Hundreds of startups from all over the Nordics were nominated. Ten finalists were chosen.
Tonight, the three winners of The Norrsken Award 2019 were announced in front of one thousand people at Norrsken Impact Weeks closing gala in Stockholm.
– With 4 000 visitors, including students, startups and investors from all over the world, Norrsken Impact Week has put the spotlight on startups working to solve our greatest challenges, such as poverty, environmental issues, famine or discrimination. The winners of The Norrsken Award have the potential to truly make the world a better place with their business model, says Norrsken founder Niklas Adalberth.
The Norrsken Award is the biggest prize for impact startups in the Nordics. The three winners will receive a million dollar prize: tailor made support from McKinsey & Co, Brunswick Group and Mannheimer Swartling. They will dedicate six months of their time to helping the winners with strategy, communication, marketing, legal advice
The winners were selected by a jury consisting of:
Parisa Amiri, journalist
Natalia Brzezinski, CEO Brilliant Minds
Susanna Campbell, investor
Chandra Ghanasambandam, Global Head of McKinsey’s startup practice FUEL
Jorn Lyseggen, Founder & CEO Meltwater
Carl Manneh, Founder & CEO Mojang
Ulrika Modéer, Assistant General Secretary, UNDP
Morten Primdahl, Founder & CTO Zendesk
Leo Razzak, Actor, Founder & CEO Värmeverket
Johan Renck, director
Marianne Vikkula, Former CEO Slush & Head of Growth Wolt
And the winners are:
Improving global food production by allowing farmers to produce their own fertilizer from
manure, air and renewable energy thus reducing the use of industrial fertilizer, improving
competitiveness of organic farming and increasing food production in emerging markets
Accurate weather forecasts for farmers in tropical areas, increasing yields 60% on
average and working farmers out of poverty.
Closing the loop on fashion through textile recycling, the world’s first producer of high
quality textile raw materials from post-consumer textile waste at an industrial scale.
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