Kenyan fintech startup Kwara won the best pitch at the just concluded Norrsken Impact Accelerator program. The eight-week program that was held in Stockholm, Sweden saw Kwara emerge top, ahead of nineteen other startups that participated.
Cynthia Wandia, Kwara’s CEO, says “This was a truly transformative experience. We received unique insights from unicorn founders and top investors and applied them to our own growth trajectory. The sincerity, deep industry knowledge, and vast network of the Norrsken Accelerator stand out. We are certain the program and its startups will rise to redefine what impact startups can achieve.”
Kihlmark, Oskar, the Head of Startup & Growth at Nordea said, “Combined with a good business idea, Kwara delivered a pitch with both high energy and clear message.”
Norrsken VC is a €125 million impact VC fund investing in the best entrepreneurs that solve societal issues using technology. The vision for the Norrsken Impact Accelerator is to create real change through investing in the next generation business models where the impact is a result of the core operations and impact and profit go hand in hand.