Hello, my name is

Anita Schjøll Brede

entrepreneur // storyteller // tech geek // startup kid

CEO at Iris.ai // Faculty at SingularityU Denmark

I do things I don't know how to do.

I am CEO & Co-Founder of Iris AI, an Artificial Intelligence that will read all of the world's science and help us connect the dots.

In 2015 I attended the amazing Singularity University

I am a Board Member of the Ulstein Group, a 100 years old marine company

My alter ego is an Australian superhero called Gnostika!

Some other things I've done include:

Going from a theatre student to

Customer Relations Manager

in a Silicon Valley startup

in 6 weeks

Building a race car

And winning the world's largest Student Engineering Competition!
(Without actually being an engineer)

Teaching solar light entrepreneurship in Kenya

Getting 30 (mainly) middle-aged male petroleum engineers to dance to ABBA's Mamma Mia in front of 250 of their colleagues - and love it!

Reducing energy consumption in the process energy by optimizing heat exchanger networks


Tried (and obviously failed) disrupting the recruitment industry

Working as a professional storyteller

Creating a play that made it to Festspillene i Bergen

I also may or may not have gone to too many universities

I believe we can all make a positive impact on the world


Causes I care about
Gender equality equality regardless of of sexuality equality regardless of physical and mental abilities alternative business models as a vessel of development HIV/Aids combination of 3D printers and open source design worthy lives for disabled individuals anti-elitism in education and student opportunities


Subjects I talk about
technology of the future positively impacting a billion people the future innovation entrepreneurship getting shit done how the world looks like in 2040 thinking big you are being disrupted the death of the oil industry