TEAM

Karoline Saastad

CEO

karoline(at)waid.no  |  +47 93689140

Master’s degree from NTNU’s School of Entrepreneurship, 7 years of experience in sales and previous experience with both consulting and work in startups. With extensive experience in volunteering, with variation from sports to innovation, she has a great motivation to develop the industry.

Jonas Aakenes

CTO

jonas(at)waid.no  |  +47 41656849

Master of Science in Engineering and a master’s degree from NTNU’s School of Entrepreneurship, Jonas is in the intersection between technology and business development. With management and financial responsibilities from various voluntary organizations, he provides the experience and motivation for the development of the industry.

Nikolai Dokken

Software developer

Nikolai is studying to become a computer engineer at NTNU and has experience with the development of several different software solutions. With good expertise in both backend architecture and front-end design, he has a leading role in the technical development of WAID.

Simen Næss

Software developer

Studying for a master’s degree in engineering science and ICT and a bachelor’s degree in economics at NTNU. With several years of experience in sales and in software developing in large Norwegian companies, he provides complementary expertise that is important for WAID.

TEAM

Karoline Saastad

CEO

karoline(at)waid.no  |  93689140

Master’s degree from NTNU’s School of Entrepreneurship, 7 years of experience in sales and previous experience with both consulting and work in startups. With extensive experience in volunteering, with variation from sports to innovation, she has a great motivation to develop the industry.

Jonas Aakenes

CTO

jonas(at)waid.no  |  41656849

Master of Science in Engineering and a master’s degree from NTNU’s School of Entrepreneurship, Jonas is in the intersection between technology and business development. With management and financial responsibilities from various voluntary organizations, he provides the experience and motivation for the development of the industry.

Nikolai Dokken

Software developer

Nikolai is studying to become a computer engineer at NTNU and has experience with the development of several different software solutions. With good expertise in both backend architecture and front-end design, he has a leading role in the technical development of WAID.

Simen Næss

Software developer

Studying for a master’s degree in engineering science and ICT and a bachelor’s degree in economics at NTNU. With several years of experience in sales and in software developing in large Norwegian companies, he provides complementary expertise that is important for WAID.

BACKGROUND

We have personal experiences contributing in the field

The founders of WAID, Karoline Saastad and Jonas Aakenes, both have experience from working in several humanitarian organizations. With feedback from a network in the industry and several contacts in the humanitarian sector, we saw a growing need for increased digitization. The desire to make a difference is an anchor in the company, and in November 2020, the founders traveled to Beirut together with Team Rubicon Norway to contribute to the clean-up after the explosion that hit the country earlier that year.

We are social entrepreneurs

WAID was started in 2019 at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, by a team that had a desire to use their experience and expertise to make a difference. A close collaboration with the market and experienced mentors from the industry, WAID has the expertise and network needed to succeed. Since 2019, we have received guidance from Norway’s best social entrepreneurs to get to where we are today, including through SoCentral, Impact Startup and the entrepreneurial network at NTNU. The team currently consists of employees with knowledge from relevant fields, including business development and software development.

We are always looking for engaged co-workers

Investors

We have recently entered a phase of international scaling, and need additional financial resources and experience to manage this. Do you want to join the journey to make the humanitarian sector more efficient.

Software development

Do you have experience with software development, programming or UX design? Want to join a startup with ambitions to streamline the humanitarian industry?

...or do you have a passion for making a difference?