Written 3 years ago by Yvonne Edseth

The best of Startup Extreme in Media

It’s hard to capture in words how amazing this inaugural event was. Even calling it an event seems out of place; ‘experience’ hits much closer to home. .

Was it the fjord-kayaking, paragliding, wild river rafting, glacier skiing and other ‘extreme activities’ the Startup Extreme attendees were treated to? Was it the authentic meals (yes, including halved, torched sheep heads) they were served? Was it staying in lovely cabins up in the mountains with a spectacular view, often sharing the space with complete strangers who inevitably became friends? Was it the stupefyingly amazing train ride from Voss back to Oslo and its international airport?

Robin Wauters, Tech.eu

There has now been more than 1 month since the first Startup Extreme. We´ve been trying to capture in words how amazing this was, and how incredibly happy we are that all the months and even years of hard work have paid of, without any real luck.

So we thought; why bother when we instead can quote Robin Wauters of Tech.eu:

“I lived the dream, I went to Startup Extreme”


We are here presenting you the summer read of the summer 2015: the best of what have been written about Startup Extreme.  And if you didn’t get an Invite to Startup Extreme 2015, don´t you worry: We will be back in 2016, even better and more spectacular than this year. So make sure to sign up for our newsletter for news and updates!

Tech.eu- I lived the dream, I went to Startup Extreme

Wired UK – 4 Norwegian Tech Startups Ready to Take on The World

Wired UK- Farmville’s creator on how to make addictive games

Wired UK- Kahoot! is gamifying the classroom

Wired Japan- ノルウェーからの、次世代「エクストリーム」スタートアップ2選

The Nordic Web- Why Norway Needs Startup Extreme

Strategy Eye- The Challenges Of Scaling From The Nordics

Strategy Eye- 3 Things Driving The Future Of Nordic Tech

Strategy Eye- 3 Tips For Startups From Founders, Investors & Tech Veterans

Strategy Eye- 500 Startups On The Opportunities & Challenges For Nordic Entrepreneurs

Dagens Næringsliv- Jakter risikokapital med risikosport (in Norwegian)

TU- Dette ville den amerikanske investoren kastet penger på i Norge (in Norwegian)

TU- Se en gründer forsøke å fly (in Norwegian)

3in- Flytter hjem for å hente penger (in Norwegian)

3in- Dere har større ideer her. Interview with 500Startups and Wellington Partners (in Norwegian)

And, of course, if you missed it, watch Sean Percival of 500 Startups and Frode Jensen of Socius talk about the challenges and opportunities of Norwegian entrepreneurs:

TV2- Norwegian entrepreneur vs US investor (in Norwegian)

Images credit: all photos above Dan Taylor from Heisenberg Media.