Winning Golden Tickets!

05/01/2014 | By kath.marthinsen

This post originally appeared on

We met these two people yesterday at the Entrepeneur Fair in Bergen, and they are now the lucky winners of a free Golden Ticket to Bergen Startup Weekend SUMMER EDITION, 6th - 8th of June!


These were the first tickets ever available for this event, and TODAY we release a limited amout of early bird tickets for you guys!

If you think about it, your Bergen Startup Weekend Ticket is actually not so different from the Golden Ticket Charlie got for the entrance to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory..



You need to take some chances when you decide to attend this event. Is it worth to spend the last golden coin on a weekend of madness? Your family will cheer for you!


You’ll meet some people you’ve never met before, some goofy, some funny, some has got their eyes on the prize, some are parents, some are grandparents, some are clever and some are brave. They are all there in the same building as you and no one knows what the outcome will be.


 You’ll learn from fascinating coaches/Oompa Loompas that will teach you about how a (startup)factory works. You might also learn something new about yourself. Are you the chocolate-grass eating type?


You get to dive and dig in on scrumptious food, served to you with the best intentions. (We are still working on our complete meal-chewing gum. The blueberrypie still makes us blue).


You’ll be introduced to a world of creativity and innovation where nothing is impossible. You can make your ideas come true in this factory.


You get to practice your Glass Elevator Pitch and get feedback on your performance.


 You need to convince people that you are the  best to win, but still it doesn't feel like it’s a competition.


All the tools you need to win will be available for you, but it is up to you to decide how you use these tools.

9. You get to meet Willy Wonka, our ROCKSTAR FASCILITATOR

10. It’s Scrumdiddlyumptious!


Some simple maths would result in something like (Quality meals x 7) + (snacks and brainfood)+ (top of the notch mentoring) / network*3 (facilities + WiFi) * (Goodiebags) + (Great prizes +honor/glory) =Opportunities