Guest blog by Oda Sofie Dahl Eide, StartupLab’s gatekeeper and community manager
This year the Startup Weekend Oslo will be held at StartupLab ! Tickets available here: http://swoslo1014.eventbrite.com
StartupLab is an incubator for technology based startups, and is also an early stage investor located at Oslo Science Park. They have around 60 startups in their lab, with lots of meeting rooms, a kitchen, social zones, ping pong tables and even a café for their members to use.
They are a typical incubator that offers the entrepreneurs access to professional business advice and network, but they are special in their philosophy of mixing successful serial entrepreneurs with those less experienced. Key people and founders from Opera Technology, Funcom, Trolltech, Confirmit and Point Carbon, together with first time entrepreneurs fresh out of school, is what StartupLab believe creates a unique community of people with different background, knowledge and experience. StartupLab team offers workshops, free services and guidance from Innovation Norway, free legal advice from Steenstrup Stordange, professional assistance in finance from Ekstra Ressurs, as well as free IPR guidance from Europe’s leading patent agency, Dehns.
StartupLab also manage a fund, Founders Fund. The fund was established in 2013 by a group of successful entrepreneurs who wanted to make the hard life of starting a business slightly easier. Their offering is accelerating support, access to their joint network and entrepreneur friendly initial funding. Their goal is to help startups succeed and grow, and not to mention: go global! By giving their members access to a unique community, network, guidance and lots of free resources. StartupLab makes it easier for the entrepreneurs to focus on what is important, development and sale, and less on the administrative things.
Through the summer the office area has gone through a total rebuilding, and is now finally finished and ready for the participants of the next StartupWeekend Oslo. Take a look at the pictures to see the awesome new and huge office space, full of light, trees and awesome entrepreneurs!
Read more at www.startuplab.no and follow them at facebook.no/startuplabno!