MARIUS KOESTLER
CEO, QUESNAY
Marius Koestler is the General Manager of the fintech company Quesnay. Quesnay started delivering financial technology in 2000, working today with both established players and startups in the Nordic countries. Prior of being CEO of Quesnay, Marius was COO of Laboremus, and played a vital role to establish Laboremus Uganda in 2013. Laboremus Uganda is recognised today, as an IT company with offices in the heart of Kampala. The company provides services to both financial players at Aker Brygge and dairy farmers in Uganda.
Building a digital pipeline that empower the next generation of SMEs in Uganda
Emata: Transforming the diary industry in Uganda, one App at the time.
Mr. Koestler has played a vital role in training talents in Uganda, as well as developing business models that empower both talents and small and medium entreprises. During the event, Mr. Koestler will participate on our Fireside Stage, and share his thoughts about "Building a pipeline that empowers the next generation of SMEs in East Africa". He will also participate in one of the workshops on Fintech and Impact Village, where he will share the experience of their App Emata, and its vision in "Providing alternative financial solutions to farmers in Uganda" from the perspective of a Norwegian SME.

Quesnay launched Emata this year, the app aiming at transforming the dairyindustry in Uganda. The app was launched with the aim of solving a problem that cooperatives receiving milk face in regards to processing payments. In fact, it can take up to 5 days to process payment to farmers because they have to go through manual records for an entire 15 day period. Cash advances and deductions make things worse. With Emata they can make the same calculations in minutes, all on a smartphone! Farmers receive payment faster, and cooperative staff have more time for other important tasks. Emata was created to make it easy for dairy farmers and transform the dairy industry in Uganda.
















About Quesnay & Labormus

Through the company Laboremus, Quesnay has provided innovative technology for the financial industry for over 15 years. In 2017, Quesnay was established in 2017 as a company. Over the past years, Laboremus has played a vital role in training talents, and creating impact through job creation in East Africa. In addition to Quesnay, Laboremus Uganda was created in 2013 with the vision to build the IT sector in Uganda, and in this way keep large IT contracts in the country. One part outsourcing, one part serving the local markets; the company is now a vital member of the Laboremus Group. Laboremus Uganda has in depth experiences in training new employees to ensure good digital skills.


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Last Year Event
The topic of the last year event was Investing in Africa
PROGRAM
September 25 - 26 September 2018


DAY 1 - 25. SEPTEMBER 2018

09:00 - 11:00 PART I - REACHING THE NEXT BILLIONS
Plenary: How should Norwegian SMEs and start-ups positioned themselves towards the next market of billion consumers? What role can aid plays in facilitating job creation?

09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks: Disrupting Aid from Good Intentions to Good Solutions
09:15 - 09:30 The State of Africa: Reaching the Next Billions
09:35 - 09:50 The Digital Infrastructure State of Africa
09:55 - 10:10 Reaching the Next Billion: Recycling and talent,
10: 10 - 10:55 PANEL DEBATE + Q&A


11:00 - 12:00 Fireside Stage: Entrepreneurship and innovation in Digital Africa
How can we disrupt the way aid is distributed with Norwegian Trademark? Get Norwegian companies to expand their operations to the African market, and increase Norway's competitiveness?



Building a digital pipeline that empower the next generation of SMEs
Building and investing in scalable, sustainable businesses in East Africa
Designing for Job Creation



12:00 - 13:00 Lunch & Network


13:00 - 15:00 PART 2: Disrupting Aid with the Norwegian Trademark

WORKSHOPS: How can we disrupt the way aid is distributed with Norwegian Trademark?
WORKSHOP 1: AID AND STARTUP TALENT: How do we design Norwegian African solutions in which; aid could be used at a catalyst in training and investing in early stage startups?

13:00 - 13:15
Opening Remarks by Facilitator
13:20 - 13:35 Case I: Pangea Shelter Tech Accelerator
13:40 - 15:00 Workshop: Training the next generation of Africa Shelter-tech entrepreneurs


WORKSHOP 2: FINTECH & IMPACT VILLAGE: How do we design Norwegian African fintech solutions that disrupt the way aid is distributed?

13:00 - 13:15 Opening Remarks by Facilitator
13:20 - 13:35 CASE 1: "Emata - Providing alternative financial solutions to farmers"
13:40 - 15:00 Workshop & Closing Remarks: SMEs & Aid Power Couple: Launching fintech solutions that create jobs


WORKSHOP 3: GREEN SOLUTIONS: Developing Green Solutions for the African Market
13:00 - 13:15 Opening Remarks by Facilitator
13:20 - 13:35 Case I: Made in Norway for the next billions
13:40 - 15:00 Workshop: Norwegian start-ups at the forefront of the African market
DAY 2 - 26. SEPTEMBER

09:00 - 11:00 Part 3: Disrupting Aid with the Norwegian Trademark
Plenary 1: Disruptive Aid: How can we use aid as catalyst for job creation? How could the Norwegian aid distribution support SMEs and early stage entrepreneurs?

09:00 - 09:10 Opening Remarks by Moderator
09:15 - 09:30 The State of The Norwegian Aid in Africa
09:35 - 09:50 Delivering Impact through Monitoring & evaluation systems
09:55 - 10:10 Disrupting with "Not for Profit" through entrepreneurship
10:15 - 10:55 PANEL DEBATE + Q&A
11:00 - 12:00 Part 3: Disrupting Aid with the Norwegian Trademark
Plenary 2: The Norwegian Trademark: How can we disrupt the way aid is distributed with Norwegian Trademark? Get Norwegian companies to expand their operations to the African market, and increase Norway's competitiveness?

11:00 - 11:10 Opening remarks by Moderator
11:15 - 11:30 The Norwegian Trademark and the African market
11:35 - 11:50 Investing with The Norwegian Trademark
11:55 - 12:10 Creating jobs with Norwegian fish framing
12:15 - 12:30 Aid as a catalyst for job creation
12:30 - 13:00 PANEL DEBATE + Q&A
13:00 End of Program
SOME OF OUR SPEAKERS
Learn and get inspired by the juiciest lessons learned and experiences, from the smartest and game changers.
TROND RIIBE KNUDSEN
CEO, TRK GROUP
SANDEEP KHAPRE
CEO, BDO EAST AFRICA
FATIMA SANI
NORDIC REGIONAL MANAGER, GOOGLE
HEIDI FINSKAS
CSR Director, KLP
MARIUS KOESTLER
CEO, Quesnay
GUSTAVO HOLO
CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER, SYNCANO
SUMMIT PARTNERS
OSLO INNOVATION WEEK 2018
VENUE: Folk -Torggata 15 - Oslo
This event is arranged during Oslo Innovation Week.

Oslo Innovation Week brings forward new voices and innovation in action. We believe in not only talking about change, but actually changing the world we live in. We bring together speakers, experts, entrepreneurs, investors, startups and innovators from around the globe, and challenge them to solve problems, collaborate and drive sustainable change.

Contacts
VENUE: Folk -Torggata 15 - Oslo
+47 930 13 273
dede.koesah@pangeaaccelerator.com