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Vidar Andersen
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Attended Lillehammer University College
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Advocacy group Privacy International creates fake companies to gain access to surveillance industry trade shows and expose the industry's surveillance powers 
One privacy group is flipping the script on international snooping, turning secrecy against itself.
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Only 11 days to go before Startup Weekend Cologne 2015 - so don't forget to take advantage of the developer discount by entering "devsdevsdevs" here: http://swcologne2015.eventbrite.com
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I just wanted to give you a heads up that the global website for Startup Weekend is experiencing some issues, which means our Cologne event page along with a lot of other cities around the world are inaccessible at the moment.

I picture Kim Jong-un and his elite squad of red ninja hackers hacking away at the global Startup Weekend servers to prevent the world access to such explosive disruptive capitalistic propaganda that supports individual economic freedom... and FUN... LOL

BUT in the meantime the direct ticket ordering page for Eventbrite still works (YAY!) and if you're quick you can use the "hackedbynk" discount code as long as this inconvenient drama lasts:

http://swcologne2015.eventbrite.com
For all event details, visit http://is.gd/swcgn2015 Thanks! The Cologne Startup Weekend Crew Refund Policy:  No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  Beginning with Friday night pi...
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I've updated the Startup Pitch Hacks slide deck. Pitch like a pro: http://www.slideshare.net/blacktar/startup-pitching-tips-pitch-coaching-at-the-rheinland-pitch
Follow me on twitter: http://twitter.com/blacktar for more - This presentation deals with the different startup pitches, high-concept, elevator and slide deck (or investor pitch), their purpose, their content and how to create them and perform them successfully. This is my slide deck for the pitch coaching I provide for the Rheinland Pitch pre-selection rounds at http://startplatz.de in Cologne, DE. CC Attribution-NonCommercial License: Attribute...
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By 2016, UP Global will support 1,000 thriving startup communities. See how far we've come in 2013!
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A summary of Startup Weekend Cologne 2014 http://cologne.startupweekend.org/2014/01/27/and-the-winner-is/
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups.
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1700-2300 Berlin. 
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Hey guys, Startup Weekend Cologne 2015 Jan 30. - Feb 1. the third in a row, is steamrolling ahead - tickets selling like hotcakes!  

(And if you're a developer, you may score a 20% discount by using the code "devsdevsdevs" when ordering now - and if you're a designer, get in touch after ordering your designer tickets for our exclusive 2-4-1 deal and get an additional ticket FOR FREE for another designer of your choice!)

See you there! 
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For my dev and ux peeps: 20 Ways to avoid building stuff (by the awesome Cindy Alvarez) http://www.slideshare.net/blacktar/20-ways-to-avoid-building-stuff-practical-customer-development-tricks
A presentation I held at #UXCGN10, stolen from the awesome Cindy Alvarez' original talk. Watch the original talk here: http://video.dreamsimplicity.com/GJU4/cindy-alvarez-product-manager-kissmetrics-20-ways-to-not-build-stuff/ and the original slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/cindyalvarez/20-ways-to-not-build-stuff and follow Cindy Alvarez on twitter http://twitter.com/cindyalvarez and buy her new book "Lean Customer Development" http://ore...
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Here's my latest keynote presentation. I thought I should CC publish it.
My keynote held at the Nordic Business Event at Lower East Lab, Berlin March 27th 2014. Follow me on twitter for more http://twitter.com/blacktar - Send me a...
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Entrepreneur
Skills
mad skillz
Employment
  • +Andersen & Associates
    Founding Principal, 2013 - present
  • Gauss - The People Magnet
    Co-Founder & CEO, 2010 - present
  • blacktar.com
    Founding CEO, 1997 - present
  • http://getGauss.com - The People Magnet
    Co-Founder, 2011 - 2013
  • Media Farm AS
    1997 - 2001
  • Oberon IT AS
    2002 - 2005
  • CLAUSEN+REITSMA GmbH
    2005 - 2010
  • people interactive GmbH
    2010 - 2010
  • Findexa ASA
    2002 - 2002
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Cologne, Germany
Previously
Mandal, Norway - Lillehammer, Norway - Oslo, NO - Stavanger, NO
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Universitätsstr. 77 D-50931 Cologne Germany
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Startup Entrepreneur, Advisor, Educator, Learner. Founding Principal +Andersen & Associates http://plusandersen.com - http://getGauss.com http://plone.org http://blacktar.com and more in the past. Norwegian legal alien in CGN.
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Blogging sporadically at http://stopmebeforeiblogagain.com tweeting incoherently at http://twitter.com/blacktar most sociable on http://facebook.com/Blacktar
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plone_(software)
Education
  • Lillehammer University College
    Science of Film (Cinema), 1994 - 1996
  • University of Agder
    Philosophy, Logic, Ditactics, 1996 - 1996
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(As a Nordic startup) - Why Berlin?
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My keynote held at the Nordic Business Event at Lower East Lab, Berlin March 27th 2014. Follow me on twitter for more http://twitter.com/bla

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Startup Weekend Cologne: Unternehmer von morgen gesucht
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Let's Bring the Best Startup Education From Silicon Valley to Cologne!
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What’s next for the Cologne startup scene? | The Pirates Inn
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NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: 'I don't want to live in a society tha...
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The source behind the Guardian's NSA files talks to Glenn Greenwald about his motives for the biggest intelligence leak in a generation

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Dear Google users— You may be aware of press reports alleging that Internet companies have joined a secret U.S. government program called PR

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NEXT – Programs – Google for Entrepreneurs
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NEXT, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, is a comprehensive, five week program for entrepreneurs who want to learn more about how to launc

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Tech. People. Money.

Pakistan bans 'obscene' words from text messages - CNN.com
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Cell phone carriers in Pakistan say they have been told to ban the use of about 1,500 words deemed indecent or offensive in text messages.

Army still grappling with soldier suicides - CNN.com
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New statistics released by the U.S. Army Friday show that despite years of studies, programs and high-level attention, suicide continues to

Merck to pay nearly $1 billion to settle U.S. charges
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(Reuters) - Merck & Co will pay roughly $950 million to settle criminal and civil charges that it promoted the painkiller drug Vioxx for

Cyberwar explodes in Syria - CNN.com
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A familiar digital chime rang on the computer. Someone was calling via Skype from Syria.

Mary J. Blige on her new album and being in a good place - CNN.com
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Seventeen years after the release of her breakthrough album, "My Life," Mary J. Blige offers up a sequel -- "My Life II: ... The Journey Con

Watch a Drunk Banker Try and Fail to Fight Some Protesters
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Everybody's been waiting for the exploitive-filled YouTube video that sums up the standoff between the 99-Percenters and the 1-Percenter

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