How refugees, young immigrants and foodtech can change the world - panel discussion with Moaffak Ahmed, Riku Rantala and Saga Forss
Impact investing is one of the topping trends in the Nordics, also in Finland. The main value does not only come from revenues and multiples on returns, but also from how the company helped the society, the planet and people in general.
In EBAN Helsinki 2019 we want to bring some prime examples of Nordic impact work on stage. In our panel we’ll hear interesting new initiatives such as how to tackle plastic use in food industry with innovative solutions, how to make sure that refugees find fulfilling jobs in their new home countries, and to help young people from diverse backgrounds to want to create or join a startup.
Our speakers represent investors and founders behind these deep impact ideas.Want to hear them? Early bird tickets are on sale now.
Saga Forss has gained a strong background in food sector both as an angel investor and as an entrepreneur. Currently she is an investor in 10 companies including Arctic Super Foods, Epic Foods and Jävla Sås Bolag. She has successfully exited Leipomo Keisari, Jungle Juice Bar (partly) and Talokaivo Oy. She is also a FiBAN board members, and known for her outstanding performance in Finnish version of the international TV hit series “Dragon’s Den”.
Riku Rantala is a journalist, TV personality, published writer, and a producer of multiple hit TV series, such as Madventures and Docventures. He has been the voice of accepting different cultures and customs, both abroad and within his own country borders. He is one of the cofounders of Startup Refugees, a network for enhancing refugees’ possibilities to secure employment in Finland.
Moaffak Ahmed is one of the most active and respected technology focused business angels in Finland. Moaffak has been involved in establishing several companies, the most successful being financial software company Trema (today Wall Street Systems), which was founded Finland in 1992. In addition to investing, he is very actively contributing pro bono in sharing best practices and mentoring startups, as well as has been cofounder of the Shortcut.