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17:30 Doors open - Finger food and mingling
18:10 Fireside chat with Andy Chen
19:00 Panel discussion with Foodora, Byspire, TooGoodToGo and Weorder (Moderator: Silje Bareksten, Oslo Business Region)
Andy Chen put Norway on the world startup map in 2015 when Tidal, the competitor of Spotify and Apple Music, was aquired by JayZ. In addition to venture partner and angel investor, he is the CEO of Weorder, helping restaurants increase sales with mobile ordering. Join us on the 21st of March for a fireside chat with Andy and several foodtech startups
Carl Tengberg, Foodora
Carl has successfully led Foodora to grow to more than 600 employees in a few years before going global. Do we really need to say more about the pink bikes with the skilled cyclists who deliver food in good and bad weather? Carl holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management from King's College London, in addition to experience from fund management and the furniture industry.
Silje Andersen, BySpire
Silje is the co-founder and Communications Director of Byspire, a food-tech startup who wants to redefine Norwegian agriculture by merging nature with tech. Silje has 3 years of experience in business client relations at Telenor, and holds a degree in PR & Communication from BI.
Anniken Hoff Quirk, Too Good To Go
With a background in catering and event industry, Anniken has witnessed how much food is thrown. Now she works for Too Good To Go, a platform where restaurants can sell surplus food at a low price. Thanks to Too Good To Go, around 2500 servings of delicious food are saved every day and over 700 restaurant across the country have used the tool to reduce food waste. The food belongs in the stomach, not in the garbage.
Silje Bareksten, Oslo Business Region.
Silje has in recent years worked with commercialization of technology and cutting edge research from the science and technology environments at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. In addition to working with entrepreneurship, collaboration strategies and innovation management in the public sector, Silje has worked at the knowledge transfer group at CERN in Geneva, and spent time in Montreal in Canada doing a post graduate program in space technology studies. She even tried out a few startup ventures that never gave glory or fame, but strength and priceless experience.
#FutureofFood is here!!!
Based in Oslo, Andy Chen is CEO of Weorder Hospitality Technologies, an Oslo-based Nordic leader in providing eCommerce middleware for restaurants, POS systems and payment providers. Weorder enables any mobile apps to connect with POS systems to facilitate mobile ordering and payment.
Andy is also currently the Nordic venture partner for Vectr Ventures in Hong Kong, specifically focused on investing in Nordic tech companies with ambitions to expand into Asia. Prior to Vectr Ventures and Weorder, he was most recently the CEO of Aspiro Group and founder CEO of TIDAL, a hi-fi mobile streaming technology company listed in NASDAQ Stockholm which was acquired by RocNation/JayZ in 2015.
Prior to Aspiro Group, Andy was the CEO of Preview Networks (acquired in 2013 by Rightster), a venture-backed B2B content syndication and advertising platform in Europe, and also the VP of digital for MTV International, responsible for all digital sales, strategy and product. Andy has spent many years with Aegis Media as the Global Director of Digital Strategy for Carat and Isobar in London and San Francisco.
Andy currently serves on the World Economic Forum as global advisory council for media and technology. He is an active angel investor and advisor to venture and private equity firms. He holds a triple B.A. degree in Architecture, City Planning and Scandinavian Cultures from University of California, Berkeley in the US, and an MBA from Stockholm University, Sweden.