voice insights & inspiration

Launching Talking To Me – the first Voice Design agency in the Nordics

Launching Talking To Me – the first Voice Design agency in the Nordics

It has happened before. A technology shift that develops exponentially, leading at first to people being disappointed of its impact, expecting several years of development needed to make it into anything useful. […]

Put your money where your voice is (or forever shut up)

Put your money where your voice is (or forever shut up)

Why you should focus on setting your voice strategy and realizing it. The use of smart speakers and digital assistants show a record-high growth rate; 23% of the US households has a digital assistant or a voice-first device (Voicebot.ai, 2018) and the prediction is that this number will reach 55% in 2020 (Juniper Research, 2017). […]

Breakfast seminar February 20 on Swedish Voice insights

Breakfast seminar February 20 on Swedish Voice insights

Since our last seminar were such a success, with over 50 participants, we just have to do it again. […]

Dax för dig att bli Tech Lead

Dax för dig att bli Tech Lead

Talking to me är Nordens första voice-first byrå. Vi jobbar med att designa och utveckla röststyrda tjänster som förenklar människors vardag och vi gör det trevligt att prata med robotar. […]

Is Voice just a ’thing’ or here to stay?

Is Voice just a ’thing’ or here to stay?

Look at this! Our Voice Designer, Kajsa Tretow, is giving her thoughts on Voice and smart speakers in Resumé Insikt podcast – make sure to listen! […]

We care about the climate – do you?!

We care about the climate – do you?!

On May 6, Breakit Impact Challenge will start and Talking to me will face the challenge! It is a digital bootcamp that aims to make the new business climate climate-smart, and eventually climate-neutral. […]

Top 103 young entrepreneurs in Sweden

Top 103 young entrepreneurs in Sweden

We are happy to announce that our team member, Diana Mosa, has been named one of the top 103 young entrepreneurs in Sweden by Företagarna – the Swedish Federation of Business Owners. […]

Breakfast Seminar: Trends and news within Voice from Google I/0 2019

Breakfast Seminar: Trends and news within Voice from Google I/0 2019

A recap from one of the world’s most exciting and innovative conferences, Google’s annual developer conference in Mountain View. […]

What did we talk about?

What did we talk about?

We just finished off another successful seminar at Changers Hub Sture where we did a recap of the Voice related news from Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference in Mountain View. Curious about what we talked about? Make sure to continue reading! […]

Upplands Motor driving Voice-first innovation within the car industry

Upplands Motor driving Voice-first innovation within the car industry

Upplands Motor, one of Sweden’s most successful car dealerships, has together with Talking to me released a voice application for Google Assistant in Swedish. Through this solution, Upplands Motor are driving innovation within the car retailing industry by enabling customers to book a test drive at one of Upplands Motor’s facilities through Google Assistant. By saying Prata med Upplands Motor (“Talk to Upplands Motor”) customers are able to book a test drive of new cars from major brands such as Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Dacia, Renault and Smart. […]

Google highlights entrepreneurs on their stage at Almedalen – and we are included!

Google highlights entrepreneurs on their stage at Almedalen – and we are included!

During this year’s Almedalen week, also known as the Politician’s week, Google and DI Digital have decided to highlight and invest in young entrepreneurs at their stage. […]

Google’s OpenMic featuring Talking to Me

Google’s OpenMic featuring Talking to Me

This is what a line-up at Almedalen can look like! DI Digital in collaboration with Changers Hub have handpicked eleven change-makers who will tell their story on the 4th of July. Interested in knowing more? Continue reading! […]

Talking to Me in Almedalen – insights and thoughts

Talking to Me in Almedalen – insights and thoughts

We just finished off a hectic but interesting week at Almedalen, the annual Swedish politician week in Visby, Gotland. Our team member, Diana Mosa, was there to listen and discuss, but also to represent Talking to me on Google’s stage where she talked about Voice tech and why brands should focus on Voice, but also about the importance of diversity, a question we fight for every day. So what did we learn? Scroll down for a recap of the most inspiring moments and the people we met! […]

VOICE Summit 2019

VOICE Summit 2019

VOICE Summit sponsored by Amazon Alexa is the world’s largest voice-tech conference attracting over 5000 attendees and 350 speakers, one being our co-founder Diana Mosa who will be a part of two panels during the week. […]

Time for Brand Departments to Deal with Voice and Conversational AI

Time for Brand Departments to Deal with Voice and Conversational AI

Our team member and co-founder, Erik Lidsheim, shares the importance of brand departments getting involved in emerging tech and AI-initiatives, to ensure brand consistency without compromising on speed. Read this article here!

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PRESS RELEASE 22 AUGUST 2019

PRESS RELEASE 22 AUGUST 2019

Bonnier News Next is creating the voice and conversation based news service of the future.

Bonnier News Next, the innovation hub of Bonnier News, a major Swedish news publisher, has initiated a project together with the Voice Design agency Talking to me, and Talkamatic, experts within Conversational AI, with the mission to build the voice and conversation based news service of the future. The project is partly financed by the Google fund Google Digital News Initiative.

“Voice and conversation based AI is fundamentally changing how content is consumed,” says Matilda Ljudén, business developer at Bonnier News Next. “Within the scope of this project, we want to investigate the possibilities of this field, with the purpose of identifying new ways for users to interact with news – and new ways for media producers to make money on their content.”

To achieve this, Bonnier News Next has partnered up with Talking to me, specialists within strategic conversation design, and Talkamatic, who develops systems and solutions for advanced natural dialogue.

“Globally, there are a number of initiatives within leading media houses, connected to voice and conversation design,” says Diana Mosa, business developer and co-founder of Talking to me. “The media industry has a leading role when it comes to creating innovative solutions within this field, which makes it exciting for us to contribute to this project.”

“By putting the focus on the user, we can gain an understanding of human dialogue and create technical solutions that make dialogue between human and machine possible,” says Andreas Krona, CEO of Talkamatic. “We believe that this is a fundamental change of how we interact with content and information.”

The project will run for two years, and within this timeframe, a working service with well documented and innovative user value should be created, in parallel with analysis and development of a sustainable business model. The progress of the project will be reported to Google Digital News Initiative, which is part of Google’s initiative to ”support high quality journalism through technology and innovation”. 

For more information:

Matilda Ljudén, Business Developer, Bonnier News Next, phone:  076 338 58 22

Diana Mosa, Business Developer, Talking to me, phone: 076 209 93 16

Andreas Krona, CEO, Talkamatic, phone: 0705 89 77 87

 

Bonnier News Next is the innovation hub at Bonnier News. We develop ideas and products for the future of publishing. Our team covers areas of expertise from business development, data analysis, UX , marketing and journalism. https://www.bonniernewsnext.se

Talking to me are specialists within Voice and Conversational Design – securing business value, creativity and brand consistency in automated customer interfaces for major corporations. For more information: https://www.talkingtome.se

Talkamatic is creating the next generation of conversational AI. For more information: https://www.talkamatic.se

Next up: Gather Festival 12-13/9

Next up: Gather Festival 12-13/9

Ever ended up with a greasy touchscreen while eating or cooking? Imagine a future where touch interfaces are replaced by your voice or even brain when interacting with your devices. The technology is today applied cautiously in certain devices, but its possibilities are infinite and we can expect to soon be interacting with more and more screen-less products. This innovative way of interacting with technology forces us to rethink UI design with support and integrations from AI and data. On the 12th of September between 12-13:30, our team member, Diana Mosa, is going to be a part of a session about why you need to start thinking Voice-first and how your brand should adapt to this change that is currently taking place. Here’s the link for more information – tickets are still available!

 

Update from Dialogkonferansen

Update from Dialogkonferansen

We’ve just finished off three days in Strömstad that were filled with interesting meetings, lots of knowledge and new impressions. With 50 different lecturers from leading brands around the world, and Talking to me being one of them, we had the chance to learn about different business cases regarding marketing, innovation and creativity. […]

Inspiration day at the Swedish Tax Authority

Inspiration day at the Swedish Tax Authority

Together with Google, Amazon, IcaX and other pioneers within Voice Technology, Talking to me was invited to the Swedish Tax Authority to inspire the organization on how they could work with Voice and Conversational Design. […]

Gather Festival 2019

Gather Festival 2019

On Thursday, we were invited to speak at the Gather Festival in Stockholm. Gather is an innovation and inspiration festival that is definitely not your average conference thanks to its intriguing line-up with speakers and artists. Talking to me were there and shared how you could create business and user value in a voice-first world. […]

Mediedagen at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm

Mediedagen at Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm

Today, our team member Mattias Falkendal, participated in a panel discussion with distinguished panelists, such as Ariella Rotstein from ICAx and Jonas Vahlne from Scream, where they discussed Voice and its impact on brands and media. Questions such as ”Is Voice the future?” and ”How should brands and media think in regards to Voice?” were brought up and discussed. Comparisons were also made between different markets, such as the US and the Asian market, and how far the Swedish market has come compared to them.
Thank you Mediedagen for inviting us!
Breakfast Seminar: How is your brand affected by AI and automated customer communication?

Breakfast Seminar: How is your brand affected by AI and automated customer communication?

How is your brand affected by AI / Voice & automated customer communication?

Digitization has created a trend where more and more customer interactions are handled by robots, voice and automated systems.

But are we prepared for that scenario – or do we risk years of brand investments going down the drain due to inconsistent and tech driven customer communication?

Together with a (so far) secret guest, we will share examples, tips and solutions on how to handle these challenges. As many of you might be in the middle of budgeting for 2020, we will also provide concrete tips for developing a roadmap within Voice. Plus, of course, give you the latest updates from the Voice world.

Welcome to Changers Hub on Grev Turegatan 7 on October 9 between 8-9: 30, breakfast included. NOTE! There are a limited number of places and the seminar will be held in Swedish. Make sure to secure a place here!

https://talkingtome.confetti.events/

Busy times for Talking to me

Busy times for Talking to me

Busy (but fun!) week for Talking to me, where we talked about Voice commerce and payments at an event hosted by Nets at Grand Hotel in Stockholm. We also had the opportunity to talk about automated customer interactions together with Mattias Fras, Group Head of AI Strategy at Nordea, at one of Sweden’s largest tech/business events Webbdagarna.
And pssst! We are hosting a course at Webbdagarna Academy about Voice & Virtual Assistents – how to create your strategy for the next digital revolution. Make sure to attend, here’s all you need to know!
Sound Stockholm 2019

Sound Stockholm 2019

Our team member Kajsa Tretow will be part of the jury who will determine the Voice, the Sound Brand and the Sound Innovation of 2019, where the winners will be announced at Sound Stockholm on 20th November.

Sound Stockholm addresses the growing importance of sound – music, voice technology, podcasts, and more – for anyone working with communications, brands and media. The Sound Stockholm conference will delve into the growing noise consumption, how people are affected by sound and how brands can use sound and new technology to achieve their communicative goals. On the stage, creative and successful ”sound cases” are interspersed with panel discussions and knowledge-heavy and inspiring lectures by both Swedish and international speakers. Want to read more? Click here!

How AI and Voice Technology will affect your brand

How AI and Voice Technology will affect your brand

This week, we had a breakfast seminar where we discussed how AI/Voice Technology and automated customer meetings affect brands, and gave hands-on advice on how you should think moving forward. We presented some customer cases where this aspect has been central and showed how we have worked with the brand in focus. Other than that, we talked about the latest product release from Amazon and speculated in what Google will present at their Google Hardware Conference on the 15th of October.  Something tells us that the Google Pixel 4 will be in focus, together with the Next Generation Earbuds. Only five days left and guess who’s excited…

Want to see how we can help your brand and company navigate through the landscape of AI/Voice Technology? Email us at diana@talkingtome.se!

 

The Social Few – launch event

The Social Few – launch event

We were invited to the launch event of The Social Few, a diversity management agency based in the Nordics, this week, and had the opportunity to take part of interesting data regarding minority groups in Sweden and of the work they do in order to achieve inclusion in society and at different workplaces. The goal of The Social Few is to create an impact on every level and enable sustainable growth by combining data-driven insights, inclusive infrastructures, marketing communications and tech. After listening to their achievements with clients, we know they are the place to go in order to get help in this area. You will definitely see more of them in our channels since we are both striving to create inclusive spaces and ways of thinking – for a better future!

How you can create your strategy for the next digital revolution

How you can create your strategy for the next digital revolution

In collaboration with Webbdagarna Academy, we are offering a full day course where we will talk about Voice and Digital Assistants and how you can create your own strategy surrounding it. This course will give you the latest updates regarding the development of Voice and insights on how it is already used today in an innovative way by Swedish companies. You will also get the tools and the guidance to kick start your own Voice strategy and take the first steps in your first Voice-first project. Interested in hearing more on how you can take part of this? Make sure to click here.

If you have any questions regarding the course – feel free to contact mattias@talkingtome.se.

Lately at the TTM factory

Lately at the TTM factory

It has been busy days at the Talking to me factory with new (and so far, secret) customers and exciting engagements. The Voice world is also changing and evolving and we thought you would appreciate an update on what has been going on – continue reading!

  • We were invited to Innocent Mugenga’s podcast – Learnability, which focuses on conversations with inspiring individuals, as well as experts in the fields of science, tech, behavior and history, in order to find answers and give the listeners new knowledge that will inspire. Our team member Diana, talked about her journey of becoming an entrepreneur, Voice technology, and how to create real impact within diversity and inclusion – topics we passionately work with every day.
  • Google held their annual ”Made by Google” hardware event on the 15th of October in New York City and launched new products such as the Google Pixel Buds with a built-in Google Assistant, Pixel 4 with both gesture and voice functions and an updated Google Home Mini (now called Nest Mini). Want to read more? Click here.
  • Talking to me’s customer, Upplands Motor, were featured in an article in Motormagasinet where they spoke about their efforts within Voice and how it has helped them in their digitization journey.
  • So, we can’t really reveal this yet (sorry, but soon!) but let’s just say – RiseUp Summit Cairo, we’re excited.

 

UX People Stockholm

UX People Stockholm

On Thursday we were invited to UX People Stockholm’s event to talk about Voice as an interface and how designing for Voice is different from classic UX design. We shared our insights and learnings, some of which created great discussions with the audience.

Thanks for having us!

 

 

 

A new Voice course with Talking to me – save the date!

A new Voice course with Talking to me – save the date!

We’ve just finished a successful course day in collaboration with Webbdagarna Academy, and in February we are doing it again! A full day course where we will talk about Voice and Digital Assistants, give you the latest updates within the field along with some insights on how Voice is already used today in an innovative way by companies worldwide. You will also get hands-on design tools, and take the first steps in creating your own Voice First project. Do you want to be a part of it? Here’s the link for registration!

If you have any questions regarding the course – feel free to contact mattias@talkingtome.se.

SOUND STOCKHOLM

SOUND STOCKHOLM

Today we had the opportunity to open up Sound Stockholm – a conference arranged by Resumé which addresses the growing importance of sound in marketing; audio branding, voice technology, podcasts and more. Kajsa Tretow and Erik Lidsheim talked about how AI and Voice will affect your brand, showed examples on how different brands have handled this, and gave away some tips and tricks on what you should think about if you want to start thinking Voice-first. Thank you Resumé and Sound Stockholm for having us! And if you are interested in hearing more about the work we do and our cases, please feel free to reach out to mattias@talkingtome.se 

 

 

Ep. 32 of Learnability – Talking to Technology

Ep. 32 of Learnability – Talking to Technology

One of our team members, Diana Mosa, had the opportunity to be a guest on Innocent Mugenga’s podcast – Learnability – not too long ago, and it’s finally out! She talks about how you can create business and user value in a voice-first world, and answers questions such as: How smart can our connected lives become? Will our connections change if voice technology becomes our preferred interface, and how can technology affect inclusion? Make sure to listen to it here and let us know what you think!

I guess this is what you call a revolution?

I guess this is what you call a revolution?

The following is a post in Swedish, written by our Voice Designer Kajsa Tretow, where she discusses the evolution of Voice and the changes we face as a result of the new technology. 

Voice kallas ibland för den tredje digitala revolutionen, i ett sammanhang där den första är internet och den andra är den mobila revolutionen. Vissa hävdar att den tredje revolutionen är AI, men jag skulle vilja argumentera för att det ändå är Voice, eller åtminstone konversationsgränssnitt, och detta för att det egentligen handlar om gränssnitt. Internet slog ju inte direkt igenom hos den breda allmänheten när webben introducerades i början av 1990-talet, utan den stora förändringen började inte ske förrän webbläsarna och sökmotorerna kom. Det är först när vi får gränssnitt som är tillräckligt lätta att använda som den verkliga revolutionen sker. 

Ända sedan datorns födelse har dess förmåga att kommunicera med oss människor varit ytterst begränsad. Vi människor har därför varit tvungna att lära oss att kommunicera med datorn på datorns språk som ju i grunden består av ettor och nollor; först genom att använda hålkort, sedan genom att mata in kommandon i en terminal. Med tiden har nya gränssnitt successivt utvecklats som har gjort det lättare för människa och dator att interagera med varandra, genom att mänsklig input har kunnat översättas till datorspråk, som i sin tur har översatts till begriplig output. Dessa gränssnitt har alltid varit programmatiska, vilket betyder att de har styrts av en förutbestämt uppsättning av interaktioner från vilka användaren inte har haft någon möjlighet att avvika. Menyer och knappar har gjort datorer lättare att använda, men de har samtidigt verkat begränsande. 

Även om de flesta av dessa programmatiska gränssnitt har varit skärmbaserade, så har folk experimenterat med Voice-teknologi så länge som det har funnits datorer. Redan på 1960-talet utvecklade IBM Shoebox, en dator som kunde förstå siffror och 16 engelska ord, för att räkna ut mattetal. På 1990-talet kommersialiserades Voice-teknologi för första gången, då bland andra företaget Nuance marknadsförde såväl dikteringsmjukvara som talsvarstjänster. Ni känner säkert till talsvar, ni vet när man ringer ett kundtjänstnummer i hopp om att få tala med en människa men i stället får prata med en halvtaskig robot som tar en igenom ett statiskt flöde av frågor och som inte förstår om man råkar avvika aldrig så litet från det förväntade.

Mycket har hänt inom Voice under de senaste 10 åren. Startskottet för den moderna Voice-eran gick då Apple köpte upp startup-appen Siri år 2011 och släppte henne lös på i stort sett alla iPhones. Sedan dess har tech-jättarna gett sig in i västvärldens assistentkrig en efter en; först var det Microsoft med Cortana, därefter Amazons Alexa och sist men inte minst Google Assistant, som även släpptes på svenska för snart ett år sedan. I takt med att tillgängligheten av digitala assistenter och tillhörande hårdvara i form av smarta högtalare har ökat, har även användandet fullkomligt exploderat. I USA har över 30% av befolkningen minst en smart högtalare i sitt hushåll, i Storbritannien 20% och i Tyskland 10%. Enligt Internetstiftelsens årliga undersökning av svenskarnas internetvanor är motsvarande siffra i Sverige 5%, men mycket tyder på att den redan har ökat avsevärt sedan mätningen gjordes.

Nu kan man ju undra, om Voice-teknologi blev kommersiellt redan på 90-talet, varför tog det ytterligare 10 år innan den slog igenom på allvar och varför har det gått så extremt snabbt sedan dess? Redan på 90-talet fanns Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) som hjälpligt kunde transkribera användaryttranden till text, men om texten inte till 100% matchade någon av de förprogrammerade fraserna, kunde datorn inte hantera den utan fick be användaren att omformulera. Nu har inte bara den tekniken blivit mycket bättre, utan vi har dessutom kunnat addera ett lager av Natural Language Understanding (NLU), en form av AI som översätter användarens yttrande till ett intent, som i sin tur talar om för datorn vad användaren vill uppnå. Denna teknologi har öppnat upp för icke-programmatiska gränssnitt där användaren är fri att använda sina egna ord och ändå få önskat resultat.

Fram till ganska nyligen har vi alltså varit så illa tvungna att lära oss teknologins språk, men med Voice kan rollerna äntligen bli ombytta. Med hjälp av maskininlärning kan vi nämligen lära datorerna att kommunicera med oss på vårt naturliga språk, och våra digitala assistenter kan bli bättre på att förstå oss för varje dag som går. Jag behöver nog knappast påpeka att potentialen är enorm, men än så länge befinner vi oss fortfarande i ett tidigt skede och de Voice-gränssnitt som finns idag är långt ifrån perfekta. Med det sagt, så måste man ta i beaktning att utveckling av ny teknik sällan är linjär, såsom vi gärna tror att den är, utan i själva verket exponentiell. Denna diskrepans mellan förväntan och verklighet resulterar oundvikligen i en ganska segdragen besvikelsefas som håller i sig tills tekniken är tillräckligt bra för att överstiga våra förväntningar. Det är då det händer!

Talking to me in Cairo

Talking to me in Cairo

Talking to me has been everywhere, from New York to Strömstad, and now we are adding Cairo to the list (and it might just be our favorite). Together with the Swedish Institute, we have been invited together with six other start-ups and alumnis from the leadership program – She Entrepreneurs – to attend the Rise Up Summit 2019, which is the MENA region’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship summit with over 10,000 attendees. Yesterday we were invited to the Swedish Embassy to meet the Swedish ambassador of Egypt, to talk about the work Sweden do in Cairo, the role of entrepreneurship in the two countries and what we can do better. Of course, we also brought up the question of gender equality and diversity, and challenged the ambassador a bit in regards to Sweden’s role..

We also visited the Startup Haus in Cairo, which is like our little Changers Hub but in Cairo (<3).  Startup Haus was established by enpact Egypt with the support of Drosos Foundation and their role is to promote entrepreneurship and supporting the local ecosystem, and you’ll definitely hear more about them from us!

Now, we are excited to kickoff the day that is packed with great speakers and workshops surrounding tech, creativity and growth at the Rise Up Summit, and from the little we saw on the opening ceremony yesterday, we must say we are super excited. This just might be the biggest and best put together conference we’ve been to. Stay tuned for more updates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

RISEUP SUMMIT 2019

RISEUP SUMMIT 2019

We were invited by the Swedish Institute, the Swedish Embassy in Cairo and Enpact to join the Swedish Delegation and attend the RiseUp Summit 2019, which is one of the MENA region’s largest innovation and entrepreneurship summits taking place at the American University in Cairo. The RiseUp Summit unites and brings startups and investors together and creates a platform for them to learn from each other. They aimed to attract over 10,000 attendees for this year’s three-day event and the theme for this year was ”Journey of Growth”, which was combined with elements of innovation, tech and creativity.
The conference was eye-opening in many ways; it was refreshing to see how such a big event could be so well put together, and it also made us widen our horizons that are normally so heavily influenced by western culture, that we in some ways think the world stops there. So much innovation, creativity and great ideas can be gained from this, not to mention a reminder of the goodness of people. So, what was the highlights? Read them below!
 
Mona Salma: Augmenting Humanity
Mona Salma held a presentation about where we are today, in terms of AI Capabilities, and where we’re heading tomorrow, and one of the most interesting quotes of the conference was given during her talk: ”AI can do many things, but it can not take the place of the human mind… yet”. She discussed how the line between human and technology is slowly fading away and how we, as individuals and groups, have the potential to live longer and learn faster by using 4IR technology.
Panel discussion: AI FOR GOOD
Microsoft, Lyra & Localized 
”AI FOR GOOD”
Discussion about the different uses and ethics of artificial intelligence and how AI can be used to benefit humans, but also how it can harm us if it’s used for the wrong purposes or fed with other data than for its purpose. The panel also talked about how AI has become increasingly inherent in facial and voice recognition systems and how the biases of AI systems can be worked against, like for example by creating documentation for the data used to train AI systems, and how large companies such as IBM, Google etc. are addressing this.
 
Claudius Boller: Spotify’s journey in Mena: Bringing music to a local audience
Spotify’s managing director in the MENA region
Throughout his career, Claudius Boller has brought music to the people, whether it’s been on behalf of Arvato-Bertelsmann or Universal Music. Nowadays, he works as a managing director for the MENA region at Spotify and has helped the brand establish a presence there. From having no users in MENA, Spotify is now launched in 13 countries within the region, which has one of the youngest and fastest-growing population in the world. Claudius spoke about how they made Spotify available in Arabic, the challenges they faced due to the region’s diverse landscape with the various dialects and cultures, and how this all had to be taken into account. He also discussed the problems with internet connection throughout MENA and other places in the world, and how Spotify worked around it by launching Spotify Lite, which helps users to play millions of songs without any internet. What surprised Claudius the most during the launch of Spotify in MENA was the high usage of smart speakers, in-car integrations, and the smart watches used by people to start Spotify. So in other words, Voice is also taking over there!
Valentina Primo: Refugees and Startups
Founder & CEO at Startup 
Startups without Borders connects the most ambitious refugee and migrant entrepreneurs with resources to grow their business, while providing investors with an entry-point to under-the-radar startups with disruptive potential. Valentina shared the work they do at Startups without Borders; how they put investors, incubators, mentors and corporations together and make things possible. She also shared how they will soon be launching a platform for business angels and investors, giving them access to a pool of high-potential migrant and refugee-led startups to make the connection accessible and easy.