SE Forum is a forum for social entrepreneurs where the participants in the program are founders of business that address social and environmental issues. I got the opportunity to listen to a few of the participant’s pitches and come with question and feedback (if any). Nina Othman, Tendekayi Katsiga, Samuel Malinga, Habiba Ali and Maria Mushtaq are a few of the pitches that I got to listen to. They come all over the world with businesses that are so inspiring.
One story was very personal and it got stuck with me. Maria Mushtaq lost her brother due to sickness and lack of healthcare and since that has made it her life goal to help other people in similar situations. She started her company, HealthConnect in 2016. HealthConnect is a tele-medicine platform, with the goal to improve healthcare accessibility. If you live in Sweden, you have probably heard of KRY. This business is quite similar to it. I think it is amazing that someone like Maria has this passion and is doing everything she can to make it succeed. For her, coming to Sweden must be great because she can meet people in the field and gain a lot of knowledge. Especially since this has been done here.
I appreciated all their pitches and it was really interesting to here about entrepreneurship and startups from other parts of the world. Businesses that has been in Sweden for decades, has just started in other countries. If interested in learning more about these startups, check se-forum.se!