About Nordic Impact Week
This impact tour-movement has been created in order to accelerate business opportunities, social innovation, environmental improvement and leadership for a wiser world. On the tour, you will meet with fantastic people from all over the world, participate in SOCAP17, join workshops, trainings and do study visits around San Francisco. We have put some extra effort into bridging the Nordics and Silicon Valley as many International people have requested to meet and hear more about latest innovations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany and other parts of northern Europe. This is a global movement with no boundaries when it comes to presentation or pitching what is happening in your organisation, business, region or city.
The amazing support from our Advisory Board (who also are attending the trip(!)) is coming from:
Kevin Jones, Founder SOCAP
Ingrid Stange, Founder Partnership for Change
Truls Berg, General Secretary Innovation Forum Norway
Shaun Paul, Impact Investor
Helene Vogelmann, CEO Lund University Open Innovation Center
Leif Edvinsson, Professor and Founder The New Club of Paris
And here are the organisers of this years tour:
Our Creative Minds
As a Policy Analyst on Electric Generation and Performance, Lana proposes, plans, and implements projects to support the CPUC's programs for California’s electric generators. Her areas of expertise include: Electric Reliability and Resource Planning Policy, Energy Technology and Policy, and the Integration of Intermittent Renewable Generation.
Kaj Embrén has led the Co-operative Green Campaign at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and he worked with Karl-Henrik Robert helping start up The Natural Step in Sweden in 1990-1999. In 2000, together with Gordon and Anita Roddick (founders of the Body Shop), Embrén created Respect, a values based consulting company in the field of environment. He is a known social media figure and is working closely with mayors, business and government leaders on strategies to develop a sustainable low carbon economy. firstname.lastname@example.org
James professional background includes business development (sales & alliances) and technology partnerships for software companies and an interactive agency. He has a deep expertise in urban economic development, social web, sustainability as well as corporate social responsibility based on years of work, study and participation in events in the Bay Area. email@example.com
André is a social entrepreneur and project manager at Lund University in Sweden. He is part of building several social businesses and projects including NordicsGoSoCap. André initiated Lund University Social Innovation Center (LUSIC) in 2011, one of Sweden’s first platform for transformative innovation and leadership and has an academic background in Industrial Engineering and Management from LTH. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lewis Horne is passionate about catalysing new trends globally to impact humanity in the most profound manner possible. With a particular focus on social entrepreneurship, corporate social innovation, impact investing and ICT Driven Social Innovation, he is determined to lead a charge to disrupt global markets and destructive industries. Lewis is the founder of AudensMove, the company behind the crowd-soured electric car Nikola. email@example.com
Tatiana is a serial entrepreneur, social innovator and philanthropist who brings together individual and collective efforts to create a flourishing “startup ecosystem”. She strives to build a world where entrepreneurship is available to everyone and believes in entrepreneurship as the engine for solving the major problems facing the world today. Tanya helps startups to bring their ideas to the global market, by providing them with high level business development tools and connecting them with VCs and incubators that are specific to their needs.
Anna works as life and behaviour coach for several private and public institutions as well as a personal trainer. Her main interests are communication, organizational management, learning and performance training, neurology, high talent potential, and team building. Among other methods, Anna works with video based behavioural training, eeg-neurofeedback training, interaction training, creative design training and art of hosting.
Fyodor is a co-founder of the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership and he has a Master’s degree in Asian and African Studies from Lomonosov Moscow State University. Fyodor is an expert in team dynamics and is a member of the Stanford Executive Circle and he serves as Director of Practitioner Empowerment with the Academy of Management Practice Theme Committee.
Disruptive visionary entrepreneur, conceptualizer & Investor. Promoter and matchmaker delivering Green Sustainable Innovative solutions and financing from the Nordics and northern Europe Internationally. 30 years Business experience, over 15 years in bridging Silicon Valley and International Innovation hubs with the Nordics, Inspirational speaker, lecturer and specialist in CleanTech, renewable energy, green buildings and sustainable solutions. Background is in Sport & Fitness management and the IT industry. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bert-Ola Bergstrand is co-founder of Social Capital Forum, Nordic Impact and facilitator of Living Bridges Planet, a global learning, connector and action platform specialized in combining virtual and local activities where social entrepreneurs work in crowd-sourced based activities. email@example.com