Oslo | Cape Town | Detroit

Board of Advisors

Jon Bøhmer

Jon Bøhmer

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

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.

Marianne Hagen

Marianne Hagen

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

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

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.

Oslo Office

Jon Bøhmer

Jon Bøhmer

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.

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Staale Skjelstad

Staale Skjelstad

Director of Development and Brewmaster with decades of experience in software engineering, optics and aquaculture.

Ahmadreza Atef

Ahmadreza Atef

Director of Product Development. Ares is responsible for the devising and managing of product development.

Steffen Oftedal

Steffen Oftedal

Unity Developer and Jack-of-All-Trades. He loves the outdoors and has a keen eye for graphic design and visuals.

Tord Steiro

Tord Steiro

Tord is an economics and science nerd, with a passion for institutional change, business modelling, and the joint digital and clean-tech revolution.

Ove Lerdahl

Ove Lerdahl

Serial entrepreneur in clean-tech with a passion for circularity and profitable carbon capture and storage projects.

Bjørnar Dervo

Bjørnar Dervo

Unity and simulations software developer. Tech-enthusiast by day, swing-dancer and model painter by night.

Jacques du Preez

Jacques du Preez

Enjoys declaring infrastructure as code, writing hard-core SQL queries, doing backend and frontend development and dabling with different blockchain technologies.

Roman Votteler

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.

Advisors

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.

Erlend Balsvik

Erlend Balsvik

Legal Advisor

Bjørn Rybakken

Bjørn Rybakken

Design & Branding

Heikki Sorum

Heikki Sørum

Business Strategy and Innovation

Cape Town Office

Chwayita Nqiwa-Twalo

Chwayita Nqiwa-Twalo

Managing Director

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.

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Christelle Betty

Christelle Betty

Senior Project Manager, specialized in hospitality and information technology. She thrives in issue resolution and is dedicated to detail-oriented leadership.

Malibongwe Manono

Dr. Malibongwe Manono

He is a T-shaped engineer in process engineering with a keen interest in the application of process systems engineering.

Lesego Letshwiti

Lesego Letshwiti

Legal Officer and social justice advocate. She is a lover of nature, with an interest in the ethical issues surrounding emerging technologies.

Muneer Asmal

Muneer Asmal

Senior legal counsel with 20 years experience in commercial law.

Clive Nqiwa

Clive Nqiwa

A pastor and therapist, focusing on personal development..

Saadiq Mathews

Saadiq Mathews

Entrepreneur and Businessman with varied business interests and over 30 years experience.

Sandras Phiri

Sandras Phiri

CEO and founder of a startup school, business strategist and startup coach.

Fortune Gamanya

Fortune Gamanya

An organisational development strategist with deep experience in leadership development.

Bertram Richards

Bertram Richards

Startup/Incubation Specialist.a 25-year veteran in the ICT and business development arena.

Detroit Office

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Mike Walters

Project Director

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.

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Bob Waun

Real Estate and property management expert. He’s building a tree house on his farm where he keeps rabbits and chickens.

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Matt Gibb

Attorney and our legal counsel. He specializes in government and business. He loves boating and used to be a chicken farmer.

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Jon Weyhrauch

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.

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Don Tinsley

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.