BOOST Talks | The next generation of impact tech entrepreneurs  

Join our BOOST Talks on July 20 at 10 CET on the boom of impact tech entrepreneurship and new initiatives accelerating startups working to tackle pressing social and environmental challenges. The webinar is part of a series organized by BOOST, a UNDP-led acceleration programme for impact innovation in Europe and Central Asia and beyond. BOOST Talks is a space where we explore different aspects of innovation for accelerating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

In this talk, you will meet Funda Sezgi, co-founder and Managing Director at Norrsken Impact Accelerator, which aims to help entrepreneurs solve the world’s greatest challenges. Its ecosystem consists of Norrsken House, a co-working space for over 350 impact entrepreneurs in Stockholm, the Norrsken Founders Fund, and Norrsken VC. During our talk, she will introduce Norrsken and share some of the ways they are working to strengthen innovation ecosystems around the world. Tune in to learn about key trends and thematic areas in the impact ecosystem, including some of the rising stars part of Norrsken. 

UNDP and Norrsken Foundation have partnered since 2021 to support some of the world’s most promising impact start-ups. Read more about the partnership here

The webinar will be in English and is open to the public. 


Key speaker information: 

Funda Sezgi is co-founder and Managing Director at Norrsken Impact Accelerator. Before focusing on the accelerator, Funda took on the chief growth officer and chief operating officer roles at Norrsken Foundation, responsible for the operations, partnerships and expansion to Africa and Europe. She also headed Norrsken House and was in charge of setting up and running their first entrepreneurial hub in Stockholm.  

Prior to joining Norrsken, Funda worked as a market analyst, a management consultant, and an acceleration program manager helping social entrepreneurs go international. Funda earned a Ph.D. in strategic management from IESE Business School, where she focused on impact ventures and their scaling strategies. She also spent time in Silicon Valley as a visiting scholar at Stanford University.  

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