The Sustainable Lead

A morning on the bike

In a tour with green thought leaders and inspiring vibrant startups we bring together some of the world's foremost thinkers on what it takes to accelerate and expand the net zero transition and sustainable entrepreneurs. You can look forward to meeting inspiring speakers, brave entrepreneurs and top business people.

We'd urge business executives, investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and campaigners to join us on two wheels exploring how to navigate the defining economic, political, and technological trend of the age - the Green transition.

Practical information 

We will guide you safely through the route and we offer everyone the opportunity to borrow a bike through Donkey Republic, if desired. Free of charge of course!

We are looking forward to a morning with exciting speakers, inspiration and world-class networking.

Program

The Meeting Point -
BrewPub

9.30-10.00

The start of this event will take place at the heart of Copenhagen at the cozy BrewPub. In their courtyard we will welcome everybody, a light breakfast will be served and a few words from the mayor of Employment Jens-Kristian Lütken and Peter Kofler, Chairman of Danish entrepreneurs.

Nordic Female Invest and Lotte Thor Høgsberg will also offer some words on the diversity debate and how we can create a more diverse entrepreneurial ecosystem that benefits everybody. 

Speakers

Jens Kristian Lutken

Jens-Kristian Lütken

Mayor of Employment, Copenhagen Municipality

The newly appointed Mayor of Employment and Integration is passionate about entrepreneurship and believes it’s the key to reaching the ambitious climate goals. He will give his opening remarks and talk about how he will work towards a better entrepreneurial ecosystem in Copenhagen.

Peter Kofler

Peter Kofler

Chairman of Danish Entrepreneurs

Peter is an entrepreneur through and through and is a firm believer of making the entrepreneurial life easier if we want to foster the innovative ideas we so desperately need in order to battle the climate crisis. Peter and Danish Entrepreneurs are the initiators of this event.

Lotte Thor Høgsberg

Lotte Thor Høgsberg

Head of Culture at Nordic Female Founders

Lotte has over 25 years of experience in the media industry and is Nordic Female Founders brand new Head of Culture. She is working towards getting their important message out: diversity is crucial for a well functioning entrepreneurial ecosystem.

And we couldn't agree more. Therefore you can hear the inspirational Lotte at the opening of the event talk about women empowerment, motivation and diversity in the ecosystem and how we all benefit from it.

First stop: BLOXHUB The Nordic Hub for sustainable urbanization

10.20-11.00

Prepare yourself for an enlightening experience in Bloxhub. The hub is working towards a sustainable urbanization and doing it from their futuristic building in Central of Copenhagen. A hub full of innovative startups and solutions for an urban future. This is a prime example of how corporations supers innovative startups.

Speakers

Martine Reinhold Kildeby

Martine Reinhold Kildeby

Head of Strategic Partnerships, BLOXHUB

The complex challenges of global urbanization and climate change require brand new ways of collaboration across sectors and borders, which Martine supports by bridging knowledge, innovation and solutions from corporates, cities and thought leaders all over the world.

Mikkel A. Thomassen

Mikkel A. Thomassen 

Partner in Smith Innovation

With over 100 development processes and 25 years of experience with innovation within both science and business, Mikkel has turned uncertainties into assets, visions into value and ideas into actual products. We will get an insight into how BLOXHUB is supporting innovative startups and get the right solutions out there.

Johan Bender

Johan Bender

Founder of Pluto Technologies

Johan Bender kickstarted his first entrepreneurial venture within urban mobility back in 2014 when he launched a free, advertisement-supported bicycles concept on top US university campuses such as Harvard, Stanford, University of Chicago, Georgia Tech and others. 

He later studied Software Development in Copenhagen which lead to the launch of Pluto Technologies. In short, Pluto empower municipalities with a cost-effective asset management platform powered by AI.

Copenhagen Capacity - Connecting founders with what and whom they need

11.20-12.00

Copenhagen Capacity is the leading expert on developing and implementing business opportunities in Greater Copenhagen, and with the most well-connected network in the region, they will help startups get the best possible start for success in Greater Copenhagen. 

This morning Copenhagen Capacity is hosting a short time out session of the tour with the aim of encouraging stakeholders of the startup ecosystem with interesting startup stories from the most vibrant companies and directors of the time.

Speakers

Asbjørn Overgaard

Asbjørn Overgaard

CEO & Copenhagen Capacity

Asbjørn works specifically to attract companies and investments to Greater Copenhagen and international talents and qualified labour to Danish businesses. Hear about how Copenhagen Capacity is working towards making Copenhagen the place to be for entrepreneurs and startups all over the world.

Isabelle Broddén & Martin Kahl

Isabelle Broddén & Martin Kahl

Klappir

Klappir has set up shop in Copenhagen earlier this year, and shares their insights into how the capital is helping foreign startups to grow their business in Copenhagen. In Iceland, Klappir built the world’s first sustainability ecosystem. By involving companies, suppliers, municipalities and other governmental institutions in a digital infrastructure.

Finishing line - Copenhagen’s City Hall Square

12.20-13.00

This morning ends in the iconic building, the heart of Copenhagen, and the seat of the city council. Great startups and exciting speakers will give all the riders insights and new perspectives on the green transition and how the green winning companies of the future will scale their businesses.

Speakers

Ask Løvschall-Jensen

Ask Løvschall-Jensen

Co-founder at Seaborg Technologies & PhD

Seaborg started in 2014 in a Copenhagen cellar where three physicists were brewing beer and discussing existential matters. Today they employ around 100 people – from nuclear engineers to business developers.

Seaborg’s mission is to deliver a scalable, cheaper-than-coal, dispatchable power source by 2025 and replace the currently projected new-build coal plans in Southeast Asia with 7500 emission-free nuclear reactors.

A green inspirator who will change the world!

Alexander Frederiksen

Alexander Frederiksen

Co-founder at Donkey Republic

Alexander has worked with several new sustainability start-ups including Cykelven and Buddha Bikes. Working with NGOs, social businesses as well as Venture Capital backed start-ups, Alexander has connected his passion for sustainability with his entrepreneurial spirit.

At Donkey Republic, Alexander is responsible for the sales department ensuring growth targets are met by acquiring clients and establishing partnerships.

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