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Published on Oct 21, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Odd is talking about the present and future of entrepreneurship in Norway. He examines the challenges of Norwegian startup companies on the entrepreneurial scene. Why is it so hard for startups to survive and grow is such a rich and prosperous Scandinavian country?
Odd is a mentor, angel investor and passionate entrepreneurial lobbyist, based in Oslo. He is also the founder of Gründernes Hus (The Entrepreneur’s House), which is a business incubator and co-working space for individual entrepreneurs, young companies, service providers and investors. As the host of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Norway, he has a central role in the startup community both in Norway and internationally. He has also been cofounder of such great projects as Seed Forum International and Startup Weekend Norway. Seed Forum, being present in more than 40 countries around the world, is mainly aimed at improving the chances of startup companies to get early stage financing and enlarge the scale of operations. Startup Weekend is an intense “hands on” workshop aimed at starting up new companies in 54 hours combined with efficient teambuilding training and continuous mentorship.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)