JUNE 5,  2018

Norway Summit builds bridges between Norway and international innovation eco-systems, connecting in particular, Norway and Silicon Valley. Drive and innovation is created at the Norway Summit conference each year and you are invited to be part of it!

Norway Summit attendees are top Norwegian and international business owners, venture capitalists, politicians, intellectuals and entrepreneurs.

Previous Keynote speakers include: Yuri Milner, Wesley Chan, Aaron Gerschenberg, Falon Donohue and Garry Kasparov.

Norway Summit is an extension of the world’s most innovative chess event; Norway Chess. Norway Summit capitalizes on the unique network of Norway Chess to create an international arena focused on knowledge sharing and disruptive thinking.

Program 2017

Leading into the unknown

Conference opening

Ole Dokka


By host Siri Lill Mannes

Yuri Milner

Yuri Milner, Founder, DST Global,
Value Creation and the Future of Internet with Q & A

Theme 1: Building Global Innovation Ecosystems

Global Innovation Investing

Aaron Gershenberg , Founder, Silicon Valley Bank Capital, USA

The Israel Story – Moving from Startup to Scale-up

Daniel Cohen, General partner, Carmel Ventures, Israel

Round Table Discussion and Panel debate: The International Perspectives

Falon Donohue, CEO, VentureOhio, USA
Stephen Lowery, Managing Director, Global Markets - Silicon Valley Bank UK
Stuart Richardson, Adventure Capital, Australia

Extended Panel debate: The Nordic perspectives

Miranda Li, Portfolio manager, KLP Kapitalforvaltning AS, Norway
Mette Skjold Rotboll, Founder, Vigil Wealth Management AG, Switzerland
Kari Olrud Moen, Group executive vice president Group Projects, DNB

Theme 2: Futurology

Exponential Innovation and What Comes Next

Travis Hedge, Senior Associate, Silicon Valley Bank

Fireside chat

Ken Loveless, Founder and Managing Director, Founders Circle Capital, USA