NTNU Student Investor Day

By Erik Klevar

Engage and NTNU School of Entrepreneurship announces this year’s event the 24th of August.

UPDATE: Because of a corona outbreak in Trondheim the date has been changed to the 24th of August, and 7/10 startups have been selected. There is room for three more startups for the event, which will feature known investors from the Trondheim region and Norway.

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with the NTNU School of Entrepreneurship (NSE) and Sparebank1 SMN to host this years NTNU Student Investor Day! The Investor Day has been an event primarily for NSE-students and visiting investors from the Trondheim region, and this year we will also invite all student startups at NTNU to pitch for a select group of investors, and give them opportunity to win 150.000 kr! Apply within 17.06 23:59.

One lucky winner will also be invited to join Stage Two, the first pan-European competition for the best startups spinning out of leading European universities.

NTNU Student Investor Day

When and where?
The Mine, Sem Sælands vei 1, 7034 Trondheim

Student run startups from NTNU
Leading investors in the Trondheim region

Startup pitches
Speed dating with investors

The 24th of August we will invite 10 pre-selected startup teams from NTNU who will be invited to pitch in front of an audience consisting of leading investors and others in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Trondheim region. The event itself will be located at NTNUs new Innovation Hub, The Mine.

Participating startups will be able to network with investors in a speed dating format where founders and investors are to discuss the startups in detail before we award the best startups in three different categories. The most sustainable start-up will get an award, the best business plan will get an award and the best business concept will recieve the last award.


Best business concept
Best business plan
Sustainability award

150.000 kr
Participation at Stage Two in Berlin, october 29th with expenses paid


How do I apply?

To apply send the required material to stian.bongard@ntnu.no within 17th of June, 23:59. The majority of your team is required to be a registered student (bachelor, master, PhD) at NTNU.

The deliverable should be maximum 10 pages, not including necessary attachments, and needs to be in Norwegian or English. Your business plan could (and should) include the following elements at the minimum:

Executive summary
A summary of your plan

Business idea
What is your concept, product or service?
What makes it unique, is it scalable, is it doable, is it new?

Who is behind the idea and what sort of experience do you have?

Market analysis and plan
Who is your customer, user and what need do you fulfill? How big is the market, who are the players in it and how do you reach it?

Business model and value chain analysis

What does your business model look like and how do you organise your value chain?

Action plan
How are you going to move forward? You can use a Gantt chart to elaborate and comment

Profitability assessment
How profitable is your business in the next five years, and how much return on investment will an investor get? How much capital and liquidity do you need do reach your targets?

Risk assessment

What risks does your business have, and how do you deal with those?

Guidelines for your deliverable

About Stage Two

Stage Two 2021 will be hosted at Technische Universität Berlin the 29th of October. Stage Two gathers early stage startups pre-selected by university-affiliated entrepreneurship centers during university rounds. The best two startups of each university will pitch live at Stage Two in front of European top investors & industry leaders.


  • 25+ top universities, 25+ VCs and industry leaders
  •  Best 50+ early stage startups from 15+ European countries
  • 29.10, Berlin 
  • Website: stagetwo.io

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