Getting more extreme with Ekstremsportveko!

In 2019, we are joining forces with Ekstremsportveko (extreme sports week) or “Veko” as it is commonly called by locals—the largest extreme sports festival in the world.

15,000 attendees—700 volunteers—1,500 athletes—43 different nations

For one week, athletes compete and challenge themselves kayaking, rafting, MTB, BMX, skateboarding, skydiving, paragliding, hang-gliding, multi-sport, freeride, big air, climbing, speed riding, cliff diving, bike trail, wind tunnel, BASE, and longboarding.

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But why level-up the intensity?

In the sports world, extreme sports have long been thought of as the unconventional rebel and edgy alternative to mainstream pursuits. The essence of extreme sports is more about competing with yourself—facing your fears—defying gravity—moving with the earth. There is a profound passion within extreme athletes that you won’t find in other sports.

Things are not all that different from entrepreneurs and early-stage investors. This passion to face extreme risk and succeed where others have failed or never tried are qualities found in every Startup Extreme attendee.

 
 
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A lot in common!

“Extreme sports and entrepreneurship have a lot in common and even more to learn from each other. The definition of extreme sports is a sport where an athlete commits a considerable amount of time and effort to minimize risk. In extreme sports, you don’t get really good without involving other people and sharing knowledge. Extreme sports athletes are insanely good at just this! They always evaluate and share experiences and knowledge to avoid having accidents. Entrepreneurs have to do the same. Stronger together!”

- Kjetil Kriken, CEO of Ekstremsportsveko