The Viking spirit is back in the form of a new generation of ass kicking entrepreneurs. To help them succeed and for the first time ever, venture capitalist global empire 500 Startups is accelerating the Nordic startup scene. First with our inaugural batch from the upcoming pre-accelerator program taking place in Oslo. The battle for the Nordic startups has begun and it’s time to sharpen those axes as everything kicks off January 18th at the offices of Opera Software (more on that announcement via Tech.eu).
The program will emphasis growth marketing and Silicon Valley best practices. In the program companies receive hands-on support from 500 Startups staff and our mentors from the US and beyond. Our pre-accelerator programs help companies prepare to join a larger accelerator program (Like 500 Startups, YCombinator or Techstars) and to raise the initial capital needed for battle. Special thanks to our partners for this program including Opera Software, Amazon Web Services, Telenor, Sendgrid, Microsoft. Stay tuned for additional programs taking place in Stockholm and other major Nordic hubs.
Without further delay I now introduce to you the our first batch of brave Vikings. The future MVPs of the Nordic Startup Community;
Creating “chocotourism” through a monthly membership of chocolate from a different country every month
Founders: Marley Kaplan
Skyscanner for apartment rentals in highly competitive markets
Founders: Diego, Martin, Fran, Alex
Graphiq Design Collective
Connecting companies with graphic designers on demand
Founders: Jakob Palmers and Erik Sandsmark
3D Scanning on mobile devices
Founders: Frederico Valente and Sarah Muller
The Google Maps of science
Founders: Anita Schjøll Brede, Marita Ritola, Victor Botev and Jacobo Elousa
Powering the next generation of electric and autonomous transportation
Founders: Åsmund Møll Frengstad, Stian Weiseth, Magne Krog Nilsen and Paal Christian Myhre
Helping musicians share and collaborate on their work
Founders: Daniel Kumar, Trym Syversen and Erlend Kartvedt
Redefining eCommerce for the modern interactive age
Founders: Alf Kristian Amundsen
Social platform for travelers to find the best hours to spend, with zero planning involved
Founders: Andreas B. Pedersen, Michael Gunnulfsen, Truls Skeie and Bendik Skotland Hansen.
Task management for teams made easy
Founders: Terje Torma, Lasse Søberg
Marketplace of fashion experts on demand
Founders: Jonas Tesfu, Fridtjof H. Hødnebø, Kevin Chen and Beder Kamal
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Come meet all the startups at the end our program that concludes with a Demo Day on Feb 16th at noon. If you have not received an invitation and you’re an accredited investor please email email@example.com.