Last September I met Seatrade magazine´s editor Bob Jaques for a lunch interview in London, related to my work with YoungShip and the Young Entrepreneur Award. This top-notch award will be handed out at Nor-Shipping 2015 for the second time during the official Nor-Shipping Opening Conference Tuesday 2 June…
The award promotes and honours young maritime entrepreneurs below 40, who has shown the courage and bravery of chasing their own ideas, working their butts off to develop their concept, raise capital in challenging markets and who pave the way for the rest of us to stay sharp and alert – eager for new technology, business commercialization and a finding the uninvented paths and tools for a better sustainable future for the maritime industry and the global society. You can read more about our previous award (2013) in Maritime Executive, following the CMA Connecticut 2013.
Make sure to stay updated via the award media partner Seatrade for more details about this year´s nominees, last year´s winner – Tor M. Østervoll of ECOsubsea – and Nor-Shipping 2-5 June 2015, to be found in the current and next issues of Seatrade and on www.nor-shipping.no, but below is the article featured in the Q4 issue of Seatrade. PS: Note that its still possible to nominate young entrepreneurs
Also, this was my last interview before formally leaving YoungShip to pursue new & exciting opportunities following my current maternity leave. It was a difficult decision to make, and it was with mixed emotions I informed the board of my choice. What a fantastic journey it has been! It´s been 9 years since I registered as an ordinary member of YoungShip Oslo, which at the time was the only branch outside Bergen…. Hard to believe what a huge wave our dedicated, hard-working and volunteer board resources has created, and which fantastic results, enthusiasm and attention we have all taken part in creating. YoungShip – the future of shipping <3 <3