Recap: Oslo Startup Day: Making Real Impact

Startups, accelerators and investors are driving more of their energy and resources towards making an impact and solving important societal problems. That’s great news for all of us! But it can also be a challenging landscape to navigate for startups.
What opportunities and challenges does this shift present? How do YOU manage your impact? What have impact startups and programs addressing social problems experienced on this journey?

Stina Låstad from SoCentral interviewing the impact startups Motitech, Northern Playground and Mestringsguiden

 

When building an impact startup, it’s often a matter of balancing a double or triple bottom line. We invited key players to share their experiences, to inspire impact startups to manage and boost their impact, and find the right supporters for their solution. Take a look at the program here:
 11.30 Registration + coffee
12.00 Welcome by Social Startup, SoCentral and Oslo Business Region
12.10 Lessons learned from Social Startup and Charge
12.45 Our kind of impact – Startup stories by Mestringsguiden, Northern Playground and Motitech
13.20 Startup panel: What is the biggest obstacle and opportunity when working with impact?
13.40 Coffee break + snack served by Inshalla catering
14.15 What we mean when we say impact – Katinka Greve Leiner (Ferd Sosiale Entreprenører) & Håkon Brunell (Katapult Accelerator) in conversation
14.45 Networking + roundtables with Social Startup, Charge
Some quotes + data from our survey:
“A great platform where I got to meet the inspiring workforce that is growing in Norway!”
– Samuel, InMarket Norge

“It’s good between entrepreneurs and investors to start by discussing social impact first and financial returns second. Both are important, but money can be limited, while the interest to solve a social problem will stay or grow as long as it’s not solved and that will keep the company going.”

– Daniel Arevalo, Ruvikas.

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Posted on: October 29. 2018
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