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Hardware diamonds from the North

TRONDHEIM
SLUSH'D

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Slush’D is a brand new concept branching off from Slush. Driven by a dedicated and independent team of local entrepreneurs, students, community builders, and Slush alumni, the aim of Slush’D is to connect and activate local tech startup ecosystems across Europe to take their entrepreneurial future in their own hands.

The first-ever event with a focus on hardware startups and investors took place on Sept 19, 2019, in Trondheim, Norway.

The event itself gathered a group of around 200 attendees, consisting of the most promising startups, leading local and international investors, as well as relevant industry partners.

The event will consist of keynotes and discussions with a focal point on hardware.

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In a Nutshell

Date

Thursday, Sept 19, 2019

Time

Registration 11 am – 12 am
Event 12 am – 6 pm
Afterparty 6 pm – 12 pm

Place

Faktry, Leirfossvegen 5, Trondheim, Norway

Program

Hardware-focused keynotes, showcases, and matchmaking – See program below!

Who’s welcome?

Startups, investors and talents

Ticket price:

0 NOK (no-show fee applies)

FAQ

Check out the most popular questions from here

Further questions?

We’re happy to help at [email protected]

 

Registration for this event has ended.

SPEAKERS

Yngve Dahle
Partner, Lean Business AS

Yngve Dahle

Partner, Lean Business AS

Since 1998, Yngve has been involved as a CEO, Chairman and active board member in 9 Startups. Six of these has been profitably sold, while the three last ones are very profitable independent companies. Yngve has written three books, teaches innovation and is working on a Ph.D. at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. At Slush’D he will lead a Business Development Hackathon based on what has been learned from working with 13 000 cases.

Didrik Dege Dimmen
ex-CoFounder, FlowMotion

Didrik Dege Dimmen

ex-CoFounder, FlowMotion

Didrik was the Co-founder & CMO og FlowMotion, a Norwegian startup that went from idea to 70,000,000+ NOK in revenue — and eventually crashed in June. Hear the unique FlowMotion-story from beginning to end and learn how to scale your startup – and what to avoid.

Katja Toropainen
Founder, Inklusiiv

Katja Toropainen

Founder, Inklusiiv

Katja Toropainen is the founder of an inclusion movement, Inklusiiv. For the past two years, Katja has been in the Slush leadership team in charge of content, program, and speakers; following closely the global technology industry and spending a lot of time in Silicon Valley. Last year, she was recognized as one of the 100 most impactful and influential figures in the Nordic startup and technology scene by the Nordic Web.

Tor Bækkelund
Co-founder, StartupLab

Tor Bækkelund

Co-founder, StartupLab

Tor Bækkelund co-founded StartupLab in 2012 with a mission to help Norwegian tech Startups to succeed globally.

Prior to StartupLab he was the CEO of Hugin, a Norwegian Saas company, that he developed into the European leader within its field. He made two successful sales, first to NYSE Euronext (2006) and later to Thomson Reuters (2009). During the tenure the company did as well multiple transactions. He has been a technology director, factory manager & SVP for a Norwegian high-volume technology company within the security business (Assa Abloy, a Swedish Stock listed company). His first professional assignment was tech & project lead of multiple hydro power plants in Africa and Asia.

Since 2010, he has actively helped and invested in early tech startups in Norway which resulted in this initiative in 2013, when he took the initiative to establish a network of entrepreneurs called Founders Fund (in Norway), backing Norwegian tech founders. StartupLab has three funds under management.

To date his team has invested in 80+ promising Norwegian tech startups, many of them with strong IP from Norwegian research.

When he’s not working, he enjoys his family and the Norwegian outdoor either trail biking or backcountry skiing.

He holds a master’s degree from NTNU and is an alumnus from London Business School.

Jacob Mørch
Co-Founder, Uromaker

Jacob Mørch

Co-Founder, Uromaker

Jacob is a co-founder of Uromaker, an innovation studio based in Oslo. Uromaker brings entrepreneurial tools, frameworks, and mindset into large organizations to help them develop a culture of innovation and intrapreneurship. Before Uromaker, Jacob was a co-founder of the sharing economy startup Easybnb, as well as the educational program Early Stage which teaches students in Bergen how to develop and launch their startup ideas.

Marthe Næss
Founding Partner, Spring

Marthe Næss

Founding Partner, Spring

Marthe Næss. She is an industrial designer educated at the Institute of Design at NTNU. During her studies, she was involved in the startup environment at NTNU and volunteered to help startups with design. Most recently she co-founded the design agency Spring Methods in Trondheim.

Nicolas Elvemo
CEO, GlucoSet

Nicolas Elvemo

CEO, GlucoSet

Nicolas Elvemo is the CEO of GlucoSet AS, a medical device company in Trondheim he has led since it was founded by NTNU. He is a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in clinical medicine, but most of his professional experience is in business development and startups.

Håvard Belbo
CEO, T:Lab

Håvard Belbo

CEO, T:Lab

Håvard Belbo is the CEO of T:Lab as well as the preseed fund Tidligfasefondet. He is chairing
the board of Junior Achievement (Ungt Entreprenørskap) Trøndelag and is involved in a large
number of startups. He has been an active partner in developing the innovation center
InnoCamp in Steinkjer, Norway.

Nina Bakås
Venture Developer, Antler

Nina Bakås

Venture Developer, Antler

Nina is a Venture developer in Antler with the focus of finding founders and funding. She has a MSc from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship and was the founder of Adall, a legal tech startup focusing on making privacy available for everyone. Her interest in startups and entrepreneurship increased as she was the leader of the student organization Start Norway in 2017.
Antler is a global startup generator and early-stage VC which enables the world’s most brilliant and determined people to build global businesses from the ground up. In January 2020, we will launch our first Norwegian program focusing on three exciting verticals with lots of potential for disruption over the coming years: energy, property and mobility. 60 incredible individuals will to join the Oslo program where they will find co-founders to build and grow businesses with the help of Antler’s global network of 300+ experts.

Tonje Evanger
Co-Founder and CDO, Variant

Tonje Evanger

Co-Founder and CDO, Variant

Tonje Evanger is co-founder and CDO of Variant AS, a consultancy offering technology, design and
business services.

Tonje has been in charge of design and innovation processes in both startups and large corporates for
many years, focusing on building strategy and culture for innovation and
intrapreneurship/entrepreneurship.

Tonje has a background in Product Design and Innovation and Technology Management from NTNU,
The University of Cambridge, University of Aarhus and OsloMet.

Carl Andre Nørstebø

Carl Andre Nørstebø

Carl André Nørstebø is Creative Director of Industrial Design in EGGS Design. In other words; His crew knows hardware. And what it takes to create and deliver successful products. The guy has many hats in EGGS; founder, owner, board member and last but maybe most important; Still a designer every single day. The last 16 years he has worked with hundreds of start-ups and other brands, designing everything from chocolate to boats. On his spare time nowadays you can find him on his #sketchaday project on Instagram: www.instagram.com/kadabracarl

Program

 

11 AM – 12 PM
REGISTRATION

 

12 PM – 1 PM
PROGRAM PART 1

 

Opening

 

Why Investors Should Care About Design
Carl André Nørstebø, Director at EGGS Design

 

Fireside Chat: Be Open to Be Wrong: Learnings from Glucoset
Nicolas Elvemo, CEO at Glucoset. Lead by Pauliina Meskanen, Wave Ventures.

 

BREAK

 

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
PROGRAM PART 2

 

From 70,000,000+ NOK revenue to bankrupt: The Story of FlowMotion
Didrik Dimmen, ex-Co-Founder of FlowMotion

 

Fireside Chat: Why and How to Start Your Business in Trondheim?
Sven Kolstø, Partner at CoFounder Management
Lead by Jacob Mørch, Uromaker

 

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

LUNCH BREAK

 

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

PROGRAM PART 3

 

Panel: Trondheim As an Investment Opportunity
Sven Kolstø, Partner at CoFounder Management
Tor Bækkelund, Partner at Startup Lab
Moderated by Håvard Belbo, CEO at T:Lab

 

 

Why Should You Think About Diversity And Inclusion In Your Company?
Katja Toropainen, Founder of Inklusiiv

 

 

4 PM

WORKSHOPS 2 x 45 MIN

Choose two of your favorites:

Investor relationships by Jacob Mørch, Uromaker
How to raise risk capital through crowdfunding by Øyvind Fries & Amalie Holt, Folkeinvest

Business Development Hackathon by Yngve Dahle, Leanbusinesplatform

Financing by Tor Bækkelund, Startup Lab

Inclusion in Recruitment by Katja Toropainen, Inklusiiv

Return on Investment of Design
by Marthe Næss, Spring & Tonje Evanger, Variant

How to run a student-driven investment fund by Pauliina Meskanen, Wave Ventures

Building teams by Nina Bakås, Antler

 

6 PM
CLOSING

 

7 PM
AFTERPARTY AT AUSTMANN

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“Time to get Slush'D. See you in Trondheim.”