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December 14, 2021

Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day

Congratulations Nonso!

We congratulate Nonso Opurum, founder and CEO of SOSO Care for winning the EWB Award 2021.

On the right is an image from the live broadcast on December 14th 2021 when EWB founder Donnie SC Lygonis announced the winner and had a short follow-up chat with Nonso. 

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EWB AWARD WINNER 2021

We congratulate this year's winner of the EWB Award: Nonso Opurum with the startup Soso Care from Nigeria. Soso Care enable healthcare for all, by offering an affordable health insurance that you can pay for by collecting recyclables. A total win-win for planetary health; the people win and the planet wins.

About the event

Welcome to the first ever Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day, a whole day to celebrate a new paradigm in entrepreneurship.

We believe that ALL entrepreneurship should be sustainable and what better way to spread awareness than dedicating a day, December 14th, to the cause. 

Please help us spread the word, join the cause and make sure to join the live broadcast on Tuesday December 14th at 14.00 CET. Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day is organized by the foundation Entrepreneurs Without Borders.  

 
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Our
Speakers

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Jakob Trollbäck
FOUNDER OF THE NEW DIVISION / MAIN ARCHITECT BEHIND THE UN SDG COMMUNICATION PACKAGE

Jakob Trollbäck is the founder of The New Division and Trollbäck + Company. He is the main architect behind the communication language for the United Nation's 17 Global Goals, an ambitious and inspiring agenda for a better world by 2030. With offices in Stockholm and New York, he specializes in strategy and communication for sustainability.

Donnie SC Lygonis
FOUNDER & CHAIR
ENTREPRENEURS WITHOUT BORDERS

Donnie has been working with new ideas and innovation for 20+ years, both starting his own companies as well as helping others start theirs. 

 

The past 12 years he has been part of creating and running KTH Innovation in Stockholm, one of the world's best university innovation offices. 

He started Entrepreneurs Without Borders in 2016 to help founders all over the world start and grow sustainable companies. 
 

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Katharina Paoli Brunat
FOUNDER & CEO
NUDGD 

Katharina's passion is to empower hands on solutions for a more resource efficient sustainable future where digitalization, behavioral science and sustainability co-create and collaborate. She is a member of Al Gore's Climate Reality Project and has founded Nudgd, a digital solutions and advisory agency within behavioral design that nudge people to sustainable choices. 

Rebecca Connée
BUSINESS DEVELOPER
KLIMATO

Rebecca is a mission driven person that works as a business developer at the startup Klimato. They are working to reduce CO2e emissions by climate labeling meals for restaurants. Together with their customers they are fighting climate change - one meal at a time.

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Miyabi Holm
FOUNDER & CEO
BAHINI

Miyabi Holm is an entrepreneurial technology enthusiast and human rights activist that has founded Bahini (which means little sister in Nepali) that helps survivors of the sex-trafficking industry by helping them get jobs at Fair Trade producers that in turn create Bahini garments. High quality, designed in Sweden, produced in Nepal, sold globally.  

Nonso Oporum
FOUNDER & CEO
SOSO CARE, NIGERIA

A social entrepreneur with an obsession of bridging the gap in poor healthcare and financing in Africa. He has founded SOSO Care, a low cost health insurtech startup, which accepts cash or recyclables as a premium to enable millions of people to access healthcare across over 1,000 hospitals in Nigeria.

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Clint Bartlett
DIRECTOR
AFRICA IMPACT FOUNDATION

Clint is an entrepreneurially-minded impact investing professional with over 15 years experience in creating impact through consulting and executive positions in Southern Africa. He has a keen interest in policy debates and policy creation with a focus on inclusive economies. 

Our Partners

Main Partners:

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Award Partners:

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With support from:

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EWB Award

Previous winners

2019

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2020

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2021

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The EWB Award celebrates a person or an organization that represents the core values of EWB and sustainable entrepreneurship:

Sustainability, Equality and Social Responsibility. 

How to get involved

Events

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First of all, make sure to watch the main event on Tuesday 14th at 2pm CET / UTC+1.

Why not arrange a viewing event with some friends, or at your incubator or school?

Then start planning for 2022, create your own Sustainable Entrepreneurship Day event for December 14th 2022 and let us know so we can feature your event here on the official page.

Spread the word

Group Calls

Help us spread the word, not only about the event but also about sustainable entrepreneurship as a new paradigm for business creation.

 

Use our official hashtags #entrepreneur2030 #ewbworld when you blog or post in social media, make a statement as a sustainable entrepreneur that is part of the solution instead of the problem. 

Support

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Do you want to support our work by investing in one of the EWB supported scaleups?

Do you run a company that wants to scale with EWB in other countries?

Or are you an entrepreneur that would like to start an EWB supported scale-up in your home country?

Or are you a corporate representative that wants to partner with EWB?

 

Get in touch at info@ewb.world

 
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About EWB

Entrepreneurs Without Borders (EWB) is a non-profit foundation registered in Sweden.

 

We help founders of SDG aligned companies scale up and grow in order to create jobs and enable global impact. Our purpose is to promote a model of sustainable entrepreneurship and we firmly believe that ALL business should be or strive for sustainability, socially responsibility and equality in sync with the UN 17 SDGs.

 

Redefining entrepreneurship

Read a blog post by EWB founder Donnie SC Lygonis on Sustainable Entrepreneurship:

"If we are truly serious about wanting to reach the 2030 global development goals, we need to start taking some extreme measures. We are so fixated with steroid growth and big numbers, that we forget about what creates prosperity and healthy societies. As long as we measure success by how much money we have raised, we are completely missing the point of what running a business is all about."