Investor Pitch – Business in Africa with an Impact, December 12th, 2019 in Oslo 


12.45 pm: Registration

1.00 pm: Welcome and presentation of the programme 
Ms. Sarah Skou Andreasen, Consultant, Nordekon Consultancy Company (

1.10 pm: Welcome by Arntzen de Besche (
Mr. Ole Kirkvaag, Partner
– Legal framework in Africa 

1.20 pm: Introduction to impact investing
Mr. Jørn Lein-Mathisen, Managing Director, Norway Business Angels  
– Impact investing in Africa

1.30 pm: Nordic Microfinance Initiative (NMI) (
Mr. Arthur Sletteberg, Managing Director, NMI
– Microfinance in Africa

1.50 pm: NorLense (
Mr. Rune Fivelstad, Sales Manager 
– Innovative shelter solutions in Africa

2.00 pm: Networking break

2.20 pm – 5.00 Company pitches

  1. Desert Control, CEO, Mr. Ole Kristian Sivertsen
  2. Farmforce, Founder, CEO, Mrs. Anne Jorun Aas
  3. Nordic Impact Funds, Founder, Managing Partner, Mrs. Lisbeth Stausholm Zacho 
  4. nClude, Founder, CEO, Mr. Siyanda Mthethwa
  5. MTI Investment, Investment Manager, Ms. Mai Duong
  6. Mekina, Founder, CEO, Mr. Araya Lakew
  7. Insuject. Founder, CEO, Mr. Ole Kjerkegaard Nielsen
  8. SoilSense, Founder, CEO, Mr. Jesper Alkestrup
  9. Simbi, Founder, CEO, Mr. Aaron Friedland 

5.15 – 6.00 pm: Networking, including wine and beer will be served. 
Coffee, water and snacks will be served during the seminar and we will have lots of networking breaks enabling you to mingle, network, discuss and share experiences.

Conference Partner

“We believe Nordic companies can make a significant difference in Africa”


Nordekon Consultancy Company


Venue Partner

Arntzen de Besche is a leading Norwegian law firm. Our offices in Oslo, Stavanger and Trondheim are staffed by a team of almost 170 people. Our team of experts assist Norwegian and international companies, public authorities and private organisations to simplify complex transactions, undertake challenging negotiations and resolve disputes of all types