Press/Events

December 13th, 2014 –  UCLA’s Global Access Program

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On December 13h, 2014, I have the honor of participating as a judge at UCLA’s Global Access Program (GAP) finale.  Several companies will be presenting their business models and plans for review in this event.  The event will be closed to the general public but anyone who is in the area is welcome to reach out to me to grab a cup of coffee.

October 17th, 2014 – Taking Advantage of Silicon Valley Trends

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I will be lecturing entrepreneurs at the Hotel Shatuck Plaza (Berkley) on Silicon Valley Trends at 8:00am.  This will be an exciting lecture and discussion based upon a wide series of interviews and discussions we have conducted with scores of companies, venture capitalists and associations.

Following the presentation, I will be participating on a review panel for investment ideas.

This event is sponsored by the Norwegian Business Council.

June 2nd, 2014 – Bootcamp Training

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On June 2nd, I will be offering our 2nd annual bootcamp program to the business community of Norway.  This program is designed to give entrepreneurs a crash course on how to run an international business.

This program will be presented in a wide variety of cities throughout Norway:

  • Førde: 2 -3 June (4th 1-1s)
  • Lillehammer/Hamar: 5 – 6 May (10th 1-1s)

Please register with Ingvild von Strand (out of the Oslo Office of Innovation Norway) to attend.

March 10th – Copenhagen Business School, 2014

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I will be presenting to approximately 50 students from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) on startups in the Silicon Valley.  This will be presented at 470 Ramona Street in Palo Alto at 4:00pm.  Please feel free to join the discussion.

March 10th – Innovation Norway & Arena Biotech North, 2014

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I will be presenting on Silicon Valley Trends, 2014 to a delegation from Innovation Norway and Biotech North at 470 Ramona Street in Palo Alto at 9:00am.  This presentation will outline new trends that we are seeing in technology covering areas such as energy, telecommunication, wearable technology and security.

February 12th– 14th – Tech Incubator Kickoff, Fall 2014

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I will be kicking off the Technical Incubator (affectionately known as TINC) for Innovation Norway from August 12-14th in Oslo (Innovation Norway Boardroom).  The program will continue in Silicon Valley at Innovation House where I will be an Executive Advisor to the companies we are working with.

This will be an exciting event because not only will we be bringing over several new Hi-Tech firms but three (3) will be from Sweden.  This program will be heralded as the first cooperative program between both of these Nordic countries.

-Mark Robinson “Productdude”

January 29th, 2014 – ONS Conference

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I will be leading a seminar for ONS on Silicon Valley Trends among other topics.  ONS is a forum for the energy sector to meet and discuss significant issues.  Its attendance has swollen from 7000 in 1974 to over 60,000.

December 11th, 2013 – Aalberg Audio Interview

This was my second interview for Aalberg Audio, a disruptive company in the music space.  They are focused on moving guitar peddles which are traditionally wired to the wireless 20th century.  Guitar peddles are used to change add effects to electric guitars.  It is not uncommon for an artist to use dozens of these peddles.  I was interviewed by Jonas Skybakmoen , a member of the Norwegian Press.  Article to follow.

December 7th, 2013 –  UCLA’s Global Access Program

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On December 7th, 2013, I have the honor of participating as a judge at UCLA’s Global Access Program (GAP) finale.  Several companies will be presenting their business models and plans for review in this event.  The event will be closed to the general public but anyone who is in the area is welcome to reach out to me to grab a cup of coffee.

October 25th, 2013 –  Innovation Management in a Global Perspective

Norwegian Business Council

I will be lecturing entrepreneurs at the Marriott at Union Square (Sutter Street) on Silicon Valley Trends at 8:30am.  This will be an exciting lecture and discussion based upon a wide series of interviews and discussions we have conducted with scores of companies, venture capitalists and associations.

Following the presentation, I will be participating on a review panel for investment ideas.

This event is sponsored by the Norwegian Business Council.

September 4th, 2013 – Aalberg Audio Interview

Aalberg Audio is a disruptive company in the music space.  They are focused on moving guitar peddles which are traditionally wired to the wireless 20th century.  Guitar peddles are used to change add effects to electric guitars.  It is not uncommon for an artist to use dozens of these peddles.  I was interviewed by Atle Knutsen, a member of the Norwegian Press regarding the market potential and the overall opportunity for Aalberg and its team.  Read the Aalberg Audio Interview.

August 22nd– 24th – Tech Incubator Kickoff, Fall 2013

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I will be kicking off the Technical Incubator (affectionately known as TINC) for Innovation Norway from August 22-24th in Oslo (Innovation Norway Boardroom).  The program will continue in Silicon Valley at Innovation House where I will be an Executive Advisor to the companies we are working with.

This will be an exciting event because not only will we be bringing over several new Hi-Tech firms but we will also launch our first Medical TINC program (MED-TINC).  This program will highlight four companies that Innovation Norway has invested in and believe have great international potential.

-Mark Robinson “Productdude”

August 19th, 2013 – Bootcamp Training

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On August 19th, I will be offering select portions of the bootcamp program to Innovation Norway.  The goal of this program is to provide some training to Innovation Norway personal as well as open up discussions about how to improve our programs.

This is being coordinated by the Oslo office of Innovation Norway.  Please register with Ingvild von Strand to attend.

August 8th, 2013 – EMAX Article

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Following the EMAX conference, there was a news article in Lilihammer regarding the EMAX program and the final keynote address that I had the privilege of giving.  This was one of my most enjoyable events and I still receive email from many of its participants.  Read the article.

August 7th, 2013 – EMAX Norge Conference 2013

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Continuing my enjoyable business trip to Norway, I will be speaking on August 7th at Emax Norge in Lillehammer (about 2 hours outside of Oslo).  I will be presenting to an audience of students and young people from 15:00-1600.  My brief talk will cover a bit about my past, what I do for Innovation Norway and some Silicon Valley Trends that we are seeing.

I hope you can join me in Lillehammer.

-Mark Robinson “Productdude”

June 27th, 2013 – Press Mention

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Prior to presenting in Alesund, there were several press mentions in the local papers.  Some of these included photos of me which made for walking through a small city in Alesund a bit interesting.  I kept walking into restaurants in the downtown area and being recognized.  It must have been a slow news day.  🙂  The read the Alesund Bootcamp Article.

June 24th, 2013 – Innovation Effect Magazine, 2013

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The Innovation Effect is run by a smart young lady named “Annette”.  She attended on of my first Business Bootcamp sessions in June, 2013.  Afterwards, we had a long chat about her business and aspirations and she was kind enough to write this article about me for her magazine.

June 19th, 2013 – Norwegian Venture Capital Conference, 2013

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Continuing my enjoyable business trip to Norway, I will be speaking on June 19th at The Norwegian Venture Capital Conference, 2013 in Trondheim Norway.  I will be presenting at Dukkhuset, street address Dokkparken 4, Trondheim.  My brief talk will cover Silicon Valley Trends and new opportunities in the market.  The content for this topic was the result of several discussions we had with the Silicon Valley venture community as well as key industry players throughout the Bay Area.

I hope you can join me for what I hope will be a lively discussion.  For those of you who would like a copy of the presentation, you can find it at Silicon Valley Trends Talk (TRONDHEIM).

-Mark Robinson “Productdude”

June 8th, 2013 – Press Mention, Bergen

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Following the first Business Bootcamp, there were a series of press mentions regarding the new program and its success with Norwegian entrepreneurs.  Bergen was the first city in the Bootcamp program and subsequently the first press mention.  Read the Bergen Article.

May 20th, 2013 – Business Bootcamp

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For the past year, I have been spending a great deal of time with a large portfolio of Norwegian companies focused on the high-tech space.  During this experience, my team and I have identified several areas where their entrepreneurial education has fallen a bit short.  After a great deal of discussion, we decided to launch a new program in Norway called Business Bootcamp.  This program is designed to give entrepreneurs a crash course on how to run an international business.

This program will be presented in a wide variety of cities throughout Norway:

  • Bergen (5/21-5/22)
  • Stavanger (5/28-5/29)
  • Oslo (6/3-6/4)
  • Bodo (6/10-6/11)
  • Trumso (6/13-6/14)
  • Trondheim (6/17-6/18)
  • Alesund (8/12-8/13)
  • Kristiansand (8/15-8/16)

This program will be a good way to jump start early stage start-ups and…a lot of fun.

I hope you can all join me.

-Mark  Robinson”Productdude”

May 17, 2013 – In The Press

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During the Norwegian Royal Family visit to Silicon Valley, I was interviewed by a Russian Newspaper regarding Innovation Norway’s role in Silicon Valley.  They based the interview on an earlier interview with Bloomberg.  The link to the interview is:  http://www.it-weekly.ru/market/brief/48509.html

May 14th, 2013 – Press Mention

Russian Article

Prior to the launch of Bootcamp, an article was printed about myself and the launch of Bootcamp.  The Article ran in both national and regional newspapers.  Read the National News Article.

May 14th, 2013 – In The Press

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During the Norwegian Royal Family visit to Silicon Valley, I was interviewed by Bloomberg News regarding the various companies we have brought out to Silicon Valley. The link to the article is:  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-13/what-brought-norwegian-royalty-to-silicon-valley.html

Royal Visit to Innovation House

The Crown Prince is wearing goggles that allow him to see an image in 360 degrees.  The goggles and demo were provided by MakingView.

April 24th, 2013 – Press Mention in Alesund, Norway

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Leading up to the TINC program there were a number of press mentions.  This one centered on a discussion regarding a program called GET which is run out of Boston, Mass and concludes that there are additional opportunities for businesses in the Silicon Valley through the TINC program and through other opportunities which I have been fortunate to have a role in.  Read the Alesund Article.

March 21st, 2013 – GROW, 2013

GROW (sponsored by Business Region Bergen) is a conference designed to motivate local entrepreneurs.  I spoke at the conference about product market validation.  Following the conference, I was invited to a diner where I participated on a panel regarding business opportunities Scandinavian technology market globally.

March 18th – 19th– Tech Incubator Kickoff, Summer 2013

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I will be kicking off the Technical Incubator (affectionately known as TINC) for Innovation Norway from March 18 -19th in Oslo (Innovation Norway Boardroom).  The program will continue in Silicon Valley at Innovation House where I will be an Executive Advisor to the companies we are working with.

This is our 3rd TINC event.

-Mark Robinson “Productdude”

March 15th – NTNU Lecture on Business Development

I will be giving a lecture at NTNU (Trondheim) on March 15th, 2013.  This lecture will cover business development in a variety of global settings.  My primary audience will be about 40 students from the entrepreneurial program but anyone is welcome to attend.

-Mark Robinson “Productdude”

January 8th, 2013 – In The Press

I was invited to speak at the 2013 GROW conference in Bergen, Norway.  A few weeks prior, I was interviewed by the Bergen newspaper to get my perspective on companies in Norway and the Bergen conference.CCI05042013_4

January 7th– 8th – Tech Incubator Kickoff, Spring 2013

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I will be kicking off the Technical Incubator (affectionately known as TINC) for Innovation Norway from January 7 -8th in Oslo (Innovation Norway Boardroom).  The program will continue in Silicon Valley at Innovation House where I will be an Executive Advisor to the companies we are working with.

This is our 2nd such event and our way of kicking off the new year.

-Mark Robinson “Productdude”

December 16th, 2012 – Hubbi Interview

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Late in the year, I was interviewed regarding Hubii, a news curation service.  Huibi geo-tags where news originates from and makes it searchable and far more relevant for users.  This interview proceeded an event hosted by Steve Blank for the Innovation Norway TINC class at his ranch.  Read the Hubii Interview.

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