OXYGEN 2019 | 7.6. | ESPOO

Location:
Innovation House, Otaniemi
Tekniikantie 2, 02150 Espoo

Time: 9.00pm – 4.30pm

Oxygen has held 3 unconferences, multiple smaller discussions – since 6 months from first event it’s time to reflect on the task at hand.  

If Hollywood can envision touch screens in 1960s in science fiction, then we can design better futures as well. Sharing small success stories and sustainability sprints could start driving better narratives. This is what we plan on doing at our June Oxygen2050.

 

From business to impact development

 

  • Entrepreneur’s stories and personal transformation
  • Venture financing’s new forms
  • Diaspora for impact discovers how we can have big impact in emerging markets
  • Impact measurement investigates tools and best practice for measuring the impact in business

Mainstreaming sustainable business models and business strategies is a question for entrepreneurs, owners of the business as well as it’s board members. Let’s explore what drives entrepreneurial transformation and uncover ever green business structures that support balance in time, risk and return.  

One of our recurring themes at Oxygen has been Impact measurement.  Each business is unique, thus also it’s measurement  is contextual and situational. On June 7 we bring global experts on the topic with goal of defining how any business can measure impact.

 

Oxygen2050 does not arrange typical sit-and-listen conferences. We want to promote open discussions, so the event will be held as an unconference.

Keynotes

Social tech – governments and entrepreneurs working together

Meri Helleranta is a vocal advocate for effective social sector investments with 14 years of experience from the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. She is currently a member of the European Business Angel Network’s Impact Committee and her work is focused on encouraging entrepreneurs to find their passion in social development. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Eastern Finland.

Entrepreneurship as Self Development

Triin Lõhmus is the progam manager in .Cocoon Founder Psychology De-Accelerator – a 1-year startup de-acceleration program that focuses on startup founders’ personal development instead of the company. She is passionate about supporting people to fall in love with themselves again.

Healing into a future of Light and Love 

Adeo Ressi is CEO of the Founder Institute, a pre-seed startup accelerator that operates in nearly 200 cities worldwide. Adeo has founded or run ten technology businesses, and he has developed a number of innovations that help startup companies. He is passionate about mentoring Founders, space exploration and inspiring people to achieve their greatness.

CEO and Co-founder of Hackers/Founders, a global tech founders co-operative. Jonathan helped achieve $600M portfolio market cap in the first 5 years. Member of SEC Advisory Committee for Capital Formation for Small and Emerging Business. Board member of Wilson Center for Public Policy, Latin America. Jonathan’s vision includes moving economies, reducing poverty, and improving life for tech founders around the world.

Program 7.6.2019

9:00

Registration and networking.

9:30

Welcome words by Oxygen 2050 co-founders

9:40

Motivational keynotes

10:40

Coffee break

11:00

Break out sessions

Open Space 1

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Break out sessions

Open Space 2

15:00

Coffee break

15:20

Closing Panel

16:00

Networking

16:30

Sauna and good times! 

Program 7.6.2019

9:00

Registration and Networking

9:30

Welcome words by Oxygen 2050 co-founders

9:40

Motivational keynotes 

10:40

Coffee break

11:00

Break out sessions

OPEN SPACE 1

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Break out sessions

OPEN SPACE 2

15:00

Coffee break

15:20

Closing Panel

16:00

Networking

16:30

Sauna and good times! 

Rethinking Ownership as Oxygen for Business Change

Growth companies are financed in hopes of value creation in a short time period. The standard equity finance and governance models hook companies to excessively short-termed growth seeking.

Founders of companies are often intrinsically motivated. Growth and profit are important, but ulterior motivation derives from purpose. The challenges of our time call entrepreneurs, their investors, customers and stakeholders at large to stake for the mission and the purpose of their institutions.

Such purpose driven companies are in business for the long term. The standard set by time-constrained investment funds with governance models on control rights and aggressive search for short term, massive returns – is not a good match.

Oxygen 2019 (Feb 15 edition) calls to explore new models for purpose companies – discussion on unconventional ownership, governance and investment models that could help us build more responsible businesses.  

We want to re-define ownership and governance structures that cater for profit delivery to the investors, yet are legally defensible and support the purpose of the Company

Join us in building good and profitable businesses – for a better society and to protect the nature.

Oxygen2050 is unusual.

There is no formal agenda beyond the main theme and the keynotes. Everyone joining is a participant and can propose a topic. By crowd-sourcing we will together determine the content of break-out session. Starting point is your ideas. Schedules may be overwritten or rewritten. Come as who you are, rather than as a representative of your employer.

We hope that participants are inspired by one another and enhance the joint intelligence. Let yourself explore in fascinating sessions and accidental conversations.

Depending on the topics and how popular each is we will decide whether to run the sessions as fish bowls, ignite talks or round table discussions.