Startup42 Media partnered with alter.state for their “First State Innovation Sprint." During this podcast series we sit down with 6 event stakeholders to discuss some of the topics that the sprint will focus on and why the event is important. The event is supported by: ROCKIT, Ignitis grupė, and Future Leadership. #womenintech
alter.state "The Stakeholders" Jewell Sparks & Zivile Einikyte
"One of the things I have noticed throughout my career, it is very importance to have a voice." - Jewell Sparks
"The Nordic Baltic Innovation Sprint is a collaborative effort amongst four women who care about women, tech, finance and inclusion. We needed to organize an event that amplified the innovation goals of female founders." - Zivile Einikyte
Jewell Sparks (BiTHOUSE Group / UNITED17 Ventures / Startup42 Media ) and Zivile Einikyte (TechBBQ / alter.state Nordic Baltic Innovation Sprint) discuss investment in female founded ventures and the importance of diversity and inclusion in technology. Jewell admits that she looks forward to the day when diversity and inclusion in tech identifiers can be dropped once the venture and tech industries have balance amongst their leadership teams and support mechanisms. Diversity is not just about gender, it's age, ethnicity, skill set, culture and experience. Zivile's superpower is communication and she is happy when she can provide startups with the right tools to connect with talent, investors and enterprise customers. #SDGs #alterstate #womenintech #innovation #diversity #inclusion #Startup42Media #communication
alter.state "The Stakeholders" Jekaterina Bitus (Swedbank Lietuvoje)
"Sustainability and business resilience will become a key measurement on how a startup, large company, or organization is equipped to succeed in the current economy." - Jekaterina Bitus
Jekaterina Bitus is the Head of Startup Partnership at Swedbank. She sits down with Alex Felman (Startup42 Media) regarding how Swedbank collaborates with startups in the areas of sustainability. During the podcast they also discuss success factors startups should focus on when wanting to work with Corporates. Jekaterina is joining the Alter State Nordic-Baltic Women Innovation Sprint as a mentor. #SDG #alterstate #womenintech #innovation
alter.state “The Stakeholders” Diana Kazakevic (Ignitis Group)
“We should all look at how we utilize the energy that we have.” Diana Kazakevic
Diana Kazakevic, the Head of Region at Ignitis Group, sits down with Alex Felman (Startup42 Media) to discuss various sources of energy and sustainable living. #IgnitisGroup #Baltics #sustainability #energy #alterstate I#innovation #STEAM
alter.state "The Stakeholders" Sarune Smalakytė (ROCKIT)
"Gender diversity creates a lot of opportunities for organizations." Sarune Smalakytė
Sarune Smalakytė of ROCKIT talks to Jewell Sparks (Startup42 Media) about the importance of gender diversity in the FinTech sector. Sarune is the Head of ROCKIT, a space for #FinTech innovators, creators and founders in Lithuania. Sarune feels that when it comes to innovation, finding the right partners for business creation is really important not just locally but globally. FinTech is a result of the intersection of finance and technology, therefore it is important to understand the complexity of various industries. These complexities also justify the need for the representation of female leadership. #womenintech #womeninstem #Baltics #Nordics #genderdiversity #fintech
"Be brave and create!" Join us for the Sprint, starting on the 19th of November.
alter.state "The Stakeholders" Irina Borodina (DTU, BioPhero)
“When you follow your passion, you don’t really care what other people think about you.” - Irina Borodina
Irina Borodina from DTU talks to Alex Felman (Startup42Media) about STEM and the underrepresentation of women in STEM. Irina highlights the lack of female role models in upper levels of management, and how to overcome the disappointing reality.
Irina is a professor at DTU - Technical University of Denmark and Co-founder and CTO at BioPhero. She directs a research group on Yeast Metabolic Engineering at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, DTU. Irina received a Chemical Engineering degree from Kaunas University of Technology and a PhD degree in #Biotechnology from DTU. #womeninSTEM #womenintech #Nordics #Baltics #innovation
alter.state "The Stakeholders" Robert Gierke (Purenessity)
Robert Gierke of Purenessity talks to James Digby (Startup42 Media) about the concept of being “radically positive.” They also discuss sustainability as a business model and more.
"I am a male and I realize that humanity has two great wings - the male wing has been fully developed and expressed whereas the female wing has not. We are flying in circles until the female wing has grown into the same strength as the male wing. Only then the bird of humanity will soar to new heights.” This quote was inspired by Bird of Humanity narrative from Lynne Twist (The Soul of Money Institute) and is a personal mantra of Robert, one of the mentors for the alter.state Nordic-Baltic Women Innovation Sprint. #womenintech #tippingpoint #Nordic #Baltic #innovation #mentor