientist.