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Have you ever dreamed of creating your own company?

Now you have the chance to create a business during the weekend of 9-11th November in Trondheim.

You will get the opportunity to try out a business idea, join a team of enthusiastic people, and get connections that can transform your life. You will get to be part of building a business for real. It is a fast paced weekend where you will be thrown into tasks you might never have done before — an excellent opportunity to learn new skills.

I bet you wonder how it all works. We start the weekend with an open microphone session where you can pitch an idea for a project or a business. Pitching is optional. The best projects are found by voting. You are free to join any team/project you like. Throughout the weekend we have mentors, facilitating the teams. StartupWeekend has a focus on lean startup methodology. You will learn to do market validation, customer development, and your team will work on building a prototype of your business. At the end of the weekend you have the chance to win prices from our sponsors.

Participants come from all kinds of professions/studies and ages. Anybody with an interest in entrepreneurship are welcome to join. Typical backgrounds are engineers, designers, economists, students, doctors, humanist and programmers. The more cross-disciplinary the teams are, the better. The event is held in English and there are many international participants.

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National Sponsors
Local Main Sponsor
Local Sponsors

Simon Christian Kaiser

StartupWeekend Facilitator   |   LinkedIn


Eivind Bergsmyr

Partner Viking Venture   |   LinkedIn

A proven entrepreneur and business leader with more than 20 years experience from High Tech Industries including 7 years as CEO of a very successful start-up and more than 3 years experience as Investor, Venture Capitalist, Chairman and Board Member. Strong leadership skills. Insight and experience from all functional areas within high-tech businesses. Particular expertise and track record in business development within military and government markets in North-America and Europe, as well as European Telecom markets. Experience also includes general management, IP & technology management, sales & marketing, fund raising, board work and public relations. Education includes M.Sc. of Electronics Engineering as well as management and financial training. A Kauffman Fellow and longtime CEO-CF member.

Start-up development. Market strategy and execution, Government aquisition regulations and processes (particularly Norway and US), technology management.

Susanna Brynhildsen

Proejct Manager at Proneo AS   |   LinkedIn

Since 1995 Susanna has been working with project development, managing projects and helping clients with financing R&D-projects. Each project I have been working with has been an opportunity to combine structural work with creativity and team work.
2008-2010 Susanna was responsible for the technology transfer activities for the Enterprise Europe Network in Norway, and making it possible to connect with several of the main players in Europe within the field of technology transfer and international marketing.
Open innovation and helping clients to be more innovative is one of Susannas core competences. Networking and creative processes are the key areas which I have been focusing on the last years.

Project development and -sales
Technology transfer
Innovation and network
International marketing
Wood technology

Bjørn Inge Haugan

Incubator Manager at Norwegian University of Science & Technology   |   LinkedIn

Jonny Åge Lium

CEO, Conta Systemer   |   LinkedIn

Conta Systemer develops user friendly web services and other products for small and medium sized businesses. We are focused on how to simplify tasks for entrepreneurs, and provide good and accurate information. Conta Systemer was founded in 2009. Its operational headquarters is located in Orkanger, Sør Trøndelag.

Tommy Dalen

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

Intellectual Property management.


Tom Arnøy

Founder and CEO of Zedge

With more than 45 million unique monthly visitors, Zedge ranks amongst
the top 10 most popular Android apps in the US. Zedge has become a
known brand for mobile games and personalization discovery with a
loyal customer base spanning the globe. Aside from serving as a
leading distributor to some of the world’s preeminent mobile game
publishers, Zedge has recently started publishing mobile games under
the Zedge label driving demand for indie game developers in need of
high quality, non-incentivized customers.

Zedge is headquartered in New York and Trondheim with sales/business
development and technology/product being driven out of the respective

Robert Leira



Nov 9
  • 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


Nov 10
  • 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


Nov 11
  • 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
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home! Or party!
Andreas Ursin Hellebust
Magnus Galåen
David Edwin
Maja Adriaenssen
Elisabeth Diana Åshagen
Geir Arne Aune Hovd
Øyvind Paus

Happy to annonce the winners!

by maja

Winners of  Trondheim Startup Weekend June 2012: 1st ILocator and Bluetooth competition winners Crowdsource locating lost or stolen belongings using […]

Pitches order and livestreaming

by maja

After a long and intense weekend with laughter, testing, frustration, successes, demos working, demos crashing, several video-shots, food, snacks, beer […]

Great friday night success

by torkil

Tonight was amazing! More than 20 rocking pitches eventually boiled down to five teams. Magic Mirror Helping people visualize their […]


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Some of you might be coming from out of town and in need of accomodation. The closest hostel is Singsaker […]

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