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Saturday, March 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The Oslo Startup Story

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Oslo is the fastest growing capital city region in Europe. It has a booming startup scene and a strong focus on raising the number of them with international potential.
So what is Oslo’s story? What does the Norwegian business ecosystem look like? What are the region’s challenges? And how does the city work to support startups to successfully launch and grow business ideas? What are the barriers to growth and successful exits? What are the emerging tech and startup companies in Oslo?
Join Vice Mayor Hallstein Bjercke from the City of Oslo, journalist Cecilie Asker (Norway’s biggest daily newspaper) and entrepreneurs Jostein Svendsen CEO from WeVideo and Kjartan Slette Co-founder and COO of Unacast to discover and discuss the Oslo startup story in the SXSW Startup Village.
Visit The Oslo Lounge, 9-19 March
Address: 607 Trinity Street
See www.oslolounge.com for more info and program.
#theoslolounge @theoslolounge
Presented by Oslo Business Region.

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Speakers
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Cecilie Asker

Commentator and journalist, Aftenposten
Cecilie Asker is a journalist, commentator and author. For the last ten years she has been working in the biggest daily newspaper in Norway, Aftenposten. She writes mainly about tech, music, television, digital living, and pop culture in general.
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Hallstein Bjercke

Vice Mayor City of Oslo, City of Oslo Dep of Culture & Business Development
Hallstein Bjercke is the Vice Mayor for Cultural Affairs and Business Development at the City of Oslo. He has been in this role since 2011, representing Venstre (the Liberal Party). Bjercke and his team at the City of Oslo has the ambition to make Oslo a city for talent and one of... Read More →
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Kjartan Slette

Co-Founder & COO, Unacast
Kjartan Slette was former Head of Music and Head of Strategy in the music streaming service WiMP, now recently launched globally under the name Tidal as the first HiFi lossless global streaming service (recently acquired by Jay-Z). In WiMP Kjartan was responsible for all contract... Read More →
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Jostein Svendsen

CEO, WeVideo
Jostein Svendsen is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of WeVideo Inc. Based in Silicon Valley and Oslo, Norway, WeVideo takes the cost, time and complexity out of video production and sharing, all while delivering creative control, social editing/collaboration, “in the... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon E 500 E 4th St

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