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Our mission is critically dependent on local sponsors helping us to carry out Startup Weekend and build local entrepreneurial ecosystems. This time around, for the first summer edition of Startup Weekend in Bergen we got many of our most loyal supporters onboard.

Knowit continue to be one of our main supporters, as they’ve sticked with us from the start in Bergen and supported us with funding, locations, speakers, participators, awards, mentors and judges.

Knowit is one of the leading consultancy firms in the Nordic region with over 1,800 specialists, offering cutting-edge knowledge in IT, Design & Digital and Management.

We are also fortunate and very proud to be associated with DNB for this first summer edition of Startup Weekend. DNB will support us for the forth time in Bergen. They have supported us with funding, judges, give-aways and awards.

DNB is Norway’s largest financial services group and one of the largest in the Nordic region in terms of market capitalisation. The Group offers a full range of financial services, including loans, savings, advisory services, insurance and pension products for retail and corporate customers.

A huge thanks goes to our partner and collaborator MediArena.

The MediArena Business Cluster is a unique collaboration project between global technology corporations, national broadcasters and small, forward-leaning meditech entrepeneurs – all situated in Bergen, Norway.

Without the continuous financial assistance, advice and network of our sponsors we wouldn’t be able to create events that build and support the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. We are tremendously grateful for the trust that our local sponsors have in us – THANK YOU.

Julia Schoelermann