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Become an entrepreneur in 54 hours

Startup weekend Oslo

Startup Weekends are a global event, so wherever you are in the world, read on. Oslo Startup Weekend kicks off with a Microsoft pitch-training and app-making course tomorrow (10th October) and with it the opportunity for you to become an entrepreneur. Yes, you. Do you find yourself day-dreaming about business or tech ideas that you believe are truly awesome but you keep telling yourself, “I don’t have what it takes to make it happen” or “I don’t even know where to begin with this”? Then this weekend is for you. Even if you’re just a big, over-flowing bag of confidence, this weekend is for you.

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Busting the myth of mentors

I’m calling out for a mastermind group. If you’re visioning a board meeting of evil geniuses stroking hairless cats, then stop it. What I’m meaning is something more inspiring and productive. I’m talking about creating a group of people brimming with great ideas, passion, creativity and sensibility in equal measure. I want this group to meet on Skype regularly for accountability. Essentially, we’d all have ambition to start individual projects but need that extra push.

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Young freelancers & entrepreneurs: a magazine concept, part one.

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I know I’m not alone when I say that I’m bored by the moody models in magazines, the focus on ‘ten crazy sex positions’ instead of ‘ten ways to make your smart idea a reality’ and how there doesn’t seem to be a common denominator between high-end fashion and geeky gadgets in the glossies that fill the shelves.

I want a magazine that inspires me to do more: to let my far-fetched career plans to take shape and to look good while doing it. I want a magazine that tells me ‘You can do it’ despite not having the resources yet. There are some magazines out there to cater to the thirtysomething whose start-up is taking the world by storm, but what about those of us who are fresh out of Uni and can barely pay the rent?

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