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The Impact Journey group different nationalities and backgrounds

The group that Bert-Ola Bergstrand organized to travel to Jämtland and Trondheim, Norway consisted of different nationalities and backgrounds.

There were many, many interesting conversations in the group. Everybody had something interesting to share.

This was about how we can help scale social good concepts & initiatives while supporting/nurturing entrepreneur ecosystems around the world.

Here a small presentation of the group members

Vanessa Lemos

Vanessa is originally from Colombia, has studied at Uppsala University and lives in Gothenburg

Isabel Solis Navarro

Stanstead College, Stanstead, Quebec Colegio Vista Hermosa, Mexico City, Mexico

Isabel Solís Navarro works with kids, teenagers and families in Mexico.

“I am a psychologist that loves her work and is passionate about innovation in education. I have a company that is trying to break barriers in Mexico to help make a difference in the way we are educating our future generations. A big challenge and amazing adventure. I love nature and meeting new places, people, cultures. I am greatful to be having this opportunity not only to meet new people and perspectives of how we can create more impact for a better present and future world.”

Isabel lives in Mexico City

Bert-Ola Bergstrand

Chaírman and co-founder at Social Capital Forum. He lives in Gothenburg.

“Connecting and facilitating crowds of people who can make impactful things happen”

“Bert-Ola is a great example of applied Open Innovation. He combines a flair for networking, putting the right people, and the right resources, into the right context at the right time, and encouraging the most fascinating connections. I really value his engagement skills as i know how much energy it takes to nurture and bridge networks. If you are stuck, connect with Bert-Ola, he'll give you a gentle push into the right direction.“

Leila Pais de Miranda

Leila is a network science fan and a network action person. Her main location of action is in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Glocal thinking and empowerment amaze and interest her.

“In 1996, I created, in partnership with Nilton Lessa and Luís Pacheco, Moleque de Ideas - space for coexistence and creation that can be attended by children from 4 years of age and who, as clients of Software Engineering, have the Grupo Pão de Açúcar, FIRJAN and Construtora PRISMA, among others. Moleque de ideas has already received more than 1000 children, who have been able to experience a way of educating themselves through self-knowledge, the realization of personal projects and the exercise of peaceful coexistence. Today I am especially interested in network theory and how to weave and articulate social learning networks."

Souzana Ioakeimidou

Nutritionist at Anko-Academy and the General Hospital of Rhodes, Greece; and radio producer at Radio Lihnari.

“Great experience as a consultant to hospitals and schools on issues related to health and nutrition. As well as the implementation health promotion programs for all ages “

Lives in Rhodes, Greece

Deborah Rupert

Works at Chalmers University of Technology. Works at Chalmers University of Technology

Studied at Chalmers University, INSA Toulouse and Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

Lives in Gothenburg

Alex Bertlin

Business owner, cryptocurrency enthusiast (A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of new units.), public speaker. Introducing people to PERSONAL banking. Eradicating banks as middlemen.

Lives in Oslo

Cynthia Reynolds

Cynthia is passionate about how open source technology and the use of global networks and resources can create social, economic and environmental local impact. She works to enable communities to reinvigorate their local economy by providing them with the tools and support to collaborate and become resilient.

Areas of special interest: Blockchain, the collaborative economy, local food systems, food waste, regenerative farming, job creation, local fabrication, kids coding and the maker movement. “

Lives in NESODDTANGEN, Nesodden

Mei Wen

Venture catalyst active in the Nordics, Silicon Valley and Greater China region.

Oxford educated Engineer turned Strategy Consultant turned Tech Entrepreneur and Impact Investor. Over a decade of experience, advising Fortune 500 companies, governments and start-ups.

Frequent speaker/panelist. Active community builder, adventurer and citizen of the world. Sponsored x-sport athlete.”

Lives in Stockholm

Michael Collan

I am a marketing professional in medicine since more than twenty years. Active in product management and various marketing and social media.

Today I also work with marketing for software company Moleque de ideias in Niterói, RJ, Brazil. I also live there, happily married to Leila Pais de Miranda.

Joy Martin

Australian, but mainly USA & UK/Europe based global citizen.

“I'm super passionate about innovating the impact investing space.

I also have a global virtual accelerator focused on scaling social impact innovation that can help solve the U.N Sustainable Development Goals #globalgoals #2030 #sdgs in real time. Essentially we are focused on scaling sustainable capitalism. We also do a lot with major events around the globe to support bringing the conscious community together. Stay tuned for one of our next dinners!”

Luigi Ceccaroni

Luigi is a co-founder and research lead at 1000001 Labs, a cooperative established to study artificial intelligence solutions to manage environmental data and to advance international initiatives on citizen science, and a member of the Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning group (KEMLg) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech (UPC). He is also the trustee from Spain in Greenpeace International.

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