Welcome to a four-day entrepreneurship program in collaboration with MIT and Bill Aulet
As part of an Entrepreneureal Consortium among six top universities in Norway the University of Agder has the pleasure of hosting the Summer School 2018. This is a unique opportunity to meet an award-winning educator, author and managing director who is changing the way entrepreneurship is understood, taught, and practiced around the world.
The summer school is an Entrepreneurship accelerator program to strengthen entrepreneurs and small companies’ expertise and scale-up potential. You will learn entrepreneurial skills and be equipped with a proven, systematic and rigorous approach to grow your business to new heights. The course will be taught by MIT.
The program is also about creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurship and exploring opportunities in a nordic context. The program has been developed in close collaboration with regional partners (see an overview below).
Do not miss this outstanding opportunity for your business growth!
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Bill Aulet is the Managing Director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and senior lecturer at the MIT.
The Center is responsible for entrepreneurship across all five schools at MIT starting with education but also extending well outside the class room with student clubs, conferences, competitions, networking events, awards, hackathons, student trips, and accelerators. During his time running the Center, Bill has conceived, designed, and overseen the implementation of many new innovative programs including as the Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP).
Prior to joining MIT, Bill had a 25-year record of accomplishment of success in business himself. He has directly raised more than $100 million in funding for his companies and more importantly has led to the creation of hundreds of millions of dollars in market value in those companies.
The summer school is an entrepreneurship accelerator program to strengthen entrepreneurs and small companies’ expertise. You will learn entrepreneurial skills and be equipped with a proven, systematic and rigorous approach to grow your business to new heights. The course will be taught by MIT.
The program is also about creating an ecosystem for entrepreneurship and exploring opportunities in a nordic context.
The MIT Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (MIT REAP) provides opportunities for communities around the world to engage with MIT in an evidence-based, practical approach to strengthening innovation-driven entrepreneurial (IDE) ecosystems.
We achieve our mission by translating research insights into practical frameworks, convening stakeholders focused on IDE, and educating regional leaders through team-based interaction to achieve economic and social progress.
Translate research and expertise into practical frameworks, approaches and actions with widespread global application.
Convene stakeholders (corporate, risk capital, entrepreneur, university and government) from ecosystems around the world to build a community for collaboration and learning.
Educate regional innovation ecosystem leaders through team-based learning to facilitate meaningful economic and social outcomes.
Mechanisms to Learn and Engage
Translate: Case studies, frameworks, podcasts, videos, regional write-ups.
Convene: Conferences, workshops, Global Innovation Network, webinars.
Educate: Two-year program for regions who engage as teams (representing key stakeholders).
Partner regions form multi-disciplinary teams and commit to a two-year learning engagement with MIT. During this engagement, teams work with world-renowned MIT faculty and the broader REAP community through a series of action-learning activities to build and implement a custom regional strategy for enhancing their IDE ecosystems. Further details are also available in the MIT REAP brochure and program overview.
Who? MIT REAP admits up to 8 partner regions annually to participate in the two-year engagement. A typical REAP region has a population of 1-10 million people. Each partner region has a team comprised of 5-8 highly driven and influential regional members and is headed by a regional team champion. All 5 major stakeholder groups are represented in an MIT REAP team: government, corporate, academia, risk capital, and the entrepreneurial community.
MIT REAP South West Norway
MIT REAP Team Southwest Norway’s regional focus is on 4 key cities, namely Ålesund, Bergen, Stavanger, and Kristiansand. The team is represented by strong and diverse stakeholders including university, risk capital, corporate, and government. Some of the organizations represented on the team include Norwegian Business School, The Sørlandet Knowledge Foundation, SR Bank, and Innovation Norway.
The MIT REAP Norway University Consortium is led by Norway's 6 top universities and business schools together with regional business clusters provides this accelerator scale-up program.
University of Bergen
University of Stavanger
University of Agder
BI Western Norway University of Applied Sciences
Transportation from Kjevik Airport to City Center:
The airport bus service to Kristiansand City Center operates (approximately) every 30 minutes via Bus #35; the bus stop is located just outside the terminal. The trip to the city center takes approximately 30 minutes.
The least expensive ticket price is via the AKT Billett (Ticket) app (30 NOK) per zone; the most expensive ticket price is cash purchase onboard the bus (50 NOK)
A journey by taxi to Kristiansand takes 15 to 20 minutes and costs approximately 300 NOK. Make a taxi reservation from Kristiansand Airport through TaxiTender, an online booking platform for reliable and reasonable priced airport transfers. You may also call +47 380 28 000 or +47 0700 for taxis.
Trains to Kristiansand
Kristiansand’s main train station is located very close to the city center.