About Vidar Andersen

Vidar Andersen

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

Andersen is trilingual and speaks English, German and Scandinavian fluently.

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"[...] one of the most important persons in the German startup scene." - Wirtschafts Woche

Educator

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT
  • University of Cologne
  • International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal
  • BITS Iserlohn
  • Qazvin Islamic Azad University, Iran
  • Cologne Business School
  • Dokuz Eylul University Izmir, Turkey
  • NW University of Applied Science, Switzerland
  • Knowmads Business University, Amsterdam
  • Northern Institute of Technology NIT, Hamburg
  • Karlshochschule International University
  • Maastricht University
  • Polytechnical College Cologne
  • & more

Corporate Innovation with +ANDERSEN & ASSOCIATES

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

Featured & Recognized

  • The New York Times
  • CNN
  • Business Insider
  • Forbes
  • TechCrunch
  • Wirtschafts Woche
  • Indie GoGo
  • Rude Baguette
  • Startup Ambassador to the City of Düsseldorf, Germany (2016)
  • 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)
  • NY1
  • Kabel Eins
  • Ketchum Report
  • Monaco Media Forum
  • Startup America
  • c'n'b Conference (Winner, Most Innovative German Business 2011)
  • MLOVE
  • StartupBus (Buspreneur 2012)
  • NCIIA @ Stanford (LLP Educator Scholarship 2013)
  • Up Global
  • & more

Speaker, Panelist & MC

  • SxSW, Texas
  • LeWeb, Paris
  • Web Summit, Dublin & London
  • Stanford, California
  • Pirate Summit, Cologne
  • TEDx Hamburg
  • Cambridge, England
  • Intrapreneurship Conference London
  • Shahid Beheshti University Tehran, Iran
  • Maastricht Week of Entrepreneurship
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • Tech Cocktail Austin
  • Rheinland Pitch
  • DRadio Wissen
  • WDR Fernsehen
  • Advance Day Cologne
  • Interactive Cologne
  • Startup Pirates
  • Lean Camp
  • Campus Party Berlin
  • International Startup Weekend Facilitator (retired)
  • Global Corporations under NDA
  • & more

Organizer

And that was only during the recent years. In the 15 preceding years, Andersen was an on and off employee in various small specialised companies 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 digitalisation - in between founding his own companies. You can find more information about the preceding years on Andersen's LinkedIn profile.