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Technoport Pitch camp
60David Nikel

David NikelFebruary 13, 2015

Pitch to Win Big Cash Prizes at Technoport 2015

Today we throw open the doors to our Pitch Camp and pitching competition at Technoport 2015. We challenge you to give us your best pitch and in return, we offer NOK 250,000 worth of prizes.

Successful applicants will participate in Technoport’s Pitch Camp taking place at DIGS on 17 March from 1600–2100. At the Pitch Camp, you will participate in sales and pitching training sessions with the top eight pitches progressing to the finals the following day, live on stage at the Technoport 2015 conference.

A panel of esteemed judges will pick the winning pitchers, who will receive:

  • First prize – NOK 100,000 awarded by NTNU Accel
  • Second prize – A Connect Springboard valued at NOK 100,000
  • Third prize – NOK 25,000 awarded by Technoport
  • Fourth prize – a flex membership for one-year at DIGS awarded by TrønderEnergi

Technoport CEO Gøril Forbord explains why an entrepreneur should hit the apply button right now:

“Pitching is one of the most important skills an entrepreneur can learn. You can have the best idea in the world, but without the ability to craft your message to your audience and sell that idea, you will never have a business. So that’s why we are holding a good old fashioned pitching competition but with a twist – a pitch camp where entrepreneurs can learn the craft. The prizes are great, but really this is about a learning experience for everyone.”

To be eligible, your startup must be working to develop a scalable business model based on an innovative product or service. As a general guideline your company should be no more than three years old.


Apply for the Technoport 2015 Pitch Camp today. Simply email a one-page description of your startup before 3 March to

The Technoport Crowd

14Hermann Ørn Vidarsson

Hermann Ørn VidarssonAugust 22, 2014

Waltz with Investors?

How does it sound to pitch your start up on the red velvet in a Vienna Ballroom?

Last year we visited  a quite intriguing conference in Vienna called Pioneers. Its been going for few years and has established it self as one of the leading Central European events for Start ups.
What really impressed us in 2014, besides the beautiful venue its held, was the quality of the pitches and start ups that got presented. The thickness of the wallets in the panel reviewing them wasn’t a drawback either. Long story short, its quite an opportunity for getting attention outside of scandinavia.

It is closing in on this years conference and the deadline for start ups that wish to present at the event is already on the 1st of September.
This year they also added a few more rewards to those who win the major pitching competition (the Pioneers Challenge 2014).

Among other things, the winner can pocket a $50k seed investment from SpeedInvest and a complete travel package to meet VCs in Silicon Valley and London.

So if your idea is ready for the big world out there, check out the application website