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MusicTech Afternoon at Oslo Innovation Week

(Ardna) SALT
September 29, 2017
13:30 - 19:00
Time zone: Stockholm, GMT+02:00

MusicTech Afternoon at OiW (presented by NORDICMusicTech)

Finish off Oslo Innovation Week with an afternoon exploring the exciting intersection of music x tech together with forward-thinking professionals and enthusiasts from the fields of music, entrepreneurship and technology.
Expect a day filled with energizing discussions around solutions to existing industry challenges and ideas on how to best build tomorrow's business. 

(Event is free but due to limited space tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)

Location: Ardna (SALT) right by Havnelageret. 


13:30 – 13:45

Coffee & registration

13:45 - 14:00
Welcome & introduction by Oslo Innovation Week and NORDICmusictech

14:00 – 14:20
WiMP’s Entrepreneurial Journey
Per Einar Dybvik (Partner, Start-up Lab / co-founder, WiMP)

Per Einar will talk about the formative years of WiMP (now Tidal) and share his unique perspective of the Norwegian Spotify challenger. How did two companies that started out with roughly same ambition take so widely different paths? Should we be proud of what was accomplished or frustrated that the global potential was never fully realised? How was their vision different? The team, tech and the eco-system surrounding them? How did they access capital and approach scaling? And more importantly, what can we learn from their entrepreneurial journey? 

Keynote interview. In conversation with Jørn Haanes (Startup Director, Oslo Business Region)

14:20 – 14:50
Show Me the Money: Fireside chat exploring the do’s & don'ts of fundraising for music/tech companies
Jose Zurstrassen (Chairman, LeanSquare) in conversation with Vincent Favrat (CEO of music/tech company Musimap & Co-founder of Just Temptation).

Leansquare is a VC specialized in music/tech. As the chairman, Jose he has invested in several dozens of companies (many with successful exits). Leansquare also organizes the Wallifornia MusicTech conference in Liège, Belgium. Jose has a longstanding background as a serial entrepreneur (Belgium’s first leading ISP, Keytrade an online broker, MyMicroInvest Belgian leader in equity crowdfunding and more) who started coding at 11 and selling his software at age 13. He managed TedX Belgium for 6 years.

Vincent Favrat has a background in the music industry (Montreux Jazz Festival, Swiss Musicians Union, Stadeboth and more) but has lately been working with tech start-ups in the creative industries. Through his years he has both invested and been invested in. He is currently the CEO of Belgian music cognitive technologies company Musimap, Co-founder of Just Temptation (leader in film music investment in continental Europe), Investor and head of the strategic board of the smart digital multi-effect processor company MOD Devices and advisor for Qwest TV (SVOD streaming service of Quincy Jones & Reza Ackabaraly).

(10min break)

15:00 – 15:30
Meet the Founders: Presentations of Norwegian music/tech start-ups

Yrjan Tangenes (Founder and CTO, Oiid), Dag Langfoss-Håland ( Founder / CEO, Vibble, Tor Langballe ( CTO, CapsuleFM)

Oiid is a premium music platform that allows fans to step inside their favourite songs in interactive ways. 

With vibble, you can turn your favourite playlists into creative mixes, just by swiping a finger. Dive into the various transitions in vibble by grabbing the vibble multi-fader. 

CapsuleFM,  turn your phone into an interactive, personalised radio show. It’s your life as you’ve never heard it before.

15:30 – 16:15
Problems Worth Solving
Key players from the field (entrepreneurs, digital consultants to music business professionals and rightsholders) present 1x BIG problem they think we as an industry ought to solve.

Aleksander Torstensen (Management Consultant, PwC), Sigri Sevaldsen (Managing Director & Partner, 657) Mathias Rygh (Founder/CEO, Rygh Media), Awsa Bergstrøm (Singer/Songwriter), Maria Amelie (Writer, Entrepreneur, Speaker) . Moderated by Jørn Haanes (Startup Director, Oslo Business Region).

16:30 – 17:00
How Build an Eco-System?
Panel discussion on how to best support a Norwegian music/tech eco-system

Grace McCallum (Founder/Director of Media & Events, STHLM Music City), Sasu Paakkunainen (Co-founder, Slush Music), Dag Langfoss-Håland (Founder / CEO, Vibble), Tor Grønsund  (Researcher, Iserv Computing / Assistant Professor, UiO / Adjunct Assistant Professor, UiO), Alexander Refsum Jensenius (Associate Professor in Music Technology, University of Oslo)Moderated by: Jonas Vebner (Head of Central European Office, Music Norway).

17:00 – 17:15
How To Hack Slush?
Valuable insider-tips on how to best work Slush / Slush Music.

Jessica Blechingberg (Head of Nordic Operations, Slush), Sasu Paakkunainen (Co-founder, Slush Music)

17:15 – 19:00 --)
MusicTech After-Work 

DJ Einar Idsøe Eidsvåg, drinks & conversation. Sponsored by PwC Norway, Slush & NordicMusicTech.

[16:00 - 03:00]
the Big O: 
A taster of some of Oslo’s greatest works of art and live performances (Joachim Trier's recent film Thelma, Musician and multi-media artist Yassin 'Narcy' Alsalman,  Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen's The Last Testament, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/The Stardust Quartet and much more. Note: Your ticket will be allocated at the After-Work event. 

About NORDICMusicTech:
The NORDICMusicTech initiative was established to support and amplify the Nordic music/tech eco-system. Our aim is to network, educate and showcase Nordic music/tech startups with industry professionals, investors, and music creators – and create a Nordic portfolio of the most interesting startups. The initiative was launched 4 September at STHLM Techfest by STHLM Music City, Music Norway and Slush Music.

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