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World Startup Factory team can’t wait to make a big splash again this year at Border Sessions, easily one of the most refreshing Tech Culture Festival around. We have the opportunity to host a session with inspiring Leila Janah and Nicolaj Højer Nielsen!
During the program you will be able to:
– learn insightful stories from the experts about the startup ecosystem and the entrepreneurship in general
– become inspired to start your own entrepreneur journey or be able to learn new tricks from the experience of the experts
– get insights from the investor perspective on the startup ecosystem
– learn more about the startup funding and how it works
– dive into the methods of being successful while contacting investors
Our two main keynote speakers are:
Meet Leila Janah
Leila Janah is the Founder and CEO of Samasource and LXMI, two companies that go beyond charity to #givework to low-income people around the world using cutting-edge social enterprise models in technology and luxury skincare, respectively. She is the author of the book Give Work(Penguin/RandomHouse), which was released in September 2017.
Prior, Leila was a Visiting Scholar with the Stanford Program on Global Justice and Australian National University’s Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. She was a founding Director of Incentives for Global Health, and a management consultant at Katzenbach Partners (now Booz & Co.).
Leila is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a Director of CARE USA, a 2012 TechFellow, recipient of the inaugural Club de Madrid Young Leadership Award, and the youngest person to win a Heinz Award in 2014. She was named one of Fortune’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs in 2014 and was the subject of cover stories in Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Conscious Company Magazines.
She received a BA from Harvard and lives in San Francisco.
Meet Nicolaj Højer Nielsen
Nicolaj Højer Nielsen is a serial entrepreneur and business angel who has been building startups since 1999. He focuses on high potential start-ups, and has co-founded and invested in thirteen companies, primarily within IT. He has experience of securing funding from all possible sources – friends and family, business angels, VC funds, and public funds. His experience is based on reviewing thousands of different investment opportunities and he knows the fundraising process from both sides of the table.
His latest venture is Copenhagen United, an investment fund focusing on providing capital and mentoring for early-stage software companies.
Nicolaj dedicates a significant part of his time to help other startups. He lectures on entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School, and also coaches and mentors entrepreneurs. Nicolaj also holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Doors open 15:30
Welcome by World Startup Factory 16:00
Keynote speakers – Nicolaj Højer Nielsen and Leila Janah 16:15
Shortly after the program has finished, feel free to join us at Nutshuis where the networking drinks will take place. This is where all of the attendees of Border Sessions will have the opportunity to meet at one place and share experiences!
ONLY FIRST 25 TICKETS ARE FREE!!! SOON WE’LL BE CHARGING €5 PER TICKET. GET THEM WHILE THEY’RE FRESH AND FREE!
Early bird (25 TICKETS) – Free; Late bird – €5; At the door – €7