STARTUP BEST PRACTICES - FROM DAILY OPERATIONS TO FUNDRAISING
Eilert Giertsen Hanoa director of Visma - SMB Software Business Unit, founder of Mamut, Chairman and investor in Kahoot! and an investor in FoundersFund, board member Dagens Næringsliv AS and former chairman of ICT Norway. He established his first IT company at the age of 15 in 1986. Ten years later he founded Guru Software later named Mamut with a vision to simplify life for small businesses. Mamut ASA was listed on Oslo Stock Exchange in 2004 and had approx. MNOK 500 in revenues when it was acquired by Visma in 2011.
EXPERIENCES FROM FUNDRAISING
Founders shares their tip on topics around the most useful learnings they want to share with other founders, followed by a number of companies that has successfully fundraised to give tip back to investors on what they are looking for in an investor.
Experiences from Fundraising - Agnes Dyvik, CEO & Founder, VIO Media
Agnes Dyvik is an entrepreneur, founder and CEO of the media startup VIO, Norway’s largest on-demand service for fully digital magazines and newspapers.
She has a bachelor degree in Business and Administration from Copenhagen Business School and a masters from NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship. She has valuable teamwork experience from her voluntary position in the student organization AIESEC, as a liaison between students and companies, and from her internship in the start-up at Mesh co-working space in Oslo.
Magical Investors And Where To Find Them
- Marie Mostad, co-founder & COO, Inzpire.me
Co-founder and COO at Inzpire.me. Inzpire.me connects influencers & brands, and has just raised 8 MNOK and grown to 7000 influencers within a year of operations. She spent two years in Boston as Creative Director creating and growing the brand in a tech startup.
KEY FOUNDER LEARNINGS
Founders shares their tip on topics around the most useful learnings they want to share with other founders, straight from the heart!
Dear Lauga, here are some things you should to know before starting your own company - Lauga Oscarsdottir, Head of the lab,Startuplab, cofounder United Influencers
Lauga was born in Iceland, raised in Norway and schooled at Berkeley in New York in International Business Management. She is a commercial head with an international background in marketing and sales management. She co-founded Mesher in 2012, they specialize in intelligent software for online retailers. In 2014 Lauga co-founded United Influencers (formerly United Bloggers) at StartupLab. UI is a digital influencer marketing agency working exclusively with over 200 influencers in the Nordics like Zlatan, Messi and Isabella Lowengrip. Today she is the Head of the Lab at StartupLab, a leading Nordic incubator based out of Oslo Science Park. StartupLab houses 82 technology startups and invest early phase capital through Founders Fund.
"You don’t need to be an expert to become one"
- Marianne Bratt Ricketts, CEO & co-founder at Vibbio
Marianne Bratt Ricketts, CEO at VIBBIO, has spent most of her adult life living and working abroad, building businesses across several fields, from winter sports to graphic design. She is now back in Oslo - with her latest venture, VIBBIO, together with co-founder Stine Norum. Video is rapidly taking over the online space, replacing many forms of communications. VIBBIO is creating a tailored smart video concept, building video technology that will enable a video-first toolset for businesses.
Their startup journey so far has included quick decision making; testing, failing and learning – with most days including a complete lack of any type of comfort zone. Just like they like it.
Founders need a punch in the face
- Kimberly Larsen, founder TimetoRIOT
Kimberly Larsen is a uniques media talent, with more than 18 years experience from multiple sides of the creative industry, where she has been an actress, journalist, show host, director, concept developer, script writer, manager, casting agent, producer - and now founder.
Kimberly sees possibilities where others see obstacles, and creates national brands of unknown artists. She won national and international entrepreneurship awards the year she established her company in London.
Today she runs the hiring platform, timetoRIOT.com, developed specifically for the creative industry.
How to Navigate a Startup an Ocean of Opportunities – Christine Spiten, Blueye Robotics
Christine Spiten is Co-Founder and Strategy Manager at Blueye.
She holds a M.Sc in Industrial Economics and Tech. Management from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and Regulation Technique and Robotics at UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to International Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley.
As a Sustainable Engineer and ROV Expert she has a heart for the Ocean and a genuine passion for new technology, business development and innovation.