Oslo’s New Venture Hub – Opened September 2017
Pier X is Oslo’s new premium venture hub at Aker Brygge. Here we’ve gathered together a group of genuine people with experience from many entrepreneurial journeys. In just a few months, we’ve grown to 60 members – some of the most serious investors, the most experienced entrepreneurs, promising scale-up companies, dedicated professional advisors, and well-connected international partners. Pier X is for those who are really passionate about building Norway’s new technology and industry.
A smart collaborative workplace for the future
Our vision is to help entrepreneurs grow their companies faster by working with like-minded people in a beautifully designed innovation ecosystem focused on collaboration. On the waterfront of Aker Brygge with the spectacular view over the harbor basin, you will find a lounge, coffee bar, an open workspace and many areas for both formal and informal meetings. In the 1600 m2 location you’ll also find the event space where we have already hosted more than a dozen events, just in the first three months. But Pier X it’s not all about how the workspace is wisely planned – it’s about whom we gather together. The inspiration comes from collaborative concepts like WeWork in New York, Level 39 in London and The Vault in San Francisco.
Starting companies is easy – Growing them is hard
To be able to understand scaling and commercialization better we’ve partnered up with The Vault San Francisco – one of the leading innovation hubs in the world. Together with The Vault, we are developing an ecosystem facilitating healthy growth for scale-up companies as they are expanding into the US, Europe, and Asia. The Pier X and The Vault teams have been working with start-ups and scale-ups in the Nordics, Europe, Asia and the US for more than two decades. We have started, funded, grown and taken exits in a series of companies. We have succeeded, we have failed and we have learned from our experience. You will benefit from that experience and learn from seniors with decades of field experience when you join Pier X and The Vault.
We think you’ll be inspired!
The view from the lounge area at Pier X is really spectacular. We think it will inspire you to be an early riser. The Pier X team will foster a collaborative environment and we will arrange unique workshops and events focused on growing scale-ups better and faster. We’re sharing the space with TV2’s live studio and every morning you can watch their morning show live through a glass wall.
Let’s build on our industrial traditions
We are located in Aker Brygge’s machine hall. A historic landmark building full of industrial traditions. Traditions related to Akers Mek. Verksted and over a century of shipbuilding. Innovation, craftsmanship and the value of growth – you’ll find it in the walls of the machine hall. This is a perfect starting point for new visionary companies with international ambitions. At this very location, we could see the assembly of Norway’s first oil rigs in the late 1960s and 70s.
Facilitated by Norwegian Property
The Pier X project is facilitated and funded by Norwegian Property (NPRO) a well-known corporate real estate company listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. NPRO’s philosophy is about creating engaging meeting places that provide solid ground for developing relationships between people and the environment.
Only room for the serious
How to join Pier X? We encourage the most committed investors, the most promising scale-ups, and the best advisors to become members. They know who they are, and many of them have signed up already. Pier X is for those who are really passionate about building Norway’s new technology and industry.