HIDDEN STARTUP SECRETS OF NORWAY
A tour through the Startup Ecosystem
Norway has many secret startup successes, hidden stories & a new wave of opportunities. This session will showcase the Norwegian startup scene from many different angles by different point of views from the leading communities in Norway. Fit's perfectly to anyone interested in or curious about the Norwegian investment landscape & opportunities to discover in Norway.
Is the government boosting or killing entrepreneurship and innovation?
Thoughts and perspectives and the government’s role in the Norwegian startup ecosystem. Walking down memory lane past 5 years of Norway’s blooming tech startups atmosphere.
Jeanett is Head of strategy at the Entrepreneur and Startup division Innovation Norway. She has good knowledge about the startup ecosystem both nationally and internationally. At Innovation Norway, she has participated in advising the government's new plan for startups and has been central in the strategic work of entrepreneurship and international business development at Innovation Norway.
Previously, she has worked within bank/finance, e-commerce and social media.
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.
After completing her masters degree in Management in the Creative Economy from Kingston University in London, Sigri started working as an event manager in HRG. The last four years, she has worked in 657 Oslo building the community of 90 business and 200 members. 657 Oslo is Norway’s largest co-working space for the creative industries.
Erling Magnus has acquired a broad business acumen in the five years building a globally renowned brand at Db along a great team, and learned a lot quickly about B2B SaaS with Cesura. Combined with experience as an extreme sports athlete, it demonstrates that he is comfortable and work well in ambiguous, risky and mentally challenging situations. He is a believer in mindfulness, Stoicism and flow for productivity and balance.
Currently he works with freelance consulting and startup advising, especially interested in tech with potential to positively impact society.
Anders Tørud has an Msc. Construction engineering from NMBU and a background from commercialization of R&D from NTNU TTO. He also has a background in management of R&D, product development and business development from the Oil &Gas, shipping and Renewables industries (NLI & Straum).
Anders is currently advising startups at the NMBU ncubator at Campus Ås
Gry is a former entrepreneur with 20 years experience as a manager and project manager within the arts & business sector. She has a degree in incubator management from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Gry also holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Studies, History, Art History and Aesthetic Theory from the University of Stavanger and is experienced as a manager and business developer within the arts & business and tech industries. She has held board memberships and has been chair of various companies and start-ups. Gry is also manager of the Arts & Business Incubator at Validé.
Kjell Are Furnes is Founder and CEO of Alby Medical.
Now developing the next generation hospital bed together with four Norwegian and six Canadian hospitals, building MedTech industry in the North West of Norway, and part of Oslo Medtech growth house.