We are
Oslo International Hub


We are an international startup incubator, an environment for innovation and development where social and professional networks go hand in hand.

Meet Our Team

We have assembled a team of highly experienced professionals with broad connections in Oslo, Norway, and around the world to help to build your business here and globally. Contact us with questions about your business needs, office spaces, event venues, programs, pitching, investors, international business, or other.

Jørn Lein-Mathisen

Founder

Elisabeth Kalsnes

CEO

Rita Anson

Project Coordinator

Our Vision

Oslo International Hub aims to integrate the resources in individuals who are often excluded from the Norwegian business sector due to their nationalities or fluency in Norwegian. We work to enrich the Norwegian business environment through helping foreigners expand their professional network and find positions relevant to their professional background. This enables them to contribute to the innovation and internationalization in Oslo/Norway. Thus, the Hub is a social entrepreneurship project, and our purpose, according to the company bi-laws are:

To work for international talents and their ability to get a professional career in the Norwegian business sector according to their education and experience.

Our History

Oslo International Hub was founded in January 2014. During the first 10 months, more than 70 startup companies moved in, and we have been growing ever since. In cooperation with Oslo Business Region, OIH launched the Oslo International Accelerator on 22nd of September 2014, lasting until 22nd of December 2014. 20 entrepreneurs/companies were admitted to the program, all of them with an international background. 15 of these 20 companies were accepted into the second part of the Accelerator, after the first two-week “Boot Camp”.

Oslo International Hub is not just another co-working space. The Hub is also an incubator heavily involved in the development of the local and internationally-minded companies, both members of the Hub and others. OIH prides itself on being the center of cross-border business in Oslo by welcoming delegations of business professionals from other countries and facilitating the set up of bilateral Chambers of Commerce.

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Others about us

Oslo International Hub is ideal ”home” for entrepreneurs, active job seekers, and mentoring investors where sharing is caring. An international mindset is only the criteria one needs to join the hub and its related community. From courses, meetings to an expansion of activities globally, anything is possible! Yes, I mean it!Nalinava Sen Gupta – Co-founder, and CEO of iNANOD AS.
I come because the energy of the folks charges my batteries. I choose to surround myself with people who are positive, passionate, creative and life-embracing and I find these kinds of folks hang out with OIH. Double bonus, they are very international, with experiences from all over the globe.

Marcelle Askew – American marketing executive in Oslo.
You are a role model for the rest of Norway. Every initiative took the conversation to the next level and created a forum to leverage international human capital in Norway. I wish you the very best and hope to visit sometime and share insights. In these difficult times, innovation is the only thing that will take Norway into the 21st century.Karthik Iyer – Indian Academic and Thought Leader on Innovation.