The nerd and the beekeeper makes profit selling honey produced in the city using IoT

The two met at a StartupWeekend event in Oslo a while ago. They had never met before and even though they lived in the same city and spoke the same language they could not understand each other in the beginning.
The nerds vocabulary contained words that the beekeeper had never heard before. He talked about sensors, cloud services, machine learning, big data and kept mixing in all kinds of three letter combinations like IoT, API,

The beekeeper talked about his passion for bees and how vital these small creatures are for the flowers, trees and the environment in the city. That the honey bees from the city are said to be healthier and more productive than their country cousins.

The beekeeper had a friend that run a local eco shop. If the beekeeper could manage to produce enough honey it would be no problem selling it at a premium price.

He also talked about the growing interest in Urban beekeeping. Beekeeping in London has become increasingly popular. The number of beekeepers rose 220% between 1999 and 2012 with other figures showing a 200% increase between 2008 and 2013. And the same thing is happening in all cities around the world.

But it was a slow process to train the new beekeepers so that their bees produce the quality honey.

 

The nerd and the beekeeper has not met – YET

This is what they could have created if they meet

 

 

Please help them meet each other by sharing the story. We all benefit if they meet at StartupWeekend SmartCity & IoT @ 14 – 16 October.

StartupWeekend SmartCity & IoT Oslo

At StartupWeekend we bring startups, municipality, corporations, researchers, enthusiasts and citizens together to solve urban challenges.

 

Having entrepreneurial skills are now one of the most valued skills on the planet. And the opportunity has never been bigger for entrepreneurs. The smart city movement is catching momentum also in Norway: The challenges are clear to big and small; from the UN to the EU, from Innovation Norway to start-up hubs, from politicians, administrators to businesses. Technologically we are ready, almost any city service can be improved with a combination of currently available technology.

Oslo is Europe’s fastest growing city. Already 80% of norwegians live in cities and urbanisation is accelerating.

The fight against climate change will either be won or lost in cities, so it’s crucial to make our urban habitats more efficient, cleaner, and better to live in.

The look and feel of cities in the future must and will be different from today: buildings will become smart, consumers become prosumers, travel will become effortless, and cities will be responsive.

We cannot throw oil money at the problems. Norway’s main income, the oil, has plummeted and the golden years are behind us.

You can play a leading role in contributing to designing, building, and maintaining our cities of the future.

At StartupWeekend you will learn the skills of entrepreneurship. And you will be welcomed by a community of innovators that think changing the world is as normal as getting out of bed.

SO get your tickets

Background:
All the knowledge and technology is there. They just need to meet. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_beekeeping

The story is made up from the SmartCity project https://www.fiware.org/success_stories/hostabee




The ultimate #Ruter app for Oslo reduces Co2 emission and saves the planet

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The existing #Ruter app connect trains, busses and trams to find the best route for you. But just from one stop to another.

Now image that it also connects carpooling, taxis, carsharing and city bikes. Calculating the time and costs for the whole journey. Calculating your Co2 footprint and giving you extra Co2 points for sharing a car, walking or using city bikes.

It will be more convenient for you when you travel. At the same you will be the hero that reduce Co2 and saves the planet.

You can even compete and challenge your friends – to travel more efficient or save the planet.

This app does not exist – YET.

You need to create it together with the other entrepreneurs, startups, municipality, corporations, researchers, enthusiasts and citizens at StartupWeekend SmartCity & IoT @ 14 – 16 October.

 

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At StartupWeekend we bring startups, municipality, corporations, researchers, enthusiasts and citizens together to solve urban challenges.

Having entrepreneurial skills are now one of the most valued skills on the planet. And the opportunity has never been bigger for entrepreneurs. The smart city movement is catching momentum also in Norway: The challenges are clear to big and small; from the UN to the EU, from Innovation Norway to start-up hubs, from politicians, administrators to businesses. Technologically we are ready, almost any city service can be improved with a combination of currently available technology.

Oslo is Europe’s fastest growing city. Already 80% of norwegians live in cities and urbanisation is accelerating.

The fight against climate change will either be won or lost in cities, so it’s crucial to make our urban habitats more efficient, cleaner, and better to live in.

The look and feel of cities in the future must and will be different from today: buildings will become smart, consumers become prosumers, travel will become effortless, and cities will be responsive.

We cannot throw oil money at the problems. Norway’s main income, the oil, has plummeted and the golden years are behind us.

You can play a leading role in contributing to designing, building, and maintaining our cities of the future.

At StartupWeekend you will learn the skills of entrepreneurship. And you will be welcomed by a community of innovators that think changing the world is as normal as getting out of bed.

SO get your tickets




Presentations of the teams

Takk for en flott første kveld. Her er de 8 gruppene som ble dannet idag etter “pitch-fire”-konkurransen:
1. Aquatender
2. Pixel
3. Hairify
4. Find a sailboat
5. 3d custom job
6. WOW Event agency
7. Agreeable Aggy 

8. U-stop

Takk igjen til næringssjef Heidi Thommesen og jubileumssjef Tomas Lønsetteig for å ta seg tiden til å åpne arrangementet, og ikke minst Simen Vatne for inspirasjon i starten.

Takk til sponsorene BRUS, DNB, Eurospar og JBreklame. Uten dere ville ikke dette arrangementet vært mulig.

Masse lykke til imorgen! Finalen på søndag kl 17 er åpen for publikum!




Prizes for Bergen Startup Weekend

Join Bergen Startup Weekend and learn how to build a Startup, create a business model, meet co-founders and enlarge your network.

Is that all? No, Thanks to our partners we are offering very useful Prizes to transform your idea into a real business and make the event memorable.

TENK_IT is a media agency headquartered in Bergen. They offer a selected IT and design service to small and medium sized businesses and organizations and, among others, websites development and graphic design.
The winning team of Bergen Startup Weekend will benefit of Tenk.IT website design (from planning to web testing) with a value up to NOK 15 000 eks. mva.

T41 – Nyskapingsparken Inkubator provide knowledge, network and office space with infrastructure made ​​available for start-up businesses. The aim is to provide companies a faster and safer way from establishment to growth.
The winning team of Bergen Startup Weekend will benefit of a flex desk at T41 coworking space for 6 months, access to meeting rooms, social events and workshops at Nyskapingsparken.

Impact HUB Bergen is partly innovation lab, partly business incubator, partly membership community. They provide a collaborative work, meeting and learning space for people who seek to create positive impact.
Impact Hub Bergen is offering to the 2 Special Mention of Bergen Startup Weekend  2 consecutive months Flex membership, and 1 consecutive month Flex Membership to use within July 2016

2019 design illustrative posters of familiar and unfamiliar people, artworks and builds them in limited edition using innovative methods.
The winning team of Bergen Startup Weekend will be award with a “V for victory” poster with frame.

DUPO provide and distribute high quality prints made in limited editions. They work closely with both known and unknown artists from all over the world to the ensure That unique artwork Becomes available only through Dupo.
The 2 Special Mention Bergen Startup Weekend Teams will get a Mention Certificate worth 750NOK per item

AdO Arena is Norway’s main facilities for swimming and diving is offering to
ALL Bergen Startup Weekend attendees will benefit of 54% discount at Ado during the event and the most “sporties” will get a free voucher swimming cards

Sumo is one of Bergen’s most popular sushi and Asian restaurants.
Sumo si offering to Bergen Startup Weekend Winner one gift card worth 200NOK

Google for Entrepreneurs aims to bring together startup communities and create spaces for entrepreneurs to learn and work.
ALL Bergen Startup Weekend attendees will get $300 in Cloud Platform credit 

.CO support entrepreneurs in every way and help them to take off.
ALL Bergen Startup Weekend attendees will get free .CO Domain

 




MEET the Sponsor

Innovation NorwayInnovation Norway is an official sponsor of  Bergen Startup Weekend
We met Per Arve Frøyen, Senior Advisor at Innovation Norway, to ask why IN supports this global event in Bergen.

 “Innovation Norway is extremely proud to sponsor Bergen Startup Weekend. We’ve been following these events closely since the beginning in 2012 and have been very impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of both the participants and the organizers. This is exactly what our region needs in order to continue to build a world class entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are also intrigued by the mix of local and international participants – what a great arena to include and mobilize people coming in from all over the world!”




MEET the Sponsor

DNB2DNB is an official sponsor of  Bergen Startup Weekend

We met Roger Antonesen, Responsible Businesses in Western Norway, to ask why DNB choose to support this global event in Bergen.

 

“Startup Weekend is an exciting boot camp where local ideas get help to accelerate and evolve into promising concepts.

We in DNB love cheering new ideas onward and serve them with competence and support. Through our “Starting a business” concept we want to contribute and increase the level of innovation in Norway.”




MEET the Judge – Mentor

Kåre Bottolfsen is the co-founder of TicketCo, who have just been awarded the Deloitte Rising Star

He will be the SuperMentor of Bergen Startup Weekend and will follow the whole process from the scratch idea to the final pitching


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MEET the Judge

Aslak Sverdrup is an entrepreneur and energetic leader with broad experience from government – and private sector with projects world wide
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MEET the Judge

Ida Nerbø shares this advise with Startup Weekend participants:
“Work hard, have fun and be a team player. Everything else we can fix.”
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MEET the Mentors

Roald Brekkhus is a Lean Startup Enthusiast with a wide entrepreneurship experience,  constantly looking for new startups to invest in

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