Startup stories with Marie Louise Sunde and Karl Munthe-Kaas

Oslo / Oslo House of Innovation, Christian Krohgs gate 1, 7th floor
Norway 28 May 2019
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Did you know that just in Q1 2019 a total of 19.000 new companies were established in Norway? This is an 11% raise from last year and a clear shift which also attracts curiosity from major investors.

Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week, and most of them leave their stable, well-paying jobs to follow their entrepreneurial dream. What drives them? How do some of them take the decision to make the corporate-startup switch? And most importantly, how do they deal with success and failure?

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get inspired to begin your own entrepreneurial journey!

In May Startup Grind Oslo and Antler are co-hosting two amazing founders:

Karl Munthe-Kaas is co-founder and CEO for Kolonial.no, Norway´s largest online grocery store. The company was founded in 2013 by 10 entrepreneurs with the goal of building the world´s most effective online retail system.

Now Kolonial.no is the fastest growing company in its category in the Nordics, has already raised over $70 million, and is among the highest valued startups in Norway. Karl is also co-founder and Chairman of Nabobil.no.

Former management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and business developer at Schibsted Media Group. He has been awarded the Entrepreneur of the year by Nordic Business Forum and is Advisory board member in Antler.


Marie Louise Sunde is a surgeon and has a medical PhD from UiO. In 2015, Marie co-founded the organization #HunSpanderer / #ShesGotThis, addressing unconscious gender bias through social media campaigns.

As a result, Marie has spoken at the UN and was invited to Michele Obama´s United State of Women Conference in the White House. ShesGotThis has been launched internationally in a number of countries.

Last year, Marie co-founded EqualityCheck, the world’s first crowdsourced platform of anonymous employee reviews regarding equality in companies. Marie is also the co-author of the recently published best selling book "Hvem spanderer" addressing unconscious gender stereotypes. As May is #SGWomen month, Marie’s story is an inspiration to us all!

Join us for an evening full of inspiring founder stories at the brand new offices of OHOI!

Find more details startupgrind.com

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