I had the pleasure of meeting Maja the cofounder of Startup Extreme when she participated as a facilitator in a Startup Weekend organized by Klak/Innovit in Iceland. Since then I have kept the conversation going with the startup activities in Norway. My vision with Startup Iceland has always been that a startup ecosystem gets stronger when it is connected to other startup ecosystems. This connection does not happen by magic, it only happens when leaders from each startup community take the time to visit, participate and contribute. I wrote about my trip to Trondheim. Here is another opportunity for founders from Iceland to connect with Startups, Investors, Founders and Leaders who are going to be in Norway this coming June right after Startup Iceland. The event is called Startup Extreme, its cofounder Yvonne Edseth has written an blog post about it. I would highly encourage all founders from different ecosystems to take the time and participate in events like this. I can assure you that it will make difference to your perspective and maybe to your startup.
Here is Yvonne:
Startup Extreme: putting the Nordics on the map
This summer Startup Extreme invites the most exciting Nordic startups to Voss, Norway, for a different kind of tech conference, one where shared experiences lead to meaningful connections and lasting memories.
Rather than sitting in chairs, you’ll be white water rafting. Rather than pitching in an elevator, you’ll be pitching right after a skydive. We’re combining the very best experiences Norway has to offer with the very best Nordic startups to present our incredible region to the world.
And we really do mean the world. Investors from 500Startups, Qualcomm Ventures, Wellington Partners and E.Ventures are confirmed, alongside journalists from Tech.eu, Wired UK, The Next Web and Forbes.
The event is by invitation only and an esteemed panel of Nordic judges will select the lucky startups. Make your application and see the program at http://startupextreme.co/
Set in Voss, the extreme sports capital of Norway, from 17-19 June, Startup Extreme offers two full days of breathtaking Norwegian nature, extreme sports and midsummer parties, alongside campfire discussions and most importantly, the building of lasting relationships.
Will you join us as we seek to raise the profile of Nordic tech startups to the world’s investors and media? Apply now!