The entrepreneurial environment in Norway has had a positive development in recent years, and Crown Prince Haakon met 15 of those who have been on this journey.
After everyone had been introduced, the Crown Prince invited four of the participants to tell a little more from four different angles, from start-ups to established companies and from investors to accelerators who work for the companies to succeed.
Karl Munthe-Kaas is the founder of the Norwegian food distribution company Oda and spoke to the Crown Prince on what it was like to go from a small start-up company in 2013 and grow. Three others also spoke earlier this week. These were Anne Solhaug Tutar, a partner in the investment company Antler, Teodor Bjerrang, investor and partner in SNØ Ventures, and Ingrid Dynna, founder of Norwegian Mycelium, which will create sustainable products such as alternatives to meat.
During the visit, the Crown Prince said, among other things: “It is nice to do this on the first working day after full reopening of Norway. This is a room for overview and visions, and it is nice to get this update from you today.”
There was a good discussion about how Norway can attract more international investment opportunities and create reasonable minds. Oslo Innovation Week is held this year between 27 and 30 September. There are more than 80 different events for the Norwegian innovation and entrepreneurship community, international investors, and experts during these days. The purpose of the week is to contribute to more successful entrepreneurial companies and promote Norwegian innovation. The topics covered this year include solutions to climate challenges, entrepreneurship and the Nordic model.
Crown Prince Haakon has always been very interested in entrepreneurship. The Norwegian Crown Prince has devoted much of his time in recent years to shedding light on smaller Norwegian companies and highlighting these in Norway and abroad. The Crown Prince has previously stated that there is a lot of potential in Norwegian ideas. He wants to do everything he can to strengthen the Norwegian business community and bring new and innovative ideas forward, which can be good for the entire world.