StartupSummer is an intensive accelerator program
At StartupSummer startups and aspiring entrepreneurs get the chance to kickstart their business. Do you have an idea or an early-stage startup? Take the next step to turn it into a product or service in two weeks.
Through a series of masterclasses, you will acquire the most important skills for running a successful startup.
Grow your network and surround yourself with the game changers of the startup community.
Understand your customer's core problem. Build a wanted product, create and scalable startup.
Meet the startups
These are a few of the startups that have participated in StartupSummer:
A bit of history
StartupSummer Oslo was run for the first time during the summer of 2011, created by Magne Matre Gåsland and Andreas Hennie. "Andreas and I wanted to create a summer program for students and aspiring entrepreneurs. In the course of two intensive weeks, the teams worked on realizing their own idea, together with like-minded people. The main focus has been web based IT startups. The two weeks consisted of product development, customer development, and socializing with the other teams. The program ended with a demo-day presentation in front of mentors and investors." - Magne Matre Gåsland.
Magne Matre Gåsland, Maja Adriaensen and Andreas Hennie during the first edition of StartupSummer
The fist edition (2011), which took place at the offices of Opera Software in Oslo, featured 24 participants resulting in 6 new innovative IT startups. During the second edition (2012; in collaboration with the Startup Weekend and betaFACTORY network), 26 participants distributed in 9 teams, worked during two weeks at MESH, the co-working space. The third edition (2013), took place at Grundergarasjen under the Startup Norway umbrella, featuring 14 teams and 40 entrepreneurs. It was organized by Startup Norway, Business Model User Group and Simula Research Laboratory. Magne and Andreas collaborated with a guest talk and mentoring, and although they are no longer involved in the project, they are very happy to see how the event has taken a huge step into becoming a sustainable yearly event.
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The next edition of StartupSummer will take place in Oslo form the 28th of July to the 8th of August. Check it out!