Pitch your media startup on March 3rd with the Vikingcubator

Pitch it like a Viking

Singapore, February 14th – NHST, a global media owner group headquartered in Oslo,
Norway, is inviting daring entrepreneurs in Singapore to join a new challenge presented by
Vikingcubator. True to its core business, Vikingcubator will focus on media-related start-ups. Interested startups should apply as soon as possible for the first March 3rd pitch at vikingcubator.com/registration-form/

Focused on efficient project proposals and inspired by the fighting spirit of the North where NHST has its roots, Vikingcubator offers a new approach to investment with a warrior feel that appeals to entrepreneurs who want to get real and get things done. The 120 days program will offer

  • Financial investment
  • Access to A-list media mentors
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free working space

“It is important for us to recruit entrepreneurs with passion. We want them to believe in their project and fight for it, it’s in our genes I guess – the last remains of the Viking spirit” said Mr Stornes.

“NHST has been operating in Singapore since 1995 and we felt that there was a real window of opportunity in funding media related start-ups here since there are only a few other incubators focusing on this sector” said Mr Leonard Opitz Stornes, Managing Director of NHST Media Group Asia.

With heavy vested interest from the Singapore government, the start-up scene here has expanded dramatically over the past few years with the emergence of high start-up concentration areas such as Block 71, Ayer Rajah Crescent, dubbed “the world’s most tightly packed entrepreneurial ecosystem” by the Economist.

“Ideas are bursting everywhere. The Singapore start-up scene is extremely vibrant with very limited offers on hand for start-ups specialised in the media sector, so we have very high hopes for the program offered by Vikingcubator” said Mr William Klippgen, Managing Partner of Cocoon Capital and advisor to the project.

Vikingcubator has opened applications for its first batch of start-ups with a pitch scheduled for the 3rd of March at Collision 8, High Street Centre. “We are looking forward to reviewing the projects and discover the next big star of the media scene.” Said Mr Stornes.

NHST Media Group is a global media owner with HQ in Oslo, Norway. Established in 1889. 800 employees globally with offices in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, UK, Russia, Germany, USA, Brazil, Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong. A market leader providing specialised, investigative and tailored in-depth news reporting for many different industry segments. NHST Media Group also own Norway main business newspaper DN and Mynewsdesk which offer the essential tools for the entire digital PR workflow, monitor what is being
said about your brand, publish and distribute compelling stories and get them heard by the right audience. Read more at http://www.nhst.com/

Cocoon Capital is a new, Singapore-based seed fund investing in early-stage tech companies across Southeast Asia and India. The company is founded by veteran investors Michael Blakey and Will Klippgen, who have done over 60 early-stage deals since the early 2000s and seen multiple, successful exits. Cocoon believes in deep, hands-on mentoring, and is investing in only up to five companies per year. The investment firm targets B2B businesses focusing on ecommerce, SaaS, fintech and deep tech. Read more at http://www.cocooncap.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Scott Andrew
Email: media@vikingcubator.com
Phone: +65 6557 2505

Will Klippgen

Will is a Managing Partner with Cocoon Capital and brings over 12 years of early-stage investment experience in over 25 digital startups. In 1997 he founded Zoomit.com which became a third of Kelkoo.com, Europe's largest price comparison portal, sold to Yahoo in 2004.

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