What will tomorrow's construction companies look like? Will they operate as usual building, selling and maintaining houses, or will they offer additional services to the people living there?
Our partnership with Bate started with a corporate Hackathon to help build a culture of innovation and think outside the box. One of the ideas was then - using the Innovation Sprint methodology - spun out into a separate startup called Fiksa offering everyday help and services to people. Acceler8. has taken both strategic and management-for-hire roles. The project is ongoing.
When global investment company Horizons Ventures decided to host their annual TechCracker in Norway, Acceler8. organized a three day summit connecting the leading startups and scale-ups of Norway with leading investors. Acceler8. sourced 65 companies Horizons met with privately, and selected 40 companies presenting to a full room of national and international investors. BKK, Innovation Norway, Bergen Kommune and Argentum where co-organizers. Companies presenting have already raised over 100M in capital since the summit. We plan for Acceler8. Game Changers to be an annual event.
We need to bring thought leaders together - cross sectors, ages and geographies. Only then can we work holistically to solve the biggest challenges of our time.
This was the core idea when building the FutureTalks community of 100 hand picked people ranging from C-level executives in some of the largest tech companies in the world, to Hollywood producers, to philosophers and scientists, to entrepreneurs, to grassroot activists, to students, to investors, to politicians, to royalty and more.
Coreall is a Norwegian scale-up that's developing game changing core drilling technology for the E&P industry. Acceler8. has delivered management for hire since 2014 in the role of program director leading IPR, international sales and more.
This one-day event hosted 74 speakers across three stages of the future of everything from happiness, to materials, to technology, to design, to education, to arts, to news, and more. World-leading experts in all fields presented during this incredible event. All talks are available online.
Acceler8. was engaged by Monshaat to support their efforts in setting up new initiatives and programs to promote the culture and spirit of entrepreneurship, with a core focus on female entrepreneurship. Silje Vallestad worked with Monshaat on-site in Saudi Arabia, meeting with different agencies, startups, universities, and governors, and also organized and hosted a learning trip to Norway to meet with government agencies, startups, investors, incubators, and corporates to learn from best practices and Norway's experience building a thriving innovation nation.
Silje Vallestad was invited to Facebook Europe's high profile event Grow as a keynote speaker to talk about FutureTalks and how to inspire, engage and connect people.
Acceler8. speaks on topics such as robots and digitalization, building corporate cultures of innovation, the future of jobs, sprint methology and more. Keynotes have been delivered for a number of clients, including; Stanford University, HR Norge, Visma, Stanley and DNB. Through our high level network we can help you secure inspirational and globally recognized speakers on most topics. Just get in touch!