Pier X – Collaborative Venture Hub – Opens September 2017
The Norwegian start-up scene is blooming and Oslo has become one of the hottest start-up cities in the world. At Pier X we’re building a network of professional investors, serial entrepreneurs, international partners and service providers focused on helping start-ups grow better and faster. Now we’re searching for ambitious companies going from the start-up to the scale-up phase.
Starting companies is easy – Growing them is hard
We’ve been working with start-ups and scale-ups in the Nordics, Europe, Asia and the US for over two decades. We’ve started, funded, grown and taken exits in a series of companies. We’ve succeeded, we’ve failed and we’ve learned from experience. We’ve partnered up with The Vault San Francisco – one of the leading collaborative workspaces in the world, and they are expanding their collaborative innovation hubs in the US, Europe, and Asia. Together with The Vault, we have developed an ecosystem that facilitates healthy growth for scale-up companies.
Let’s build on our industrial traditions
Pier X is right at the waterfront of Aker Brygge with a magnificent view over the Oslo harbor and the Akershus Fortress. 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. At this very location, we could see the assembly of Norway’s first oil rigs in the late 1960s and 70s.
A smart collaborative workplace for the future
Pier X is a 1600m2 high-end collaborative workplace. In the main area with the spectacular view over the harbor basin, you will find a lounge, coffee bar, an open workspace and many dedicated areas for both formal and informal meetings. By combining tradition with innovation on how people will work together in the future we believe entrepreneurs will be able to grow their companies faster. The inspiration comes from collaborative concepts like The Vault in San Francisco, WeWork in New York and Level 39 in London.
Can you afford to be here?
Pier X is based on a subscription model with associated sponsors who make it economically sustainable and prudent to be based at Aker Brygge. The question is rather whether you can afford to be anywhere else. Competent investors, serial entrepreneurs, international partners and the country’s leading legal and financial advisors are becoming members and they are located in a few hundred yards from the building. It’s about being where business really happens.
Initiated by Norwegian Property
The Pier X project is initiated 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.
Some selected Pier X partners and preliminary members:
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.