Oslo may seem remote and expensive, but the truth is, once you are there, you might never want to leave. In the Norwegian capital, you’ll experience a quality of life that many Europeans have lost, including its easy access to free education, multiple career possibilities within its young startup scene and the kind of safety nets only a highly functioning egalitarian society can afford.
Norway’s well educated population is pouring its knowledge, experience and money into its startup ecosystem. Investors, big name corporations and even the public sector, have opened their eyes – and wallets – to be a part of it.
To help you take that dive into Oslo’s entrepreneurial jungle, we’ve put together a list of 11 Oslo startups and their elevator pitches – all also featured in our Startup Guide Oslo book, should you want to read more about them. Just so you know, we selected the startups for the guide by sorting through nominations from the community, before a local advisory board helped us curate the final list of startups to be featured.
Ardoq is a visual documentation tool that bridges the knowledge gaps in your organization by connecting information about processes and the IT systems that support them.
No Isolation aims to help people out of loneliness and social isolation by giving everyone the opportunity to participate in social life. Its telepresence robot helps children suffering from long-term illness.
Huddly enables team video collaboration anywhere, enhancing the digital tools its customers are already familiar with. Its camera features high resolution optics and image processing with a 120-degree range; all that’s needed is a laptop computer and a Huddly camera.
Xeneta is the leading platform for intelligent benchmarking and rate data analysis for ocean freight rates. Shippers, freight forwarders and carriers get powerful and visually-pleasing real-time data and analytics needed to compare their shipping prices.
Spiff claims it is the world’s first savings app designed with women in mind, allowing users to set saving goals, share plans with friends and family or give savings as a gift. Spiff connects money to what it can accomplish and makes saving simple, social and fun.
Nabobil is a peer-to-peer car rental platform making it possible for private car owners to rent out their car to make some extra money, while giving people in need of a car access to cars in their neighborhood.
nLink is on a mission to disrupt the construction industry, by making the world’s first mobile drilling robot, designed to relieve construction workers from overhead work involved with measuring and drilling in concrete ceilings.
Konsus provides users 24/7 access to on-demand freelancers available via chat. Companies use it for business tasks, such as writing, design or research, where Konsus enables them to instantly assemble a team of talented freelancers based on skill and availability.
Medarbeiderne is a social enterprise working to decrease the amount of un-recycled garbage by providing a subscription for a monthly pickup of glass and metal waste from private households. At the same time, it employs former drug addicts to help them integrate back into society.
Socius is a social-powered content provider for publishers to increase engagement and loyalty on their digital properties. For any topic, it identifies great content from across the social web and packages them with native ads and article recommendations.
Unacast says it’s the world’s biggest sensor platform. By aggregating data from over 30 percent of the world’s sensors, it helps people easily build products and services on top of the physical world within advertising, analytics, bots and artificial intelligence.