- Norwegian fintech from zero to hero in 4 years

News   •   Jun 20, 2016 07:04 GMT

When a small, dedicated group of fintech advocates organised a fintech meetup in Oslo three years ago, four(!) people showed up, which is actually the same, and exceptionally low, number of investments made in Norwegian fintech startups over the last two years. Could Oslo Fintech Week, happening last week, change all of this to better for Norway?


Future Library handover ceremony in Oslo with author David Mithchell live on Facebook

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2016 13:22 GMT

​The multi-award winning British novelist David Mitchell will hand over his text for the public art work Future Library at a forest ceremony in Oslo on Saturday the 28th of May 2016. The ceremony will go live on at 11 am to 11.30 CET.


Oslo wins “Place Brand of the Year”

News   •   Nov 16, 2015 13:51 GMT

At an award ceremony in London Thursday night, Oslo won “Place Brand of the Year”. Oslo was up against Great Britain, Eindhoven, Liverpool and Sweden.


Minister of Finance and Minister of Trade and Industry kicks off the Oslo Innovation Week by launching a new plan for entrepreneurship

News   •   Oct 12, 2015 14:10 GMT


Oslo Innovation Award 2015: Gelato Group

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2015 13:15 GMT

Gelato Group is the winner of Oslo Innovation Award 2015. The Prize was presented during the Official Opening of Oslo Innovation Week at the Norwegian Opera and Ballet this afternoon.


Is Norway’s first Unicorn impatiently waiting to enter the scene during Oslo innovation Week?

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2015 07:56 GMT


Get inside Opera, Statoil, Snøhetta, OSL and at Oslo Innovation Week

News   •   Oct 05, 2015 12:06 GMT


CEO of Innovation Norway asks entrepreneurs to dare to fail

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2015 14:00 GMT

The key message of Anita Krohn Traaseth, the CEO of Innovation Norway, to the 300 plus entrepreneurs and innovators joining StartUp Day Think Big, Think Global was not to be mistaken: - You must dare to make mistakes. You must dare to think big. There are many startups in Norway that holds a lot great competence and knowledge, and now is the time to go global with your business idea.


StartUp Day 24 Sept: Go global or die

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2015 09:03 GMT

Norwegian entrepreneurs need access to global markets, and we need a startup ecosystem that goes beyond borders. We have yet to see the first Norwegian Unicorn, and we need to leave our modesty at home. If your idea is not big enough for the world, it's too small for Norway! This StartupDay is packed with talks, workshops and speed dates, by Oslo Business Region, Innovation Norway and BI.

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About Oslo Business Region

Working to raise the number of startups with international potential, combining startup support services with international profiling and regional business development.

Oslo is Europe’s fastest-growing capital, and is the key to a more robust, diversified and sustainable future economy for Norway. We don´t know yet what kind of industries will define us – but we do know that innovation and entrepreneurship is the answer. With the rapid resurgence of incubators, accelerator programs, funding mechanisms, education programs, and not at least local successful startup role models growing internationally – the time for Oslo to become an internationally leading startup hub – is now!

Oslo Business Region´s ambition is to be a driving force for this development, and we are constantly working to raise the number of startups with international potential. To make this happen, we have four focus areas:





Oslo Business Region is a limited company owned by the city of Oslo.