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PÅL T. NÆSS

 
 
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Senior Advisor, Innovation Norway


 
 

Startup Extreme is an extremely interesting meeting place for startups, scaleups, investors, partners, customers, and journalists. Getting to spend time with each other, expanding your network and doing activities out of the ordinary is exactly what many entrepreneurs need to get to the next stage.

Currently, the Director of Entrepreneurs and Startups at Innovation Norway and a member of their top-level management team.

Responsible for all products and services available for startups and early growth companies including financing (grants, loans, seed funds), competence programs and networks. Also in charge for the IPR services and our work with the Creative Industry.

From 2007 to 2013, I was the co-founder and COO of one of Norway’s most successful startups, Optimalprint—now called Gelato. Gelato was the winner of the 2015 Oslo Innovation Award.