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A Week at MIT Boston's Entrepreneurship Hub

Jenny Larios Berlin is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Martin Trust Center and a Lecturer at MIT Sloan. All photo's by Thorleif Markussen Lunde, Head of Future Ocean Incubator.

Eight Norwegian ocean industry companies have spent this week at the epicenter of entrepreneurship, MIT Boston, as part of our growth program; the Ocean Tech Scaling Program.

MIT Boston has an impressive legacy, with 30,000 companies founded by MIT alumni, including industry giants like Intel, HP, and Qualcomm.

Here, at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, the participants have been guided through a renowned 24-step method for disciplined entrepreneurship as part of our Ocean Tech Scaling Program.

Guided by excellence

This year's participants—CGG, DeepOcean, Goodtech, OlvondoTech, ScanReach, Korall Engineering AS, Havkraft AS, and Veltech—have been guided with refining their business strategies. Mentored by industry trailblazers, they've gained invaluable insights aimed at solidifying and adapting their growth project.

Beyond a week filled with lectures delivered by a world-class faculty, participants have engaged in sessions with entrepreneurs, seasoned business mentors, investors, and peers.

These discussions have provided a comprehensive learning experience, fostering a rich exchange of ideas and expertise to take back to Norway.

Deep Appreciation

As a fun gesture, and to express our deep appreciation, we gifted our lecturers and mentors a sample of the world's deepest cognac.

This extraordinary beverage has been subjected to a pressure of 1000 bars in NUI AS's hyperbaric chambers, equivalent to a depth of 10,000 meters.

Photo: Owe Hagesæther (middle) handing over our "deep appreciation"
to Professor Bill Aulet, and Jenny Larios Berlin (Entrepreneur in Residence).

Attend Next Year's Program

Looking ahead, we're already in the process of planning and securing companies for next year's program. Stay tuned and feel free to reach out to Owe Hagesæther (CEO) or Bjarte Fagerås (Senior R&D Advisor), to learn more and secure your spot.

Contact Information

Owe Hagesæther

Chief Executive Officer

Owe Hagesæther

Bjarte Fagerås

Senior R&D Advisor

Bjarte Fagerås


Through the Ocean Tech Scaling program we offer:

  • An immersive 12-week learning experience with insights from a world-class faculty, experienced business mentors, investors and peers.
  • A thorough scientific and business-oriented evaluation of your company, business model, strategy and growth potential
  • Feedback, frameworks and tools to help you achieve rapid growth
  • A programme designed to help you create and implement a scaling strategy for internationalisation and rapid growth
  • 5-day module at Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship in Boston with serial entrepreneur Bill Aulet and access to world class mentors