Maria Amelie, moderator Ocean entrepreneur:
Maria Amelie is an award-winning writer of four books on immigration, freedom of speech and entrepreneurship. Her life goal is to disrupt narratives. Either it is through her work with blockchain in Blockchangers, or as a writer and founder of Startup Migrants, a think tank on how migrant founders are boosting Europe`s and world`s economy. Her first book came out when she was 24 years old. It led to a huge debate and a movement on refugees and contributed to a law change on immigration in Norway (Lex Amelie). At 29, she became Best Startup Journalist for her articles on growing ecosystem in the Nordics. In 2015 she took a leap of faith and started her own company, crowdfunded and published her 4th book on successful Norwegian tech-founders and their best advice, or as many call it the Startup Bible. She is also a sought after public speaker and have spoken at TedX, Google, Circle of Top European Communicators, Heroes Conference, BI Business School, Police School. In 2018 Amelie was a fellow of Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative, a program of the U.S.Department of State in partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.