Matt Smith and Yrja Oftedahl hosting the winning ceremony on 29 March

A strong collaboration between the business community and the City of Oslo made it possible to organize a nationwide Hack the Crisis Norway which resulted in 219 ideas developed to solve the challenges brought by the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19).

The hackathon was initiated by the City of Oslo and Oslo Business Region in collaboration with Code11 and Emergence School of Leadership, and involved several committed companies, organizations and individuals, from ICT Norway, NordicEdge, Guaana, Garage48, Cisco, Smartbyene, Junction, DOGA, Skift, Macsimum, ImpactStartUp, Oiiku, Brainify and Startup Norway.

In total, 700 online participants from Norway and abroad formed 336 teams helped…


Last updated 18 March 2020, 14:06

The Coronavirus disease 2019 is a major challenge for the world. Oslo Business Region is working to understand the problems faced by local businesses as a result of the pandemic. On Monday March 16th, we asked the startup community in Norway to fill out a short questionnaire in order to understand the challenges they face and shape our immediate response.

In less than 24 hours, we gathered 143 responses.

These are our findings:

First, we asked the respondents to best described their company based on these parameters:


Last updated 21 April 2020, 16:24

Hey there! We have moved this information over to our own website. Pease visit www.oslobusinessregion.no for further updates. Best regards from the Oslo Business Region team

In collaboration with ICT Norway, MESH Norway and Katapult, Oslo Business Region has gathered links from sources that could be or become useful for Norwegian startups and growth companies during and after the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Disclaimer: This is not a guide book on what to do, nor a complete list of sources. We do not take any responsibility for the content listed below.

Do you have suggestions for other useful information or something that is not correct. Please, let us know.

We have grouped some of the articles however some of the…

Oslo Business Region

We support startups, growth companies and the Oslo startup ecosystem with networks, collaborations and insight. We also organize @osloiw

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store