Prof Durreen Shahnaz began her career at Morgan Stanley in New York as the first Bangladeshi woman on Wall Street before returning to Bangladesh to use her expertise in investment finance at Grameen Bank. Shahnaz continued her pursuit for sustainable growth and equitable markets by founding, growing and selling oneNest in 2004, teaching at NUS and then founding IIX in 2009 and IIX Foundation in 2010.
Shahnaz is the 2017 recipient of the Oslo Business for Peace Award, 2017 Global Steering Group for Impact Investment Impact Market Builder of the Year Award, 2016 Asia Society Game Changer Award, 2014 recipient of the Joseph Wharton Social Impact Award, and a TED 2010 Fellow. Shahnaz holds a BA from Smith College; a joint degree — MBA from the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania and MA from the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Social entrepreneur turned deep tech investor for impact. Founding Partner of Fifty Years.
AI Thought Leader. Tech Innovator. Passionate about increasing diversity in tech.
Alysha believes that we must design experiences that support people and help them achieve their dreams — in whichever reality they choose.
Most recently, Amber joined Ethereum Foundation as Director of Finance. Previously, she served as general partner and COO for EchoVC, a $26M Sub-Saharan Africa venture capital fund focused on investing in early- stage technology companies.
CEO and co-founder at Uncommon Partners, founder at Lowes Labs, faculty Singularity University
Connection Science Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alan is a professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard. He works in fields that can disrupt chemistry and materials such as quantum computing, artificial intelligence and robotics.
Nichol Bradford works at the cross-section of human potential and tech as the CEO of the Willow Group and Executive Director of the Transformative Technology Lab.
Tech/data/AI ethicist and consultant, helping to solve knotty problems.
Cat Berman is a three-time social entrepreneur with experience building multinational businesses that drive transformative social impact.
CEO & Founder of BenBen- A Ghanaian techpreneur, leading the charge towards building a risk-free, secured and trusted African land market ecosystem.
Muriel is a researcher and entrepreneur leveraging technological change to unlock human potential and a better future of work.
People driven. Providing the necessary inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Joshua has been a computational neuroscientist, a CTO, a philosopher, and an academic dean. He is fascinated by complexity in the natural world.
Christian is one of few millennial's investing in the Nordics. He's the founding partner of Futuristic.vc, a micro-fund based in Copenhagen.
Public service powers change. Believer in the power of AI for social good. Footy fanatic. Loves a good flat white!
A strategist and exponential thinker. Cristina helps people extract clarity out of their chaos, grow their business, and solve big, global and local problems.
A leader in the global blockchain movement, concerned with the creation of new value paradigms.
AI Ethicist and #Edtech entrepreneur helping humans achieve an inspired and flourishing future.
Defiant optimist to make finance work for the 99%, social entrepreneur & founder of IIX - global leader in impact investing #impinv #socent
MBA Candidate at University of Oxford, working to accelerate development of the Clean Meat sector. Spent last decade focused on improving the sustainability of electricity and food systems.
Grant Linscott is a researcher, educator and consultant in the fields of Design Thinking, Design Strategy, and Business Innovation.
Enthusiastic about everything, especially learning, energy, complex systems and languages. CEO @SlushHQ, Co-Founder @WaveVentures
Marquez is an academic entrepreneur. As Dean of the Kroc School of Peace Studies, she leads education and scholarship for peaceful coexistence and changemaking
Action woman & entrepreneur building a new type of quantification model for net impact of companies in @uprightproject
Multidisciplinary change maker, playing with crypto and other future stuff, always on the move, always between worlds.
Co-founder of Futurism & HighExistence. Futurist, serial entrepreneur, designer/coder who is electrified about bringing the world together through technology.
Vitaly believes there is no one-fits-all winning scenario. He is always up for learning new things, sharing experiences and having fun, - all while creating value and impact.
Chris explains cool tech to the World. He is a Technical Writer and blogger. He has crazy projects in progress and will speak to anyone who listens.
Min FitzGerald is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nutrigene, a YC personalized health startup.
Bridget Gramme runs the Center for Public Interest Law where she harnesses the power of the law to create positive social change and trains future lawyers to do the same.
Impact intra and entrepreneur interested in all things entrepreneurship, currently helping female entrepreneurs get more visibility.
Dom Potter is a serial entrepreneur and global authority on business model innovation built around authentic social impact.
Woman Entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, inventor engineer.
Former tech founder, now a long toothed VC looking for entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders tackling edtech, e-logistics, consumer internet, healthtech, fintech and cleantech in and for the emerging markets
Lisa is the Founder & CEO of SheWorx, Forbes 30 under 30, former US national champion gymnast, producer of the Enoughness podcast, and a writer for Forbes driving gender parity in entrepreneurship
Emerging technology advisor, author of 'Disruptive Technologist' and journalist. Generally a good egg.
Dr. Philip Edgcumbe - scientist and medtech entrepreneur who is passionate about improving healthcare using crowdsourcing and exponential tech.
Founder & CEO @Meltwater, @MESTafrica, and @Shack15hub. Interests: entrepreneurship, data science, geeky stuff, BIG ideas!
Partner at Joint Idea and a co-founder of Life Works Labs. Eda is a believer in life and holds the potential of humanity as her compass in life.
Amazing things happen when you see life as an adventure where constant learning and creation are fuelled by love, curiosity, and optimism #JointIdea
Cultural architect and integrative performance facilitator. With his book, Modern Tribe as a basis creating cultures of connection to enhance performance, wellbeing and creativity progress.
Benedict du Boulay is interested in why and how people learn, as well as in the design of computer-based teaching systems that detect and manage their motivation.
Amit is a creator, investor & speaker, who spends his time creating, evangelizing & investing in the future of responsible AI & Decentralization.
Rachel Sibley is a futurist and marketing/communications strategist who specializes in immersive technologies—primarily Augmented and Virtual Reality.
A global nomad who works to serve humanity by developing technology driven, application-oriented solutions to real-world problems.
Humanitarian technologist and innovator. Co-Founder of Re:Coded. Coffee and travel enthusiast.
Growing up in a small town in Maine, I came to the realization that my options were limited by my perspective and experiences. I knew that to make the best decisions in life I needed more possibilities to draw from, so I set about experiencing as much as I could.
Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital, an Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world.
Purvi Shah is a human rights lawyer and Founder of Movement Law Lab, an innovation lab that incubates and accelerates legal innovations that democratize law and build the power of marginalized people.
PHK is the Co-founder and CEO of Carbo Culture, making bespoke biochar from orchard waste in California.
In 2015 Sam was recognised as Sweden’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Sam is most proud of his family and getting to work with talented people at TRINE.
Michael Kass, Founder of the Center for Story + Spirit, is an award-winning storyteller + human whose passion is helping people and companies harness the power of story to create change. He likes brownies maybe a little too much.
Alison brings over a decade of experience in corporate finance and social finance, and is currently the Toniic Managing Director, Europe.
Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum, and is an investor in several technology companies.
Isabelle's greatest passion is technology and she works on how to apply them to solve society's complex issues.
Nnena Nkongho is currently a Principal at DiGAME, an investment company focused on the digital transformation of the African continent.
Serial entrepreneur since the age of 16, Mark has lived most of his life at the cutting edge of technology.
Ross is founder of the Global Change Leaders – and is directing Ashoka’s education strategy – both aiming to create learning ecosystems in which every young person is empowered as a changemaker.
Martine Jarlgaard works in the intersection of technology, business, fashion and art. Her drive towards sustainability and positive change is complimented by her extensive creative and strategic fashion business experience. She advocates technology’s potential to change human behaviour and to disrupt the very core of the fashion industry.
Mark Lehmann serves as CTO at Global Citizen and leads the technology initiatives that enable the Global Citizen core mission to end extreme poverty.
Sloane Joie Trugman addresses key safety, security, leadership and thriving paradigms internationally.
As a seasoned impact investing advisor and expert, he is currently leading the development of a seed stage impact investing fund for start-ups that use technology as a force for good.
"A Silicon Valley executive, entrepreneur and marketing specialist, Peter Hirshberg might just be the definitive voice on how new technology affects business and culture."
Samantha Stein is the Founder of Hacktivision, Director of Special Projects & Startup Battlefield Editor for TechCrunch, and a Curator and Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum.
Jamie oversees a family office based in London, taking a long-term perspective and he also specializes in technology venture capital.
"The Music Medicine" is a Consciousness, a musical Entity that aims to remind us that the states of harmony and enjoyment are directly related to sound and provided by Nature itself.
Anna is the co-founder and CMO of Sana Labs, an artificial intelligence company that applies recent breakthroughs in deep learning to personalize education at scale.
Avary Kent excels at translating the needs of impact investors and social entrepreneurs with an emphasis on finance and innovative financial models.
Co-Captain E/One, Founding Partner of Difference Engine, on the board of Kahoot, former CEO of the Tinius Trust, Digital Nordics for Discovery International, Head of Digital at NRK.
Rebekka de Leon is Co-Founder and manager for Passion for Ocean.
Dr. Erika Montague is an oceanographer, explorer, and evangelist of technology for a healthier ocean.
Later this year Ben will oversee the installation of Norway's first underwater restaurant with plans to expand the concept overseas.
Rumman is a futurist whose passion lies at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and humanity.
A Robert S McNamara Fellow of the World Bank, Manoj Kumar shifted career from banking to social sector with a pit stop in micro-finance, before taking over as CEO of Naandi in2000 AD. and impacted six million lives so far.
Ditte Lysgaard Vind is an internationally recognized expert in circular economy. Using it as tool to create value innovation and make sustainability and good business each other’s prerequisites changing the status quo toward regenerative business models.
Cyril has been an investment manager within the venture capital team of EIF for the last five years.
Amanda works on the Impact Management Project and is a Director, Impact+ at Bridges Fund Management.
With his small agile team in Danske Bank Klavs is working with empowering and enforcing startups across the Nordics.
Silvija Seres is a an algorithms researcher, a search engine developer, an IT leader and a board member.
Fernando has over 15 years of experience in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 9 of those running his own startup in Brazil from inception to exit.
Paolo is an active impact investor dedicated to generating positive social and environmental impact by committing 100% of his portfolio to investments that are consistent with a clean, fair, and prosperous society.
Cecilie Rønnevik has many years of experience as legal director of the Norwegian Data Protection Authority.
Ohad Samet is the co-founder and CEO of TrueAccord, a company using machine learning and behavioral analytics to radically change the debt collection process.
Don has had a career at the cutting edge of education innovation and technology-- primarily launching, scaling, and exiting companies as well as a thought leader on the topic of the Future of Education.
Maren is passionate about supporting ambitious entrepreneurs make a positive impact in the world.
Per Ivar Selvaag has a simple desire to work for talented and positive people.
Thea Messel is a passionate corporate entrepreneur on the journey of unleashing untapped (startup) potential.
Kristoffer Rønneberg is the Aftenposten (The Evening Post) foreign correspondent since 2005.