Angela Lee is an educator, entrepreneur, and angel investor. She is passionate about education, and has started several companies in that space. She founded 37 Angels, which moves to activates the untapped capital and experience women can bring investing in female and male led startups.
Currently she is the Executive Director of Academic Integration at Columbia Business School and an Adjunct Assistant Professor teaching Strategy and Leadership courses. She also has 15 years of experience in marketing strategy, both as a product manager and as a consultant at McKinsey. Angela has a BA from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Associate working primarily on sell-side M&A advisory in the tech industry. I have an international background, a corporate finance masters from Cass Business School and two years of professional experience with modelling, data analysis, FX spot trading, and project management from Loomis FX in Oslo.
With five childhood years in London, four years in Vancouver, and now back to London, I consider both English and Norwegian to be my native languages. I enjoy skiing, hiking, and restoring my classic Mustang.
Highly engaged and with "drive", opportunity and improvement oriented, extrovert and confident.
Arnstein Johannes Syltern
Co Founder at DIGS, an open office and innovation platform with members who work to unite entrepreneurs, ‘makers’ and ‘doers’ from varied disciplines and sectors. DIGS provides an office environment that stimulates the culture of collaboration, sustainability and mutual innovation through sharing knowledge and learning.
General Manager and Partner at SKIFT, a design-driven innovation firm, engaging in startups and collaborative ventures, creating business with meaningful impact. www.skiftdesign.no
Benjamin is a failed musician, artist, and poet who found himself only really good at plugging in computers. After a few years people wanted websites, and later on even a few fairly lame apps.
He moved to London in 2010 and as co-founder of 3-beards - a community focused events group around entrepreneurial activity. From here he was asked to head up TechCityUK ( then TCIO ) for 12 months. He then experimented with establishing a Free School for Digital Education and the creation of several creative consultancy projects with close allies with clients such as Heineken, BBC Worldwide, Publicis, Aviva, Lloyds, RB, and many more. These experiences formed the backbone for his next project, Peace & Love.
As Tech Sector Lead at Expectation State, Benjamin now consults to the Government of the Tunisian Republic, advising them on the digitalisation of Government, and helping them encourage entrepeneurship across the country.
Bjørn holds a Management and business development experience from Cisco, Lantec Ungermann-Bass, DEC, Control Data Corporation and AS EDB. Co-founder of Alliance Venture in 2001. MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.
He is a partner at Alliance Venture, the leading early stage investor in Norway. They invest in excellent teams and work with them to expand internationally. They focus on tech companies with a global potential.
Camilla Watz Johannessen
Camilla is CEO of 657, Norway's largest coworking space for the creative industries. Experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Branding, Marketing Strategy, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and Advertising. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Master of Science, with major in Marketing and Finance, from HEC, University of Lausanne and London School of Economics.
I help entrepreneurs and marketers get more customers.
I’m the founder of Escape Velocity, where my mission is to create the marketing leaders of tomorrow…and fundamentally change education for the better.
I am the founding Digital Marketing Lead at General Assembly London (named ‘world’s most innovative education company’ by Fast Company magazine), where I have coached over 2,000 marketers, entrepreneurs, corporates & VC’s, teaching them the digital skills to grow their businesses to the next level.
Prior to this, I co-founded Adludio, a VC backed award winning who Nike, Unilever, Sony & 100+ more Fortune 500 brands turn to for their mobile advertising. Adludio was named ’Best Marketing / Advertising business in Europe’ by TechCrunch in 2016, and are a global partner for SnapChat.
I have helped launch a number of businesses along the way as CMO / VP Marketing including:
Zip World London..’the world’s biggest, fastest city zip wire’, opposite Big Ben on London’s South Bank. It attracted over 30,000 riders in 10 weeks…..getting acquired shortly after takeoff.
Gaming startup We R Interactive's first title ‘I Am Playr’, Launching & growing it to 15 million users in 18 months. As well as being loved by millions worldwide, I Am Playr won ‘Cannes Gold Lion’ for innovation and We R Interactive was acquired by Inspired Games.
I regularly speak on stages such as SXSW, Social Media Week & Web Summit, is featured in publications such as Huffington Post, The Guardian, Forbes and Campaign, and been named one of London’s ‘Silicon 60’ (Evening Standard) & Tech City Insider 100.
I hold an MBA from Durham University, a 1st class honors degree in Marketing & PR
My specialities include:
- Digital Marketing Strategy - Growth Marketing - Growth Hacking - Marketing training - Viral Marketing - Facebook ads - SEO - Content marketing - Analytics - Advertising
Mobile marketing #DigitalMarketing #marketing #growthhacking #growth
Kjetil joined StartupLab in 2013 after a few entrepreneurial ventures, and managed the lab up until end of 2016. Now he's working on StartupLab's investment activities together with Tor, supporting current portfolio companies as well as identifying potential new ones.
Knut has a vision of what the Norwegian startup ecosytem is capable of and is working towards bringing that vision to reality.
Lars Johan Bjørkevoll
Entrepreneurial, driven growth executive with comprehensive, hands-on national and international experience. Highly developed knowledge in product, sales and corporate strategy including growth initiatives and start ups.
Founder, co-founder & C-level executive in several businesses within media, tech and sales, also holding board positions in market leading companies.
Proven track record in starting and building high growth businesses both in the Nordics as well as internationally.
Key qualities: Highly driven, perceptive, commercial, strategic, strong communicator, entrepreneurial & up to date.
Lucas H. Weldeghebriel
I'm busy building kick ass Shifter.no, Norway's online publication for tech-startups. In april 2017 we launched The Shift. Norway's leading startup conference on our first try.
Some stats: 96% of the attendees would recommend The Shift to others 4,44 of 5: Overall rating of the event 4,78 of 5: Rating of the staff
Favourite feedback: "By far the best startup conference I have ever been to in Norway"
My key characteristics:
Listed as one of the 100 most influential and impactful people in the Nordics in 2017.
Having been through several investment rounds both as a VC and founder, I have realised that every investment is equally reliant on good investors as it is on good startups. Yet there is an imbalance in most startup ecosystems. There are countless initiatives geared for making startups succeed and become investor ready, but very little emphasis or support towards making investors ready. At Angel Challenge our mission is to introduce, educate and inspire first-time Startup Investors to the world of startup investing.
With Action Metrics, I support and teach startups on how to collect their data and how to use it to improve operations, fundraising, and growth.
“If you’re lucky enough to be different don’t change”
I’m a 31 year old entrepreneur, I’ve always been an entrepreneur, and always will be. I build things, I talk and then I do, I think and then I make. I test and the I scale.
Apart from the classic, selling sweets in the playground from the age of 10 years old, and begging my grandfather to let me restock the shelves for £5 at his pub from the age of 6. I started my first proper venture at the age of 20, hiring mobile bars from my dads garage. I raised no capital and grew the business out of cashflow into a profitable success.
Fast forward 6 years and I decided to embark on my next challenge, a healthy snack delivery service, we engaged the best of the best and raised over £750,000 from private investors, in the end it didn’t work out. But I’m pleased to tell people that I learnt more from 3 years of failing at something than I did from 6 years of being successful at something.
I’m currently the founder of two companies, one is a franchised version of the business I started when I was 20 (which is going very well) and the other is a “proper” startup called tableYETi.com, imagine if we replaced restaurant bills with iPads and people could just checkout themselves (this is in MVP dev stage).
I’ve spent 3 months this year mentoring a plethora of startups in the Balkans for the Swiss Entrepreneurship Program, and I’m pleased to say that being a mentor is right up these with being founder for me!! I love it.
Editor and co-founder of @Shifter_no. Journalist specializing in technology, finance, environment and development. Per-Ivar has previously worked in Aftenposten, Bistandsaktuelt, Dagens Næringsliv and Tekniske Ukeblad.
I am a learning specialist and entrepreneur interested in developing and researching learning ecosystems to drive change. I have experience as an educator, education designer (developed online and offline), and entrepreneurship specialist in helping develop impact-oriented learning/entrepreneurship programs. I've worked at places like the University of Pennsylvania (EDSi) to help empower students, teachers, and education entrepreneurs. I currently work in Europe supporting technology entrepreneurs and researching how to improve entrepreneurial success.
Interested in education, change-making, or entrepreneurship? Send me a message and let's connect.
I'm a former teacher, lifelong learner, and graduate of Penn GSE devoted to discovering innovative and scaleable learning solutions without sacrificing quality. Personal goals involve altering the ways we approach education by nurturing collaborative learning and honing learner-centric methods to support positive learning outcomes.
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.
Sean is currently based in Oslo, Norway but spends a fair amount of time in both Silicon Valley and Los Angeles.
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For more than 20 years, Tommy has, together with his brilliant colleagues in Arntzen de Besche, built a legal practice focusing on technology, entrepreneurship, IPR and R&D projects. Their primary objective is to leverage legal knowledge and industry insights to create opportunities for startups, universities, research institutions and established businesses across all industry segments.
He also serves as a board member for several technology companies, ranging from startups to more mature businesses.
And in the time left over, he tries his best to help out in building the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Trondheim; the Technology Capital of Norway.