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The Grow Room

The Grow Room was established in 2017 as a vehicle for the founders to commit more time to developing impactful technologies and startups. 

The Grow Room today invests our time developing new technologies and innovative business ideas from our base in Tromsø, Northern Norway.

Our team is made up of people with a background in entrepreneurship, innovation, technology commercialisation, business development and investment. 

 

Team

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Dominic Riley

Co-Founder & CEO

Email: dominic@thegrowroom.no
+47 458 34 477

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Erlend Gabrielsen

Co-founder

email: erlend@thegrowroom.no
+47 416 68 505

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Anna Karlqvist

Tech specialist advisor

& startup board member

   

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Kristian Bøckman

Tech Startups & business development advisor

   

 
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Developing new high-impact technologies, products and startups

Our team work hands-on with developing new concepts from scratch to find high impact solutions for real problems affecting the world today.

We work together with businesses, research and public stakeholders to co-develop and anchor our startups at an early stage. 

 

OUR PROCESS

Typically, in our role as venture builder we work actively with a startup until they are ready for series A round investment or exit through a strategic buy out.

Our development process is built on years of experience working with corporate innovation, technology commercialisation and managing startups.

Our key areas of value-added focus are:

 

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT

Building high impact products, solving real problems and making the world better. We focus on developing a strong brand concept where it meets a strong customer interest.

PRODUCT IMPLEMENTATION

How shold we tackle the product build from Idea through to market leader? We have experienced product developers in our team and in our network ensuring we focus on the right product features to build throughout prototype, MVP, Launch and scale-up phases.

MARKET ENGAGEMENT

Early customer engagement is key for bringing the right product to market. We  focus on understanding the market landscape, developing a unique product identity and gaining stakeholder backing and commitment to the problems we are solving.

BUILDING FOUNDER TEAMS

We build up founder teams alongside young entrepreneurs we can mentor and develop. We pair them up with exerienced technicians and subject matter experts either as founder team members, board members or as an advisor panel or reference group.

FINANCING & INVESTORS

We have experience sourcing public financing for developing innovative new technologies. Once underway our network of angels investors and early stage VC funds help bring our teams further towards realising a cases full potential.

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Innovation, Technology & Commercialisation

We partner with TTOs, research institutes and innovation environments, where we have experience leading the evaluation of new technologies, technology development projects and launching new tech startups.