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Creative Tech Hunt

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We’re hunting high and low for Norway’s most promising Creative Tech startup. Is that you or someone that you know? Apply now!

What is Creative Tech Hunt?

Creative Tech Hunt is a national hunt for the most promising CreativeTech startups in Norway, aiming to create awareness and contribute to growth for the ecosystem of CreativeTech. 657 Oslo has been the initiator and national host since 2015, in cross-collaboration with national partners throughout Norway.

This is how it works!

We host 4 qualifying Tech Hunt rounds focusing on the 4 different creative industries:

Music Tech Hunt

March 23rd

Winner: Minuendo

Fashion Tech Hunt

May 10th

Winner: Sustie

Gaming Tech Hunt

September 28th

Winner: Ezbench

Marketing Tech Hunt

November 2nd

Winner: UpliftU

Creative Tech Hunt Finale

November 22nd

Winner: Come find out!

Step 1

You find yourself being the founder of a startup within the creative industries that’s leveraging technology to scale in innovative ways. From there you submit an application for the Tech Hunt you want to apply for.

Step 2

We invite 5-10 startups to join the event together with invited business actors, investors, potential customers, mentors, and other ecosystem players we think the start-up companies could have value in pitching to.

Step 3

A jury will choose winners from each Tech Hunt to directly compete in the Creative Tech Hunt finale in November. The jury will choose a national winner that wins great prizes alongside a place to participate in the international pitch competition Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen Spring 2024.

What’s in it for you?

Community

  • Expanding networks build relationships
  • Provide customer leads
  • Exposure through media channels

Scaling Knowledge

  • Knowledge sharing
  • Expert feedback
  • Industry competence
  • Funding opportunities

Creative Culture

  • Raise the bar and awareness for CreativeTech startups
  • Grow the ecosystem for creative tech

Creative Industries

  • Visual, digital & performing arts
  • Music
  • Literature
  • Film & photography
  • Gaming
  • TV & radio
  • Publishing – newspaper, magazines & books
  • Architecture
  • Fashion & design
  • Advertising, marketing & event

What does CreativeTech really mean?

CreativeTech is a collective term for technology and/or innovation that scales one or more of these industries. Whilst the influence of the entire creative industry has been fundamental to the emergence of the concept, it does have a certain specificity. It can be defined as “technological solutions and/or digital services related to the development, production, dissemination, sale or distribution of artistic, cultural and creative content.”

Throwback to previous Creative Tech Hunt’s

Previous winners

2022

Masterchannel

2021

Gameflow

2020

Songpark

2019

Voisey

2018

Capeesh

2017

Sknow

2016

Graphiq

What our previous participants say…

Ntention

Trondheim

“We made connections with some partners who can be valuable as advisers and strategy sparring partners.”

New Movements

Oslo

“We got a very interesting lead for one of our upcoming R&D projects.”

Digme Learning

Stavanger

“Booked meetings to get legal assistance  regarding IP. The event also added important expertise to our network.”

JoyTech

Oslo

“The concept and the shape of the event was great. A good combo of chatting, presenting and sharing experiences. I also like the part that it was not only a pitching contest.”

Meet our regional partners making the catchment area nationwide! Interested in hosting a regional final? Reach out to karoline@657.no

Oslo

657 Oslo

Bergen

Bergen.Works

Stavanger

Innovation Dock

Trondheim

Work-Work

Ålesund

PIR

Lillehammer

Fabrikken

Nationwide

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