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Have you ever dreamed of creating your own company?

Now you have the chance to create a business during one weekend. StartupWeekend is coming to Trondheim 15-17th June.

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. And the best part is that you actually get to be part of building stuff 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. StartupWeekend is coming to Trondheim for the second time.

I bet you wonder how it all works. We start the weekend with an open microphone session where project ideas are pitched. If your brilliant idea is not ready yet, don’t worry — pitching is optional. The most popular projects are found by voting. You are free to join any team/project you like. Throughout the weekend we have mentors, facilitating the teams, and there will be small workshops about entrepreneurship. StartupWeekend has a focus on lean startup methodology. You will learn to do market validation, customer development, and your team will build a minimum viable product. At the end of the weekend you have the chance to win amazing prices from our sponsors.

Participants are a mix of all kinds of professions and students. Anybody with an interest in entrepreneurship are welcome to join. Typical backgrounds are engineers, designers, economists, students, doctors, humanist. The more cross-disciplinary the teams are, the better.

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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 […]


by arnejenssen

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



Jun 15
  • Registration Starts
  • 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


Jun 16
  • 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


Jun 17
  • 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!

Ramphis Castro

Facilitator from   |   LinkedIn

Serial entrepreneur, working on cool projects in the mobile technology space.

Software Engineer, Software Architect, and Project Manager in a wide variety of business applications. Particularly interested in smart client application design integrating Microsoft technologies. Always interested in replicable projects for vertical industries.

I aim to build a software companies that create products that enable small to medium business compete with larger enterprises, while maintaining or lowering their technology costs.

software architectures, knowledge transfer, mediation, software contract negotiation, technical human resource recruiting, business solutions


Heine Kolltveit

Coach   |   LinkedIn

Social entrepreneur, coach and changemaker.

After completing a PhD in computer science he worked as a consultant for Capgemini for three and a half years. He has now changed tracks to coaching where he helps people to double their income and their time off.

He works with both teams and individuals to take them to the next level

Erik Windahl Olsen


At 17 years of age Erik founded Webhuset, Norways biggest hosting provider of cloud-services. It\'s been 14 years since the creation of Webhuset and the company now consists of 20 employees and over 10.000 small and medium enterprises as customers. Erik also founded the Saas-company EasierDays.

Arvid Strand

He started his first company in 1983, and has contributed in many start-ups since then.. Now he is CEO of LED Lys Norge AS, and Conspectum AS. LED Lys Norge focuses on LED solutions for industry, office buildings and private homes. Conspectum AS is offering consulting in in strategic management, markering strategy, technological strategy and business development.

In addition he has a position in the Board of Directors of several companies, from start-ups to larger and more mature companies.
Arvid has had a long experience in entrepreneurship, and is a lecturer at NTNU in the course VentureCup in addition to the Take-Off seminars. He is also lecturing International marketing and product management at Handelshøskolen BI and Strategy at Høgskolen i Molde.

He has two master degrees. One in engineering and one in strategy and international business.

Andre Michaelsen



Bjørn-Inge Haugan

Incubator Manager at Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Letizia Jaccheri

Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Torstein Heggebø


Manager at Nordic Semiconductor

Tanja Holmen

Works with entrepreneurship on a daily basis as an adviser the staff of The Pro-Rector for Innovation and External Relations at NTNU
Tanja is also a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and owner of the norwegian brand Sptzbrgn
She has a broad background, with key competencies in the areas of branding and identity, business development and implementation processes and sales.

Sylvia Brudeli

Prosjektleder Medielab

33 år gammel, samboer, 2 barn. Jobber i dag som prosjektleder innenfor digital utvikling i Adresseavisen. Har fra tidligere erfaring som rådgiver innen forretningsutvikling fra inkubatoren GründerParken AS. Som gründer og daglig leder i Advicom AS, hvor vi drev med utvikling av mobiltjenester. Og som bedriftsrådgiver i Elan Trondheim, hvor jeg jobbet med rådgivning og salg innen bemanning, samt rekruttering. Er utdannet innen informatikk og teleteknikk fra NTNU og HiST.

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