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Tøyen Startup Summer Camp – Demo day 31.July

While most people are out hunting sun and recreation, a select few have joined the summer hackaton Tøyen Startup Camp. The goal: to realize ideas and grow startups. Tøyen Startup Summer Camp is strictly open source and not owned by anyone. It’s not even a business identity. Everything is organised by the community itself. The camp is from 6.July to 31.July and hosted by House of Nerds. Geir Sand Nilsen, one of the driving forces … Continued

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Music tech receives a lot of traction, so does Bandify

What follows is a guest blog post by Sedef and Davlet from Bandify. Bandify is a norwegian music startups that help musicians find other musicians to jam with. The founders meet in March last year at Startup Weekend Oslo #8, Play edition.   We all love music. Some of us are only listeners, but most of us tried to play an instrument at some point in our lives. When I was in high school, like many others, my biggest … Continued

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CosyTech Part 3 – Rising

The following post is a guest post by Erik Paalsrud @Cosytech Guess what? We’re going to Las Vegas. Why? Not because we’re working on something genuine. Not because we’ve found new ways of enabling technology such as Near-Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Not because we’re in a exciting market that make tremendous steps from day to day. But because of the sheer dedication and passion towards what we do. That’s why. We … Continued

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From Oslo to Silicon Valley

This is a story of how dedication, hard work and a portion of serendipity brought the first Norwegian startup to 500Startups in Silicon Valley. It was in September last year Paal Stian Aagenaes, Eivind Groenn, Sebastian Almnes  and Mikhael T Ricker  first meet and came up with the idea óf a platform for matching students searching for internships with SMEs looking for interns. Techpear was born, and the four founders have since come a long … Continued

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A Visit to the Future

Last week we visited Vienna for Pioneers Festival. The program was packed with future technology, startup pitches and experience sharing. Limited to 2,500 people the festival was just the right size. For two full days the Hofburg Imperial Palace was buzzing and served as a great venue for housing both great speaker sessions and a tech salon showcasing tech startups. It was a truly great couple of days, catching up with old friends and connecting … Continued

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Edgefolio awarded Best Startup Company 2014

Oslo Innovation week kicked off with Startup Weekend Oslo as an official pre event this past weekend, and the official opening monday at DogA. Oslo Innovation Week (OIW) is the largest innovation convention in Europe. It is a significant meeting place to discuss opportunities and practices for growth and innovation every year. Oslo Innovation Week is managed by Oslo Business Region (previously Oslo Teknopol). Project owners are The City of Oslo,  Akershus County Council and … Continued

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Tristan Kromer of the Lean Startup Circle is coming to Town on the 25th

The Lean Startup is not just for startups anymore. Big companies are discovering how to innovate faster and better with Lean Startup Methodology. Tristan Kromer of the Lean Startup Circle travels all the way from Silicon Valley to Oslo for an exclusive Workshop and a Pub Talk on the 25th of February at Mesh. Tristan will also visit Iterate for an open Pub talk event at Mesh Cafe in the evening. Tristan will give us a quick … Continued

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This winter the music tech scene is yours

The Norwegian music business is the most advanced in the world, with 78% of the revenues now coming from digital sources, making it the ideal place to launch music start-ups, this is exactly what MashUpNorway hopes to achieve. MashUP is an open international competition where the best idea is rewarded with mentoring from experienced players from music and technology industry and office space at 657 Oslo. The winner will be provided with the right longterm tools … Continued

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Are you our new Superstar Intern or Volunteer?

Intern We are offering a unique opportunity to come join us. We give a lucky student the chance to great responsibility and a rocket speed learning curve. Great internship opportunity. Will it be yours?

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GenYMaps wins BergenSW and enters Global Startup Battle

Startup Weekends during Global Entrepreneurship Week means that all Startup Weekend winners and runner-ups get the chance to enter the Global Startup Battle. Bergen Startup Weekend is no exception. The winner of the third edition of Bergen Startup Weekend, that took place 22nd – 24th of November, was GenYMaps. GenYMaps aims to make travel planning easy and enjoyable for everyone. Watch their pitch and support them in the Global Startup Battle by voting for them.

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To Change the Paradigm of Presentations

Swipe, the first cloud-based presentation service which works beautifully in any browser and on any sized screen or device, launches today. After five months of private beta testing, users can drag-and-drop to upload files (including JPEG/PNG/RAW images, PDFs, Keynote, Markdown, etc.), add other web content such as Vimeo and YouTube videos and get a simple link to share the resulting content to anyone. The end to boring presentations The company aims to change the historically … Continued