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Startup Weekend Stavanger 2013 from Morten Gjerstad on Vimeo.

The next Startup Weekend Stavanger event is on 10th – 12th October 2014!

Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. During the weekend you will learn the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

More details to be released soon, but we promise you great mentors to guide you in your work during the weekend, as well as new ideas, people and inspiration. Follow our facebook group for the latest updates.




Lasse Andersen

CTO of ForgeRock   |   LinkedIn

A powerhouse of tireless can-do enthusiasm, Lasse leverages his combined business, technical, and people skills as the Chief Technology Officer of ForgeRock, the fastest growing Identity Relationship Management vendor in the world. His twenty-plus years of experience in the software industry include leadership roles at both Sun Microsystems and Texas Instruments, most recently as CTO for Sun Central and Northern Europe.

As ForgeRock Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lasse built the company from the ground up, to over 100 employees in five global offices in just three years, achieving over 100% growth three years in a row, and securing $7M in venture funding from top VC firm Accel Partners after just two years in operation. As CTO, he worked to raise an additional total $52M in Series B funding from Accel and premier VC outfit Foundation Capital, and Series C funding led by Meritech. ForgeRock has built a customer base of over 300 Global Fortune 1000 companies, including Thomson Reuters, McKesson, Geico, and AOL.

Geir Arve Vika

CIO / IT direktør - Lyse Group (Lyse Energi AS)

A former NATO employee now governing the IT strategy in Lyse Energy AS! He thrives in challenging environments, looks for opportunities and gets the right people to do the job!

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