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IT ALL STARTS THIS WEEK

Global Entrepreneurship Week is here. Lots of exciting startup events taking place all over Norway this week. Make sure to find the ones close to you. This is a good excuse to explore some of the great things happening on your local startup scene. If there is anything you should read today, (except the forecast and the labels on your medication) it should be this entrepreneurfriendly newspaper made by Startup Weekend Bergen in collaboration with … Continued

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“3 Takeaways from the Global Entrepreneurship Summit”

Wondered what the two lucky young entrepreneurs, who we we sent to take part in Global Startup Youth, learnt during their time in Malaysia? One half of the team, Thomas (who you can read more about here) has written a blog post about his key learnings from GSY. His post shares his three main takeaways from the nine day trip to Kuala Lumpur, where he attended Global Startup Youth (GSY) and Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). … Continued

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Coworking in Oslo

Ready to get out of your basement? Find a coworking space that suits you and your business. Why choosing a coworking space rather than your own office? Well, they are reasonably priced, probably cooler than any office your starup could afford and they are full of entrepreneurs in the same circumstances as you. Coworking involves a shared working environment and although you will be working independently, you will probably get some support for the development … Continued

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Register now: Telenor Digital Winner Prize

Telenor has announced this year’s Digital Winner Prize registration is now open. Since 2008, Telenor has been awarding the Digital Winner Prize.  As winning the prize includes 200.000 NOK in cash this can be worth looking into. According to their website: Telenor wishes to establish and introduce a Nordic digital winner prize in order to confirm its role as a key player in the Nordic digital arena, and by stimulating the development of digital winners … Continued

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Startup Digest Oslo week 34

This winter the startup community in the Nordic countries will get an award show that is more than a sales-pitch or way to reward good partners and customers. The Nordic startup awards is a community driven award show where the best from all of the Nordic countries will be showcased, celebrated and honored. 5 countries, 17 categories for awards, local events and a rocking grand finale will make sure all eyes are on the Nordics … Continued

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BetaFactory and the era of accelerators

From incubators being the key to startups reaching their potential we have now moved to the age of accelerators. Their ideal is to have lean, fast and pivot ready companies come in to validate their idea and get traction. This is usually done through short and intensive programs usually spanning 3-6 months. The accelerator offers direct mentoring by entrepreneurs, investors and other business people; guidance on business matters; a small amount of funding to live … Continued

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Tinc – new 1-month incubator program for Norwegian tech startups

As incubators are a focus area of Innovation Norway there exists a number of them in Norway already. There are a lot of discussions around their effectiveness and I am sure there are numerous reports on the topic. However this new program caught my interest. Innovation Norway’s San Fransisco office has started a incubator program together with the Kauffman Foundation. For those of you who don’t know the Kaufmann Foundation they are one of the … Continued

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Hello world!

After spending a lot of time on startup related events and a lot of people expressing the need for a blog / site to gather the information about the different initiatives going on. This site will be an attempt to cover this lack of information. We expect to write about : Startup events like Startup Weekend Initiatives for founders and prospective founders Startup companies that we find interesting Events that can foster new ideas / … Continued