Let's challenge the status quo together

Life is short. I try to do things that matter. Join me? 

Maria Amelie

You have to die a few times before you can really live. 

It is from a poem by Charles Bukowski, and weirdly enough I can relate to it. During my 33 years I have  written 5 books, lived in 3 countries, including asylum and detention camp, been deported, started a movement that led to a new immigration law and went on to become a technology journalist and passionate entrepreneurship geek.

I believe that truly great innovation is possible if there is vulnerability, diversity and a healthy symbiosis of the public and the private sector. 

 

photo Anne Valeur

Bring together and connect people from different worlds to create positive impact

Goal 1

Explore and deliver results on topics of migration, entrepreneurship, blockchain

Goal 2

Tell and Inspire you with stories of courage, innovation, grace and love

Goal 3

How can I help?

Speaker & Moderator

Since 2010 I have been doing talks on technology, entrepreneurship and migration. Everything from Tedx, Google, Oslo Innovation Week, Police and etc. 


PUBLISHED AUTHOR

Since 2010 I have written 5 books published by the main Norwegian publishings as Pax, Gyldendal, Frekk Publishing. In 2018 I also self-published and crowdfunded a book with my fabulous team. 


Entrepreneur

In 2018 together with Nicolai Strøm-Olsen I wrote the book and founded Startup Migrants. Soon it will be also a digital platform!  We are excited about how we will evolve in 2019!

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Check out our new book

Together with my amazing co-founder Nicolai Strøm-Olsen we visited 20 countries and interviewed over 250 people mapping the innovation output of migration in Europe and the Middle East. In March 2019 we published our book Startup Migrants! Subscribe to our newsletter and get an excerpt from the book! 

Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative, 2018

Flagship young European leaders program of the U.S. Department of State that is supported in its implementation by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Best Startup Journalist 2015

Nordic Startup Awards, Norway

Norwegian of the Year 2010

Ny Tid Magazine

Blog 

Latest news

NRK made a podcast about my case back in 2011. Published in the beginning of March 2019. Listen here.

Our book Startup Migrants is finally ready! Read here about the project.

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