tone cecilie faugli
CEO, TECH BRIDGE INVEST
Tone Faugli is the CEO of TechBridge Invest. Tone is an experienced leader and mentor from both private and the aid sector. Before joining TechBridge Invest, Tone Faugli worked ten years for Red Cross, holding positions as Product Manager, Head of Fundraising and lastly Team leader for Organizational Development focusing on financial management, resource mobilisation and project management. The experience also spans across running own business, communication and strategy development, and from various positions in shipping, telecom and more.
Building and investing in scalable, sustainable businesses in East Africa
Creating value through training, investments and active ownership
MS. Faugeli has successfully developed marketing campaigns, implemented strategies and launched new products to the market, and not the least built strong teams. Her passion is very much with market analysis, strategy development and execution, HR and leadership, as well as hiking, socializing and travelling.

The founders of TechBridge Invest have long experience in establishing and growing companies in both Norway and East-Africa. Their experience span across establishing & managing companies, software development, fostering high performing teams, recruiting and developing leaders, investments, up-scaling, merging & acquisitions and, not least, cultural understanding. TechBridge Invest has developed trainings and systems to reduce the risks. The company is also lead investors taking the initial risks, and offers to co-investors a system of risk sharing and follow up.











About Tech Bridge Invest
TechBridge Invest aims to give entrepreneurship-training and invest in areas where we can have the greatest impact. The company focuses on East-Africa makes, particularly on areas where access to capital is scarce, and where the private sector could be strengthened. They train aspiring entrepreneurs in marketing, sales, business development, financial management & budgeting, pitching, team building, innovation and more.

In addition to training entrepreneurs, investors can gain access to invest in early stage start-ups.
Norwegian enterprises with expansion plans will have access to match-making and investment advisory services.
Tech Bridge Invest has also established an incubator – The TechBridge Start-Up Hub - that offers members a place to work, an active environment, free wifi, access to mentors, networks, coaching, administrative resources, relevant training, seminars and more.




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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