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 behind the initiative explains how it all works;
“The holy grail of Tøyen Startups Summer Camp is to get shit done and help others. The event is self organized around The Big Board of Everything which has two parts: Stuff you need and stuff you can help out with. There are no speakers, workshops or mentors.”
After four week of hard work, the Startups have now reached Demo day. The Demo day is powered by Startup Grind, and is the main event for the camp. The six finalists startups will present their project to a selected group of investors, angels and experts and everyone will get 3 minutes to demo their project. When we ask about the format of the pitch, Geir tells us that;
“There’s no specific thing startups are expected to be able to present on Demo Day. The startups are all at different stages. The goal on Demo Day is simply for startups to present their product or service as convincingly as they can for the stage they’re at.”
We at Startup Norway are very excited to see the startups present their business and demo their products today and we hope you’ll join us too.
It starts at 15:00 at House of Nerds, Lørenveien 34 and the program is as follows:
09:00 Doors open. Innovation Norway are available all day.
15:00 Preselected startups present for the Demo Day panel of Business Angels, Alliance Venture, VG and Innovation Norway
16:00 Key note: “How we secured 13 milion NOK in funding without a single line of code” – Kjartan Slette, Unacast
17:00 Tøyen Startup Village – What is it? What will happen?
17:30 3 min Startup demos / pitches.
The evening continues with live music from Project Disco and networking with startups, investors, partners and other entrepreneurship lovers.