FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Startup Extreme is fast approaching. The event is comprised of two elements and spans three days. We are kicking off with our one day Conference in Bergen, then moving onto the two day Summit in Voss. Make sure you're prepared by finding out all you need know from our FAQs.

 

 
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Conference FAQ

Summit FAQ

+ When is the conference?

The Startup Extreme Conference is in Bergen on June 12th, 2018.

+ Where is the conference?

The venue of Startup Extreme Conference is Ole Bull Scene @ Øvre Bullsplass 3, Bergen, 5012. Want to learn more? Check out the website.

+ How do I get there?

Public transport in Bergen

Plan your local travel here.

By plane

Bergen Airport Flesland is located 18 km from Bergen City center and it takes 27-32 min with the airport bus to travel to the event.

Transportation from the airport

Plan your trip here.

Airport bus or Bybanen

Airport Busses depart 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". Bybanen. It's just a short walk from here to the venue.

Taxi

Taxi 1 +47(0)5501 and Bergen Taxi (+47(0)7000) operate the whole region, and taxi stations are located in all districts, by shopping centres, bus terminals and at Bergen Airport Flesland.

Parking Options

The closest & most convenient parking options are here which is just a short walk away from the venue.

+ Where can I stay in Bergen?

Hotels:

We have exclusive deals with Scandic Hotels to provide Startup Extreme participants with discount codes to stay at all Scandic Hotels . Click HERE to book your stay, and use the discount code D000005615.

If you are coming with a group, check out AirBnB.

To book other accommodations, click HERE.

+ What is there to do in Bergen?

Bergen is the gateway to the world-famous fjords of Norway.

The schedule on 12th June is jam packed but if you're planning on staying in Bergem for a few days, there are lots of suggestions on Visit Bergen´s website. Here you can find information on things to do, accommodation, activities, adventures and much more.

If you're not able to make our Summit in Voss, we highly recommend Bergen Fest, the music festival on June 13th-16th, 2018

+ Can I pitch my startup at the conference?

There will be opportunities for startups to pitch to investors and media at Startup Extreme.

Watch this space for more information to come!

+ What can I expect from Startup Extreme conference?

You can expect to have a blast, whilst keeping up to speed with the latest trends from our knowledgeable speakers. This year we aim to utlise the space around the venue for a real conference-fest feel! The theme is Scaleups so expect to hear from the best of the best in regards to scaling up businesses.

+ I still have questions?

I still have questions, no problem! Contact Christina on christina@angelchallenge.com

+ When is the summit?

The Startup Extreme Summit is in Voss on 12th -14th of June, 2018. Participants are shuttled from the conference in Bergen on the evening of the 12th.

+ Where is the summit held?

Startup Extreme Summit will take place at the scenic Voss Resort Bavallstunet and surroundings. See map for more details.

+ How do I get there?

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.

+ How do I get home after the event?

On 14th June at 12:30, you will be transported by bus to Voss train station, Bergen City Center, Bergen train station or Bergen Airport. You will then need to make your own travel arrangements to your preferred destination (e.g Oslo).

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 scheduling a train from Voss, it would be safer to book after 1pm.

Scenic Train Ride to Oslo (June 14th) - optional

For participants who are going to Oslo, you can book a scenic train ride from Voss through picturesque Norway on nsb.no

+ Where can 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.

Voss Resort

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. Please note that you can NOT book a whole cabin for yourself.

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.

Shared room in a shared cabin

Want to share a room with other attendees including your friends or colleagues? This option includes 2-4 beds per room in the form of bunk-beds or a mezzanine.

Price: 1500 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes

Double room in a shared cabin

Want to share a room with your partner or go top & tails with your friend? This option includes a double bed in a private room. Both attendees have to book separately within 24 hours of one another to secure a double room and name the person they wish to share with.

Price: 1600 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes.

Single room in a shared cabin

Want some peace & quiet after a busy day of networking & extreme sport? This option includes a bed for one person in a private room.

Price 2200 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes

+ What is there to do in Voss?

Voss is the extreme sports capital of Norway, but is also known for it's beautiful and exotic nature. We have a fully packed program during the summit, if you decide to stay in Voss for a day or two after the event, check out Visit Voss for more info.

For car rental, visit Rent-A-Wreck . If you are planning on staying in Voss after the event, there are several places you can book.

Hotels:

Store Ringheim Hotel

Fleischer’s Hotel

Myrkdalen Hotel [30 min drive from Voss]

As always, you can also checkout Visit Norway for more inspiration for your trip.

+ Do I need insurance?

IMPORTANT: Getting accepted in to Startup Extreme Summit requires you to have insurance to take part in the extreme sport activities.
Startup Extreme takes NO liability for any injuries occurred during Startup Extreme 2018.

+ What type of extreme activity can I partake in?

You can choose one activity that you will be doing with other participants on June 13th. 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:

Standup Paddle Board

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. Sponsored by Highsoft!

Sea Kayaking

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. Sponsored by Highsoft!

Hiking

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. Sponsored by Highsoft!

Mountain Biking

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 activity costs NOK 599 including taxes.

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 599 including taxes.

Wind Tunnel & Rappelling

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 699 including taxes.

Rafting

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 899 including taxes.

White Water Tandem Kayaking

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 2299 including taxes, film, insurance, all equipment and transport. This is available in limited numbers.

Tandem Paragliding: Mountain Launch Experience

Tandem paragliding starts with a safety briefing, gear-up, connect to the pilot harness and paraglider then run off a hill and discovery the airborne feeling.

This activity cost NOK 2399 including taxes, film, insurance, all equipment and transport. This is available in limited numbers.

Tandem Paragliding: Boat Tow Experience

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 2799 including taxes, including film, insurance, all equipment and transport. This is available in limited numbers.

Tandem Skydiving

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 including taxes, including film, insurance, all equipment and transport. This is available in limited numbers.

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High Rope Course & Ziplining

The Park consists of Main and Micro high rope courses and a Zip-line course, with 60 elements in total.

High Rope Courses are all about personal challenge and discovery as you make your way through the climbing and balancing elements hanging between the trees. You will overcome your fears and help others with theirs whilst having fun all the way round!

This activity cost NOK 399 including taxes.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

+ Will food be provided?

Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided during the summit, including a very Extreme Dinner.

EXTREME DINNER

After a day of extreme activities on the 13th, 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?

"THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER, ONLY BAD CLOTHING"

-NORWEGIANS

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:

-Credit/Debit Card (we do not take cash at Voss)

-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

-Beanie

-Swimwear

-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

-Camera/GoPro

-Small backpack for hiking

-Sense of adventure

+ What method can I use to pay for purchases at Voss?

Card only! We do not accept cash at Voss, please be sure to bring a card with you.

+ What can I expect from the Summit?

Expect the unexpected, Startup Extreme Summit is like no conference you've taken part in before. Networking with an intimate group of hand selected attendees to help you achieve your own goals, whether that's scaling your business or promoting your ideas.

"PARTICIPATE, DON'T ANTICIPATE!"

-ANDREIOS, STARTUP EXTREME DREAM TEAM MEMBER

+ I still have questions?

I still have questions, no problem! Contact Solveig on solveig@angelchallenge.com


 
 

LASTLY, IS THIS REALLY THE MOST EXTREME STARTUP EVENT IN THE WORLD?

Of course it is! 

Where else can you go skydiving with a potential investor or pitch your startup while kayaking with the media?