FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


CONFERENCE FAQ


When is the conference?

The Startup Extreme Conference is in Bergen June 15th.

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?

Public transport within Bergen city

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.

Airport bus

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

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

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?

Hotels:

We have exclusive deals with Thon Hotels to provide Startup Extreme participants with discount codes to stay at all Thon Hotels in Norway. Click here to book your stay!

There are 3 options in the heart of Bergen: Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge (10% discount), Thon Hotel Bristol Bergen (18% discount), and Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Bergen (14% discount). 

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

PITCH YOUR STARTUP AT STARTUP EXTREME

Apply to pitch your startup for investors and media at Startup Extreme

There are two opportunities to pitch at Startup Extreme:

  • 2 minutes fireside pitch on the open pitch stage
  • 5 min pitch + 3 min Q&A at the closed investment track

Apply early if you like to pitch, there are only limited places for pitching.

All startups must register their application at the Angel Challenge investment profile at Gust.com here before pitching. 

The pitch session is delivered in collaboration with Angel Challenge and NVCA (Norwegian Venture Capital Association)

I'M SPENDING TIME IN BERGEN BEFORE/AFTER THE EVENT, WHAT IS THERE TO DO?

We highly recommend Bergen Fest, the music festival that is on June 15-18, 2016.

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

For more suggestions go to Visit Bergen´s webpages. Here you can find information on things to do, accommodation, activities, adventures and much more. 

If you have additional questions please reach out to us at cinthya@startupnorway.com

CAN I HAVE A INFOSTAND AT STARTUP EXTREME?

The answer is yes! Just send us a mail to henriette@startupnorway.com

 

SUMMIT FAQ


When is the Startup Extreme Summit 2016?

The Startup Extreme Summit 2016 is in Voss, Norway, the 16th to 17th of june.

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.

 

INSURANCE

Getting accepted in Startup Extreme Summit in Voss require you to have an insurance to take part in the extreme sport activities.  

Startup Extreme 2016 take no liability for injuries occurring during Startup Extreme 2016.

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 to Voss train station or Bergen airport. See program for details.

You can also book a scenic 5.5 hour train ride from Bergen to Oslo. Those who receive an invitation to the summit will be provided with more information.

Where do I stay in Voss?

For the duration of the Summit, you are staying at cabins at Voss Resort, which is 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.  Those who receive an invitation to the summit will be provided with more info and link on how to book their stay here. Note that you can NOT book a whole cabin for yourself.

Cabins and apartments

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.  Those who receive an invitation to the summit will be provided with more info and link on how to book their stay here.

Shared room in a shared cabin

Share a room with other attendees in bunk-beds or in a mezzanine.

Price: 1200 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes

Shared room with your colleague or friend

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: 1200 NOK per person for 2 nights incl. taxes.

Single room in a shared cabin

Price 1860 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. You cannot book a whole cabin for yourself.

What about the food?

We will be providing food and there will also be options for you to buy food.

During the Extreme Dinner on June 16th, in the true spirit of Startup Extreme, participants will dine on traditional Norwegian meal of ... sheep's head! You've been warned! We don't call it Startup Extreme for no reason.

WHAT KIND OF EXTREME ACTIVITY WILL I BE DOING?

You can choose one activity that you will be doing with other participants on June 16th. 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

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a new activity at Startup Extreme this year! Great 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.

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!) whitewater or be prepared to get soaked. This is a close encounter with Mother Nature herself with high class white water action! 

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. 

Mountain Biking

Grab a bike and maneuver through the hills and rocks of the surrounding nature of Voss. Leverage the forces of nature or find a quick exit strategy. This is one activity not for the faint-hearted!

Wind Tunnel

Learn to fly your body in one of the world's most advanced wind tunnels! Definitely one of the coolest experiences in Voss to kickstart your adrenaline. Test your agility and pivot through a session corresponding to 4 free-fall skydiving jumps. (Note: to participate in this activity you will need to pay an extra fee.)

Rafting

Build a team and launch into the challenging whitewaters created from the melting snow of Norwegian mountains. (Note: to participate in this activity you will need to pay an extra fee.)

Skydiving or Paragliding

Is skydiving on your bucket list? Now is the chance to experience it! Skydive with an experience skydiver and jump over the gorgeous view of Voss. (Note: if you are interested in this, please send email to karin@startupnorway.com).

PLEASE NOTE:

Paragliding and skydive is 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.

Paraglide

We can launch from the mountain or a boat-tow launch cost NOK. 2.300  Including film, insurance, all equipment and transport. All Certified pilots.


Skydiving

There are 2 options to choose: 

TANDEM FROM A HELICOPTER: NOK 4.299,00 

Jump from 10000 feet with 30 sec free fall and 5 min under a parachute. To skydive from a helicopter is a special sensation.Due to the low forward speed, many compares the exit with that of a BASE-jump, where there is «no air» at first, until you have accellerated to200 km/t. 

TANDEM HELI WITH HANDYCAM NOK 5150,00  

A tandem jump is such a strong experience that it probably will follow you for the rest of your life.If you invest in a video from the skydive, you will get physical reactions of the memory emotion when seeing the film even 20 years later. The instructor is filming with a camera attached to his hand. You get an edited video of the skydive, as well as stills photos.Itis being filmed from the ground, during training, in the helicopter, in free fall and under canopy and landing.

EXTREME DINNER (JUNE 16TH)

After a day of extreme activities, 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. 

You've been warned! 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?

There is a Norwegian proverb: There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

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.

Recommended packing list:

  • Raincoat and pants

  • Thin windbreaker and hiking trousers (with good moisture transfer)

  • Wool/wool mixture underwear

  • Socks with a lot of wool and good fit

  • Fleece or thin heating jacket

  • 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

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.

For car rental, visit Rent-A-Wreck or .

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.

DEPARTING FROM VOSS (JUNE 17TH)

Organised busses for all participants leave at 12:30 and brings everyone to the 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. 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 cinthya@startupnorway.com

Scenic Train Ride to Oslo (June 17th) - 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.

DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

If you have any more questions please send us a mail to henriette@startupextreme.co

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

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