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Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule

Friday

Jun 13
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Keynote speech
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday

Jun 14
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday

Jun 15
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Speech - Pitching your idea
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors
Speakers

Jose Iglesias

Facilitator and Regional Manager at UP Global   |   LinkedIn

Jose oversees all UP Global activity (Startup Weekend, Startup Next, Startup Digest, Startup Education and Entrepreneurs Across Boarders) in Europe, with a special focus in the Western European and Scandinavian communities, developing strategies for scaling products/programs globally and working together with hundreds of entrepreneurs within the region. Before joining the company full time, he organized Startup Weekend and Startup Next in Spain, started his own company (which failed), and served as an advisor for other companies in the field of product and business development.

Fun fact: Jose loves Smash

Ingrid Ødegaard

Product Manager at appear.in

Ingrid Odegaard is Product Manager for appear.in, a startup project in Telenor Digital. For the last three years she has helped to build up a new organization of developers, web designers and product managers in Telenor Digital. Previously she worked with strategy and business development at Aftenposten and has a degree in entrepreneurship from Boston University.

Peter Inselseth Jørgensen

Founder and CEO of EduKarma   |   LinkedIn

Peter is the founder and CEO at EduKarma, a peer-to-peer counseling platform built to support better decision making for students in terms of choice of study and choice of career. Furthermore, Peter has founded the student incubator Valhalla Venture Development, the fashion aggregator OscarPeru and the first Management Consulting Club in Denmark. Peter has been founder/co-founder on several start-ups in the Nordics as well as e-commerce ventures for Rocket Internet in Australia. As a coach Peter has been actively supporting many start-ups through Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, were he is both acting as a teacher and a coach. Peter will also be a coach on our event.

Gold Sponsors
Judges

Thomas Adams

CEO and Co-founder of OnePiece

Thomas is the CEO & Founder at OnePiece. The company has been a huge success, with concept stores in Beverly Hills, Stockholm, London, Berlin, Gutenburg, Malmö and Oslo. In 2013, Thomas along with other co-founders of OnePiece, received audit giant EY's "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" in Norway. Thomas has a background from BI Norwegian Business School.

Lars Klundby

Senior Analyst at Google   |   LinkedIn

Lars is currently working for Google Norway as a senior analyst, looking at consumer trends and making the web work for Norway’s largest companies.
He holds a BSc and a MSc from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and has a varied academic background from 10 different universities around the world. He still thinks the educational system needs an upgrade. Lars has failed with several startups.

Bente Loe

Partner at Springfondet   |   LinkedIn

Bente, who has been a partner at Springfondet since 2011, is a seasoned executive in the investment community. She has work experience as an Investment Director at Ojada AS, prior to that she was a Partner and Investment Manager at Telenor Venture and Business analyst for Kvaerner Investments.
Bente also has experience in board positions both in listed and unlisted companies, and has been a member of the board in Software Innovation ASA, BankNorwegian ASA, among others. She is currently a board member of Data Response ASA and Appear TV AS.

Odd Utgård

Partner at StatupLab

Odd Utgård is one of the partners in StartupLab. Odd has formerly worked as a consultant at McKinsey, and studied at London School of Economics and the University of Oslo. Odd has also been an entrepreneur, as well as the editor of Norway’s leading textbook on how to start new enterprises. Before joining StartupLab, he worked as a business developer at Oslo Science Park.

Rui Manuel Monteiro Casais

CTO at Funcom   |   LinkedIn

CTO of Funcom, having worked on a variety of games and involved with all aspects of game production, be it programming, art, design, team/project management or business. Also involved with the startup community and board member at Outracks, a technology startup in Oslo

Silver Sponsors
Coaches

Peter Inselseth Jørgensen

Founder and CEO of EduKarma   |   LinkedIn

Peter is the founder and CEO at EduKarma, a peer-to-peer counseling platform built to support better decision making for students in terms of choice of study and choice of career. Furthermore, Peter has founded the student incubator Valhalla Venture Development, the fashion aggregator OscarPeru and the first Management Consulting Club in Denmark. Peter has been founder/co-founder on several start-ups in the Nordics as well as e-commerce ventures for Rocket Internet in Australia. As a coach Peter has been actively supporting many start-ups through Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, were he is both acting as a teacher and a coach.

Sigurd Høystad

Serial Entrepeneur

Sigurd is a serial entrepeneur with a penchant for sales and pitching. He is always trying to find the best way to transform an idea into words, and he loves transforming a complex product into an interesting story. These days, he uses those skills to motivate, explain to and inspire his employees, partners and customers.

Malin Sjoner

Co-founder at TimeCloud   |   LinkedIn

Malin is the co-founder of TimeCloud AS, a unique software system for the service industry, which builds automatic and mobile schedules and is part of the TechIncubator-network in Silicon Valley. The idea for TimeCloud was hatched while Malin was working as a waitress in a restaurant, and they have now received funding from Innovation Norway. Malin is currently also studying for her university degree at BI in Oslo, and has received Universum's “Student of the Year” award in the category of Innovation in 2012. Malin has also a blog on grunderguru.com

Andreas Gilstad

Product Manager for Grouper and spare time entrepreneur

Andreas is Product Manager for Grouper, a startup project in Telenor Digital. Grouper is a service that helps group organizers communicate more efficiently with the group being organized. In his spare time he is working with a picture sharing services for kindergartens. Andreas studied industrial engineering at NTNU in Trondheim and has been working with digital service development for the last two years in Telenor. He believes that there is a large potential for making new services in industries that are not yet hit by the “Internet way of thinking". His experience is that the people that understand the problems in these industries often lack the capabilities and knowledge to develop new and disruptive solutions, and he believes the startup community can make a large difference here.

Martin Jensen

CEO of Blink

Martin is the CEO of Blink, a startup that came out of the last Startup Weekend Oslo. They have already launched their product and are currently seeking funding. Martin is a developer, and has made apps and services for some of the biggest companies in Norway, despite his young age. He is currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design, because he thinks the future lies in how effective we are in communicating with computers.

Arif Shafique

Technical Evangelist and Business Developer @ Microsoft

Been in the industry for nearly 20 years, everything from developer, UX, architect, product owner, contractor, startup, pre-sales, enterprise sales and evangelism. His main role is to make sure that Microsoft's app store has the right kind of apps for the Norwegian market.

At his current role in Microsoft he has been fortunate to work with startups in Norway and been able to tell what Microsoft can do for tech startups. He is also working with our venture people in Microsoft to find the next big startup that we might find during the Startup Weekend in Norway.

During the Startup Weekend he will be able to help teams specially with UX and tech validation.

Stina Liland Nysæther

Mentor and Organizer   |   LinkedIn

Stina is a Startup Weekend Global Facilitator, and have experience from 10+ Startup Weekends as attendee, mentor, and organiser. She is also the project Manager and facilitator for the Startup Summer program. As Co-Founder and Community builder at Startup Norway she spend her days helping aspiring entrepreneurs finding the others and reaching the next step of their startup journey. Her dream is a Norwegian startup ecosystem that works together as a community, inspires a new generation of Norwegian entrepreneurs and make sure startups have the right resources at hand.
Stina is a Gründerskolen Alumni, and has studied entrepreneurship at EMLyon Business School and Boston University. She loves to lead creative processes and help entrepreneurs transform ideas into business.

Partners
Organizers
Amalie Victoria Kristoffersen
Darina Kubar
Sandra Run
Kristina Simakova
Agnes Heyerdahl
Patricia Almeida
Dennis Gan
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