Braskem, the largest thermoplastics resins producer in the Americas, and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, announced today it has been ranked among the top 10 most attractive companies by 100 Open Startups Brazil 2018. 100 Open Startups is a corporate-startup engagement platform created and maintained by more than 70 global leading organizations that together evaluate and rank startups worldwide for business generation.
Fabio Buckeridge, Braskem Digital Leader, stated, "The startup community is a critical pillar for our innovation and is at the core of our entrepreneurial culture. Our objective with programs such as Braskem Labs, which works as a startup accelerator, is to create means to incentivise the already vibrant innovation ecosystem and, at the same time, create value for our society, for our employees and our company. The feedback we receive is extremely positive as these programmes offer real benefits to startups, be it from a mentoring capacity or direct business relationships with Braskem."
The 100 Open Startups Ranking measures the attractiveness of the Brazilian corporate market to startups through a range of objective criteria, specifically related to business relations established by startups and large companies.
The 100 Open Startups 2018 winners were announced at an event in São Paulo with Fabio Buckeridge, Braskem Digital Leader, accepting the award on behalf of the company. The event keynote was provided by Prof. Saras Sarasvathy, from The Darden School, University of Virginia, who introduced the widely acclaimed concept of Effectuation as a rigorous framework for understanding the creation and growth of new organizations and markets.
To view the complete ranking of the Top 50 Open Corps Brazil 2018 list of companies most engaged in open innovation please visit: https://www.openstartups.net/en/ranking/
With a human-oriented global vision of the future, Braskem strives every day to improve people's lives by creating sustainable solutions with chemicals and plastics. Braskem is the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas and the leading producer of biopolymers in the world, creating more environmental-friendly, intelligent and sustainable solutions through chemicals and plastics. Braskem exports to clients in approximately 100 countries and operates 41 industrial units, which are located in Brazil, United States, Germany and Mexico, the latter in partnership with the Mexican company Idesa. For more information, visit www.braskem.com .
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