NEWS

Launch!

WAID Publishing – 02.03.2021

(In Norwegian). WAID held a launch event on 03.02.21 to show the world who we are and what we have created. This was held live over Zoom, with many attending and eager questions being answered. The recording of the launch event can be seen by following the link below.

Customer story – Team Rubicon Norge

WAID Publishing – 17.02.2021

Team Rubicon Norway was WAI’s first pilot customer, and we have worked closely with them since the spring of 2019. As a new organization in the Norwegian market, they experienced many of the same challenges as other Norwegian organizations associated with the use of digital tools. In this blog post, Frank Sandbye-Ruud, COO of Team Rubicon Norway, writes about the collaboration with WAID and how it has affected their operations. 

Karoline (26) got her first international contract: – This means so much to us

Drammens Tidene – 21.01.2021

(In Norwegian). In just little over one month, Karoline Saastad (26) from Vikersund and WAID AS will launch their product. It helps that they just got a contract in Lebanon.

The founders were noticed during the relief work in Beirut: – Now we have signed our first international contract

Porsgrunns Dagblad – 17.01.2021

(In Norwegian). The founders Jonas Aakenes from Langesund and Karoline Saastad from Vikersund participated in the relief work in Lebanon, Beirut, before Christmas, on behalf of their newly established company WAID. – We have recently signed a contract with our first international customer. 

Karoline (26), the girl from Sysle and her entrepreneurial adventure: – Now we have signed our first international contract

Bygdeposten – 15.01.2021

(In Norwegian). Karoline Saastad and her company WAID have signed the first contract with an international customer, the Lebanese humanitarian organization Donner Sang Compter (DSC).

Startup from NTNU acquired a customer in the ruins of Beirut

MN24 – 13.01.2021

(In Norwegian). The entrepreneurial company WAID, which has its roots from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, has reached an agreement with the Lebanese humanitarian organization Donner Sang Compter (DSC), on the delivery of a digital tool specialized on the humanitarian sector.

Startup from NTNU acquired a customer in the ruins of Beirut

Adresseavisen – 13.01.2021

(In Norwegian). The entrepreneurial company WAID, which has its roots from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, has reached an agreement with the Lebanese humanitarian organization Donner Sang Compter (DSC), on the delivery of a digital tool specialized on the humanitarian sector. 

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NTNU start-up acquired international customer

NTB – 13.01.2021

(In Norwegian). The entrepreneurial company WAID, which has its roots from NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, has reached an agreement with the Lebanese humanitarian organization Donner Sang Compter (DSC), on the delivery of a digital tool specialized on the humanitarian sector. 

The founder duo sees a billion market in the ruins

Finansavisen – 02.01.2021

(In Norwegian). With the WAID software, Karoline Saastad and Jonas Aakenes have a million aid organizations as potential customers. In Beirut, they secured their first international signing. 

Norwegian startup tested a new tool among the ruins of Beirut: Now they are investing in a billion market

SHIFTER – 30.11.2020

(In Norwegian). Two volunteer students created the software that can revolutionize humanitarian organizations. Now they are investing in a billion-dollar store in the industry. 

Karoline (26) traveled to Beirut: – It was a proper test of the software

Drammens Tidene – 29.11.2020

(In Norwegian). The founder Karoline Saastad (26) from Vikersund has just returned from Beirut. – It was a disaster area. 

Karoline (26) traveled to Beirut: – It was a proper test of the software

Bygdeposten – 28.11.2020

(In Norwegian). Karoline (26) from Sysle is part of an entrepreneurial adventure: Participates in the reconstruction of Beirut after the explosion.

Karoline creates computer programs to aid organizations

NRK P1 – 22.11.2020

(In Norwegian). Karoline Saastad reports from Lebanon on the situation in Beirut after the explosion and the value that aid organizations receive from WAID.

NTNU entrepreneurs participate in the reconstruction of Beirut

MN24 – 14.11.2020

(In Norwegian). Developed digital tool for the humanitarian sector: Together with the aid organization Team Rubicon Norway, the start-up company WAID from Trondheim, is in Beirut to work on the reconstruction of the explosion-ravaged city. 

NTNU entrepreneurs participate in the reconstruction of Beirut

ADRESSEAVISA – 14.11.2020

(In Norwegian). Developed digital tool for the humanitarian sector: Together with the aid organization Team Rubicon Norway, the start-up company WAID from Trondheim, is in Beirut to work on the reconstruction of the explosion-ravaged city. 

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Norwegian startup contributes to the rebuilding of Beirut after the explosion

NTB – 11.11.2020

(In Norwegian). In collaboration with the pilot customer Team Rubicon Norway, two Norwegian NTNU Entrepreneurs travel to Beirut to launch the startup company WAID’s first large-scale project.

The founders Jonas and Karoline received 1 million from the Research Council of Norway: Now their tool will be tested in Beirut

PORSGRUNNS DAGBLAD – 10.10.2020

(In Norwegian). Jonas Aakenes (27) from Langesund started the company WAID together with Karoline Saastad from Vikersund through his studies in Trondheim. Their company now received NOK 1 million from the Research Council of Norway. The money leads them to relief work in Lebanon and Beirut.

Million support to Karoline’s (26) student-entrepreneurial company

BYGDEPOSTEN – 21.05.2020

(In Norwegian). Karoline Saastad from Sysle leads five employees and has received one million in support to the entrepreneurial company WAID – at the same time as she is studying at NTNU.

The Research Council of Norway supports WAID with NOK 1 million

NORGES FORSKNINGSRÅD – 23.04.2020

(In Norwegian). WAID received the FORNY STUDENT scholarship of NOK 1 million from the Research Council of Norway in the summer of 2020. This is a scholarship for student entrepreneurship, which gives us an incredible amount of freedom and predictability in our further product and business development. For us, this means that our two founders can start directly after completing their studies and work full time with further development. 

Startup of the month: WAID

SPARK* NTNU – 30.03.2020

(In Norwegian). Voluntary organizations solve complex problems and meet high expectations from the authorities, volunteers, users and society as a whole. WAID wants to develop a better solution for recruiting volunteers and the use of their resources. Karoline and Lina met us to talk more about the voluntary sector, trends in the industry, and why their business idea is a solution for the future.