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Pira Thiru is a seasoned business developer that has scaled various startups in Norway. He was a part of the team that led the expansion of Voi to Norway and was responsible for managing their entire operations for over a year before he went on to lead the expansion of Hedvig Insurance to Norway. Pira is born and raised in Oslo, but has Sri Lankan/Tamil roots. He’s committed to the cause, and is eager to help minorities and migrants crack the code for how to get their business up and running in Norway.
Sonja holds a bachelor's degree in International Culture and Business Studies. She wrote her bachelor's thesis at the University of Passau about the impact of Gender in Migrant Entrepreneurship. Sonja has a great passion for the exchange between different cultures. She is committed to shape a more diverse startup ecosystem.
Yes! You do not need any prior knowledge, just interest and desire to start a business.
No. You can join the idea of someone else and work together through the weekend. But if you suddenly get an idea, then feel free to share it. Maybe someone else will join your team and develop it further!
It is not allowed to take each other’s ideas, and we clearly state that. The collection must be open and safe. Besides, most ideas need to be further developed before they can become really good.
No, everyone with a multicultural background is welcome. We are concerned with diversity in experience, background, age and beyond.
We expect participants to be with us along the three days so that you get the most out of the weekend. If you can not then you should give your place to someone else.
Bring a laptop and a notebook. Together with your team, you create pitch decks in the Canva program.
We usually send out emails several times before the preschool. Check the spam inbox – they might end up there. If not, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org