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YES CPH CO.

The Pitch We provide an affordable high-quality facility service for businesses, by employing well trained, motivated and friendly refugees. While simultaneously ensuring good working conditions and fair living wages for refugees in Denmark. The What Creating jobs for refugees The How YES CPH CO. is an impact startup that works towards alleviating some key social issues in Denmark. We work primarily towards challenging the unacceptable working conditions for migrants and refugees in the unskilled labor market in Denmark. Through our work as a service company, we provide an affordable high-quality facility service for businesses, by employing well trained, motivated and friendly refugees. Everyone should have the opportunity to prove themselves. We at YES give refugees in Denmark that opportunity. We need you to be part of the mission BTW, YES means'​ Young, Excellent & Social '​ The Why We enable a better life quality and independence for refugees outside of Danish labor force.

Lulu Lab

The Pitch Lulu Lab is on an empowering mission! We <3 technology and strongly advocate for using technology to empower small communities, children in rural areas and many others who do not have the same access to digital life like you and me. Lulu Lab is an impact start-up developing digital tools for social development, to empower our users and ensure that the future is in their hands! The What Learning must be fun The How Learning must be fun! We wish to empower girls and boys with our simple, fun and visual gamified learning experience called Lulu’s Journey to help them pursue more opportunities in life! There is a huge need for sexual and reproductive health education in Africa and beyond, and we love seeing our users benefit from using our digital learning tool. While our users play, we learn more about their knowledge level and learning progress within various topics such as pregnancy, STDs, menstruation and other sexual and reproductive health related concerns, which is of great interest to our partners. The Why Lulu Lab is currently developing the game Lulu’s Journey, where we are giving our users the power to learn!

TinkerBlue

The Pitch TinkerBlue is a start-up hub platform which contributes with necessary support functions, networking and community building for tech entrepreneurs. The company is focused on facilitating a platform for technology entrepreneurs from minority groups in the startup phase, mainly with immigrant backgrounds. The What Support integration via job creation The How TinkerBlue moves the perception of immigrants in the greater society from being job seekers to job creators. This will happen in the long term through featuring highly skilled and successful immigrant entrepreneurs in Norway. The motivation is to utilize technology skillsets among immigrant groups that are not used or underutilized today. TinkerBlue will provide a fast tech development platform where concepts will be developed with agile methodologies – a place where the tech market can place fast orders and receive value through developing prototypes on demand. Further, TinkerBlue will provide a supportive and nurturing environment where tech entrepreneurs with immigrant backgrounds will be able to build their own business on their own terms, receiving exactly the support they need to succeed. The Why TinkerBlue’s mission is to support integration of members of minority groups into the greater society through job creation in the technology sector.

Millijoin

Bridging offline and online for retail - Instantly connect with your customers via text, chat, and video. Millijoin is a Saas-solution that helps build longterm and loyal relationships between brands and their customers while generating new revenue. POST COVID REALITY The coronavirus is accelerating the structural changes in retail – towards digital interaction, direct-to-consumer, and away from brick and mortar. Brands and organizations that haven’t historically been easily available digitally must rapidly adapt to the “new normal” or they won’t survive. Shoppers will remember and value which retailers and consumer goods companies met their needs and formed a personal relationship during these times, influencing long-term loyalty and affinity.

MASH Biotech

The Pitch We specialise in taking waste resources and turning them into valuable and sustainable commodities such as electricity, biofuels and fertilisers. Our unique approach to dealing with supply chain and technology development enables us to provide these commodities at a price similar to that of the unsustainable competing products. The What Making waste valuable The How We possess a deep understanding of the practical and economic implications of extracting value from feedstocks of many types. Our experience comes from practical development and operations of many different process plants using a wealth of different feedstocks such as woody biomass, waste plastics, municipal solid waste and used car tyres. We have perfected the process of quickly and precisely establishing whether a given feedstock is viable and how to process it. The Why Our mission is to leverage our unique technological insights in creating cost-effective, high-impact solutions for the developing world. We are motivated by the fact that our solutions can fill important gaps in the livelihoods of people and communities and the fact that we can see a way toward sustainable, thriving communities.

Diretto

The Pitch Diretto is a platform for jobs between private individuals. We have built a platform for P2P employment that streamlines this process by automating everything including potential tax payments and RUT/ROT deductions. We are the ethical alternative in the gig economy, ensuring that taxes are correct for employment between two private individuals. The What Job creation through direct employment The How Diretto is a Swedish startup. We are developing a platform for P2P employment ensuring that taxes and necessary documents automatically are correctly generated. Anna, the founder of Diretto is terrible at cooking. She employed people who had recently arrived in Sweden to help her family with cooking. It created opportunities for meeting new people and trying out new and exciting dishes as well as providing a job opportunity for someone who wanted to get going in the job market. Others liked the idea and wanted to do the same but thought the administration of being an employer was complicated. Many people were not even aware that individuals can hire each other without any company being involved. The idea of Diretto was born; building a platform to facilitate for individuals who want to become responsible employers and create more job opportunities. The Why People who are new in the country should have an easier way of finding the first job and getting started with creating a network, practising the language and earning money. We want to contribute to a more cosmopolitan, inclusive and sustainable society.

SceneThere

The Pitch We make 360-videos into interactive VR-experiences. Our software tools make it possible for brands and filmmakers to create and publish deep and interactive stories in VR using 360-film. The What Telling stories like never before The How SceneThere founders - and long-time friends - Marcus and Marcus built their first 3D world in 1998, but it’s not until the last 2 years – with the advent of VR – that they’ve been able to fully realize their vision around interaction and 360 films. Having helped world-leading research institute “Stockholm Resilience Centre” to use VR to boost empathy for life and challenges for the inhabitant in a Brazilian favela, their technology was shown in 2016 to top-level energy ministers at NYTimes Energy for tomorrow as well as UN’s conference Habitat 3. Our mission is to empower storytellers to tell deep stories about impact, transparency and sustainability. Using cutting-edge VR technology, we hope to cut through the ignorance and create empathy and understanding for causes on social as well as environmental issues. The Why We want to create empathy & understanding around social and environmental issues.

Pangea Accelerator

The Pitch Pangea is an accelerator program and an investment platform that matches African startups with investors. We create an enabling environment, where African entrepreneurs can develop competence, access relevant network, and capital in order to reach their full potential. We currently organize programs in Kenya and are looking to expand to more countries. The What Empower youth in Africa through business The How Pangea is an accelerator program, Investor program and Investment platform The Pangea Accelerator Program is a three months milestone based accelerator program focusing on validation and scalability. The Pangea Accelerator ensures the investment readiness of your startup and connects you with the right angel and diaspora investors. Pangea has incubated over 40 Startups from Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt The Pangea Investor Program enlightens investors on investing in Africa and provides access to a larger community of investors. Investors gain first-hand experience through direct interaction with startups in the accelerator. The investment program encourages interaction and cooperation between investors in evaluating startups and learning practical skills in making smart investments. The program comprises of 6 sessions that run simultaneously to the accelerator program. At the end of the program, money is awarded to one or more companies and angel investors become limited partners in a venture fund. The last Pangea investor program had 30 investors and we will soon open up for application to the next program. The Pangea investment platform enables you to learn, invest and make an impact. We are currently building our platform. The Why We are an investment and competence development platform that connects talented & impact driven start-ups with international angel investors

Mimbly

The Pitch Mimbly is a Gothenburg-based startup that aims to provide accessible water recycling by developing products that break down the biggest impediment to recycling - simplicity. Our journey is just beginning. We believe in creating innovative solutions that directly tackle water scarcity. The What Changing the way water is consumed today The How We develop innovative products for the household that directly tackle water scarcity. Household water consumption has a tremendous effect on the world's overall freshwater resources. In the western world, each household consumes 950 litres of water per day. Accounting for 10% of the total freshwater resources, which account for 978 trillion litres of water per year. Everything started by searching for an answer to a critical question: "Do we really need potable drinking water in our washing machines?" The Mimbox directly tackles that question, providing an interesting outlook for the use of greywater in the home. The Why We believe in tackling water scarcity by acting at the source of water consumption.

Gro Play

The Pitch Gro Planet is an immersive digital learning platform, which helps teachers K-3 prepare children for 21st-century skills and abilities in an engaging learning context that matters to the students. The What Securing the future of our children The How At Gro Play, we create GOOD GAME experiences in order to entertain and inspire children and their families to learn more about health, wellbeing and sustainable living. We believe that Play is not only the most fun but also the most powerful way of learning. By entertaining and inspiring children and their parents, together we are shaping a healthier and more sustainable future. At Gro Play we publish our own titles which are available for a global audience. See our apps here. We also help brands, companies and organisations develop games and entertainment. Read more about some of the work we have done so far. Gro Play is a STING alumni and has been part of the Reach for Change program with the aim of helping children and youth to a better life. Gro Play is a proud winner of the Swedish Living Green award 2012. The Why Our mission is to give ALL children access to a future-proof education to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens. We want to support a sustainable, democratic and innovative society.

Flow Loop

The Pitch We have developed a shower panel that can save up to 85% water and 75% energy while providing a much better flow than a standard shower. Our system is easy to retrofit in existing bathrooms and also reduces problems with lime scale and the risk of legionella. The What Saving water through comfort The How At Flow Loop we have a vision to change the way we use water as a resource and help to secure sufficient clean water in the near future. We believe the best way we can do this is to provide innovation that changes how we use water in our homes and support the integration of sustainable living into the mainstream market. By doing so we also aim to change the mindset towards the way we use water as a precious resource and advance public awareness towards a more sustainable future. After initiating the shower in the regular mode, all you need to do is step on the drain cover - which will automatically activate the circulation mode. Instead of letting all the warm water go to waste down the drain, Flow Loop recovers it from the floor and passes it through the filtration system, before recirculating it to your shower head cleaner than before and with 50% higher flow - while adding just a little bit of warm water to keep the temperature adjusted. The Why We want to enable any household to save water and energy without compromising on comfort or convenience.

Exero Technologies

The Pitch Exero is developing adaptive sports equipment for people with disabilities. We believe that everyone should have the same possibilities to stay active and live a happy lifestyle. Therefore, we are focusing on making outdoor exercise more accessible and fun. Exero is changing the game of adaptive sports by focusing on design and functionality. The What Empowering people to stay active The How The team behind Exero Technologies consists of dedicated product developers and motivated entrepreneurs located in Oslo. It all started by trying to solve today’s issues with equipment to stay active for people with disabilities. The lack of equipment makes it difficult to stay active if you are disabled. Due to heavy and large solutions it is hard to maintain the functional parts of the body independently. Due to this and non-existing steering mechanisms on today's sleds which is often used, Exero started developing Spike. Spike has been developed in corporation with end users and is the first solution in the market that makes it possible to steer and create forward power simultaneously. Spike has been well accepted from the market as it can be individually adapted to each end-user and has a sporty and unique design. It is now ready to be launched to the market in Norway through paying customer the Norwegian Welfare system. Our goal is to develop new solutions in a market with huge potential by focusing on functionality, individual adaption and design. The Why Everyone should be able to have the same possibilities to stay active and live a happy lifestyle. At Exero we want to make this possible.

Kide Science

Kide Science is a world-class, research-based pedagogical model from Finland for early science education for 3-to-8 year-olds all over the world. The play-based STEAM learning model with storytelling functions as an engaging “plug n’ play” tool for teachers and parents. The licensing model and online platform for educators is complemented with training, lesson plans, peer support and engagement for families. Proven pedagogical methods are based on rigorous academic research conducted at the University of Helsinki, Finland by the founder of Kide Science Jenni Vartiainen, who is a leading researcher in the field of play-based science education. Kide Science supports children’s scientific thinking, which predicts better learning outcomes in school - with play everything is possible! After we founded Kide Science in December 2017, we have won many awards, have customers from 30 countries and are backed by international investors. Do you want to join our start-up's success story and help future grown-ups and decision-makers? Join us on a thrilling science adventure that has long-lasting effects.

Cyklus Bolig

Cyklus Bolig bygger bæredygtigt, økonomisk overkommeligt og arkitektonisk flot. Ambitionen er at bygge fremtidssikrede boliger med nulenergi-forbrug. Gennem innovativt samarbejde og smarte tekniske løsninger skal vores boliger koste det samme som standard konstruktioner - og gerne mindre.Kort sagt: Vi udvikler bæredygtige lejligheder i vækstområder!

Zabai AS

Zabai Online Learning is a cloud-based solution that enables you to efficiently administrate training and competence your learners. Our solution is designed to meet the needs of local organizations and learners in developing countries. Zabai Online Learning gives access to a generic course catalogue with a variety of courses relevant for young people in developing countries and available in local languages. Zabai's mission is to deliver modern learning experiences that improve the learners performance. We have two decades of experience to develop interactive learning programs that engage learners and accelerate skills development, including web-based training, video based training, mobile learning apps and blended training.