Assitech was the absolute hottest startup when the first Live Crowdfunding Experiment in Norway was held under Technoport this week. Technoport and FundedByMe presented Norway’s first and live equity crowdfunding fair at Studentersamfundet where four startups presented themselves to sell shares to those wanting to invest.
Assistep, the device that gives extra support for climbing stairs, and helps elderly to stay active and independent, finished in an outstanding first place when they managed to reach out to a hungry crowd of investors.
NSE Alumni Halvor Wold and Erik Medbø overwhelmed the audience with their perfectly executed pitch, resulting in Rune Sævik, Chairman of the jury and investor at Investinor, took out his checkbook himself.
With an amazing rally in under a week, and over 600 000 NOK in equity funds received, other renowned nvestors stood in line to talk to the founders of Assistep.
This is just the beginning!
The only outdoor equipment company from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship is launching their first product Amok™ Draumr™.
It is a one of a kind hammock. It is for those of you who need a break from the busy life of society and just want to spend some time in the great outdoors. The patent pending hammock has several functions that makes it special compared to known solutions. Are you a side sleeper? Back sleeper? Stomach sleeper? They got you – The flat and innovative lying position the hammock has, suits us all. It can also be adjusted at various angles from the normal lying position up to a comfortable chair. When out in nature this feature is perfect for many applications. Read a book, have breakfast in bed, sunbath – you name it. This implies that you will be perfectly comfortable in nature while gazing at the stars – without the rock in your back.
Amok™ Draumr™ is now available for a limited period of pre-sale, and goes for as low as 2499 NOK at Amok web shop.
Team Mime, consisting of three NSE-graduates Arif Mirza, Vebjørn Kjærvik and Patrick Carstens, won the prestigious NSE Business Plan Championship. This is an internal competition for all students attending NTNU School of Entrepreneurship. Participating teams were required to analyze real-life business problems, write a business plan and present it to a jury consisting of renowned investors and management companies.
There were a total of nine teams participating from the fresh 4th year students. Of which, five of the teams went through to a final round. According to the jury, the presentations reached an all-time high in both quality in the business plan and presentation execution. Mime scored high on several judging parameters, including outstanding business concept, credibility in ability for future execution, high energy in presentation, modesty in relation to achievements of objectives etc.
The winning team will also participate in Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (GVLIC) – “The Oscars of Business Plans”, in Austin, Texas in the beginning of May.
Winners of last year, Aalberg Audio, used the trip to Texas as a springboard for the launch of their award-winning product, with great success.
Stay tuned for updates on Mime.