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From Employee to Entrepreneur

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Leif A. Stavøstrand, CEO of Evoy. Photo by Johanne.K. Hoff (DNX) for Widerøe.

Leif A. Stavøstrand left his job in the oil and gas industry in 2018 to establish Evoy. He needed to learn the “slings and arrows” of entrepreneurship, so he registered for the Entrepreneurship School with Bill Aulet.

Serial entrepreneur and world-class MIT Professor Bill Aulet is coming from Boston to Bergen 18 – 20 May to lead the Entrepreneurship School; a practical and inspirational introduction in to how the best entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs in the world work and succeed.

We spoke with Leif A. Stavøstrand (CEO) entrepreneur and founder of the company Evoy who participated at the Entrepreneurship School with Bill Aulet in 2017.

Why did you attend the MIT Entrepreneurship School?

– I wanted to gain more knowledge about how to start a company and the most important issues to focus on to succeed. When I look again, at my notes now from this course, there is a lot of good information there!

How has the programme helped you as an entrepreneur?

– Consciously, or unconsciously; I realise that we have used a lot of the advice that Bill gave us in his course. We had a big revelation during the course which was that we needed to focus on a defined and specific beachhead market to start with. Following that advise, has been important to our strategy.

How would you describe Bill Aulet?

– Bill is good at communicating and time flies when he is lecturing. He is good at including the crowd and has many real-life examples from his own experiences which makes everything relevant and vibrant. I highly recommend the Entrepreneurship School.


Learn more and sign up for Entrepreneurship School in Bergen 18 – 20 May.

The Entrepreneurship School is organised in collaboration with VIS.

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Kjersti Boge Christensen


Evoy's vision is to eliminate boat emissions and do so by electrifying the propulsion.

We are currently working primarily on the commercial Norwegian market and fast-moving boats, but will steer more towards the private market and internationally next year.

Read more about Evoy.