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Tor Rolfsen Grønsund is a Research Fellow with Iserv Computing and the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, where he also serves as Assistant Professor of entrepreneurship. He is chair of the Digital technology group at Tekna, Norway's largest society for graduate technical and scientific professionals, counting 73 000 members. He studied Innovation and Entrepreneurship with a concentration in Informatics at the University of Oslo, including studies at Boston University Questrom School of Business. His research interests lie at intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and deep technologies, currently focusing on the implications of datafication and algorithmic intelligence for strategizing in international trade.

With one foot in both worlds—academia and industry—Tor has been on a mission over the past years to change the way entrepreneurship is taught. His work on startup innovation methods has been adopted by Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Harvard Business School among other companies and startup programs. Tor has ten years of experience from technology ventures and digital strategy capacities alongside developing entrepreneurial courses at the University of Oslo, BI Norwegian Business School, and Westerdals Oslo School of Art, Communication and Technology. Since his two first ventures, one crowdsourcing WiFi networks and the other an open source operating system repurposing computers for millions of people, he has kept the open source ethos and put co-creation at the center of his work.

Tor occasionally gives talks, blogs on torgronsund.com, and thinks aloud on Twitter @tor, leading to several nominations as one of the influential voices in tech.

  1. Hello,

    Happy new year!

    I’m starting a new, premium wordpress theme site. We have several award-winning designers on our team that have been building themes for the past several months. Some of our designs have been featured by MOJO Themes as well. We’re looking to launch in Feb 2012 with a very generous affiliate program – 40% of sales, or a fixed amount upfront. Would you be interested in promoting our themes?

    Thanks
    Zee

    • Hi Zee,

      Congratulations with your new WP business. If you could point me to a website, I’d have a look at your themes. Actually, I’m involved with a couple of WordPress ventures and would be happy to see if there’s a match.

      Thanks,
      Tor

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