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Technoport: This Innovation Conference Uses the Power of "the Crowd" to Meet Global Challenges

TRONDHEIM, Norway, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

A traditional conference meets an exciting new concept in the Norwegian technology capital next week. 

Technoport, the first Norwegian innovation conference to host a real-time crowdfunding event for startups, gives stage to bidding entrepreneurs in Trondheim, Norway on April 25-30.

Jonas Kjellberg (Sweden) who helped build up Skype, editor David Rowan (UK) from Wired UK, Johan H. Andresen (Norway) from Ferd, Liz Wald (US) from crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, and Lauren Anderson (AUS) from Collaborative Consumption are among the speakers who gathers for Technoport in Trondheim. Find the full list of speakers here.

"The city of Trondheim has fostered exciting semiconductor and search technology from its world-class research facilities. Now it looks to the future by involving the crowd throughout an innovation conference, culminating in Norway's first ever live equity crowdfunding show", says Technoport CEO Gøril Forbord.

"We are experimenting with a new conference concept. We will transform the University's Great Hall into a market where participants can invest in startup companies. We've invited companies the likes of Ericsson to present their future challenges and participants will attempt to resolve them. We call this Share the Problem", says Forbord.

A live webcast will be available on the Technoport website at http://technoport.no/

Live Equity Experiment

For the first time in Norway selected startups will attempt to fund themselves directly at a live event. All companies pitch to the public who can buy as many shares in their favourites as their bank account allows.

"We've compiled a handful of exciting companies that try to sell shares in their company to ordinary people, just like you and me", says Forbord.

Read more about the event and startups here

A problem shared 

The second new concept is based on an unwavering belief in our participants' skills and brainpower. Technoport has invited companies to present industry problems and challenges and ask for the help of conference participants to solve.

"Problem owners Ericsson, OMC, A-Aqua and Transnova all wished to participate to reap the knowledge and experience of Technoport attendees", says Forbord.

Read more on Share the Problem here.

About Technoport 2014 

Technoport is an annual international conference in Trondheim where investors, researchers, entrepreneurs, business leaders and students meet to share new ideas and innovate. The conference is organized by Technoport, an organization working to promote the importance of technology and innovation as key enablers to tackle global challenges. Register here

The conference takes is Apr. 28-30, 2014 at Gløshaughen, Trondheim. Address: http://2014.technoport.no/venues/ 


Gøril Forbord
CEO, Technoport
[email protected]  


Live webcast: http://technoport.no/

Pictures from previous Technoport events: http:[email protected]/

SOURCE Technoport.no

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