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Vidar Andersen

Startup founder, Educator, Innovation advisor


On his entrepreneurial startup journeys so far, he has had the fortune to pitch some of the most famous and well-respected startup investors and tech journalists out there and he has been invited to pitch publicly on stage around the world. It's been a roller coaster ride that has taken him from the front page of The New York Times, CNN and TechCrunch to helping other innovators succeed.

Because one of the things he learned from his Silicon Valley mentors is the importance of helping other innovators. So he's sharing his pitching secrets and experience to help you understand what investors are looking for, master your pitch and successfully secure the support of stakeholders so you can move on to the more important things of building a great product and growing your venture.

His presentations on startup entrepreneurship and pitching have been featured multiple times internationally by e.g. LinkedIn SlideShare, and recently Germany's largest business publication "Wirtschafts Woche" named him one of the most important people in the German startup scene.

As an authority on pitching, he's taught over 650 startups as a co-founder of the Rheinland Pitch, Germany’s largest startup pitching event, and several hundreds of corporate innovators just like yours with +ANDERSEN how to pitch successfully.


Places he has pitched on stage include SxSW in Austin, London Web Summit, Le Web Paris, Tech Cocktail Texas, C'n'B Cologne, Pirate Summit, Campus Party Berlin and Indie GoGo.

His 15 years of previous corporate experience (1996-2010) include successfully preparing and delivering pitches to win multimillion contracts from global corporations, GOs and NGOs like The Royal Norwegian Government, Statoil, Deutsche Telekom and Lufthansa to name a few.

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