Startup Weekend Fintech Oslo

    Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018

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  4. Coaches and Mentors
  5. Sponsors
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Startup Weekend Fintech Oslo

Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018

Friday, March 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm

Oslo House of Innovation
Skippergata 22
Oslo, Norway N-0154

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Startup Weekend Fintech Oslo

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Are you a developer, designer or business person who thinks that disrupting the finance industry within 54-hours sounds like alot of fun? :D

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening to a select jury and audience.

The 14th Startup Weekend Oslo will kick off from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of March 2018 at Oslo House of Innovation. It will be the first ever Fintech-themed Startup Weekend amongst the over 40 Startup Weekends that have been successfully organized in most major cities in Norway since 2010; all the way from Sandefjord in the south to Harstad in the north!
Please have a look at our Danish sister events recap video of their own Fintech Startup Weekend in Copenhagen [VIDEO]

NB! Event will be held in English.

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Friday March 2nd

6:00 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

11:00 pm
Go Home!

Saturday March 3rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

11:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday March 4th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Silje Bareksten
Head of Smart City at Oslo Business Region

Silje has in recent years worked with commercialization of technology and cutting edge research from the science and technology environments at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital. In addition to working with entrepreneurship, collaboration strategies and innovation management in the public sector, Silje has worked at the knowledge transfer group at CERN in Geneva, and spent time in Montreal in Canada doing a post graduate program in space technology studies. She even tried out a few startup ventures that never gave glory or fame, but strength and priceless experience. Silje has a BSc in Marketing from BI, and an MSc in Entrepreneurship from NTNU.

Sean Percival
Investor and Entrepreneur

Sean is an American investor and entrepreneur from California. He has invested in over 120 startups and founded several of his own. Previously Sean was a Partner at 500 Startups, a venture fund and globally acclaimed accelerator program. He is also formerly the Founder and CEO of Wittlebee, the kids clothing club and Vice President, Online Marketing of Myspace.

Maja Adriaensen
Founder and CEO at Startup Norway & Angel Challenge

As the founder and CEO of both Startup Norway and Angel Challenge, Maja has been a driving force in putting the Norwegian startup community on the global stage and contributed to the growth of the Norwegian startup scene. Through her dedication at Startup Norway and Angel Challenge, Maja has created a strong foundation for several Norwegian startup communities, such as kickstarting Norway's first Startup Weekend in Oslo back in 2010, and initiating Startup Extreme in 2015, an international startup conference and -festival in the Norwegian wilderness.

Coaches and Mentors

Jerry Kelih
Product Design & Management at Xeneta

Hilde Dybdahl Johannessen

Erik Leung
Head of AI Solutions at Simplifai

Erik has been in the financial industry since 2010 with primary focus on data analysis and CRM. After 3 years as a product manager for CRM Finance Erik has a deep knowledge of the banking processes. Erik is a highly sought after player within AI technology in banking, due to his expert knowledge of IBM Watson. Now a co-founder and Head of AI of Simplifai, the company is well on its way in transforming the financial industry with groundbreaking AI technologies and tools.

Morten Punnerud
Senior Project Manager at Systek

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend Fintech Oslo 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.



Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Oslo is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
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Jernej Dekleva
Co-Founder of Norvai - Nordic Venture and Innovation

Jernej is originally from Slovenia and has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark for his last 5 years. He is a Co-Founder of Norvai - Nordic Venture and Innovation, where together with corporates are bringing new startup projects, services and experiences to the market. He attended his first Startup Weekend in 2012 and he is an organizer of Startup Weekend Copenhagen since 2014. 

Jernej is a community builder and helping SME's build their own community around the product/service through Community Canvas.

Event Staff

Marius Giske

Silje Marie Flaaten

Kim Anh Le

Kimmi has a background in International business, and working experience in non-profit organizations. Kimmi is a socially and outgoing person who likes to take initiative and seek out new experiences. Kimmi has a great interest in innovation and entrepreneurship and she is looking forward to the opportunity to work with a great team and various partners.

Alex Hsi

Isabella Persson

Isabella is a Swede from Malmö, and is currently based in Oslo, Norway. She attended her first Startup Weekend in 2012, and she has since been around organizing several Startup Weekends in Oslo . Isabella has a background in logistics in the Swedish Air Force. She also previously worked as a chef in the Swedish National Guard. She is also a Civil Engineer skilled in 2D/3D computer aided design (CAD).

Rami Mazzawi

Øystein Bakke

Michelle Kallstenius

Kris Riise Jensen
Co-Founder & CEO

Kris is co-founder and CEO of Smart Cities Norway, and his current board positions include digital agencies, startups, and non-profit organisations.

Shaho Nader

Sergiu Maznic

Henning Nesgård

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