Katapult
Future Fest

May 14—16
Oslo, 2018

Navroop Sahdev Portrait

Exponential Technologies

Navroop Sahdev

Connection Science Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Navroop is a Fellow at MIT Connection Science and holds a host of leadership roles in the DLT space, both as a practitioner as well as a researcher. An economist by training, Navroop is currently building a FinTech company that seeks to leverage blockchain technology. She is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) at University College London and holds three masters in IP Management, Economics of Innovation and Applied Economics.


A United Nations Youth Delegate for 2017, Navroop has co-authored Hyperledger’s Blockchain for Business online course. She speaks regularly at FinTech and blockchain conferences and currently serves on the advisory board of a host of blockchain companies, across industries. Previously, she has worked at Harvard University and United Nations Environment Programme. Her research interests are focused on Distributed Ledger Technologies, Game Theory, Networks Theory and Complex Systems Science.


Seth Bennon

Impact Investing

Seth Bannon

Social entrepreneur turned deep tech investor for impact. Founding Partner of Fifty Years.

Beena Ammanath

Exponential Technologies

Beena Ammanath

AI Thought Leader. Tech Innovator. Passionate about increasing diversity in tech.

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Future Society

Alysha Naples

Alysha believes that we must design experiences that support people and help them achieve their dreams — in whichever reality they choose.

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Impact Investing

Amber Fowler

Amber served as general partner and COO for EchoVC, a $26M Sub-Saharan Africa venture capital fund focused on investing in early stage technology companies.

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Future Society

Kyle Nel

CEO and co-founder at Uncommon Partners, founder at Lowes Labs, faculty Singularity University

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Exponential Technologies

Navroop Sahdev

Connection Science Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Alan Aspuru

Exponential Technologies

Alán Aspuru Guzik

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.

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Exponential Technologies

Nichol Bradford

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.

Jake Metcalf

Future Society

Jake Metcalf

Tech/data/AI ethicist and consultant, helping to solve knotty problems. 

Cathrine Berman

Impact Investing

Catherine Berman

Determined to create the world we want to live in.

Emanuel Noah

Future Society

Emmanuel Buetey Noah Jr.

CEO & Founder of BenBen- A Ghanaian techpreneur, leading the charge towards building a risk-free, secured and trusted African land market ecosystem.

Muriel Clauson

Future Society

Muriel Clauson

Muriel is a researcher and entrepreneur leveraging technological change to unlock human potential and a better future of work.

Manan Mehta

Impact Investing

Manan Mehta

People driven. Providing the necessary inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Joshua Fost

Future Society

Joshua Fost

Joshua has been a computational neuroscientist, a CTO, a philosopher, and an academic dean. He is fascinated by complexity in the natural world.

Christian Jantzen

Impact Investing

Christian Jantzen

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.

Ali Shah Ali Shah

Exponential Technologies

Ali Shah

Public service powers change. Believer in the power of AI for social good. Footy fanatic. Loves a good flat white!

Cristina Gallegos

Future Society

Cristina Gallegos

A strategist and exponential thinker. Cristina helps people extract clarity out of their chaos, grow their business, and solve big, global and local problems.

Rik Willard

Exponential Technologies

Rik Willard

A leader in the global blockchain movement, concerned with the creation of new value paradigms.

Ben Roome

Future Society

Ben Roome

AI Ethicist and #Edtech entrepreneur helping humans achieve an inspired and flourishing future.

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Impact Investing

Durreen Shahnaz

Defiant optimist to make finance work for the 99%, social entrepreneur & founder of IIX - global leader in impact investing #impinv #socent

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Future Society

Huw Thomas

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

Future Society

Grant Linscott

Grant Linscott is a researcher, educator and consultant in the fields of Design Thinking, Design Strategy, and Business Innovation.

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Impact Investing

Andreas Saari

Enthusiastic about everything, especially learning, energy, complex systems and languages. CEO @SlushHQ, Co-Founder @WaveVentures

Patricia Marquez

Future Society

Patricia Marquez

Marquez is an academic entrepreneur. As Dean of the Kroc School of Peace Studies, she leads education and scholarship for peaceful coexistence and changemaking

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Impact Investing

Annu Nieminen

Action woman & entrepreneur building a new type of quantification model for net impact of companies in @uprightproject

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Exponential Technologies

Shermin Voshmgir

Multidisciplinary change maker, playing with crypto and other future stuff, always on the move, always between worlds.

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Future Society

Jordan Lejuwaan

Co-founder of Futurism & HighExistence. Futurist, serial entrepreneur, designer/coder who is electrified about bringing the world together through technology.

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Impact Investing

Vitaly Lazorin

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 Ward

Exponential Technologies

Chris Ward

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 Fitz Gerald

Future Society

Min FitzGerald

Min FitzGerald is the Co-Founder and CEO of Nutrigene, a YC personalized health startup.

Bridget Gramme

Future Society

Bridget Fogarty Gramme

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.

Carla Fabbro

Future Society

Carla Fabbro

Impact intra and entrepreneur interested in all things entrepreneurship, currently helping female entrepreneurs get more visibility.

Dom Potter

Future Society

Dom Potter

Dom Potter is a serial entrepreneur and global authority on business model innovation built around authentic social impact.

Jeany Stein

Future Society

Jeany Stein

Woman Entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, inventor engineer.

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Impact Investing

Sean Petersen

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

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Future Society

Lisa Wang

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

Paul Armstrong

Exponential Technologies

Paul Armstrong

Emerging technology advisor, author of 'Disruptive Technologist' and journalist. Generally a good egg.

Philip Edgcumbe

Exponential Technologies

Philip Edgcumbe

Dr. Philip Edgcumbe - scientist and medtech entrepreneur who is passionate about improving healthcare using crowdsourcing and exponential tech.

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Exponential Technologies

Jorn Lyseggen

Founder & CEO @Meltwater, @MESTafrica, and @Shack15hub. Interests: entrepreneurship, data science, geeky stuff, BIG ideas!

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Future Society

Eda Çarmıklı

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. 

Markus Lehto

Future Society

Markus Lehto

Amazing things happen when you see life as an adventure where constant learning and creation are fuelled by love, curiosity, and optimism #JointIdea

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Future Society

Al Jeffery

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

Exponential Technologies

Benedict du Boulay

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.

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Exponential Technologies

Amit Pradhan

Amit is a creator, investor & speaker, who spends his time creating, evangelizing & investing in the future of responsible AI & Decentralization.

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Exponential Technologies

Rachel Sibley

A futurist & marketing/communications strategist specializing in immersive tech—primarily #AR & #VR. As AR/VR Faculty at Singularity University, she works with entrepreneurs & Fortune 500 companies worldwide to create the next generation of computing.

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Exponential Technologies

Kausar Samli

A global nomad who works to serve humanity by developing technology driven, application-oriented solutions to real-world problems.

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Exponential Technologies

Alexandra Clare

Humanitarian technologist and innovator. Co-Founder of Re:Coded. Coffee and travel enthusiast.

Casey Fenton

Future Society

Casey Fenton

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.

Eric Osiakwan

Impact Investing

Eric Osiakwan

Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital, an Entrepreneur and Investor with 15 years of ICT industry leadership across Africa and the world.

Purvi Shah

Future Society

Purvi Shah

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.

Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen

Exponential Technologies

Pia Henrietta Kekäläinen

PHK is the Co-founder and CEO of Carbo Culture, making bespoke biochar from orchard waste in California.

Sam Manaberi

Impact Investing

Sam Manaberi

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

Future Society

Michael Kass

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 Fort

Impact Investing

Alison Fort

Alison brings over a decade of experience in corporate finance and social finance, and is currently the  Toniic Managing Director, Europe.

Thor Halvorssen

Future Society

Thor Halvorssen

Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum, and is an investor in several technology companies. 

Isabelle Ringnes

Exponential Technologies

Isabelle Ringnes

Isabelle's greatest passion is technology and she works on how to apply them to solve society's complex issues.

Nnena

Impact Investing

Nnena P. Nkongho

Nnena Nkongho is currently a Principal at DiGAME, an investment company focused on the digital transformation of the African continent.

Mark Rees Andersen

Mark Rees-Andersen

Serial entrepreneur since the age of 16, Mark has lived most of his life at the cutting edge of technology.

Ross Hall

Ross Hall

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.

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Martine Jarlgaard

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.

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Future Society

Mark Lehmann

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

Exponential Technologies

Sloane Joie Trugman

Sloane Joie Trugman addresses key safety, security, leadership and thriving paradigms internationally.