Bergen Startup Weekend

    Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016

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  3. Judges
  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
  6. Organizing Team
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Bergen Startup Weekend

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016

Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Thormøhlens gate 51
Bergen, Norway 5006

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Startup Weekend Bergen

Join us for Startup Weekend 21-23 September, during Innovasjonsuken OPP! Check out the Facebook event,
and our local Startup Weekend event page.

Have you ever wondered what a group of talented and motivated people could accomplish in a weekend? Could they start a company from concept to completion? Startup Weekend answers that question and more. A unique three-day experience, Startup Weekend brings people together in a local office space to select the concept, break into teams, and develop the product, marketing and revenue model. Occurring in cities across the world, Startup Weekend is the new way to allow your local entrepreneurial community to come together and incubate a company from concept to completion in just 54 hours.

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.

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Friday November 18th

6:00 pm
Startup Weekend – Friday
Welcome to Startup Weekend – check out the updated programme here.

Saturday November 19th

9:00 am
Startup Weekend – Saturday
Welcome to Startup Weekend – check out the updated programme here.

Sunday November 20th

9:00 am
Startup Weekend – Sunday
Welcome to Startup Weekend – check out the updated programme here.

Event Judges

Karen Sofie Sørensen

Tor Olav Gabrielsen

Without Tor Olav, there wouldn't be a Startup Weekend as he is in charge with securing sponsors. Sørgaard

Coaches and Mentors

Ingvild Kjörrefjord

Ingvild has extensive global experience in strategy, business planning and project management related to business development and innovation in emerging markets. 

She has been part of a large strategic transformation programme in South Africa, global launch of strategic growth initiatives, emerging markets growth programme (Africa, Asia and Southern Africa) and supported various entrepreneurial programs. This has given Ingvild in-depth knowledge of sustainable business transformation. One of the areas she has focused on is the development of inclusive business strategies that balance economic, social and environmental factors. 

Ingvild is not afraid to try the unconventional route and getting out of her comfort zone to learn more about untapped and unknown markets. Driven by an entrepreneurial mindset Ingvild actively seeks to develop and support new disruptive business models that will create sustainable change and new growth opportunities. This mindset led Ingvild to get on her bike to ride through the country side in Rwanda to explore the opportunities at the base of the pyramid. 

After 10 years abroad 2014 Ingvild moved back to her hometown Bergen, Norway. She is currently working as an Senior Advisor for Innovation Norway Hordaland.

Lenz Gschwendtner
Co-founder iwantmyname

Lenz is a Startup Punk that has his roots in the first .com bubble back in the 90s and has been active in the scene ever since. 10 years ago he changed the Bavarian Alps for New Zealand and now lives in the Southern Alps and runs global companies from there. He has been part of the New Zealand Startup community since 2007 and currently works on new ways to work with businesses to thrive in a changing world.

Ina Catrine Nordbø-Rasmussen

Organizational business development and innovation, management, business, corporation, job satisfaction, motivation, results, and sales.

Camilla Lindelid Strand

Jamy Golden

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Bergen Startup Weekend team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Startup Bergen

Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Bergen is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Puja
  • Jørgen
  • Dinesh
  • Hans-Jørgen
  • Kathrine


Sussi Bianco Nielsen
CEO at the Consultancy of Sussi Bianco.

CEO at the Consultancy of Sussi Bianco. With a background in computer science Sussi specializes in Health & Care Entrepreneurship, collaborating with municipalities and other public partners. Since 2013 she has run CareWare-Next: a national competition in welfare innovation - forming a Health Startup Community and running an accelerator program.. Sussi is an experienced member of the finalist jury in several national and international competitions in entrepreneurship (Guldægget, University Startup World Cup, SXSW) She is chairman of the board in Nonprofit WeLoveStartups and in commercial companies. “I sharpen the profile of companies, build communities and develop concepts leading to action. It is satisfying to act as a catalyst for creating visions and action in businesses, and value for people and in society. Fortunately my work life enables me to do it all” Her motto: Be ambitious. Work hard. Have fun.

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