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May 23, 2022

Meet our member: Propely

Propely is a prop-tech company that offers a consolidated platform for everything a landlord needs to run their estates smoothly. They are also a valued member of the Epicenter community. We had a chat with their CEO and Founder, Kristoffer Moe Lundquist, to learn more about who they are and what their plans are:  Could you please introduce Propely and your team? Propely was founded bac...
May 3, 2022

Epicenter member, Rada Labs, now allows everyone to invest in their tech adventure; Clikk

During the last three years our member, Rada labs, has been involved in the development of Clikk. These days, Clikk offer people the opportunity to invest in the company through Folkeinvest.no from NOK 1,200. We can’t wait to follow their journey ahead!   Clikk is a mobile and web application that helps people, companies, and influencers to connect and create engagement with their co...
Apr 11, 2022

Meet our member: Rada Labs

Rada Labs is a Norwegian software development company and innovation house. With their team of six, they both develop their own ideas, as well as helping other companies make their ideas come to life. We had a chat with their founders to get to know Rada Labs and their business better:    Could you please introduce Rada Labs and your team? The core idea behind Rada Labs is to deve...
Mar 28, 2022

Meet our member: Bino

Bino Training is a global platform for live 1:1 online personal training. Bino’s mission is to lower the barriers for people to get fit, while creating opportunities for trainers in countries where local demand is low (currently Malawi, Afrika). They are a new addition to the Epicenter community, so naturally we wanted to get to know them a little better! We sat down with their Co-founder &...
Mar 21, 2022

Meet our members: Amadeus

Amadeus is one of the tech giants within the travel industry, and makes a living off of building critical solutions to make traveling smoother for everyone involved. We had an interesting chat with Monica Hansen in their global External Communications team, to learn more about what makes Amadeus tick, their story and where they are going:   Could you please introduce Amadeus and your team...
Mar 4, 2022

World future day at Epicenter

On the 1st of march Epicenter hosted ‘World future day’ in Oslo. A full day packed with inspiring guests and conversations about the future. The world is moving forward and one thing's for certain - it’s truly an exciting time to be alive. We kicked off the day with breakfast followed by an exhibition where you were able to see, test and hear about the products a variety of companies ...
Feb 17, 2022

Let’s build strong teams and a good culture, not A- and B-teams.

By: Mathias Willumsen, Head of Community at Epicenter Oslo. After almost two years of quarantine and home office, it’s time to shift focus from house arrest and everything we’re not allowed to do. It’s time to focus on building strong teams at work and a positive and good business culture within the company. If we let leadership and communication go it’s usual course, the ultimate con...
Feb 2, 2022

Stine Rømmen Anderssen: Mastering Leadership Within the Hybrid Workplace

On the 26th of january Epicenter hosted ‘Mastering the hybrid workplace’ – an event about the massive change in every aspect of our work-life and how we can face the future so our companies can keep up with the change. We need to talk about how to optimize the hybrid workplace and strategy – Not about if we are going to work from home, because we talk a lot about that already. “...
Feb 2, 2022

Heidi Nygjelten: Mastering Strategy Within the Hybrid Workplace

On the 26th of january Epicenter hosted ‘Mastering the hybrid workplace’ – an event about the massive change in every aspect of our work-life and how we can face the future so our companies can keep up with the change. We need to talk about how to optimize the hybrid workplace and strategy – Not about if we are going to work from home, because we talk a lot about that already. “We need t...
Feb 2, 2022

Berit Boman: Mastering Communication Within the Hybrid Workplace

On the 26th of january Epicenter hosted 'Mastering the hybrid workplace' - an event about the massive change in every aspect of our work-life and how we can face the future so our companies can keep up with the change. We need to talk about how to optimize the hybrid workplace and strategy - Not about if we are going to work from home, because we talk a lot about that already. “We need...
Jan 25, 2022

5 reasons to ditch traditional office structures

Would you encourage your team to network, learn new things and be the best version of themselves? Our guess is YES. Although this is what most employers want to offer their employees, they are often located in traditional offices in traditional office buildings where, frankly, innovation (and in turn – growth) is a hard nut to crack. Being in the same office, interacting with the same people,...
Jan 17, 2022

Meet our Members: VOLI

VOLI is a company passionate about challenging beliefs and making ideas fly! They are specialists at integrating new technology with classic business systems, and a new member of the Epicenter Community. We had a chat with their Oslo representative and Partner, Bjørn Tore Aurlien to get a better understanding of what VOLI is all about and their ambitions for the future:  Can you give u...
Jan 4, 2022

Happy new year!

2021 has been a rollercoaster for most of us in terms of Covid restrictions and trying to adjust to a weird version of reality. Although we have been through lockdowns, openings – and now another lockdown – we have still achieved amazing things here at Epicenter. We are proud to see our members doing great things even whilst facing difficult times. The synergies on the house have still mad...
Dec 6, 2021

Meet our members: Switchr

Switchr is a Norwegian company whose existence is based on the shift towards a greener tomorrow - empowering regular people to make a difference whilst making money. Interesting as their business is, we had a talk with their Chief Marketing Officer, Christian Bråtebekken, who shared what Switchr is all about, what makes them tick and what their ambitions for the future...
Nov 29, 2021

Meet our members: Skarpsinn

Skarpsinn is a Norwegian company that specializes in strategic communication and innovation. Their mission is to unite creative advertising and business strategy on behalf of their clients, and as a result making them successful in the long run. We had a talk with their Business Development manager, Karl Magnus Karlsen, who shared some really interesting insights on Skarpsinn's story and t...
Nov 8, 2021

Meet our members: Apphuset

The Epicenter team is happy to welocome Apphuset to the community! Apphuset is a Norwegian company that specializes in software and service design and development, as well as cloud solutions for companies looking to transform. They now have more than 115 talents within digital consultancy, design and development - and, of course, they are a valued member of the Epicenter community.  We had a talk with their Chief Commercial Officer, Endre Soltvedt Bra...
Oct 22, 2021

Meet our members: Bonzer AS

Bonzer is a Danish digital marketing agency, focusing solely on search engine optimization (SEO). They recently expanded their business to both Sweden and Norway and is now a member of both Epicenter Oslo and Stockholm. We had a talk with their Market Development Director, Karolina Thor, to get to know Bonzer, their story and ambitions. How and why was Bonzer founded? What problems or chal...
Oct 14, 2021

Scale-up Summit Oslo: Political changes

30th of september Epicenter hosted Scale-up Summit Oslo as part of this year's Oslo Innovation week. We invited some inspiring and insightful speakers to share their knowledge on how companies can succeed with today's major scale-up challenges. Sondre Jahr Nygaard is Head of Innovation and Business Development at Abelia. His main focus is to improve the frameworks and the overall condition...
Oct 14, 2021

Scale-up Summit Oslo: Scale-up growing pains

30th of september Epicenter hosted Scale-up Summit Oslo as part of this year's Oslo Innovation week. We invited some inspiring and insightful speakers to share their knowledge on how companies can succeed with today's major scale-up challenges. Klara Vatn is Head of Design at Spacemaker. She is a digital product designer with 18 years experience designing great products, specialised in com...
Oct 14, 2021

Scale-up Summit Oslo: Smart investments

30th of september Epicenter hosted Scale-up Summit Oslo as part of this year's Oslo Innovation week. We invited some inspiring and insightful speakers to share their knowledge on how companies can succeed with today's major scale-up challenges. Thomas Wrede-Holm has a master's degree in economics from the Norwegian School of Management (NHH). When Thomas joined Investinor in 2019, he brough...
Oct 14, 2021

Scale-up Summit Oslo: Talent development

30th of september Epicenter hosted Scale-up Summit Oslo as part of this year's Oslo Innovation week. We invited some inspiring and insightful speakers to share their knowledge on how companies can succeed with today's major scale-up challenges. Tale Skjølsvik works as vice dean for research at the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design. She has a doctorate in strategy from BI and works as a...
Oct 14, 2021

Scale-up Summit Oslo: Talent attraction

30th of september Epicenter hosted Scale-up Summit Oslo as part of this year's Oslo Innovation week. We invited some inspiring and insightful speakers to share their knowledge on how companies can succeed with today's major scale-up challenges. Svein Sørensen is the CEO and co-founder of Talented Norge AS. He has been in recruitment for more than 20 years and has been a partner in several ...
Apr 29, 2021

Brand suitability can increase the effect of advertising by 750%!

The argument for behavioral advertising is that you as an advertiser can reach the target audience at all times. Regardless of what kind of article or website the person visits when the ad is displayed. With contextual advertising in Kobler, no personal data is collected, ads are displayed here based solely on the content of the article where the ad is displayed. What really works best? ...
Apr 6, 2021

Making better business decisions with big data!

Data is a valuable resource that all businesses must tap into. What was once a seemingly abstract concept used only in software development textbooks has now become a sort of secondary currency in the world of business. Every interaction, communication with the client, service package, strategy, business plan, etc. add up to important data for analysis. Sannsyn is a global leader in Data En...
Mar 9, 2021

How can I improve my LinkedIn profile?

Should I post something to my LinkedIn profile every day? Do I add people I have never met? And should I accept invitations from people I don't really know? One of Scandinavia's leading experts on LinkedIn profiles, Christoffer Bertilsson, hosted a webinar about how to improve your LinkedIn profile at our Epicenter Digital platform. Through the webinar he came up with some really interestin...
Mar 1, 2021

Don’t change your workplace strategy without listening to your employees!

The covid 19 pandemic has been a door opener for new, digital mindsets and a rapid game changer for the way employers and employees think about work situations. Amongst the largest corporations we find that many has already started to change strategies around the way we work. The most important topic to consider once we implement and change strategies, is to be critical to the reason why we ch...
Nov 5, 2020

The future of work

We are living in extraordinary times. The way we live, work and do business is being disrupted. Working from home has proven itself to be efficient. BUT – does that really mean that employees want to spend all of their working life at home? Let’s find out! We asked 200 of our members within our tech savvy business environment around the topic of the future of work. Now that a majority ha...
Aug 17, 2020

Building the (AI) Future of Legal Work

AI, deep learning in particular, has been a hot topic over the past few years. This technology has been transforming entire industries with its ability to recognize hidden patterns in troves of unstructured data and to make accurate decisions based on the learned patterns and commonalities. Today, it is impossible to imagine a marketplace not using deep learning to match the user’s preferences...
Aug 17, 2020

IP for startups – what does an investor look for when it comes to your IP rights?

Protection of intellectual properties (IP) such as your patents, brands and designs can be strategically crucial not only for large corporates. It might hide large values also for startup and scale-up companies. Studies find that small and medium sized companies with IP protection programs has a 20% better chance to succeed with their growth plans, compared to equal sized companies without IP ...
Jun 16, 2020

Revealed: the secrets of successful virtual events

picture of fia nordin producing virtual events in the epicenter studio Just two weeks after COVID-19 turned conference spaces the world over into ghost-towns, Epicenter Studio was welcoming delegates across the globe to hugely engaging digital events, live-streamed from the heart of Stockholm. Our own Head of Brand Experience Fia Nordin reveals how it’s done – and what digital events can do for you. As anyone who’s ever run a Zoom presentation will confirm, ca...
Jun 15, 2020

How to build customer relationships with Robbie Kellman Baxter

The Membership Economy - Fireside chat with Robbie Kellman Baxter Want to take your customer relationships to the next level? We had the pleasure to meet with Robbie Kellman Baxter to get some insight on how to make this happen. Keynote speaker as well as sought-after writer, Robbie’s CV is quite impressive having worked with industry leaders such as Netflix, Oracle, eBay and Electronic arts. As the author of The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers,...
Jun 4, 2020

Creating a tool for saving money on procurement, is so smart you should automatically get a price!

At least that's our opinion. And even though winning the national VEXT program was no automatic process for our members at Ignite Procurement, we are happy to congratulate them with the award that was announced today, Thursday 4th June 2020. We had a chat with their CEO and Co-Founder Sigbjørn Nome, after the announcement was made. The jury of the VEXT program getting ready to interview th...
Jun 2, 2020

Innovation bootcamp with Navin Thukkaram

innovation bootcamp with navin thukkaram For this week’s blog post, we had the pleasure of meeting with quite a special person. Not only is he a successful speaker having keynoted events at companies such as Google and Microsoft. He’s also generated $3 billion in exits and sold one of his companies to Yahoo for 50 million dollars (!!). To put this in perspective, that’s the most expensive app purchase Yahoo ever made. We’re of course...
May 7, 2020

Four AI applications you need to know

picture of artificial intelligence with ashok samal Artificial Intelligence. Once the stuff of sci-fi, now part of every innovative company’s roadmap. And trailblazing the most disruptive applications is the incredible Ashok Samal, AI Ambassador working at Microsoft. Earlier this year he treated Epicenter members to an AI masterclass. Couldn’t attend? Take a break from everything that has to do with Covid-19 and catch up on our pick of his insp...
Apr 22, 2020

B2B marketing and value-based communication

value-based communication Value-based communication has been at the core of marketing for a while now. What we have seen in past weeks however, is a shift in communication where value has become a "must have", not just a "nice to have". We're facing a new kind of reality where "buy, buy, buy" communication is no longer appropriate. This blog post aims to sort out what value-based communication is, and also hands on tip...
Apr 21, 2020

How rapid experimentation can help you survive and thrive in these challenging times

We truly live in interesting times. For fans of Nassim Taleb, it’s like we’re living through two of his books: the black swan and antifragile. Black swan events are unpredictable and unprecedented and shake the global economic machine to its core. Some could argue that the Coronavirus pandemic is exactly that. Being antifragile means that an organism actually gets stronger from stress. For exa...
Apr 16, 2020

Marketing Automation – give your marketing team superpowers

marketing automation with adnika All of us are experiencing a crisis. There are however, good ways to deal with this current situation. To have a curious mind and keep on learning is one of them. Also taking the opportunity to review your software and systems is both productive and good. Obviously, after the crisis is over, the world will have changed. The question comes down to; are you equipped for this change? You've pr...
Apr 5, 2020

Communication in times of crisis

What is appropriate to communicate in times of crisis? The question keeps popping up and many B2B marketers are today faced with the same challenge. Pretending like nothing has happened doesn’t exactly seem like the way to go, but just shutting all marketing down doesn’t either. To get some clarity in this question, we have turned to some really good friends within the Epicenter community. B2B...
Apr 5, 2020

Six tips to succeed with virtual meetings

Covid 19 specific communication Do you ever mute your microphone and secretly read your mail during Skype meetings? Are you one of those who wait as long as possible, hoping some of the other participants will say something when a question is asked? Communication trainer Hanne Lindbæk from Ergo;Ego shares six tips to break old habits and succeed with virtual meetings. 1. GET INVOLVED! Hanne's first advice is to be invo...
Apr 4, 2020

How to survive Corona as a startup

The outbreak of the Coronavirus has not exactly been good news for startup companies across the world. These are difficult times and the upcoming weeks and months will tell us more about which businesses will make it. Many startups find themselves in the midst of a defining moment and what they choose to do, or not do will have a huge impact on their future. Within the Epicenter community, ...
Apr 3, 2020

What is a growth lab and how does it help me scale my business?

Starting a business is hard work. Scaling a business on the other hand, is really hard work. Statistics show that only 3 out of 10 startups are in business after five years. Why is it so few that survive their own business model, and what does it really take to scale a business? Many startups would agree that the answer is capital. It would probably help solve many short term pains. Ho...
Mar 27, 2020

How to do home video conference the right way

Video conferencing can be a lot trickier than one would initially think. It's more than just sitting down in front of your screen and talking, it's all about the light, the audio, and the background setting. But don't fear! Below are 7 excellent tips on how to really get it right, so that your information reaches the audience in the right way. Stay focused, stay creative and stay curious - ...
Mar 15, 2020

How to work efficient from home?

How to work efficient from home? In times when working from home is the new normal, what measures should we do to make sure efficiency runs as normal? Even when the dining room table makes the new office? Here are five simple, yet effective advice to get there! 1. Create a schedule When the distance you walk from breakfast to work desk is below five meters, it is easy to get out o...
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