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Network and work closely with industry leaders, partners and mentors on new solutions, ideas and concepts that you can bring to life with Essity

The Organizers

Selected startups will liaise closely with the core team behind EVolution. 

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Kai Thornagel

Director

Essity Ventures

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Ben Yoskovitz

Founder

Highline Beta

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Maria Alvarez de Sotomayor Vergana

Strategic Planning Analyst

Essity

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Omar El Araby

Program Coordinator

Highline Beta

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Mia Konew

Innovation Mentor
Dark Horse

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Fried Grosse-Dunker

Innovation Mentor
Dark Horse

The Essity Team

Throughout the EVolution event, you will work closely with these squad teams, senior leaders and mentors on your co-creation challenge of choice. 

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Magdalena Hörle

Lead Product Developer

Feminine Care

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Peter Blomström

Director Brand Services B2B Professional Hygiene

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Suntken Joey

Global Brand Director

B2B Professional Hygiene

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Gerard Guinane

Vice President
IT Strategy and Business Technology

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Marcel Schmidt

Global Brand Director

Bathroom Tissue

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Darko Matijevic

Global Brand Innovation Manager

Consumer Tissue

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Tanja Grubner

Global Innovation, Marketing & Communications Director - Feminine Care

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Gabor Kovacs

Global Master Brand Director

Consumer Tissue

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Martina Röck

Global Innovation Director - Incontinence

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Stefanie Merz

Global Innovation Director - Incontinence

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Jason Kaplanis

Global Marketing & Communications Director - TENA Women

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Christian Otto

Data & Analytics Evangelist

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Duncan Phillips

Vice President - Baby and Feminine Care

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Stacey van Hooven

Vice President
Legal

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Thierry Lot

Global Brand Director - Incontinence Care

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Mattias Abrahamsson

Vice President
Incontinence Care

The Jury

You'll present your concept to a panel of C-level executives and industry experts. 

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Karina Vazirova

Co-Founder

FemTech Lab

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Volker Zöller

President

Consumer Goods

Essity

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Tuomas Yrjölä

President Global Brand, Innovation & Sustainability

Essity

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Robert Sjöström

President

Global Operational Services

Essity

Our Partners

Throughout the event, you'll be able to connect with our key partners, including investors and domain experts.

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Entrepreneurial innovation hub reinforcing tech-based business creation at the interfaces of engineering, natural, life and data sciences and medicine

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Marina Leonie Moskvina

Head of Digital Health

Healthcare

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Hybrid venture studio and venture capital firm

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Hussam Ayyad

Chief Accelerator Officer

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Veronica Malinski

Director of Marketing

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Impact venture, hub and accelerator on a mission to improve the lives of 1 billion women globally

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Katia Lang

Co-Founder

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Tatiana Klimanova

Accelerator Director

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Global FemTech community and equity free FemTech start-up acceleration program

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Innovation and service/product design consultancy

 

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