2021 Fellowship

The Fellows

Mija

Artur Mija

Artur Mija, from Chișinău, Republic of Moldova. Artur is actively involved in the political life of the country, being a member of the Party of Action and Solidarity. Artur is currently the treasurer of the party and is also responsible for paid advertisement and online campaigns. At the same time, together with a partner, Artur is developing Anttscamp, an app which facilitates canvassing experience of the political parties and ensuring volunteer tracking during door to door activities.

ANTTSCAMP - MOLDOVA

Regina

Regina Bondarenko

Pravoman is an AI-system which gives automatic counseling for citizens and immigrants. Our digital helper gives automatic legal advices, additional information (e-services, interaction with bodies and so on) and creates documents. Pravoman works on 6 platforms. Our product helps to give access to discussions, appeal and participation in the control over the public decision making processes.

PRAVOMAN - UKRAINE

Artur

Artur Gurau

We are building an app to organize online elections. Decision making is not a problem only for states and cities but also for thousands of organisations and communities. To solve that, we came up with the most democratic business model. Our freemium model doesn't corrupt election processes. Voteme App is designed to facilitate and improve decision making in organisations and communities but it's already being used for internal elections (primaries) by political parties. Our mission is to empower trusted leaders and solve what is not working in democracy.

VOTEME APP - MOLDOVA

Nikita

Nikita Lukianets

Open Ethics is building a standard of "nutrition labels" for AI-powered products. We engage citizens, legislators, engineers, and subject-matter experts to develop tools and enable transparent ecosystems where humans and machines successfully work together. Bringing a standard "language" to talk about risk features of AI with visual nutrition-like labels can release the voice of the consumer to make choices for products that serve their individual feature/risk choices. This enables individual informed decisions and unlocks crowd-source regulatory power

OPENETHICS - UKRAINE

Nino

Nino Macharashvili

Quack Hunter is a game platform to hunt down fake news. It helps fact-checking organizations to communicate the fact-checked information to users in engaging way. The game is the alternative distribution channel for fact-checking organizations, while users learn truth and have loads of fun. The game enables fact-checking organizations to communicate the truth to the audience in an engaging way. It develops critical thinking in the users. The impact of these activities enhance free electoral processes as well as transparency.

QUACK HUNTER - GEORGIA

Temur

Temur Chichua

The last election held in Georgia has once again demonstrated to us the importance of reliable and fast analyses of big textual data. Quick detection of Propaganda, Hate-Speech, or fake news can be crucial before they access a large audience. We are creating a Natural Language Processing toolset and Georgian Language models, to work with huge amount of textual data. Part of our goal is to research disinformation, fake news, propaganda patterns from modern medias.

NLP TOOLSET - GEORGIA

The Speakers

Nico Jaspers

Nico Jaspers serves as both the CEO of Latana and Dalia Research. Latana helps brands make better marketing decisions by delivering world-class, scalable insights. Latana is on a mission to disrupt the Global Brand Tracking market by becoming the insights hub for brands across the world. Dalia Research, provides market research services. The Company gathers real-time market and opinion data by pushing micro-surveys to smartphone users. Dalia Research also produces the annual Democracy Perception Index. Nico holds a Doctor of Philosophy in International Relations from London School of Economics.

CEO - LATANA & DALIA RESEARCH

Ann-Christine Roope

Ann-Christine is Founder of Ethan Partners, a global executive search company focusing on high growth Internet companies. Ethan Partners has supported over 150 successful Internet companies and placed more than 3000 high profile candidates. Clients include among others Uber, Houzz, Naspers, Zomato, Ringier, Deliveroo, and Goldman Sachs. Before this Ann-Christine was Director of International Recruiting at Groupon as they entered +50 countries globally. Ann-Christine has also supported some of the largest VC’s and PE’s globally with talent acquisition. She holds a Master in Marketing and Business Communication from Copenhagen Business School.

FOUNDER - ETHAN PARTNERS

Daniel Korski

Daniel Korski has over 20 years of experience in senior positions in government across the UK, EU, and the US. Daniel was most recently Deputy Head of Policy at No. 10 Downing Street and Special Advisor to David Cameron. Daniel was previously an adviser to the Vice-President of the European Commission and has previously worked for the UN and Foreign Office in Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen. Daniel is the co-founder and CEO of PUBLIC, a venture capitalist firm focused on helping technology startups transform public services. He is also Chairman and co-founder of the GovTech Summit, an event for the govtech sector.

CEO & CO-FOUNDER - PUBLIC

Joo Runge

Since 2006 Joo has worked at reputable law firms and as managing director/board member, advising corporate law, M&A, finance, growth and other company related issues to start-ups, venture, private equity, Danish and international clients. Joo holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School and Master of Laws from the University of Copenhagen. This strong combination of law and finance has since 2013 allowed her to work as CEO and board member advising on investments, fundraising, debt / bridge financing and scaling of companies.

BOARD MEMBER - WOMEN IN TECH DENMARK

Niklas Marschall

Niklas has both served as CEO for start-ups and as Vice President in larger organizations where he established the basis for creation, recognition and articulation of new opportunities. Niklas has been successful in ramping up businesses to stand on their own in small entrepreneurial start-ups as well as in big established international companies. Niklas would rather be a pioneer than just implementing a plan. He is a creative problem solver, focused on a learning and doing approach. Niklas has documented success with this approach in large organizations as well as in start-ups.

CEO - KMD VENTURES

Stine Mølgaard Sørensen

Stine is a successful entrepreneur and international speaker. Stine has worked within the field of technology for more than ten years and has closely followed the digital development – both as an external consultant for major corporate companies and previously as a CMO for another tech-startup called Spektral. Today she is a Co-Founder and COO of Radiobotics, co-owner of Nordic Fintech Angels, board member of MATTER Pension and author of the bestseller “F*ck It, Ship It”. In 2020, Stine was awarded winner of "Entrepreneur of the Year" category in the Nordic Women in Tech Awards.

COO & CO-FOUNDER - RADIOBOTICS

The Mentors

Alexander Aghassipour

Alexander is the Chief Product Officer at Zendesk. Zendesk builds software for better customer relationships and was founded in Copenhagen in 2007. The company went public on NYSE in 2014. Prior to founding Zendesk, he consulted with global corporations about design, global strategy, and recruiting. Alexander also co-founded Araneum, the largest Danish-owned digital media agency.

CO-FOUNDER & CPO - ZENDESK

Sahra-Josephine Hjorth

Sahra-Josephine is an expert on converging technologies and how these are applied in learning contexts to design personalized and adaptive learning experiences that empower end-users to improve their lives. She is the co-founder and CEO of CanopyLAB. CanopyLAB was recently nominated in Future Unicorn Awards and they just completed a ($3M) capital funding round.

CO-FOUNDER & CEO – CANOPYLAB

Jørn Larsen

Jørn Larsen is founder and CEO of Trifork, a Danish company providing software solutions to government and financial services providers. Trifork is creator of the long-running GOTO Conferences and co-creator of QCon. Jørn believes that we can change the world with software. Think smarter solutions that make life better and easier for everyone.

FOUNDER & CEO - TRIFORK

Lars Thinggaard

Lars is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in start-ups and venture capital. For the past 15 years, he worked as President & CEO of Milestone Systems. Lars is driven by the desire to inspire and create by employing the Scandinavian approach to management. Scandinavian management is about openness, trust and transparency, principles he believes are crucial to effective leadership

FOUNDER - TECH FOR LIFE

Nima Tisdall

Nima is the Founder of Blue Lobster, a company that has been praised by Barack Obama as a global role model for sustainability. Blue Lobster is a tech startup that is on a mission to democratize the fishing industry, by allowing local fishermen to sell directly to consumers and businesses in Denmark. Nima is part of the Global Shaper programme with World Economic Forum.

FOUNDER - BLUE LOBSTER

Daniel Dudas-Schwarz

Daniel is a driven innovator with 15+ years of experience as an entrepreneur working with communication, media and technology. His main expertise is human behavior, customer needs and market trends. Liv is on a mission to democratize health, by taking medical technologies only available for a very limited number of people in the world and making it available for the masses.

FOUNDER & CEO - LIV

Selected Fellow Elevator Pitch

During the application process Fellows are required to submit a 1 min video elevator pitch talking about their Democracy Tech innovation. For every cohort we highlight one Fellow who created an outstanding elevator pitch. Below is Temur Chichua presenting QARTNLP.

Partners

Our Partners play an indispensable part in enabling the Fellowship to fulfill its mission. We would like to thank each of them for their contribution to our important work.

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