Yesterday I was visiting my home country of Norway where I was honored to be invited to speak about exporting Nordic creative businesses and more specifically about how to do business in Germany at Hydrogenfabrikken in Fredrikstad based on my +8 years of doing business in the land of Volkswagen, Sauerkraut and Weizenbier.
People have been asking me what I’ve been up to in the last year and short answer is: I’ve been busy.
On the one hand busy supporting and nurturing the locals startup scene of Cologne grow and and teaching university students how to make their own mistakes instead of repeating my own mistakes when building a startup.
On the other hand, as a consequence of my experience with founding startups, working with corporations and teaching how to apply the scientific method to building startups at universities, I’ve been receiving a lot of questions from my old corporate contacts. They’ve been asking me what they can learn from startups and which methodologies and processes they can use in their organization to create more innovation. And the demand just kept on growing, so much so that I had to founded a new company to be able to serve the them.