FAQ

Seed Forum Global

General

What is Seed Forum Global?

Seed Forum Global is an event where innovation, funding and art is combined. It is the biggest event of its kind in Scandinavia. The event focuses on 111 pitches from born-global start-ups, networking, education, and art.

Who should attend Seed Forum Global?

Seed Forum Global invites participants from different categories such as entrepreneurs, investors, (Business Angels and other private investors, investment managers of seed funds and venture funds, corporate venture, family offices), Innovation Helpers (bankers, lawyers, patent bureaus, designers), innovation facilitators (incubators, accelerators and other innovation centres), media and other key-persons in the innovation system.

Where does Seed Forum Global take place?

Seed Forum Global takes place at The Oslo Opera House, Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1 N-0150 Oslo, Norway. The Opera site: www.operaen.no

When does Seed Forum Global take place?

The main event is 12th June 2018. Pitching entrepreneurs must take part in an obligatory pitch training the previous day in Oslo, venue TBA.

What is the weather like?

Spring is the best time of the year in Norway, mornings may be crisp, and the days normally don’t get to hot - although the Norwegians tend to dream of increasingly hotter days at this time of year after the long, dark and cold winter is finally over. If you want a more specific answer, please check out: www.yr.no/place/norway/oslo

The Opera House is at the waterfront, may I go for a swim?

Please don’t jump into the fjord from the Opera, but you may actually go swimming just around the corner: www.visitoslo.com


Apps

What apps do you have?

We have two apps, Seed Forum Matchmaking is the general Seed Forum App. Here you will find the program, get to know the participants and be able to book meetings and secure your speed dates with other participants. You can download it for Android here and for iPhone here.

Seed Forum AR is a brand new Seed Forum innovation helping to augment reality. Find a company logo (on a business card perhaps) and the app will show you the corresponding wow-pitch for the company. You can download it for Android here and for iPhone here.


Transportation

How do I get there?

The Oslo Opera House is easily accessible by public transportation. Busses, trams, subways and trains are all within walking distance. Public transport can be planned here: www.ruter.no

What about taxies?

All taxies can now be found and booked in one app: www.mival.no

What’s the nearest airport

The nearest airport is Oslo Airport Gardermoen, the airport express train takes 19 minutes from the airport to Oslo’s main railway station. Taxi, regular trains (NSB) and busses may also be used to access the airport, depending on your preference.

Where can I park my car?

Oslo has a number of private car parks, here is a map: www.visitoslo.com/transport


Accommodation

Where should I stay?

Here is Visit Oslo’s guide to accommodation in Oslo: www.visitoslo.com/accommodation


Tickets

Do I need a ticket?

Yes.

Can I buy my ticket at the door?

No, you need to buy your ticket beforehand. As tickets are limited we strongly recommend buying your ticket as soon as possible to secure your attendance here: www.seedforumgobal.com/register

Is there more than one ticket category?

Yes, to make the event leaner and more exciting for everyone we have created various ticket categories to fit your profile. See the options and buy your ticket here: www.seedforumgobal.com/register

What’s the ticket price?

Ticket prices depend on category and time of purchase, learn more about categories and prices here: www.seedforumgobal.com/register

How do I pay for tickets?

You may pay by credit card or we can send you an invoice.


Is there an industry focus in Seed Forum Global?

There is generally no industry focus in Seed Forum Global. Companies with disruptive and game changing technologies and business concepts are all welcome.


Which assistance can I get from Seed Forum?

Investors: Seed Forum provides an opportunity for investors to meet a qualified and trained investor ready deal-flow of companies pitching in Seed Forum. The aim of the process is to reduce the risk on investment in early stage companies by presenting investor ready companies.

Companies: Seed Forum are providing fundraising education and pitch trainings for born global companies which gives a great increase of competence in investor readiness. Seed Forum is also providing contact with investors in Seed Forum. Most companies are also experiencing a focus on access to new markets and born globalism through participating in international Seed Forums and B2B contacts form interacting with other companies.

Innovation Helpers: Seed Forum provides an opportunity for key-persons within the innovation system to assist companies to get access to investors and competence of investor readiness by nominating companies. The process also increases the general competence in the innovation system as many innovation helpers are coaches in pitch trainings.

Partners: Seed Forum provides an opportunity for marketing of services to a selected network of companies, investors, and nominators.

Seed Forum is a facilitator of the Seed forum process and does not provide any advice on investment nor marketing of investment proposals as we are not involved in brokerage or financial promotion. All leads from the Seed Forum Process must be followed up by the company it selves and Seed Forum will not be able to assist nor advice on further contact with investors or other participants after Seed Forum.