Top row, left to right: Jin Ha (CEO, Eventum), Bjornar Skog (Eventum) , Dag Liodden (Tapad), Patrik Beglund (CEO, Xeneta), Jon Erik Reinhardsen (Telenor board member), Tom Christian Gotschalksen (Tapad), Sigvart Eriksen (Telenor)
Bottom Row, left to right: Kim Hindsgaul (Bubbly), Are Traasdahl (CEO, Tapad), Marianne Haugland Hindsgaul (CEO, Bubbly), Sigve Brekke (President and CEO, Telenor Group), Matthew Kearney (Tapad board member)
Entrepreneurs Discuss their Start-up Journeys with Tapad and Telenor Leadership
NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tapad, the leader in cross-device marketing technology, recently hosted an exchange with Sigve Brekke, President and CEO of parent company Telenor Group, and participants of its entrepreneur-support initiative, the Propeller Program. Tapad launched its Propeller Program inSeptember 2016 with five early-stage startups from Norway. Propeller provides C-level guidance from Tapad executives and board members and gives the early stage companies space at Tapad's Madison Avenue headquarters for one year to establish a U.S. presence.
The entrepreneurs had the opportunity to share information about their initiatives, progress and future plans with Telenor and Tapad senior leadership.
"It was an honor to have Sigve join us and spend quality time with our Propeller Program participants," said Tapad founder and CEO, Are Traasdahl. "We are committed to 'paying it forward,' and Sigve's advice and guidance made a powerful contribution to this group. It is a thrill to see the opportunities already being created for our first-year Propeller companies."
"It was extremely motivating to have Sigve Brekke recognize the potential of our product, a digital tailor-made communication tool," said Propeller Marianne Haugland Hindsgaul, CEO and co-founder of Bubbly. "Propeller has the potential to be a game-changing initiative for companies like ours."
Patrik Olstad Berglund, CEO of Xeneta, commented: "Having a base of operations in New York has been so beneficial to our growth, and knowing that Sigve Brekke is a supporter of this program is truly inspiring."
"Telenor appreciates innovation. It's why they acquired Tapad," said Jin Ha, CEO of Eventum. "Sigve Brekke is a terrific example of how a large corporation can have forward-thinking management working to diversify the Norwegian economy."
Learn more about Tapad's Propeller Program here.