Meet the Team!

Insj The team consists of different people from different academic backgrounds who are all working towards a common goal: to help student entrepreneurs achieve their goals

Our history

Insj was started in 2018 and out of five UiO students who wanted to make it easier for students to dare to pursue their ideas. Today we are over 25 employees and we continue to grow! 

We in Insj comes from a number of different countries, educational institutions and areas of study, but gathers around a common goal:
To help student entrepreneurs develop their ideas and put them into the world! 

Would you like to join the team? Check out our available positions Here!

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Øistein Sonstad

Chairman - CEO
Øistein has a background as an entrepreneur and has participated in the American accelerator Alchemist. In addition, he has worked to help students become entrepreneurs through several initiatives. As a former national coordinator for Venture Cup and chairman of the Board of Start Norway Øistein has worked with student innovation since 2013. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from UiS, and now holds a master's degree in technology, innovation and knowledge at UiO .

Even Dahl

Deputy Chairman - COO
Even from Tromsø, is a student of technology, innovation and the Cultural centre of the University of Oslo. In Insj, he works in economics and administration. He's the one who sits with the budget and makes sure we have money to spend. Otherwise, he is also responsible for doing the administrative tasks in the organization.

Nikolina Suzic

Head of HR
Nikolina holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from UiO and has started a master's degree in leadership and organizational psychology at BI. As Head of HR she is responsible for recruitment to the Insj team and internal development of team members.

Kristina Klausmark

Accelerator Executive
Kristina holds a bachelor's degree in Development Studies from OsloMet and is well underway with her second bachelor's degree, this time in Media Science at UiO . Starting out as an Accelerator Associate, Kristina is now responsible for the whole program.

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Mats Ausland

Head of Communications
Mats has a background in theatre through the revue community in Oslo, two years at a folk high school as well as a bachelor's degree in Aesthetic Studies. Currently he is attending the Master's Programme in Media Science at UiO . He joined us a Marketing Associate and is now our Head of Communications which means he responsible for spreading the word about Insj through various channels and marketing campaigns.

Reno Yeh

Head of Coaches
Reno was born in Taipei, Taiwan then moved to San Francisco, California when he was 14 years old. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from UC Berkeley and has worked in Technology Sales for over 5 years at the heart of Silicon Valley.He is currently a Master's student at UiO acquiring knowledge in Higher Education. With his extensive background in Startups & Tech., Reno wishes to share his experience with the team at Insj and everyone who is entrepreneurial.

Ajanta Moushumi

Head of Legal Operation

Uswatun Kamalia

Administration leader
Ms Kamalia holds a MSc in Environmental Chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She has experience in environmental monitoring projects, including entrepreneurial project in collaboration with some Norwegian research bodies. She is now pursuing a MSc in Entrepreneurship at the University of Oslo. Here, she also works part time as a research assistant under the research group Digitalization and Entrepreneurship (DIGENT). She will happily assist Insjers to bring their idea into an attractive business.

Jenny Tran

Community Manager
Jenny is a community manager at Insj . She takes a bachelor's degree in Culture and Communication with specialization in media science from UiO. Her next step is to start a master's degree in media or technology next semester. Her main task at Insj is to make sure that the team, insjers and partners feel well looked after.

Zhian Abdulla

Head of accounting
Zhian is our head of accunting. She studies economics and administration at BI Norwegian Business School. She wants to specialise in accounting and will study further to obtain the authorisation as an accountant. At Insj she is responsible for budgeting, accounting and control of the economy.


Oliver Ruste Jahren

Oliver works to maintain the website and to make sure it works as well as possible. Otherwise, he is studying for bachelor of computer science at UiO . If you have any questions around the website, Insj or anything else, feel free to contact him!

Magnus Rajka

HR - associate
Magnus Rajka attends the new bachelor's programme in psychology at the University of Oslo. He has experience in marketing, entrepreneurship and management. In INSJ he is responsible for supporting the HR department in developing and organizing INSJ employees, as well as ensure that Insj have the necessary knowledge and skillset to achieve their goals.

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Johannes Wiik

Legal associate
Johannes is a third-year law student at UiO and has an interest in corporate law, bond law, contract law, labour law.

Ingrid Austeng

Accelerator associate

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Kristina Ekkern

Legal associate
Kristina is a fourth-year law student specializing in employment law, contract law and tax law.

Rami Alexander

Legal associate
Rami is a fifth-year law student and specializes in IPR and corporate law.

Jennipher Johansen

Graphic designer

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Nikoline Shumba

Legal associate
Nikoline Shumba is a fourth-year law student specializing in IPR.

Youssef Mogawer

Youssef takes a master's degree in Entreprenpørskap and innovation at UiO . He previously holds a bachelor's degree as a petroleum engineer from Kuwait. He joined the Insj to share the knowledge he has acquired in the course of his studies and learn from others and their experiences. A personal goal, he always seeks new experiences.

Øystein Thorheim

Øystein is studying a bachelor's degree in entrepreneurship and economics at BI Norwegian business school. he's been working in sales and service for about five years and been doing courses in coaching and consultancy, design, marketing, product development and personal development for the past years. His role at INSJ consists of helping entrepreneurs with their start-up and further growth. He is also a somewhat dedicated skateboarder.

Sylvia Park

Accelerator Associate

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Nin Atmaningtyas

Event Associate
Nin comes from Indonesia and has lived in Norway for 2 years. She is now taking a Master's degree at UiO in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. find it to work in a startup ecosystem is fascinating. She has the most experience in journalism and event planning and is therefore one of our event employees here in Insj .

Muzammil Saeed

Marketing Associate
Muzammil is taking a bachelor's degree in Economics and Administration at OsloMet. He has broad and good experience from management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Besides starting up for himself, he has also helped brands such as Kavli, Starbucks, Maarud, etc. with the marketing. Here at Insj he works as a marketing associate and highlights Insj in public. He has great interest in strategy implementation, analysis and creative marketing strategies.