The goal of the Garage@OsloMet is to provide an inspirational and supportive community for entrepreneurs who aim to turn ideas into successful businesses. The Garage is open to all students, alumni and employees at OsloMet.
The Garage is a competence center for start-ups developed by employees, alumni and students. Whether to discuss ideas with your co-founders, conduct research, or develop your business, the Garage is a place for you to get work done.
What does the Garage offer?
A place to work
The Garage is an initiative from Simula Research Laboratory in collaboration with OsloMet to give ambitious entrepreneurs the opportunity to work in a free office space alongside other inspirational innovators. As a member of the Garage@OsloMet you will have a place to develop your idea from scratch and into a viable business.
Start-ups need funding to develop their ideas and products in order to grow and prosper. Investors who are willing to take risks and invest in the early-stage of projects are essential for success. Start-ups also need partners who take an active role in supporting and guiding them. Whether you need private capital or public funding, the Garage can help you achieve it.
One of the many challenges a startup faces is how to develop its brand and key message in a clear and convincing way. The Garage has the resources to mentor you on specific questions related to legal issues, intellectual property rights, business development, writing applications for funding, and pitching your company to investors.
A free co-working space may sound alluring to most freshly minted start-ups, but the Garage offers much more than free workspace. The Garage is more of a technical competence centre than a traditional startup hub in which you can draw on the knowledge and experience of the community.
How do you apply?
Admissions to the Garage@OsloMet is open and applications are accepted and reviewed continuously. You can apply whenever you like here.
Criteria for applying
- You must be a OsloMet student, alumni or employee.
- The company must be within the field of information and communication technologies (ICT)
- A core feature of the company’s business must involve technology development
- The company must be early stage
- You can also apply if you have not yet founded the company (we can help you do that)
Come visit the Garage@OsloMet in Pilestredet 52 on OsloMet campus, contact us or apply for membership!
Contact Christian Bjerke, Director of the Simula Garage (+47 476 03 688)