Igniting the passion for corporate innovation

Is the only way a corporate can be innovative through collaborating with external startups, or can companies foster internal innovation? In 2016 Telenor Group decided to attempt the latter by launching Ignite Incubator, an internal intrapreneurship programme across 13 countries. The response was overwhelming, so much so that round #2 is currently ongoing.

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Why is Stockholm so hot for startups?

We hate to admit it, but Stockholm is way ahead of Oslo as a hotspot for startups. In a recent global ranking, Stockholm trailed just behind Silicon Valley as a “top startup ecosystem”. And a European survey ranked Stockholm as the second best capital for startups after London. The question is, what have the Swedes …

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Wanted: Asian startup ideas for 2017

Have you been thinking about founding a startup or have some good ideas for one? Take this survey to narrow them down and find out what kind of startup is right for you! Start the survey! (Picture credit: Bangkok Post)

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A problem worth solving

“As a startup, you need to ask yourself ´Is this a problem worth solving?´” says Christian Uribe, the head of Telenor Group´s frontrunner startup, Capture. The value proposition of Capture is straightforward: Customers get safe, easy, cross-device storage for their pictures and videos while Telenor gets higher data revenue per customer and decreased churn. Capture …

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Ignited! Five napkin ideas become startups in Telenor

Telenor Group today announced the results of its internal startup programme, Ignite Incubator. Following a three-month incubator bootcamp, five of the eight teams who submitted their “napkin ideas” will be taken forward as startups within Telenor. In April this year, Telenor Group President and CEO Sigve Brekke challenged the 36 000 global employees to come …

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A startup´s brave decision

The founders of TakeMeTour from Thailand took a brave decision two years into their startup: They changed the whole concept of their website in order to succeed. The startup duo Jinda-Apiraksa Amornched Taro and Noppon Anukunwithaya have recently won the Digital Winners Champion award by Telenor, they are 8 employees and plan to expand to another …

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Meet WowBox, a Telenor start-up

Telenor has several start-ups within our own organization, among them is WowBox. They launched in Bangladesh roughly one year ago. Since then, they have also launched in Pakistan, and currently boast around 2.5 million monthly users.  We had a chat with June Trondsen, a UX Designer in the WowBox team in Norway, about what their …

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Calling all startups in Bangladesh

Grameenphone, the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh, calls out to local startups to join their White-Board. Are you someone with an innovative brain? Are you cooking up an idea for a Digital startup, already bagged a prototype, or advanced a bit with a team of innovators? You should drop in to the White-Board. Now, though, …

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This is the Digital Winner of Asia

Today at the first regional Digital Winners Asia startup event by Telenor Group, it was Thailand’s TakeMeTour that took top honors after competing with seven other leading startups from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia. Following the winning pitch, the team will return to their home market with 100,000 Norwegian Kroner in initial expansion funds, …

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Digital Winners Asia: Inside the mind of a venture capitalist

On the second and final day of Digital Winners Asia in Yangon, the start-ups in attendance, all eager to grow and expand, sponged up the guidance given by the tried and test experts. Here’s a glimpse into the key messages of the day. Inside the mind of a venture capitalist First up was venture capitalist …

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The digital winners of Asia head to Yangon

Digital Winners Asia to help promising Asian startups expand into new markets. Telenor Group, on November 1-2, will launch Digital Winners Asia, its first-ever regional startup event, which blends the creativity, energy and expertise of nine of the region’s up-and-coming startups in a two-day platform designed to enable participants to achieve scale across markets. The …

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