Investor Pitch – Business in Africa with an Impact

December 12th, 2019, Oslo










Investor Pitch – Business in Africa with an Impact 
December 12th, 2019 in Oslo
From 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Investor pitch by Nordic upcoming businesses in Africa – scale up your business in Africa

At this conference, we invite 7 Nordic scale up businesses to pitch their business to investors, business angels, funding institutions and company leaders already doing successful business in Africa. The company pitches must demonstrate a proven concept ready to scale up in Africa. The pitch duration is 10 min. and there will be plenty of networking breaks in between all pitches. There will be no winner and no judges – all pitching companies will during the day get the change to discuss their business with the present investors, business angels, Impact investors and funding institutions. 

Pitch your scale up business in Africa 

At this conference it´s also possible to book one-to-one meetings with African diplomats and representatives from the African diplomatic corps. 

Coffee, water and snacks will be served during the seminar as we will have many networking breaks (also in between the pitches) enabling you to discuss and share experiences.

Target Group
Investors, Business Angels, Funding Institutions, Banking institutions, Diplomats and others interested in scaling up / expanding businesses in Africa.


Sarah Skou Andreasen, Consultant, Nordekon Consultancy Company

Sarah will open todays seminar with some facts and figures and a warm up quiz about impact business in Africa as well as a presentation of todays programme

Mr. Jørn Lein-Mathisen, Angel Investor 

Jørn will give us an overall introduction to Impact Investing, as well as how to build an Impact portfolio and how to measure impact and attract the right capital.

Mr. Arthur Sletteberg, Managing Director, NMI 

Arthur will give us a brief introduction to Nordic Microfinance Initiative and micro finance in Africa. 

Mr. Haakon Brunell, CEO, Katapult 

Katapult Accellerator is a global. investment vehicle for startups using technology to solve environmental and societal challenges. Katapult have worked with 87 companies from 29 countries in the past 2 years. 

The pitching companies
– scaling up in Africa

Meet some of the most inspiring upcoming businesses – all with innovative solutions, products and concepts that make Africa leap frog and further comply with several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG´s). The duration of each pitch is 15 min. plus QA. Between all pitches we will have sufficient networking breaks. 

Pitch 1: Sandberg 

Founder, CEO, Mrs. Johanna Solvejg Sandberg 

SANDBERG is a Danish based HR consultancy company in Rwanda, who gives inside-insight into the local labor market, its culture, people skills and competences through validated tests and operational experience in the region. In extension to that, SANDBERG gives expert advice on local and regional recruitment possibilities, search and selection, psychometric testing, ability test, team building, training, career coaching and organisational coaching.

Pitch 2: Farmforce

Founder, CEO, Mrs. Anne Jorun Aas

Since 2012, the team at Farmforce has innovated with digital and mobile technologies, refining our product offering collaboratively through user-driven design and iterating with clients and their field agents at the farm level. This commitment to listening to client needs and on-the-ground testing and deployments has enabled us to build a robust cloud-hosted platform, delivered by pragmatic and tenacious local teams of our experts across Africa, Asia and Latin America. We see the need and demand for ICT tools to support a more globally connected and digitized supply chain and aim to be at the forefront of this growth in emerging markets, working to provide solutions that enable smallholder farmers to realize livelihood-enhancing benefits through improved market access.

Pitch 3: Nordic Impact Fund  

Founder, Managing Partner, Mrs. Lisbeth Stausholm Zacho 

Nordic Impact Funds target businesses where positive social impact for low-income households is a result of commercial success. We see the aspiring mass market in East Africa as a compelling opportunity and we look for strong solutions to the challenges of the poor –either by the creation of jobs and opportunities for income generation or by the provision of new, affordable and highly needed products and services.

Pitch 4: nClude 

Founder, CEO, Mr. Siyanda Mthethwa

nClude is an impact company focused on using technology to create innovative and sustainable digital solutions to the solve the most intricate challenges facing rural Africa. nClude has developed various digital products and business models that put government and private companies in the forefront of innovation and aid the fight against poverty, inequality and poor service delivery. Our tailored products and solution enhance government and private sector ICT sectors to unlock their potential for efficient service delivery and enable leaders to make educated data driven decisions

Pitch 5: Desert Control 

CEO, Mr. Ole Kristian Sivertsen 

Desert Control is a ClimateTech company specialized in transforming deserts and restoring arid soil into fertile land. Our patented product LNC (Liquid NanoClay) is a compound that enables sandy soils to retain water and nutrients; making degraded land green again. LNC increases yield, while decreasing water usage by up to 50%. Liquid NanoClay strengthens resilience to withstand the harsh impact of climate change, while saving scarce resources like water.

Venue, Date &  Pricing

Arntzen de Besche, Bygdøy Allé 2, 0257 Oslo (Norway) 

December 12th, 2019 from 1.00 pm – 6.00 pm 

Conference Partner

“We believe Nordic companies can make a huge difference in Africa”


Nordekon Consultancy Company

Venue Partner

“The pace of globalisation and technological development is steadily increasing. The ability to provide advice that safeguards and enhances the value of assets depends increasingly on knowledge of changing market conditions and regulations, business networks and experience from various jurisdictions”


Arntzen de Besche


  • Learn how Nordic companies scale up in Africa 

  • Create new collaborations, partners and clients 

  • Networking with both the diplomatic level, impact and angel investors and other business people with focus on impact and sustainable business in Africa

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