Oslo Innovation Week Event

Join our Oslo Innovation Week Event

On 24 September, 10 AM (CET)

As a founder, one can probably relate to the dream of making it big. Larger markets mean additional funding opportunities, access to new talent and technology – all intruiging aspects per se – but it also means an opportunity to spread Norwegian innovation and tech, including the development of sustainable solutions, economic growth and fair competition.

So – how do you prepare and build the right foundation for an international expansion? We have gathered a panel of seasoned expert across the spectrum of building your overseas success.

We would like to invite founders and startups interested in an international expansion, to partake in our digital event as a part of Oslo Innovation Week. In this interactive roundtable discussion, you will get the chance to engage in conversations about building your management team and corporate structure, funding opportunities, and adjusting your marketing and sales tactics, and also listen to founders sharing their expansion challenges and gains.

Register Your Interest Today

    Our event is part of Oslo Innovation Week 2020: It’s time to build!, September 21-25. Visit here for full program!

    By attending this event you agree to share your contact details with the organizer as well as event participants.


    Oyvind Reed

    Oyvind Reed, CEO, Whereby

    Prior to joining Whereby as its CEO in January 2019, Øyvind spent the previous decade heading up leading video conferencing company Videonor (which acquired Whereby in 2017) out of Boston, USA. Øyvind has a background in sales, with previous roles including VP Sales at Videonor and senior positions within retail and wholesale in his native Norway. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Marketing from Ålesund University College and has studied Political Science and History at University of Bergen.

    Vinoth Vinaya

    Vinoth Vinaya, CEO & Co-Founder, Hold

    Vinoth Vinaya. Co-founder and CEO of Hold, responsible for strategy, hiring and investor relations. Founded Hold in 2015 while studying at Copenhagen Business School Previous experience from DNB and their P2P payment service (Vipps). Nominated as 30 under 30 ‘guiding stars’ by the Norwegian Financial paper in 2019.

    Frida Rostoen

    Frida Rostoen, Investment Manager, Idekapital

    Frida is an investment manager at Idekapital; a VC specialized on helping Norwegian software companies expand internationally. Frida holds a MSc in Economics and a General Management MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona. She has lived in four different countries in three different continents, is an ex banker and entrepreneur, with a passion for building companies. She loves traveling (especially by train), learning new things, nature experiences, singing, and football.

    Vegard Strand, Project Leader & Co-founder, UT Prosjektet

    With a heart for management, entrepreneurship & international business development, Trondheim based Vegard Strand has 30 years of executive experience in industries ranging from technology to music, mainly as a CEO and Chairman in the software/services business.

    In 2005, Strand launched the UT Prosjektet together with his business partner Willy G. Hernes. Ever since, they have been involved in the international expansion of 80+ technology companies, helping them with sales, market penetration, financing and strategy, etc. Currently, they are involved in initiatives niched towards AI and how businesses can utlilize it in their core business, including TA-I and AI Village at Pirsenteret.


    Kevin Rutter, CFO, Goodwille

    In his five years as CFO with Goodwille, Kevin has contributed to the success of many overseas startups entering the UK market.

    Prior to joining Goodwille he was Finance Director of one of the fastest growing professional services businesses in the UK and prior to that held a senior finance position with a large mobile telecoms business.