Grundr is a Management Consulting and Investment company tailored to the needs of startups.

We started in 2015 as community builders organising monthly networking events for startups, gathering up to 300 entrepreneurs in Oslo: DrinkEntrepreneursOslo.

Since then, we have helped thousands of entrepreneurs build their network, gain knowledge and access capital, by bridging the gap between startups, talent, corporates and investors.

In 2016, Grundr launched and managed untill august 2018, Hub.no, Danske Bank’s initiative towards startups and growth companies in Norway.

Given our strong network, knowledge in entrepreneurship and understanding of the challenges startups face, in 2019, Grundr made it its mission to create an online platform - Grundr Academy - to give access to entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to the knowledge and network they need to succeed. So anyone with a great idea can turn it into a profitable, scalable business

We want to empower entrepreneurs; making it possible for anyone with a great idea to be able to start and run a successful business



Raja Skogland

CEO & Founder

An award winning entrepreneur, passionate about startups and empowering entrepreneurs. Aside from successfully launching and running hub.no, she is also a public speaker, startup advisor, investor, and has been featured in SHIFTER and Business Insider. Previous to that she has worked several years in private banking in Switzerland. raja.skogland@grundr.com


Marieke Bjørgung

Head of Business Consulting

As a successful entrepreneur herself, Marieke has a profound understanding of what it takes to create, build and sustain a new business venture. This, coupled with her experience in banking provide her a bilateral perspective to start-up and investor operations and motivations. She is close to completing her Master's degree in Finance and Strategic Management from Harvard University and looks forward to applying her knowledge to your needs. marieke.bjorgung@grundr.com


Nikol Mard

Chief Operations and Happiness Officer

Nikol brings years of event organizing knowledge to the team, coupled with community building and networking in the start-up ecosystem. She has an entrepreneurial spirit and experience with building with her own start up, an NGO in Norway, based on the philosophy of empowering people. Her degree in sociology and gender studies speak of her passion for equality, empowerment and taking an analytical approach to projects. nikol.mard@grundr.com

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Ole Jørgen Grønli

Marketing Manager

Ole Jørgen is a self-proclaimed Alternative Educational Evangelist with the mission to make learning and education accessible for everyone in a way that resonates with the world we live in. He is currently finishing a degree in Leadership, Innovation and Marketing, drawing from his entrepreneurial experience in various fields.



Ben Christensen   Co-Founder & Managing Partner  MB Consulting

Ben Christensen

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

MB Consulting

Rünno Allikivi   Head of Scandinavia  Funderbeam

Rünno Allikivi

Head of Scandinavia


Bjarne Ambrahamsen   Partner  Antler

Bjarne Ambrahamsen



Tonje Elisabeth Aarøe   Director  The Change Corporation

Tonje Elisabeth Aarøe


The Change Corporation

Andreas Slettvoll   CEO and Founder  CHOOOSE

Andreas Slettvoll

CEO and Founder