Acceler8. Game Changer Investor Summit is around the corner. We are incredibly happy and proud to present over 70 incredible companies at the event. The Electorate selected 40 companies that all will present on stage on October 23rd and have meetings with investors. Horizons Ventures selected 61 companies that they want to meet privately. The overlap is 26 companies that have been selected by both!
This first summit of its kind in Norway, and we hope to make it an annual event to connect the game changers of Norway with leading national and international investors. A highly curated space that is super attractive for those seeking the next big companies.
In an attempt to make it a little easier for all to plan for the summit (and to help us avoid becoming a travel agency) - here is all the information you need:
OCTOBER 22ND: OPENING NIGHT
This afternoon/evening will kick off the summit. The City of Bergen and the Mayor invites you to the historic King Håkons Hall for a reception with drinks, food and great mingling. After the reception we all head to Radisson Blu Hotel (very close by) for the First Tuesday event.
Plan to be in the city center of Bergen by 5 PM
Dress code = business casual
OCTOBER 23RD: INVESTOR SUMMIT
This is the day when the 40 companies selected by The Electorate presents from stage and meets with investors. It will be an intense day starting at 9 AM and running til late. The program is as follows:
9 AM - 5 PM:
Four 2-hour segments of 10 companies. First one hour where the companies present from stage, and then one hour where each company will get a private meeting room where they can welcome the investors for conversations, further presentations/demos and Q&A.
Simultaneously the demo floor will also be up, and we will have a support desk / concierge service to help connect companies and investors looking for each other.
Drinks, food and mingling. BKK Spring and Argentum invites everyone to a private party in the Media Lab.
8 PM - late
More drinks and mingling for those who want at a cool bar in town (more info soon).
OCTOBER 24TH: HORIZONS PRIVATE MEETINGS & CONFERENCE
Today Horizons will have private meetings with the 61 companies they selected. The meetings take place between 10 AM and 3 PM.
The conference where the founders of leading Horizons Ventures portfolio companies speak in addition to interesting panels and talks on venture and opportunities in Norway also takes place this day.
The demo floor is also open throughout the event, and we have meeting rooms available for those who want to schedule private meetings.
The program is finished at 4 PM, so feel free to book flights, trains or whatever you choose to leave any time after that.
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS IN SHORT
Arrive on Oct 22nd by 5 PM (in city center)
Suggested hotels: Bergen Børs, Hotell Ørnen, Hotell Norge (but all hotels in city center will work well)
Depart after 4 PM on October 24th