The year of European Green Capital is an opportunity to bring the corporate players closer to green solutions and discuss the role of HUBS & startups in Oslo’s business ecosystem. Let’s start with Antler, a startup generator and early-stage VC that turns the world’s top talent into great founders of great companies. For EGC program, they chose to commit with the fourth Industry Challenge: reducing the plastic waste. Don’t know what are the Industry Challenges? Check them out here !
Funding from day one
Antler supports founders in building fast-growing businesses they will own and run. “We select the most passionate, aspiring entrepreneurs, help them find the right co-founders and connect them to a global mentor network”, explained Antler’s Director Anne Tutar. The leader explained that the main focus of the company is helping talented individuals become entrepreneurs.
“You don’t need a team or even a business idea to join our program, as long as you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. We will help with the rest!”, Anne Tutar
Who should apply for your program?
We are looking for people who will run to the ends of the world to achieve their goals. Resilience and ability to fail, learn and bounce back is a key determinant of success. Problem-solving skills, meaning those who have a unique and very creative way to approach the problems they see around them. We look for individuals with a clear spike or deep expertise in their fields of work, be it in research or in a specific industry.
What kind of companies are located at your community?
Innovative and disruptive technology companies.
How do you help build companies?
We build companies by helping talented individuals come together and form strong co-founding teams. We provide funding from day one, and invest early in the teams and ideas we believe in. Through our 5-month program you’ll not only meet your next cofounder, but also go through an educational program teaching you all the do’s and dont’s of a startup. We will connect you around the world through our powerful global network consisting of investors, successful entrepreneurs, industry leaders and business managers.
Why should startups choose Oslo?
Not only is Oslo the European Green Capital 2019, it’s a city filled with early technology adopters which is the perfect market for testing new innovations. Oslo has a high skilled workforce, and easy access to funding capital.
About Green Stories: Oslo Business Region is leading the business program during Oslo European Green Capital (EGC). The European Commission awarded Oslo the prestigious European Green Capital title for 2019. Being the European Green Capital in 2019 is a great recognition and an opportunity to showcase Oslo as a truly Green City linked to innovation, both in the international context and to Oslo’s population. In 2019 we will invite the world to Oslo – to share and to learn. Read more about EGC here and about the Industry Challenges here.