Winner of the Fact-Based Optimist of the Year in 2019 - Dr Mouna Esmaeilzadeh!

We asked you in the Warp Community to nominate people for the Warp Award in the category of fact-based optimist of the year. Our team of  volunteers and members of our WIP community voted and decided the winner.

The nominees were:
Cecila Nebel - journalist, moderator and conversation leader.

Dr. Mamoun Taher - researcher, CEO and founder of Graphmatech.

Professor Maria Strömme - Professor of Nanotechnology.

Fredrik Kämpfe - branch manager Swedish Aviation industry.

Professor Johan Kuylenstierna - Deputy Chairman of the Climate Policy Council, former CEO of Stockholm Environment Institute, climate expert in TV4.

And of course, Dr. Mouna Esmaeilzadeh, who won the Warp Award on February 18 and, in partnership with Google, received the award as Fact-Based Optimist of the Year 2019.

Warp Co-Founder, Mathias Sundin, Dr. Mouna, and Sara Övreby, Google.

The award was presented by a secret guest, Mouna's brother, Saeid Esmaeilzadeh. He became Sweden's youngest lecturer when in 2008 he was a PhD in materials chemistry at Stockholm University. A few months later an experiment went awry and he accidentally accidentally produced the world's toughest glass material.

Together with his friend Ashkan Pouya, he built the company DiaMorph, which laid the foundation for entrepreneurship in the company group Serendipity. Now with a total value of $1 Billion.

Mathias Sundin & Saeid Esmaeilzadeh.

He is now launching Spartacus Capital to help people free themselves from wage slavery.

Dr Mouna is a recurring member of TV4 and this morning she received congratulations for her award and explained why she is a fact-based optimist, and shared three positive stories. All from Warp News.

Thank you for being a part of the Warps community and helping us spread fact-based optimistic news! And again - congratulations Mouna!

Her are some more photos from the event at Google.

Warp volunteer Tomas Wahlgren.
Warp volunteer Per Söderström.
No fingerprints or smudges allowed on the Warp Award!
Editor-in-chief Magnus Aschan relaxing afterwards, but is not optimistic about the coffee!

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