The First Roundtable will be chaired by the OECD Secretary General and co-chaired by the Minister of Business of New Zealand, the Minister of SMEs of Korea, and the Minister of State for Trade and EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection of Ireland.
It is a real honour to be asked to participate in such high-level discussions on how to help SMEs with digitalization globally. The focus areas, which are all very important to Capassa, are access to digital infrastructure, AI, blockchain and fintech. Capassa – Your Digital CFO is a Fintech company that aims to help SMEs make better financial choices. SMEs are important for growth globally and it is paramount that they take part in the digital transition. At the Roundtable, Capassa will join policy makers from governments and public institutions, entrepreneurs, business representatives and representatives of private sector associations across the OECD and beyond.
Capassa was honored to get the opportunity to present the Digital CFO and talk about how to finance innovative SME’s in Europe at the European Banking Summit October 3rd. The panel consisted of Kris Boschmans, Policy Analyst at the OECD Alberto Casorati, Advisor, European Investment Bank Adrià Batlle, Head of Business Design, InnoCell Armando Melone, Policy Officer, European Commission Stephen Pegge, Managing Director of Commercial Finance, UK Finance & Director, UK Business Angels Association. Daniel Bouzas was a great panel moderator. It was great to discuss how we can help innovative SMEs with their financing and changes we need to make to ensure that innovative SMEs get a better future!
Capassa was fortunate to be invited to discuss the digital future and how to expand into the British market by Richard Wood, the British Ambassador. The beautiful residence set the scene for great discussions with other entrepreneurs, investors, consultants and Cristian Strømmen, Director of Trade & Investment at the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy.
Capassa’s CEO, Marit Wetterhus participated at the event Exploring the Digital Future during Oslo Innovation Week where Nikolai Astrup, Minister of Digitalisation, Chief Digital Officer, Ewan MacLeod at Nordea, Richard Wood. British Ambassador to Norway and Meryn Willetts, CMO at VipiCash participated in a panel discussion about what we should do to support digital transformation. The event was attended by over 100 participants that were eager to share their insights. Thanks to the photographer Åsmund Holien Mo for great pictures from the event.
Capassa has been invited, as the only Norwegian invitee, to present Capassa – Your Digital CFO and speak about financing innovative SMB’s in Europe. https://www.europeanbankingsummit.com/ . “It is a great for Capassa to be able to talk to experts, policy makers and key industry stakeholders about the challenges facing the industry and why it is important to help SMB’s become more financially viable” states Marit Wetterhus, CEO and Founder of Capassa. This opportunity was given to us after we spoke at an event hosted by Microsoft Norway, Microsoft Latvia and Finance Latvia.
Capassa had the great opportunity to speak about Your Digital CFO at the SHE Conference in Oslo Spektrum.
Thank you to Heidi Aven and the rest of the SHE-team. Thank you also to Jørn Haanæs, Startup Director at Oslo Business Region, Giang Nguyen, Pia Merkesdal and Ingar S. Bentsen at TheFactory and the startup community represented by Startuplab Meri Sorgaard, Combine Siw-Cathrine Braa, 657 Camilla Watz Johannessen, timetoRIOT Kimberly Larsen, Angel Challenge Virginia E. Vegas, As We Are Now Anette Miwa Dimmen, Katapult Ocean Rikke Hegge Jørgensen, The Ocean Bottle William, Arkwright X Esben Poulsen, Unloc Kris Riise, Aleap Andre Hansen, ShieldME Henriette Bjørn, Norway Health Tech Anita Moe Larsen, MESH Anders Mjåset, Ombu, Isak Førre Skogland and Sindre Bjørnstad.