FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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When is the conference?
The Startup Extreme Conference is in Bergen on June 13th, 2017.
Where is the venue of the conference?
The venue of Startup Extreme Conference is Handelhøyskolen BI, Campus Bergen, Kong Christian Frederiks Plass 5, 5006 Bergen.
How do I get there?
Plan your local travel here.
Airport Busses are departing every 10-15 minutes from 06:00-20:00 from Monday-Friday. Last departure from the airport coincides with the last scheduled flight. Choose Route: "Bergen sentrum - Bergen lufthavn". The nearest bus stop to the venue is Puddefjordsbroen or Bystasjonen.
Taxi 1 (+47(0)5501) and Bergen Taxi (+47(0)7000) operates the whole region, and taxi stations are located in all districts, by shopping centres, bus terminals and at Bergen Airport Flesland.
Parking options at the venue is at the parking garage next to Vil Vite Senteret or paid parking space near Nansensenteret.
WHERE CAN I STAY IN BERGEN?
I'M SPENDING TIME IN BERGEN BEFORE/AFTER THE EVENT, WHAT IS THERE TO DO?
PITCH YOUR STARTUP AT STARTUP EXTREME
There will be opportunities for startups to pitch to investors and media at Startup Extreme.
Watch this space for more information to come!
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When is the Startup Extreme Summit?
The Startup Extreme Summit is in Voss on 14th -15th of June, 2017.
WHERE IS THE LOCATION OF THE SUMMIT?
Startup Extreme Summit will take place at the scenic Voss Resort Bavallstunet and surroundings. See map for more details.
IMPORTANT: Getting accepted in Startup Extreme Summit in Voss require you to have an insurance to take part in the extreme sport activities.
Startup Extreme take NO liability for any injuries occurring during Startup Extreme 2017.
HOW DO I GET TO VOSS?
As participant, transport is provided by Startup Extreme from Bergen to Voss by bus. Transport within Voss to and from the activities will also be provided. At the end of the summit you will be transported back to Bergen (city center, train station or airport) or Voss train station.
Where do I stay in Voss?
For the duration of the Summit, you are staying in the cabins at Voss Resort, which is also the place of the summit. Those who receive an invitation to the summit will be provided with more info and link on how to book their stay here.
We are providing a true and authentic Norwegian experience for all participants of Startup Extreme. A typical Norwegian cabin can house 6-8 people with a shared living room, dining area, kitchen and bathroom, and overlooks a breathtaking view of the Norwegian mountains.
There are 3 options of rooms in the cabin for you to book. Summit participants will receive link with information and options to book accommodation in the cabin.
Note that you can NOT book a whole cabin for yourself.
Share a room with other attendees in bunk-beds or in a mezzanine.
Price: 1400 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes
Book a room for yourself and let us know the name of your travel buddy(ies), Your travel buddy(ies) need to register for himself/herself.
Price: 1400 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes.
Price 1900 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes
Note: All of the listed options includes bed-linen/towels and cleaning. Even though you book a single room, you will share bathroom, kitchen and living room with other attendees.
WHAT KIND OF EXTREME ACTIVITY WILL I BE DOING?
You can choose 1 (one) activity that you will be doing with other participants on June 14th. You will be transported to the location of the activity and at each activity there will be a guide to guide you through the activities. The activities are:
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a great and fun to navigate through the calm waves of the Norwegian fjord. You will experience how to balanced yourself on the paddle board while also soaking up the breathtaking nature around you.
This is a FREE activity.
Stream down the world-class rivers of Voss in your own kayak, guided by your paddle master. Keep your balance on the disruptive (ha!) water or be prepared to get soaked. This is a close encounter with Mother Nature herself .
This is a FREE activity.
Go on a hike in the beautiful Norwegian forests and experience first hand the nature that inspire stories about trolls and heroic Viking heroes in Norse mythologies.
This is a FREE activity.
Grab a bike and maneuver through the hills and rocks of the surrounding nature of Voss. There are two levels of mountain biking:
Beginner / Intermediate
You will be guided through the forest through a smooth singletrack, and learn to maneuver your bike and maybe ride over logs. This is a fun activity to explore mountain biking, or to get more mileage and experience if you've mountain-biked before.
This is a FREE activity.
Experienced / Advanced
You will be going through aggressive terrain that might include tight trees, mud, loose rocks and sand. You might be biking over tree logs and roots that are not rollable. This is one activity not for the faint-hearted!
This activity costs NOK 200 excl. taxes.
Learn to fly your body in one of the world's most advanced wind tunnels! Definitely one of the coolest and iconic experiences in Voss to kickstart your adrenaline. Test your agility and pivot through a session corresponding to 4 free-fall skydiving jumps. Then follow with rappelling down the side of the wind-tunnel building.
This activity cost NOK 400 excl. taxes.
Build a team and launch into the challenging whitewaters created from the melting snow of Norwegian mountains. Rafting is a great and memorable team-building activity with other participants, and also one of the most popular activity among participants.
This activity cost NOK 500 excl. taxes.
Tandem White Water Kayaking (NEW!)
Experience the thrill of whitewater kayaking and immerse yourself in spectacular scenery! Tandem kayaking let you take on some of the best rapids in Europe with an experienced guide in the back of the kayak. It's the best experience a non-kayaker can have.
This activity cost NOK 2300. (excl. taxes), including film, insurance, all equipment and transport. This is available in limited numbers.
Tandem paragliding from a boat-tow launch or running from a hill is a surefire way to pump your adrenaline, followed by a relaxing glide over the phenomenal scenery in Voss.
This activity cost NOK 2800 (excl. taxes), including film, insurance, all equipment and transport. This is available in limited numbers.
Is skydiving on your bucket list? Now is the chance to experience it! Jump from 15000 feet with 30 seconds free fall and 5 minutes with a parachute while taking in the gorgeous view of Voss. This is a unique experience like no other.
This activity cost NOK. 4500 (excl. taxes), including film, insurance, all equipment and transport. This is available in limited numbers.
Paragliding and skydiving are very dependent on weather. Safety is paramount, and we will only fly if the weather conditions permit it. If the selected day turns out to be unflyable, we will contact you to cancel the flight.
WHAT ABOUT FOOD?
We will be providing food during the summit, including an Extreme Dinner.
After a day of extreme activities on the 14th, we will have an Extreme Dinner at the Extreme Camp where you will be served authentic Norwegian dishes...such as a burned sheep’s head! It's in the true spirit of Startup Extreme.
We don't call it Startup Extreme for no reason.
Sheep’s head not something for you? Don’t worry, there are other options that you can choose.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PACK WITH ME?
The main rule when dressing for Norwegian weather is: more is better. Trust us when we say it’s better to have the option of taking off a layer than being cold.
Our recommended packing list includes:
Raincoat and pants
Thin windbreaker and hiking trousers (with good moisture transfer)
Fleece or thin heating jacket
Wool/wool mixture underwear
Socks with a lot of wool and good fit
Indoor clothing and shoes
Hiking boots or shoes you can be active in
Shorts and t-shirt (wool / synthetic fiber) if it is notified hot weather
Sweater and pants
Personal toiletries, medication and underwear
Small backpack for hiking
Sense of adventure
I'M SPENDING TIME IN VOSS BEFORE/AFTER THE EVENT, WHAT IS THERE TO DO?
Voss is the extreme sports capital of Norway, but is also known for it's beautiful and exotic nature. For more info on what to do in Voss, visit the web pages of Visit Voss.
If you are planning on staying in Voss after the event, there are several places you can book.
On June 15th, organised busses for all participants leave at 12:30 and brings everyone to Bergen city and airport. They will be marked with either “Bergen City Centre”, “Bergen Airport” or “Train Station”. All will end up in the city centre, “Bergen Airport” will take you directly to the airport. The busses will arrive approximately at 14.30 in Bergen airport, train station and city centre.
IMPORTANT: If you are booking a flight, it would be safe to book flights after 5pm.
If you are taking an early transport / flight out of Bergen before 1pm and need to be in Bergen earlier than the scheduled bus above, please email email@example.com.
Scenic Train Ride to Oslo (June 15th) - optional
For participants who are going to Oslo, you can book a scenic train ride from Voss through picturesque Norway. The train departs at 13.13pm from Voss train station and arrive in Oslo at 19.07pm and will take 5.5 hours.
We will arrange transportation for you from the Extreme Camp to Voss train station. The bus will leave for the train station at 12.30.
IMPORTANT: We do not organise the train ticket bookings. You need to book them yourself on nsb.no. Please notify firstname.lastname@example.org if you are booking this train ride to organise the transport to Voss train station.
I STILL HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.
Shoot them to email@example.com.
LASTLY, IS THIS REALLY THE MOST EXTREME STARTUP EVENT IN THE WORLD?
Where else can you go skydiving with a potential investor or pitch your startup while kayaking with the media?