NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship as a core part of ENgage can today celebrate, as they have become one out of four winners of SFU (Senter for fremragende utdanning).
According to NOKUT, the status as SFU is awarded to environments with outstanding quality and innovative practices in education, but also with great plans for further development and innovation. An important requirement for the centers is the dissemination of the results achieved and the dissemination of knowledge.
ENgage brings together a range of partners with complementary skills: NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, Nord University Business School, NTNU Experts in Teamwork, NTNU TrollLABS and Spark NTNU. These partners have many years’ experience in different aspects of entrepreneurship education. The expert panel was particularly pleased to see the important position and roles of students and student organisations within ENgage.
NTNUs School of Entrepreneurship is very thankful and are looking forward to work with the partners in ENgage to develop the entrepreneurial environment in Norway, but also abroad. This is mainly done through students as agents of change and NOKUT explains that the international expert panel viewed this as an exciting proposal with the potential to make a significant impact across the whole of Norwegian higher education.
Telenor Digital provides a unique opportunity for the digital startups at NSE through a grant of 500 000 NOK, as well as mentoring hours. This collaboration with NTNUs entrepreneurship school started in the beginning of 2016 and the second round was completed today where the two of our startups Astronaut and Hark Technologies won a total of 230 000 NOK, as well as 10 hours with mentoring.
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!!