Engage talk is a concept on Facebook that Engage is trying out. The concept is a digital series in the field of entrepreneurship where we highlight current topics that can be useful for professionals, experts and businesses. The goal is to connect these different actors.
Engage talks is held in norwegian, but have recap in english.
Engage Talk 11: ADHD
The theme for the first talk this year was; “Entrepreneurship and ADHD”. The guests in the talk was co-founder Silje Urke Antonsen from Køyr, psychiatrist Espen Anker with specialization in ADHD and our PHD student Cecilie Haukland from Engage. Maiken Nilsen Stensaker was the moderator. They talked about the link from entrepreneurship to ADHD and how people with ADHD have a positive impact on becoming an entrepreneur.
The talk was held on the 18th of February.
Engage Talk 10: Investment
The theme for the tenth talk was investment; “Entrepreneurs and capital – how to apply for investor funds?”. The entrepreneur Cathrine Ro Heuch (business developer of Nordic Brain Tech) and investor Magne Uppman (co-founder of SNÖ Ventures) were the guests of the talk, together with Professor Roger Sørheim at NTNU. Eirik Medbø was the moderator. They talked about when an entrepreneur should apply for investor funds and the importance of looking for investors with the same needs.
The talk was held on the 17th of December.
Engage Talk 9: Prototyping
The theme for the ninth talk was prototyping; “Prototyping – an important learning process”. The entrepreneurs Jeanette Grønnslett (founder of Anue) and Anne Lise Øiesvold (co-founder of Føn Designlab) were the guests of the talk, together with Associate Professor Heikki Sjöman at NTNU. Eirik Medbø was the moderator. They talked about prototyping as a tool and why it is important to start prototyping early in an entrepreneurial process so that the entrepreneur can iterate along the way.
The talk was held on the 19th of November.
Engage Talk 8: Ecosystem
The theme for the eighth talk was ecosystem; “Ecosystem for innovation and entrepreneurship”. This was a special edition live talk located in Stormen in Bodø, in connection with the GNIST Entrepreneurship week organized by Kunnskapsparken. A total of eight people from the region participated in the Engage Talk. They talked about how actors in the region can interact to increase the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The talk was held on the 22nd of October.
Engage Talk 7: Creativity
The theme for the seventh talk was creativity; “Entrepreneurial mindset and the role of creativity”.
The entrepreneurs Kim Daniel Arthur (founder of Ekte) and Håvard Sandaa Karlsen (co-founder of by north) were the guests of the talk, together with Associate Professor Elli Verhulst at NTNU. Maiken Nilsen Stensaker was the moderator. They talked about that everyone have the potential to be creative and that creativity is important when you are an entrepreneur to overcome challenges.
The talk was held on the 24th of September, you can read the recap here
Engage Talk 6: Gender
The theme for the sixth talk was gender; “Entrepreneurship and gender – does it matter?” Professor Gry Alsos, former entrepreneur Anita Skog (founder of Balansen) from Innovation Norway and entrepreneur Lisbeth Bjerva (co-founder of North Wine & Spirits) were the guests of the talk. Maiken Nilsen Stensaker was the moderator. They talked about why it is fewer women than men that start their own businesses in Norway and what the society can do to make a change. The talk was held on the 11th of June, you can read a recap here
Engage Talk 5: Student entrepreneurship
The theme for the fifth talk was student entrepreneurship; “Business idea – the study time as a springboard”. Student leader of Spark* NTNU Rasmus Thunem, entrepreneur Siw-Cathrine Braa (co-founder of Combine) and entrepreneur Michal Meyer Nilssen (founder of Norskin) were the guests of the talk. Maiken Nilsen Stensaker was the moderator. They talked about the benefits and opportunities of becoming an entrepreneur as a student.
The talk was held on the 4th of June, you can read the recap here
Engage Talk 4: Team
The theme for the fourth talk was team; “virtual team – how can we succeed?” The entrepreneur Stina Skånhoff (one of the founders of Seacirc) together with doctoral students Maiken Spjelkevik and Sigrid Brandshaug from NTNU were the guests of the talk. Mette Mari Johnsen was the moderator. They talked about what characterizes a startup team, and how you can succeed in a virtual team – that is highly relevant these days because of the corona epidemic. The talk was held on the 14th of May, you can read a recap here
Engage Talk 3: Health
The theme for the third talk was health; “vital innovation”. Health entrepreneur and nurse Vårin Vaskinn (one of the founders of Vilje Bionics) together with the doctoral students Gunn-Berit Neergård and Alexandra Bieliei at NTNU were the guests of the talk. The moderator was Eirik Medbø. They talked about what innovation in healthcare is and discussed why it is so important.
The talk was held on the 30th of April.
Engage Talk 2: Culture
The theme for the second talk was culture; “shock digitalizing in the cultural industry”. Songwriter Caroline Ailin and standup comedian Kevin Kildal were the guests of the talk and discussed the topic with moderator Ben Toscher. They talked about how the corona epidemic has affected their work life and culture in general – and how culture can exist “online”. The talk was held on the 16th of April.
Engage Talk 1: Uncertainty
The first talk was held on the 2nd of April on our Facebook page, and the theme for the talk was uncertainty; “how do entrepreneurs handle a world that is turned upside down?” The entrepreneurs Mariell Israelsen (the founder of No14) and Marie Jacobsen Lauvås (the founder of Capeesh) were the guests of the talk, together with professor Gry Agnete Alsos at Nord University. Dag Håkon Haneberg was the moderator. They discussed how uncertainty can become an opportunity and how you can facilitate to find these opportunities and take advantage of them. You can read a recap here