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Highlights from SWS 5-7 April

Startup Weekend Stavanger 2013 from Morten Gjerstad on Vimeo.

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees are encouraged to bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams design and develop business plans while constantly streamlining their startup vision. On Saturday evening teams demo their prototypes, listen to judges’ feedback and in some cities, win prizes.

Startup Weekends are specifically designed for entrepreneurs interested in receiving feedback on an idea, looking for a co-founder, or who want to learn a new skill. We also welcome anyone looking to test the entrepreneurial waters. Startup Weekends are risk-free environments where everyone is expected to roll up their sleeves and dive into the exhilarating world of startups.

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Apr 14
  • Registration Starts
  • Opening by certified Startup Weekend facilitator, Kav
  • Energizer by Christian Rangen -
  • Pitches Start
  • Teams start breaking off
  • Hopefully teams have solidified their concept and created an elevator pitch (even a simple one) by now
  • Break off to a bar to continue the discussion and attempt to further develop the concept


Apr 15
  • The days work starts
  • Mentor visit (Elisabeth/Gunnar)
  • Lunch
  • Mentor visit (Sveinung/Christian)
  • Dinner
  • Surprise
  • Gut check on the progress
  • Item


Apr 16
  • The day’s work starts again
  • Mentor visit (Elisabeth/Gunnar
  • Lunch
  • Pitch Training Workshop (1-2 people per team)
  • Mentor visit (Sveinung/Christian
  • Dinner
  • Sink or swim time for those looking for a weekend launch (presentations starts)
  • Food and judges evaluatio
  • Sum up!
  • Sosializing!

Anne Cathrin Østebø

Anne Cathrin has throughout her career held various functions associated with the innovation environment at Ullandhaug. Today she is leading Precubator AS, working on the commercialization of research-based results. Anne Cathrin has expertise in start up phase phase and in leading teams with diverse backgrounds.

Grethe Andersen


Grethe is currently working at BI Stavanger as a project leader and is a board member of the Stavanger Marketing Association, "Markedsføringsforeningen". She has also worked at Lyse AS as a marketing manager.

Elisabeth Øvstebø

Elisabeth is Managing Partner and Co-
founder of Engage // Innovate – a Scandinavian management consulting company. She speaks, consults and coaches clients on innovative
strategic transformation. Elisabeth is also the happy owner of the boutique hotel and Management Camp Villa Vista Taiba in Ceara, Brazil.


Kav Latiolais

Mentor: Experienced Startup Weekender

Kav is a software architect and educator. He works as a partner at LIFFT, bringing the speed and innovation of the startup world to major brands through product development and workshops on Lean Metrics, Agile Methodologies, and Design Thinking. Before starting LIFFFT Kav served as CTO of Giant Thinkwell designing and building highly scalable, massively multi-user, social video applications. Prior to Giant Thinkwell Kav worked on Microsoft's Visual Studio Platform designing world class developer tools and platform technologies.

Kav is a global facilitator for Startup Weekend teaching technology entrepreneurship and helping grow startup communities worldwide. He has facilitated, mentored, and attended over twenty events on four continents.

Christian Rangen

Management Consultant and BI Stavanger Lecturer   |  

Christian is Co-founder and Partner of Engage // Innovate – a
Scandinavian management consulting company. He teaches
regularly at BI Stavanger and a range of
executive development programs. He is the co-author of three management books. Christian is also the happy owner of the boutique hotel and Management Camp Villa Vista Taiba in Ceara, Brazil.

Gunnar Crawford

Senior Business Developer at Altibox AS   |  

Is currently working as a senior business developer in Altibox. Crawford has a broad experience as business developer in the IT/ Telecom industry (VoIP, IPTV, Internet, business services, FTTH). Current responsibilities include innovation, business development, and product management. Crawford specialities are innovation, product development, change and project management as well as franchise building.

Sveinung Djønne-Stuve

Managing Director at Peanuts AS

Is the managing director at Peanuts AS established in March 2011. Djønne-Stuve is an entrepreneur by soul, and has participated in the build up of several companies. One of the key words describing Djønne-Stuve is enthusiasm.

Elisabeth Rasmussen

Managing Director at Trivselsagentene   |   LinkedIn

er grunnlegger og daglig leder av selskapet Trivselsagentene. Hun har en solid plattform på ulike arenaer og har gjennom 20 år arbeidet med innovasjon og strategiarbeid, ide og konseptutvikling, ledelse og coaching. Hun har undervist/underviser ved flere skoler, utarbeidet og gjennomført en mengde kurs, konsepter og foredrag.

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Sjur Eivind Usken
Alexander Boyne
Max Gouchan
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