Per is a young, driven mind with passion for entrepreneurship, business design and urban development. At the age of 22 he entered as CEO of the IT-consultancy startup We Know IT alongside his engineering studies and has ever since been loving to inspire and connect people.
As a teenager, Jonas started working in his mother's accounting firm and quickly got an understanding of how businesses work. Today Jonas works with business development that combines social and business value. Jonas has founded and managed several companies, among them an IT-consultant firm, a TV-channel and an event company. He is passionate about helping people grow and develop. He was the regional manager for Venture Cup, a business plan competition started by McKinsey and the leading universities in Sweden. Being a passionate social entrepreneur Jonas has funded a non-profit organization called Why5 for Life which is a platform for entrepreneurs to test new social innovations. He is also a board member of Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden.
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Honoring its ongoing commitment to innovation and social responsibility, Verizon announced its 2014 Powerful Answers Award. The multi-million dollar global challenge, which debuted last year with much success, encourages innovators, developers and entrepreneurs to create ideas that solve the world’s biggest issues and leverage Verizon’s cutting edge technology to deliver ground-breaking solutions and social good. This year’s categories are: education, healthcare, sustainability, and transportation. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2014 at www.powerfulanswersaward.com.