Oslo loves London – So do InstrumentChamp!

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog

The bonds between London and Oslo go way back, and a tradition has ever since 1947 been for the city of Oslo to give the people of London a christmas tree – as a thank you for the help during World War II. This year is special, the cities will celebrate friendship with cutting edge technology Norwegian Electronica and a special hack-a-tree event.

InstrumentChamp is part of these celebrations and events, and you are welcome to join us tomorrow at Hackney House in Shoreditch. The all-day event will focus on the emerging Tech & Music scene from Oslo and it’s London counterparts, with a series of mini-events throughout Friday 6th of December You can find more event information and sign up here:

InstrumentChamp Crowdfunding Breakfast in Stockholm on Friday

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InstrumentChamp is coming to Stockholm on friday! We are hosting a crowdfunding breakfast in the morning together with FundedByMe, and in the evening we co-host the afterwork for SUP46 in Stockholm. SUP46 is one of the leading startup communities for young tech entrepreneurs in Stockholm.

We launched just the equity crowdfunding campaign just two weeks ago, and we have already reached 20%. I’m so happy about that, and we are thrilled to keep working hard to make the vision come true. Both fans and ambassadeurs are welcome to join us for the breakfast, but the music game night is exclusive for the SUP46 members.

Here you can find the event details and register for the event: http://on.fb.me/1ewPWoF

We had a great crowdfunding breakfast in Oslo tuesday this week, with an introduction to InstrumentChamp, equity crowdfunding and a good discussion in the end.

To the left Aleks Langmyhr from FundedByMe and to the right Lars Willner from InstrumentChamp

To the left Aleks Langmyhr from FundedByMe and to the right Lars Willner from InstrumentChamp

So if you are in Stockholm on friday, join us for the crowdfunding breakfast. (Free breakfast starts 8 am. limited to 30 people)

Join the crowdfunding campaign today at FundedByMe.com.

Music Game Night in Oslo @MESH – Come play with us!

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The darkness and rain is all around us, so let’s get together for a night of music and gaming to bring out our inner lights!

So just come hangout, drink some swedish glögg and challenge eachother in music. We will set up the guitar, piano and drums for everyone to play. No music skills required. Time to make that musical dream come true! The event will be hosted by Mesh, downtown Oslo monday night. (25th of november)

Check out the Facebook-event page for more information and sign up as attending:

Best of Slush13 – 6 personal highlights

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Back in Oslo after an intense week in Finland at #Slush13. Overall a great experience, connecting with all parts of the North European tech community that was gathered. Inspiring to meet and learn from both the succesful entrepreneurs from the Finnish gaming companies and the up and coming companies from all around Europe!

Photo by Jussi Hellsten

Highlights of the week:
1. Wake up day one – first crowdfunding member had signed up for our campaign! The campaign site went live on monday night and it was a great feeling that the first investor already signed up online! Incredible feeling when someone that you have never met put the trust in you (and money).

2. Kickoff Crowdfunding campaign together with FundedByMe at Hub Helsinki. Invited to pitch InstrumentChamp to a crowd of people at Hub Helsinki on a pre-Slush event. Nice to connect with the locals in a small setting before Helsinki exploded for Slush Main Event. Sharing my thoughts of the future of music and getting great feedback on how to transform the music learning experience.


3. Wake up day two – The Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka follow you on Twitter. He´s work with Rovio/Angrybirds is a great inspiration.


4. Slush first meeting – The Might Eagle in person!! After he said goodbye to the Finish President I managed to get a one-on-one with Mr Angry Bird himself.=)

5. SuperCell party and Startup Sauna. SuperCell hosted the Slush AfterParty on wednesday and it was a great event! Awesome crowd, DJs and free drinks – that is a succesful party recipe to follow. In contrast to the busy dancefloors and mingle areas, it was perfect surprise to find the Startup Sauna Boat behind the black stage!

Photo by Sami Heiskanen

6. Connecting with the Norwegian community. Travelling together with other entrepreneurs and other Norwegians I think we managed to raise the awareness of the Norwegian Startup Community and we will hopefully see a stronger Nordic cooperation in the years to follow.

Hope to come back to Helsinki soon and I definitely look forward to Slush14!

If you want to join our mission to make the world play music, check out our crowdfunding campaign here:

Kickstart of the Crowdfunding Campaign in Helsinki!

Written by Lars Willner on . Posted in Blog, Music Artist, Music Student, Music Teacher, Product News, Team, Uncategorized

Wow, it has been a great day in Helsinki – and Slush has not even started! 7 crowd members has already signed up, and we are up at 15% of the campaign goal of SEK250000 already on the first day. Looking forward to the rest of the week meeting the Helsinki and European Startup Community!

Welcome to Jonas Dromberg as our latest crowd member.

First we introduced InstrumentChamp at the FundedByMe Launch event at the Hub Helsinki location. Really great crowd with both entrepreneurs and other members of the local community!

Later at 6 pm. was the second pitch of today for a jury and crowd organized by IE Venture Network. InstrumentChamp didn’t win the pitch competition but received valuable feedback from the community members.

Now it’s time for the official launch party at Virgin Oil with Cru, looking forward to meeting up with all norwegian and international friends!

Stay tuned for the latest news from #Slush13