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’s CEO, Marit Wetterhus participated in the opening panel debate with Stephane Boujnah, CEO of Euronext, the company that bought the Norwegian Stock Exchange, Martina Dalic, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia and Carlos Tavares, Chairman of Banco Montepio in Portugal, discussing the need for a better way to finance SMEs. Moderated by Dr Christian Ossig, Chief Executive of the Association of German Banks and Chair of the EBF Steering Committee. The Markets4Europe campaign, launched last week, outlining 6 crucial principles for Capassa and other innovative SME’s: https://markets4europe.eu/. The report has been made by Vítor Constâncino Martina DalicEnrico Letta Viviane Reding and Peer Steinbruck. Thanks to Wim Mijs, Burçak Inel Martenczuk, Raymond Frenken, Daniel Bouzas, Tina Marolt, Francesco Indacoat the European Banking Federation.
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.
We want to thank the following people from Microsoft, Kimberly Lein-Mathisen,Turid Kronstad, Silje Brenk Gulbrandsen, Izabela Hawryłko, Carina Reppesgård Ytre-Eide, Katarina Halkinrud and Ovia Chanu. Kristine Mennika from Finance Latvia and last, but not least Raymond Frenken, Burçak Inel Martenczuk, Tina Marolt and Daniel Bouzas at the European Banking Federation.
The Capassa team spent another week planning and specifying new services to be launched in the next 6 months. Thank you to the team for a great week!
The Capassa team is thrilled to get Jan Roar on board. He has been working with Windows and automation for years and is now going to work closely with several of Capassa’s customers.
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.
Great trip to Sri Lanka visiting our development team. Thank you to Suram, Firaz, Thushara, Dhara, Rajith, Samera and Sanath!