Sahra-Josephine Hjorth

Entrepreneur. Provocateur. World citizen

About Sahra-Josephine Hjorth

Award winning entrepreneur Sahra-Josephine Hjorth has spent the past six years creating analog and digital social learning experiences with groundbreaking results. She is the co-founder and CEO of the first-of-its-kind learning experience platform CanopyLAB.

Success ties back to a strong sense of purpose and product.

In 2019 Sahra-Josephine invented the world’s first AI Course Authoring Tool (AICATO) and she is also behind two methodologies for digital learning: Learn.Act.Build (LAB) and the Virtual Immersion Program (VIP). Sahra-Josephine serves as Board member and Vice-Chairwoman at DI Digital. She also serves on the Special Committee on Diversity.

Additionally, Sahra-Josephine Hjorth was selected for the Obama Leaders Europe 2022 program. She has also served as an advisory board member on the United Nations Development Program’s “Platform Way of Working” initiative, a board member of the human rights non-profit Humanity in Action Denmark, and an advisory board member at Digital Hub Denmark.


Born to a Danish mother and a father who fled Iran as a political refugee, and raised in Aarhus, Denmark, Hjorth’s identity, childhood in an immigrant-dominant neighborhood, primary schooling in the Nordic system, and entrepreneurial spirit nurtured by Danish government investment in startups have all informed her mission-driven work.

CanopyLAB grew out of Hjorth’s doctoral studies in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at Aalborg University (not yet completed), which focused on the way immigrants use ICT to navigate the Danish workforce, how virtual learning can empower migrants and young people, and the role of NGOs in the digital learning space. She is yet to defend her thesis.