About Vidar Andersen

Vidar Andersen

 

Vidar Andersen (b. 1975) is an award winning Norwegian Internet software veteran of 20 years, a hack(er), entrepreneur, startup founder, organizer, (micro) investor, educator, learner, moderator, speaker, advisor and consultant to large companies on innovation and digital transformation currently living in Dusseldorf near Cologne, Germany and in airplanes around the world. More?

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Speaker, Panelist & MC

  • SxSW
  • LeWeb
  • Web Summit
  • Stanford
  • Pirate Summit
  • TEDx Hamburg
  • Intrapreneurship Conference London
  • Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Monaco Media Forum
  • Tech Cocktail Austin
  • Rheinland Pitch
  • DRadio Wissen
  • WDR Fernsehen
  • Advance Day
  • Interactive Cologne
  • Startup Pirates
  • Lean Camp
  • Campus Party Berlin
  • International Startup Weekend Facilitator (retired)
  • Global Corporations under NDA
  • & more

Educator

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT
  • University of Cologne
  • BITS Iserlohn
  • QIAU, Iran
  • DEU Izmir, Turkey
  • NW University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland
  • Knowmads Business University, Amsterdam
  • Northern Institute of Technology NIT Hamburg
  • Karlshochschule International University
  • Maastricht University
  • Polytechnical College Cologne
  • & more

Organizer

Corporate Innovation with +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES

  • Deutsche Telekom
  • AXA
  • Bertelsmann
  • BARCO
  • Yello Strom
  • Vebego
  • Traveltainment, The Amadeus Leisure Group
  • Carlsen Publishers
  • Stadtwerke Mainz
  • & more iconic brands under NDA

Featured & Recognized

  • The New York Times
  • CNN
  • Business Insider
  • Forbes
  • TechCrunch
  • Wirtschafts Woche
  • Indie GoGo
  • Rude Baguette
  • Netzwertig
  • SxSW Startup Ambassador to the State of NRW, Germany (Since 2014)
  • DViCE
  • Nordic Startup Awards (Winner, Norway People's Choice 2012)
  • Die Welt
  • SlideShare (4x Slide of the Day)
  • Accenture
  • BBC Click
  • University of Deusto, Bilbao (GEAP Scholarship 2012)
  • NY 1
  • Kabel Eins
  • Ketchum Report
  • Startup America
  • c'n'b Conference (Winner, Most Innovative German Business 2011)
  • MLOVE
  • StartupBus
  • NCIIA @ Stanford (LLP Educator Scholarship 2013)
  • Up Global
  • & more

And that was during the last 5 years. In the 15 preceding years, Andersen was an on and off salaryman helping large international companies and organizations like Statoil, TeeKay Shipping, Shell, Esso, Exxon, T-Mobile International, Deutsche Telekom, Lufthansa, The Royal Norwegian Government, The Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research with innovation and digitalization in between founding his own companies. You can find more information on Andersen's LinkedIn profile.