Our former speakers

Pouria Ruhi

Pouria Ruhi is the founder of Last Call and Lokalii. Lokalii is a marketplace for local experiences, while Last Call is an app for cultural life. Through the app, users are offered tickets at a reduced price shortly before the show begins. Originally, Pouria was marketing director for Comfort Hotel and before that he has written a children's book.

Marte Sootholtet

Marte Sootholtet is project manager in Social Startup. It is an accelerator program for entrepreneurs who want to solve societal challenges by making them financially sustainable in the past and securing the economic bottom line. Marte has 10 years of experience in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Gulnaz Khusainova

Gulnaz Khusainova is the founder of Easysize, a Danish startup that contributes to more sustainability in the fashion industry using data and algorithms. Gulnaz has since she was 19 years old been interested in technology, worked in business and finance and started two other companies in Moscow. A few years later, she moved to Denmark, received start-up help and investment to invest in Easysize.

Hazel Xavier

Hazel Xavier and Kurt Shyam Venkatraman, founders of Fits Consulting and 3DL-learning which is used in 43 schools in Norway.

Fred Radenbach

Fred Radenbach was the founder of the accounting firm Causa, which has received much recognition for its innovative use of technology and focus on added value for the customer. Three years after the foundation, Visma named the company Partner of the Year 2018 in competition with several hundred accounting firms. Accounting firm Causa merged with Aider in early 2019.

Matt Smith

Matthew Smith is the founder of the video company The Lunicorn, which with short videos from big cities around the world will give people insight into the startup environments they might otherwise have missed. They are testing what is the best way to create content for mobile. Matthew is originally from England and South Africa. Prior to that, he worked as an angel investor in London.

André Evju og Nam Mai

André Evju, Nam Mai and Brian Ramsland started TUNCO - Oslo's answer to a proper street wok. The vision is to make healthy and sustainable food available to everyone.

Stina Ihle Amankwah

348 / 5000 Translation results Stina Ihle Amankwah is a project consultant at Minotenk think tank in Bergen. She has a master's degree in model-based community planning from the University of Bergen. She also has dialogue training from the Nansen Center and is a trained mentor against radicalization at RVTS Vest. Stina is also Head of Corporate Partnerships in the newly started company VIBRANTCREATOR.

Murshid M.Ali

Murshid is a co-founder of Norsk Solar, a company that owns, develops and operates large-scale solar projects in developing countries. They currently have two solar parks in operation, in Pakistan and Ukraine, which generate renewable energy for over 200,000 households. Before that, Murshid started Huddlestock, a fintech company that has commercialized an investment platform in Europe, which opens up for ordinary investors to invest in the same way as large funds. Huddlestock is currently being launched as Qinfen in Germany, together with BNP Paribas. Huddlestock has also won the award for Best Nordic Fintech Startup in 2017.

Christoffer Naustdal Hjelm

Christoffer is the founder of Sandwich Brothers. It was started as a summer job for young refugees and sees working life as the fastest way into Norwegian society. In the course of four years, it has become a year-round company that sells handmade sandwich ice cream to consumers and the corporate market in Oslo and the surrounding area. He also runs the Sorbet Sisters in parallel, with the same concept - only with a bunch of "sisters" who deliver sorbet stick ice cream. "Usually" he works as a project manager in MSF around the world.

Cecilie Kjeldsberg

Cecilie Kjeldsberg holds a Master's degree in Global Nutrition (M.Sc) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has international work experience from Tanzania, Nepal and India. She has built a career in academia by publishing two research articles in reputable journals, presented at international conferences and universities. She is the founder and CEO of Better Living Projects, which creates job opportunities for women in India by delivering ethically produced textile products to the B2B market. For this work, Cecilie has been nominated as one of 30 under 30 guiding stars of Dagens Næringsliv in 2020.

Hodo Elmi Aden

Hodo is a UX designer with a background from Finstart Nordic and SpareBank 1 Utvikling. She graduated in 2015 with a master's degree in computer science; design, use, interaction from the University of Oslo. She has extensive experience from the startup community in Oslo, where she has, among other things, been a mentor at Startup Weekend Oslo and helped start the AML startup Beaufort through Finstart.

Malin Carita Lind og
Bjarne Peder Lind

CUBE8 IMPACT is a non-profit organization that develops and establishs social entrepreneurship. Their main project is Adventurous people! is a center for social entrepreneurship in the Nedre Glomma region. The center's purpose is to develop sustainable business models that create inclusive jobs. They place great emphasis on cooperation and co-creation between various actors from business, academia, public enterprises, entrepreneurs and volunteering.

Marvin Torres

Marvin er partner ved Mazars i Norge. Det er et internasjonalt selskap med spesialisering i revisjon, regnskap, skatt og rådgivning. De håndterer en klientportefølje bestående av nasjonale og internasjonale selskaper. Marvin har jobbet i bransjen i over 15 år, blant annet hos PwC og Skatteetaten, og har opparbeidet innblikk i hva som trengs for å bygge et bærekraftig selskap.

Danby Choi

Marvin is a partner at Mazars in Norway. It is an international company specializing in auditing, accounting, tax and consulting. They handle a client portfolio consisting of national and international companies. Marvin has worked in the industry for over 15 years, including at PwC and the Tax Administration, and has gained insight into what is needed to build a sustainable company.

Jason Moore

Jason's travel podcast Zero To Travel has helped people from all over the world achieve their travel dreams. It has been downloaded 7+ million times and received over 500+ five star reviews. Jason is also a co-founder of one of the largest lifestyle communities in the world, Location Indie and Lifestyle Launch Academy.

DNB Oppstartslos

Every year, DNB's entrepreneurial team Uppstartslos helps thousands of Norwegians to start for themselves. They know a lot about starting a business, and can give good tips and help you along the way.

Muzammil Saeed

Muzammil Saeed is project manager for Solibo AS. He is now taking a master's degree in economics and administration with a specialization in Business Analytics. He has both participated and won several case competitions / hackathons, including for Sparebank1 and Helly Hansen.
Muzammil has previously participated in the preschool and is part of the organizing team.

Nicolai Strøm-olsen

Nicolai Strøm-Olsen

Nicolai Strøm-Olsen is the author and co-founder of Startup Migrants, the leading Nordic art magazine KUNSTforum and the conference Kunstweekend.no. He has written the biography Hans Gude - an artist's life (2015) and three other books on urban development and entrepreneurship; Bykamp (2014), Startup Europe - The founders who change Europe (2016) and Startup Israel (2017).

Maria Amelie

Maria Amelie wrote her first book at the age of 25, was named Norwegian of the Year and contributed to a change in the law for refugees. She has since written four more books on entrepreneurship and technology. Maria has seen the best and the worst of immigration, since she has been a refugee, undocumented migrant worker and labor immigrant. Now she wants to focus more on the fact that this type of life experience is an important foundation for success as an entrepreneur.