Board of Advisors
Founder and Chairman. 22 years ago I was getting interested in solar energy after years under the African sun. Back in Oslo in 2021 we launched our first IPO at the Oslo Stock exchange. Solving energy poverty is now my mission in life.. →
André Clark Utvik
He loves his greenhouse. At the same time he runs Stensil Strategi & PR and has 20 years of experience in communication. He is a trained financial journalist from BI Norwegian Business School and has worked for seven years in Financial Daily (DN), TV2 and NA24. →
EVP Sustainability, HSSE & Communications at Aker Solutions ASA. Previously State Secretary in Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and head of communications at the Royal Palace in Oslo. →
Sukhvinder Singh Jhotti
Always striving towards disrupting the landscape of technology, innovation and software development. Launched telecommunication company Netcom's first mobile internet system (WAP) in 1999. →
Lars Helge Helvig
Founder and Chairman of Norsk Vind Energi and Valinor. Named one of “Norway`s top start-up investors” by Dagens Næringsliv, his focus is on renewable energy, infrastructure and sustainable aquaculture. →
Board Director and Founder
An inventor and serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of international experience and 5 successful startups, Jon is a technologist that specialises in cleantech and multimedia. After taking his latest energy storage startup public in 2021, Jon decided that starting an incubator would be the best way to develop and launch multiple companies at once. Since he grew up on a chicken farm, he’s a specialist in solving chicken and egg problems.LinkedIn →
Director of Development and Brewmaster with decades of experience in software engineering, optics and aquaculture. →
Director of Product Development. Ares is responsible for the devising and managing of product development. →
Unity Developer and Jack-of-All-Trades. He loves the outdoors and has a keen eye for graphic design and visuals. →
Tord is an economics and science nerd, with a passion for institutional change, business modelling, and the joint digital and clean-tech revolution. →
Serial entrepreneur in clean-tech with a passion for circularity and profitable carbon capture and storage projects. →
Unity and simulations software developer. Tech-enthusiast by day, swing-dancer and model painter by night. →
Jacques du Preez
Enjoys declaring infrastructure as code, writing hard-core SQL queries, doing backend and frontend development and dabling with different blockchain technologies.→
Dr. Roman Votteler
As CEO and Co-founder of Oasis, Roman is specialized on DeFi, corporate finance and renewable energy with a passion for creating meaningful impact.→
Need help with something very specific? We’ve got you covered. The Hatchery keeps a network of highly specialized, skilled professionals that can come in and contribute to projects as needed.
Cape Town Office
Chwayita is a specialist in launching international tech accelerators, incubators and VC companies in Africa. She founded a niche tech PR consultancy in 2012 working with European clients, and has designed, developed and implemented marketing strategies across man y African countries and Europe. She is an innovation and technology enthusiast with a passion for communications and brand building. She believes that brands can thrive with strategic and innovative ways of engagement.LinkedIn →
Senior Project Manager, specialized in hospitality and information technology. She thrives in issue resolution and is dedicated to detail-oriented leadership. →
Dr. Malibongwe Manono
He is a T-shaped engineer in process engineering with a keen interest in the application of process systems engineering. →
Legal Officer and social justice advocate. She is a lover of nature, with an interest in the ethical issues surrounding emerging technologies. →
Senior legal counsel with 20 years experience in commercial law. →
A pastor and therapist, focusing on personal development..
Entrepreneur and Businessman with varied business interests and over 30 years experience.
CEO and founder of a startup school, business strategist and startup coach.
An organisational development strategist with deep experience in leadership development.
Startup/Incubation Specialist.a 25-year veteran in the ICT and business development arena.
Mike is a sales and management professional with over 30 years of experience in financial services within mortgage banking, real estate, and insurance. Mike’s achievements at Citibank, Wells Fargo, State Farm, and Detroit’s mortgage native, Quicken Loans, have yielded high profitability. He has created a strong network and extremely valuable connections in a variety of sectors. In addition to his career, Mike finds time to give back to his community, having served as the PTA Council President and volunteering for local animal welfare agencies. Over the years, Mike has always had a passion for innovation and clean technology and hopes to reduce the carbon footprint and make the world a greener and cleaner place.LinkedIn →
Real Estate and property management expert. He’s building a tree house on his farm where he keeps rabbits and chickens. →
Attorney and our legal counsel. He specializes in government and business. He loves boating and used to be a chicken farmer. →
A trans disciplinary scientist, engineer, and community advocate. He is also founder of Reroot Pontiac and focused on community education and how we interact with the environment. →
The Don is an engineer who worked in the automotive industry, owned a large manufacturing plant, and has an investment company. Another member who said he “loves chicken and eggs”and eats them regularly. →