My accidental Path to Philanthropy | Jorn Lyseggen
Meltwater’s founder and social entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen started his talk at TEDxEustonSalon with this comment: “I have never been a tree hugger, and I’ve never been on a mission to save the planet. I accidentally found myself becoming an accidental philanthropist.” Watch his talk here:
Jorn Lyseggen is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, patent holder, seed investor, and the founder and CEO of Meltwater. He founded Meltwater in Norway in 2001, with just $15,000 and bootstrapped it to the global leader in media intelligence with 60 offices across six continents serving 25,000 of the world’s most admired brands and companies. He founded Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Ghana in 2008. MEST is a non-profit Pan-African training program, seed fund and incubator for software entrepreneurs, recognized in 2015 by Fast Company’s as one of the 10 Most Innovative Organizations in Africa. Jorn has received numerous accolades for his contributions to the African tech ecosystem. In 2016, Jorn launched Shack15, a data science hub in London with a goal of fostering the next generation of data science startups. In 2016 Jorn received the Lifetime Achievement Award by Europas for his long contributions to the European and international startup community.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.