Audun Abelsnes is the Managing Director of Techstars Energy in partnership with Statoil. Statoil is Norway's by far largest company, dual listed at the Oslo SE and NYSE. Statoil is recognized as one of the most admired energy companies globally always pushing the theoretical limits of advanced engineering.
For several years, Audun Abelsnes has been responsible for the master-level course "New Venture Creation" (5th year) at BI Norwegian Business School (one of the Top30 business schools in Europe). He also founded and sold one company and he has been instrumental in funding and scaling up a medical diagnostic company, MentisCura. MentisCura can successfully diagnose Alzheimer's and Lewy-bodies dementia with an accuracy of around 90% by applying advanced algorithms & ML based on EEG data (electrical signals emitted by neurons in your brain) . Audun is still on the Board of Directors and a shareholder.
Audun has spent several years in PWC management consulting and holds Master of Science in International Marketing from BI Norwegian Business School and City University in London.