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Digs Co-working Space

Live your dreams while earning a living

Have you had ideas that you've regretted not acting upon? Do you have ideas that one day, you think to yourself, one day you'll get around and do it. Do you get inspired by the ideas of visionary people around you? Do you want to create a better tomorrow, for yourself, and for others?

Bring your own idea or join one of the many brilliant ones. No other event in Trondheim is a better place to get started. You’ll be surrounded by doers and experts. Find your dream team.

Do you want to create your own business, or do you want to explore the startup world? Maybe you already work at your dream company and want to develop it one step further? Startup Weekend is the full lean startup experience. Explore ideas, test them, get feedback, re-invent, make a killer app, do marketing, and get real world experience with no waste of time. Just do it.

But what is Startup Weekend?

There are lots of cool prizes, including pitching at Technoport, spots at DIGS co-working space, free participation at Startup Summer, and follow-up of the winner team from Startup Norway.

We’re a non-profit organization of entrepreneurs from all over the world. We do this in our spare time because we believe you will make the world a better place if you only get the chance.

There are still tickets left! Register now!

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Schedule

Friday

Apr 25
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • 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

Apr 26
  • 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

Apr 27
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • FINAL PRESENTATIONS
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
National Sponsors
Mentors

Aurora Klæboe Berg

VP of Business and Marketing at Dirtybit   |   LinkedIn

Aurora is responsible for business development and project management at Dirtybit.

Dirtybit was the first company to have success with a real-time multiplayer mobile game: Fun Run (30 million downloads worldwide, August 2013). The company has established itself as one of Norways most promising mobile start-ups. Fun Run was released in September 2012 and reached #1 in US Apple App Store on December 11th, 2012.

Magnus Hakvåg

Specialist on protection of Competitiveness with a special focus on intangibles, IPR and standardization.   |   LinkedIn

Magnus work with protection of competitiveness with a special focus on intangibles, "IPR" and standardization. Frequently used by different ministries in Norway in relation to "IP" and "IPR". He has been the major contributor on the development of National education on IP/IPR in Norway the last 14 years, with direct financing from The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry. Magnus is a frequently used guest lecturer on IPR/standards and "protection of competitiveness" in Europe.

Tommy Dahlen

Attorney-at-law/Partner, Arntzen de Besche

Tommy is an experienced startup-lawyer with a burning interest for supporting engaged entrepreneurs, and is a well-established character in the Trondheim innovation scene. He represents a vision of empowering the early-stage phase of business, and is a strong resource for many young companies. He has been part of the realization of over 150 companies over the 15 years working in business law. He knows most of the challenges entrepreneurs are facing, and will also contribute as a mentor in the event.

Camilla Hager

Founder at HvabeHager AS   |   LinkedIn

Camilla is the founder of Hvabehager. Her company specialize in writing text for the web. At StartupWeekend she will give a workshop on writing for the web.

Espen Aleksander Jørgensen

Regional Manager & Designer at Eggs Design   |   LinkedIn

Eggs specialize in designing services and products (physical and software) with business impact. With design driven innovation they help their clients take their business to the next level.

Janagan Balasingham

Business Developer at TELEMOTIX AS   |   LinkedIn

Telemotix AS (Inc) focuses on developing connected car solutions. The usage of telematics in the car industry are expected to be booming in the next two years, and Telemotix AS is currently in front with an unique technology leading the path to an expected establishment in Silicon Valley.

Sigurd Gran-Jansen

Business Developer and Maker at Norwegian Creations   |   LinkedIn

Sigurd is business developer and maker at Norwegian Creations, and coach at Spark NTNU.

Gøran Hansen

Consultant and Software Craftsman   |   LinkedIn

Gøran is an experience software developer which has worked with the realization of several startups, from which his portfolio contains one of the most known applications from Norway. He is very passionate about the fun of working with technology, and brings valuable experience in realizing ICT concepts to the table. He has also participated in the biggest student competition in the world for Software Design, where he finished third.

Local Main Sponsor
Judges

Truls Berg

Managing partner at Digital Insight AS   |   LinkedIn

Truls is a serial entrepreneur, CEO and writer with more than 25 years of experience from the IT industry.

Currently working as the Managing Director at Movation, Norway's leading innovation centre where ideas are linked with investments, experience and knowledge, and as the Managing partner at Digital Insight, an investment company helping entrepreneurs succeed.

Anja Tjelflaat

Owner at InnoDriv   |   LinkedIn

Anja is a inspiring innovation enthusiast with several years of both commercialization and communication experience. She is the Managing Director of Orkdal Næringshage and owner of InnoDriv AS, where she works with helping ideas and products achieve commercial viability, with customer focus. She has also been a board representative for Orkdal Municipality, and Head of Public Relations for NTNU which gives her a great understanding of the governmental and academic sector.

Tommy Dahlen

Attorney-at-law/Partner, Arntzen de Besche   |   LinkedIn

Tommy is an experienced startup-lawyer with a burning interest for supporting engaged entrepreneurs, and is a well-established character in the Trondheim innovation scene. He represents a vision of empowering the early-stage phase of business, and is a strong resource for many young companies. He has been part of the realization of over 150 companies over the 15 years working in business law. He knows most of the challenges entrepreneurs are facing, and will also contribute as a mentor in the event.

Gøril Forbord

CEO of Technoport   |   LinkedIn

An NTNU graduate, Gøril Forbord is CEO of Technoport, the lead sponsor of Startup Weekend Trondheim. Technoport 2014 is an event bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, students, researchers and dreamers from 28-30 April. She also has direct entrepreneurial experience as former CEO and VP of Sales at biogas startup MemfoACT.

Local Sponsors
Facilitator

Joachim Hill-Grannec

Partner at LIFFFT

Whether it’s welding furniture, mobile app development, or Blues dancing, Joachim is a modern day renaissance man. He’s facilitated Startup Weekend events in many parts of the world, architected the iOS, Android, and Windows 8 experiences for AllRecipes and led teams on hundred million dollar projects at Crane Aerospace. Currently he spends his time at Liffft where he helps companies around software development, design thinking, culture change, and many other exciting initiatives.

Partners
Organizers
Mia Anfinsen
Snorre Paulsen
Magnus Galåen
Andreas Gjærum
Jørgen Forsell
Ivana Gancheva
Stian Sandø
Øyvind Paus
Jørgen Notland
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