FORNY StudENT is a pilot project which aims to have more entrepreneurs and startups based on ideas from students at Norwegian universities and university colleges. After evaluating 53 applications, and 22 student pitches in front of an expert panel, the Research Council of Norway (Forskningsrådet) has recently handed out 1 million NOK each to 15 different startups nationally. With a total of 10 going to NTNU, 9 of these have a direct connection to students at the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship.
We are pleased to see that our students are in the forefront of the new generation of entrepreneurs in Norway. Congratulations again to all of our startups!
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Do you wish to apply for the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship? Have questions that aren’t answered on the website or on our facebook group?
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Days and nights of hard work paid off for Sevendof, who could celebrate being the winners of ES Championship 2016. The NTNU School of Entrepreneurship hosts the competition every year in order to highlight the best business case among the 4th year students, which this year was awarded with a travel stipend of 15.000 NOK. Congratulations again to Sevendof!
With a BMX backflip entrance to the stage, Didrik Dimmen from FlowMotion Technologies kicked off the pitch that would later win them the top spot and over 1 million Norwegian kroner of investment, at yesterday’s Technoport Live Crowdfunding Experience. The runner-up Dropracks, also from NSE, received more than 600.000 NOK in the record-breaking equity crowdfunding event. And the night didn’t end there.
Voico won Technoport 2016’s Pitch Competition, taking home 250.000 Norwegian kroner after beating out a total of 29 other competitors. Runners-up for the prize were also NSE startups, namely FlowMotion Technologies and Graphiq.
We congratulate all of our startups with fantastic results, and an unforgettable night at Technoport 2016!
Last weekend Storebrand financial services awarded a total of 168.000 NOK to five promising Norwegian start-ups, three of which were our own: Voico, One Earth Designs and Amok. We’re proud and happy to see that our NSE students and alumni are thriving!
Photo credit: Storebrand
Last week Didrik Dimmen from FlowMotion Technologies pitched his way to the grand prize in the world’s coldest pitching competition, Polar Bear Pitching, in Oulu, Finland. Didrik stole the show by backflipping into the ice cold water, and impressed the jury with an enthusiastic pitch, which you can see here: https://youtu.be/RJzQ81H8nzg?t=1h39m8s
Photo credit: Polar Bear pitching
The startups StormPetrel and Assistep from NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship got a chance to pitch their startups to the Norwegian Minister of Finance when she visited NTNU.
Innovation and entrepreneurship are receiving great attention these days as the oil-nation Norway are facing great changes. The students at NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship are thrilled about this extra attention and used this day talking about their start-ups to Siv Jensen. She where impressed about the ambitions and determination from the students and encourage these types of activities.
Over 50% of the students at NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship continue in their own start-ups after graduating, which have created over 450 workingplaces the past years.
Our startups Orbit, Flow Motion and Islero got handpicked as 3 out of 6 start-ups from Norway to participate in the #NordicMade Tour Launch Festival in San Francisco!
The LAUNCH festival is one of the largest startup conference in the world, with 15 000 attendees, four stages, and 250 speakers focused on helping founders build, scale and fun the next generation of outstanding companies. LAUNCH festival alumni includes Dropbox, FitBit, Mint and many others.
This is huge and we find it amazing that 50% of the Norwegian startups are from NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship. We are proud of our students Marina Santos Haugen, Johannes Jakobsen, Frede Lundenes Fardal, Marius Norheim, Julie Hella Bauge, Lars Mangerud Flesland og Didrik Dege Dimmen!!