Latest activities · March 22, 2015
Congratulations to Musebox for being chosen by the highly competent jury as the best of four music and tech startups pitching at this year’s by:Larm festival. A “shark tank setting” like this is both instructive and inspirational, either you are pitching or watching.
Four startups got the opportunity to enter the stage and pitch their ideas in five minutes to a jury and audience of potential partners, investors and experts within the field. The jury consisted of five MashUP mentors, Jørn S. Haanæs, CEO at Soundrop, Ervin Draganovic, Head of Product at TIDAL, Karine Braaten at Itch, Nina Nedreaas, Founder of Clue Company and Yngve Dahle, Partner and Founder of Lean Business.
The contesting music and tech startups were Bandify, MissMerch, Cover App and Musebox.
Meet the winners
“In mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses who symbolized the arts and sciences. Today, a muse is a person who serves as an artist’s inspiration. We are a Muse, in our platform we combine arts and science that serves as an artist’s inspiration”. Mario Stepjanovic, Musebox.
We are happy to welcome Musebox to the MashUP accelerator by offering free office space for three months at 657 Oslo in an innovation-focused environment, together with guidance throughout one year from experienced talents from tech, music, legal and other competences necessary to make an idea into a real business. They will also be awarded with free office space at Nordic Innovation House, a co-working space located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The winner was announced at Kulturhuset by the jury leader, Jørn S. Haanæs. Mario Stepjanovic, co-founder of Musebox told us that:
“We felt that a lot of musical talents are trapped in a “box”. A box of marbles, only their friends to show to. We have built a platform Musebox, so that you as an Muse can share your musical talents from “the box”. All this trough a mobile platform on the buss- on your way home from work or school. Musebox – connecting talents. Mario Stepjanovic, Musebox.
We are very much looking forward helping you scale your product.
Text: Sigrid Traasdahl
Photo: Gorm Gaare / Oslo Business Region