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Some of the Impact Speakers at Seed Forum Global 2019
Social Entrepreneur & Multi Award Winning young professional. Part of the Norwegian Goverments Expert Committee on Digitalization. BI Young Alumni Award Winner & Student of the year, Coca Cola Hero of the year award 2018.
Javad Mushtaq (Norway)
Global Shaper for World Economic Forum
Van Hipp is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. He’s a former Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, as well as a former member of the Presidential Electoral College.
Van Hipp (USA)
Defence & Cyber Security Expert
Founder & CEO of Norwegian Airlines - the major success story of international aviation !
Bjørn Kjos (Norway)
Founder & CEO Norwegian Airlines
Former Head, Civilian Sector Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister's Office and Associate, ICT, IDC Herzliya Israel. Founder and President of Firmitas Cyber Solutions
Rami Efrati (Israel)
Global Cyber Security Expert
Founder & CEO of Oslo International Hub and Business Angel Netrowk Norway A true cosmopolitan in Oslo. Former politician.
Jørn Lein-Mathisen (Norway)
Founder, Oslo International Hub
Trond Riber Knudsen
Norway`s Leading Start-Up Investor
Multitalented Publisher, Business Developer, Communication Influencer
David Mendoza (Norway)
Founder of HappilyEverAfter & Entrepreneur Impact Speaker !
Max Gouchan (Norway)
Entrepreneur & Impact Speaker
Former politician & Member of the Norwegian Parliament, Current CEO of the Norwegian National Organisation for SMEs
Olaf Thommessen (Norway)
Head of Bedriftsforbundet
Muslim mum of five, and founder of Nasims Halal Babyfood, she dared to dream, think and then just did it. Nasim turned her minority background into a market advantage, and also won the “Grûnderspirepris”.
Nasim Rizvi (Norway)
Founder of Nasim Halal Babyfood
Co-Founder and builder of the fast-growing Seed Forum iHUB Innovation Centre Network in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and beyond www.ihub.world Also a start-up entrepreneur and advisor to key government positions in Ukraine.
Dimitri Podoliev (Ukraine)
Co-Founder of the iHUB Network, Ukraine
Founder and CEO of Venturelab and XLR8HUB. Serial entrepreneur and business angel. A key spider in the Norwegian innovation system!
Thomas Due (Norway)
Head of VentureLab
Serial Entrepreneur among others co-founder of the Baltic News Agency. Former Norwegian Trade Commissionar to Latvia.The Head of Seed Forum in the Baltics and the representative of B2Holding ASA to Central Eastern Europe.
Gints Vins (Latvia)
Founder & CEO of Seed Forum Global with ambitions to build a complete global innovation eco-system. He is a serial entrepreneur with 17 start-ups and has trained and presented more than 3000 start-ups to investors in 40+ countries.
Steinar Hoel Korsmo (Global)
Global Entrepreneur & Adventurer
Serial entrepreneur and Business Angel. Founder of the Norwegian Entrepreneurs Club. Co-Founder of Entra House. A true cosmopolitan in Oslo.
Berg Moe (Norway)
Head the Norwegian Entrepreneurs Club
Key influencer in innovation in Moldova and the Head of the Moldova IT-Association. The Chairman of Seed Forum iHUB Chisinau and Tekwill.
Ana Chirita (Moldova)
Head of the IT Association of Moldova
Stock trader, author, innovation expert. World-leading expert in new innovative trading methodology.
Irfan Polimac (France)
Influencer Financial Trading Innovation
Serial entrepreneur, Business Angel & Impact Innovator from Western Sweden.
Sven-Erick Carlsson (Sweden)
Innovatum - Innovation Influencer
CEO of Youth Nation" & Author of the book "Break Through"
Marco Da Veiga (Norway)
International Life Coach
Former Member of the Norwegian Parliament know from this position as the "Entrepreneurs Spokesman". Chairman of the Norwegian Entrepreneurs Association and PR-manager of the Norwegian Association for SMEs.
Jørund Rytman (Norway)
Entrepreneurs Spokesman - Former MP
Serial Entrepreneur, author and crypto asset expert.
Lasse Meholm (Norway)
DNB Crypto Asset Expert
Social serial entrepreneur in Norway and Asia with an ambition to make the world a better place.
Stein-Inge Haaland (Sri Lanka)
Social Serial Entrepreneur
Hanan Mohamed Abdelrahman is a Egyptian-Norwegian mathematics educator and the 2017 winner of the Holmboe Prize and contributor to the Royal Norwegian #siktconvetion
Hanan Abdelrahman (Norway)
Entrepreneur & Mathametics Educator
Executive Director & Partner at GrowthAfrica, a leading African impact accelerator. Entrepreneur and innovator by heart and mind and passionate about building entrepreneurship ecosystems
Ian Lorenzen (Kenya)
Director & Partner in GrowthAfrica
Lead Angel Investor at Nordic Angel Program. Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Petroleum, Gas, Strategic Sourcing, and Management. Advisory role in consulting projects.
Åsmund Mandal (Norway)
Chairman Business Angels Norway
Magnus Jones is a Tax Technologist at the law firm of EY. In addition to being Nordic lead for the Tax Technology & Transformation group within all service lines of EY, he is also leading the Norwegian Blockchain group.
Magnus Jones (Norway)
Nordic Blockchain Lead EY
Founder and CEO of Culturengine. Expert in Values Management, Brand Values & Leadership Change Processes. Founder of values@work.
Tone Ringstad (Norway)
Owner and CEO of Heyerdahl Jewellery Design. Founder of several innovative products made in collaboration with big international companies.
Thomas Heyerdahl (Norway)
Serial entrepreneur and head of XHUBADDIS as the leading innovation centre in Ethiopia. Innovation influencer.
Teddy T. Araya (Ethiopia)
Head of XHUBADDIS
Roberta Rudokiene (Lithuania)
Head of Start-Up Lithuania
Founder and CEO of Telesoftas. Serial Entrepreneur, Business Angel, Lithuanian Innovation influencer.
Algirdas Stoney (Lithuania)
Global Cyber Security Expert. PwC Cyber Security Division and former head of Watchcom.
Nils Johan Brede (Norway)
PwC - Cyber Security Expert
Open source evangelist, software engineer and innovator in the field of decentralized technologies. The mind behind the freedom oriented Friend OS sky computing platform.
Hogne Tillestad (Norway)
Founder of Friend Software Corporation (Norway)
Founder of Aispot AS, Your.MD (leading health app in more than 100 countries), Companybook, Intellisearch, Cyberwatcherand PCTVnet. Employed more than 400 persons.
Harald Jellum (Norway)
Founder of AISPOT
Over 25 years of track-record from mobile and digital businesses.
Steinar Svalesen (Norway)
Director Beringer Finance
Kåre Sandvik, Professor, The University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) Kåre Sandvik is professor in marketing at USN.
Kåre Sandvik (Norway)
Professor Norwegian School of Economics
Kyrre W. Kielland (Norway)
Partner Ræder Law Firm
Lars Gjølme (Norway)
Head of Climate-Kic at NTNU
Digital advisor to Ministers, CEOs and boards, chairman & non-executive director and key note speaker.
Bente Sollid Storehaug (Norway)
Digital Media Serial Entrepreneur
Christian Torp is the Secretary General of the Norwegian Computer Society, and has been in charge of the great efforts to repositioning the Society. He is a board member of Norsk Tekst AS and Datakortet AS.
Christian Torp (Norway)
Gen Seretary Norwegain Computer Society
Ketil Solvik-Olsen has been Minister of Transport and Communications in the Solberg cabinet from 2013 to 2018. He was a member of the Norwegian Parliament from 2005-2013.
Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Norway)
Head Advisory Board AISPOT
Pål Arne Davidsen is former State Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is currently Partner in Rud Pedersen Public Affairs where he assists Norwegian and foreign companies on the local market within a range of sectors.
Pål Arne Davidsen (Norway)
Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister under the Stoltenberg-government 2005-2006. He has been Deputy Director General and Head of the Security Section at the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Safety.
Kjetil Skogrand (Norway)
Securty Expert & Former Deputy Minister
Head of Strategy and Group Development since 2011. Former regional manager Rogaland & Agder. Management experience from DNB offices in Tallinn (Estonia), Singapore and New York (USA). Starter in DNB 2005.
Rasmus Figenschou (Norway)
Head of New Business DNB
An enthusiastic serial founder focusing on innovation, transformation and sustainability. Susanne also does business & leadership coaching and green politics.
Susanne Heart (Norway)
Serial Founder, Coach & Politician
Highly accomplished, decisive and strategy-driven board-level and executive leader with 25 years of CEO, international business development and sales and marketing roles.
Pål Bråthen (Norway)
CEO at Tocricle Industries
David is M.Sc in Marketing Management and has been working in the IT industry for over 25 years with tech Start-Up's & MNC's.
David Holm-Glad (Norway)
General Partner Xplorico
Serial Entrepreneur, business angel and Technofreak! Founder of Industries Holding ! Politician, techno influencer & cosmopolitan. Always one step ahead in the tech world !
Christian Testman (Norway)
Founder Ocean Visuals
5 year head of Innovation Norway in San Francisco. Experience from Conoco, Kongsberg, Norcontrol and start-ups. Founder of Alliance Venture.
Managing Partner Alliance Venture
14 years Partner Edge Innovation Group, working with strategy, business development, innovation, insight, communication and branding. Marketing Director Ringnes / Carlsberg Breweries, Ernst & Young Consulting, Borregaard industries & Orkla Group.
Helge Krane (Norway)
Head Edge Innovation Group
Passionate about bringing great ideas to life. Experienced cross border leadership with extensive commute throughout the Nordics and Europe.
Rune Elvrum (Norway)
General Partner Xplorico
Ingjerd Schou is a Norwegian politician (H). She has been elected to the Storting from Østfold since 2009, and was also elected in the period 2001–2005. Schou was Minister of Social Affairs at Kjell Magne Bondevik's second government 2001–2004.
Ingjerd Schou (Norway)
MP Norwegian Parliament (Norway)
Bjørn has 30 years of management experience with a solid background from the IT Industry. Some of the positions have caused a great deal of change management. General management of business association.
BJørn Storn Halvorsen (Norway)
CEO Swedish-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
Early and Growth stage cross-border investments and startup stock exchange. Startup founder, CEO, and Investor with 10+ years of building and growing companies in Scandinavia and the United States.
Rünno Allikivi (Estonia)
Head of Funderbeam Scandinavia
Victor is an experienced entrepreneur and forest owner and he is currently CEO of the newly started Karlstad-based incubator Sting Bioeconomy.
Victor Isaksen (Sweden)
CEO STING Bioeconomy
Master of Science at NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ole Martin is currently managing Director at Incubator Ås. It is the Startup incubator at Campus Ås outside Oslo. We help startups both on and off campus to get of the ground.
Ole Martin Steien (Norway)
CEO Incubator Ås
Hodling a Master of Science in International Business, Stefan works with digital business development at Compare in Karlstad, Sweden.
Stefan Skoglund (Sweden)
BDM Compare Karlstad
Christina is an entrepreneurial spirit, and have through her work gained experience both with growing her own business and leading businesses in growing and changing markets.
Christina Westerveld Haug (Norway)
CEO for Hire, Board Professional & Investor
Managing Director at AnsuR Technologies AS, serving users in Mission-Critical operations. Headed multiple start-ups, including MBO and external financing. Solid corporate experience from Ericsson and Telenor.
Håkon Eggemoen (Norway)
CEO Ansur Technologies
Ivar Horneland Kristensen is CEO at Virke, which is the main organization for the employers in the trade and service industry. He is a graduate of NHH, and holds an MBA degree in sustainability and innovation in the seafood industry.
Ivar Horneland Kristensen
Victoria C. Schultz has been the regional director for Amedia Buskerud, CFO in Amedia Sales Market and Investment Director in Amedia Growth.
Victoria C. Schultz (Norway)
Group Manager Sales & Marketing Amedia
Geir Ove is working as a senior advisor on finance and especially EU-finance, in Innovation Norway’s division for Growth Companies and Clusters. His position entails task and responsibilities over a broad spectrum.
Geir Ove Hansen
Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway
Salesman by heard, marketing expert, relation building with focus on innovation. 20 years of business experience.
Thomas Agerup (Norway)
Partner in Antler for East Africa and the founder of Penda Paper Recycling. Previously associate principal at Mckinsey & Company.
Marie Nilsen (Ethiopia)
Partner Antler East Africa
Line is a young and passionate student politician & influencer. She will moderate Seed Forum Global PITCH XTREME 2019.
Line B. Korsmo (Norway)
Moderator PITCH XTREME