Oslo’s Premier Venture Hub
Pier X is Oslo’s Premier Venture Hub at Aker Brygge. Our vision is to build an innovation ecosystem helping entrepreneurs grow their companies. We have gathered together investors, entrepreneurs, advisors and international partners allowing companies to scale faster and investors to have easier access to qualified deal flow.
We are now over 125 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
Pier X is right on the waterfront of Aker Brygge. The harbor lounge has a spectacular view over the Oslo harbor basin and many places for both formal and informal meetings. You will find a combination of offices, an open workspace, several meeting rooms and an event space where the Pier X team is fostering a collaborative environment. We have designed the work areas with synergies in mind but Pier X is not all about how the workspace is wisely planned – it’s about whom we’ve gathered together. At Pier X you’ll be working with like-minded people. They are all dedicated entrepreneurs with visions for the future.
Starting companies is easy – Growing them is hard
To be able to understand scaling and commercialization better we have 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 learn from seniors with decades out in the field when you join Pier X and The Vault.
We think you’ll be inspired!
The view from the harbor lounge area at Pier X is really spectacular. We share the office space with Norway’s largest commercial TV-channel TV2 and they have their morning show and live studio next door just separated by a large see-through glass wall. Celebrities, politicians, and sports-athletes are a daily attraction at Pier X as they walk through the lounge on their way to the TV-studio.
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.
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.