NTNU Student Investor Day: 29. April 2022

By Scott A. Bekke

Once again we are proud to invite the top 12 student-driven startups from NTNU to meet a selection of Norways foremost early phase investors.

Together with Sparebank 1 SMN and 6AM Accelerator we are glad to be able to repeat last years success; the NTNU Student Investor Day! This year – however – it will be bigger, better, harder and even more fun!

Every student-driven startup from NTNU are invited to apply for the event according to the application critereas are listed below. Of the applicants, 12 startups are selected to attend the event where they will get to pitch their business idea and be a part of an intense speed-dating round with a selection of Norways foremost early phase investors.

When?

29. April 2022

12:30 – 14:00 Introductions and pitching
14:15 – 15:30 Speed dating
15:30 – 18:30 Prize ceremony, food and drinks

What?

5 minute pitching from startups
5 minute speed dates between startups and investors
Prize ceremony
Mingling, food and drinks

Where?

Gruva, Oppredningen, NTNU Gløshaugen
Sem Sælands vei 1, 7034 Trondheim

Who?

Student-driven startups from NTNU
Norwegian early phase investors.

Prizes?

Total of 150.000 NOK!
Participation in the Stage Two-competition in Berlin!
Participation in the 6AM Accelerator program!

NTNU Student Investor Day is intentionally set to the same date as “Tech, Hugs & Rock’n Roll”. We hope that as many as possible of you will join us continuing the evening there, celebrating the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Trondheim!

More info about Tech Hugs & Rock’n Roll can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/904124110515459

Why NTNU Student Investor Day?

The goal of NTNU Student Investor Day is to create an arena for student-driven startups at NTNU to meet investors, and vice versa.

In doing so, we aim to facilitate for the startups to learn more about what investors look for. Even more so, we want to aid the startups to start a dialogue with investors early on – hoping that it will be a stepping stone for them to raise the capital needed to build a sustainable business.

Read more about last years event here:

Student Investor Day 2021

Awards

There are three award categories:

  • Best business concept
  • Best business plan
  • Sustainability award

A total of 150.000 NOK will be awarded to the winners.

Additionally, one lucky winner will be awarded with participation at the Stage Two competition in Berlin, fall 2022.

Lastly, one of the winners will automatically be accepted into the 6AM Accelerator program (valued at 120.000 NOK!)

Read more about last years winner of best business concept,
Aviant’s, successfull trip to Stage Two here:


How to apply

Applications are sent as a simplified business plan where all elements listed below should be addressed. You choose yourself how the format and structure of the business plan are. The deliverable should be maximum 10 pages, and may be written in English or Norwegian.

Executive summary
A summary of your business plan

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

Team
Who is behind the idea and why are you fit to succeed?

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

Business model and value chain analysis

What does your business model look like, and where do you place yourself in the value chain?

Action plan
How do you plan to move forward?

Profitability assessment
How profitable is your business the next five years? How much capital and liquidity do you need to reach your goals, and how will you finance it?

Risk assessment

What risks does your business face, and how can you address them?

Applications are sent to henning.p.patricksson@ntnu.no within the 7th of
April 23:59.

About Stage Two

Stage Two 2021 will be hosted at Technische Universität Berlin fall 2022. 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.

Facts:

  • 25+ top universities, 25+ VCs and industry leaders
  •  Best 50+ early stage startups from 15+ European countries
  • Date: TBA (fall 2022), Berlin 
  • Website: stagetwo.io

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