The general public voted on a shortlist of nominees from across the Nordic region, and the following Trondheim-based people and companies picked up national awards:
The creators of multiplayer game FunRun, DirtyBit recently launched their latest release: DinoDash. The mobile game maker was launched by Erlend Borslid Haugsdal and Nicolaj Broby Petersen when they were at NTNU. Less than two years later, DirtyBit employ 8 people and are one of the most promising app developers in the country. In addition to picking up Best Startup in the Norwegian awards, the jury handed DirtyBit the “One to Watch” accolade.
NTNU’s Entreprenørskolen takes in some of Norway’s most promising talents and turns them into fully-fledged entrepreneurs in just two years. Their alumni list is impressive and the current crop includes fellow nominees DirtyBit and Feat.fm.
Yep, that’s me! A big thank you to Technoport for letting me loose on its Playground this past year, and to all the fantastic startups I’ve met along the way.
A jury selected from the national winners of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland, and although none of the Trondheim contingent won an overall prize (aside from DirtyBit’s One to Watch award), it was still a night to celebrate for Trondheim.
We must also mention the overall winner for best Service Provider was our Live Crowdfunding Experiment partners FundedByMe, and the winner of Best Startup Journalist was Greg Anderson from Arctic Startup, who joined us in Trondheim for Technoport 2014 last month.
The overall winners were: