NEWS

Customer Journey – Team Rubicon Norway

WAID Publishing – 17.02.2021

Team Rubicon Norway was WAID’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 text, Frank Sandbye-Ruud, COO of Team Rubicon Norway, talks about the collaboration with us at WAID and how it has affected their operations.

Karoline (26) got her first international contract: – This means a lot to us

Drammens Tidene – 22.01.2021

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

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

Porsgrunns Dagblad – 17.01.2021

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

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

Bygdeposten – 15.01.2021

Article 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 signed a customer in the ruins of Beirut 

MN24 – 13.01.2021

Article in Norwegian: The entrepreneurial company WAID, which was conceived at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, has reached an agreement with the Lebanese humanitarian organization Donner Sang Compter (DSC), on the delivery of a digital tool for the humanitarian sector.

Startup from NTNU signed a customer in the ruins of Beirut

Adresseavisen – 13.01.2021

Article in Norwegian: The entrepreneurial company WAID, which was conceived at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, has reached an agreement with the Lebanese humanitarian organization Donner Sang Compter (DSC), on the delivery of a digital tool for the humanitarian sector.

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NTNU start-up signs international customer

NTB – 13.01.2021

Article in Norwegian: The entrepreneurial company WAID, which was conceived at NTNU School of Entrepreneurship, has reached an agreement with the Lebanese humanitarian organization Donner Sang Compter (DSC), on the delivery of a digital tool for the humanitarian sector.

Entrepreneur duo sees billions in the ruins

Finansavisen – 02.01.2020

Article in Norwegian: With the. WAID software, Karoline Saastad and Jonas Aakenes have one million humanitarian organizations as potential customers. In Beirut, they secured their first international customer. 

Karoline (26) traveled to Beirut: – We really got tested

Drammens Tidene – 29.11.2020

Article in Norwegian: The entrepreneur Karoline Saastad (26) from Vikersund has just returned from Beirut. – It was a disaster area.

Norwegian startup tested new tool among the ruins in Beirut: Now they are aiming for the billion market

SHIFTER – 30.11.2020

Article in Norwegian: Two volunteer students created a software that can revolutionize the humanitarian organizations. Now they are aiming for a billion-dollar store in the industry. 

Karoline (26) traveled to Beirut: – We really got tested

Bygdeposten – 28.11.2020

Article 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 for humanitarian aid organizations

NRK P1 – 22.11.2020

Podcast in Norwegian: Karoline Saastad reports from Lebanon on the situation in Beirut after the explosion and what value the humanitarian aid organizations receive when using WAID.

NTNU entrepreneurs participate in the reconstruction of Beirut

MN24 – 14.11.2020

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

NTNU entrepreneurs participate in the reconstruction of Beirut

ADRESSEAVISA – 14.11.2020

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

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Norwegian startup participates in the reconstruction of Beirut after the explosion

NTB – 11.11.2020

Article in Norwegian: In collaboration with pilot customer Team Rubicon Norway, two Norwegian NTNU entrepreneurs travel to Beirut to launch the startup WAID’s first large-scale project.

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

PORSGRUNNS DAGBLAD – 10.10.2020

Article in Norwegian: Jonas Aakenes (27) from Langesund started the company WAID together with Karoline Saastad from Vikersund through his studies in Trondheim. Their company has 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-company

BYGDEPOSTEN – 21.05.2020

Article in Norwegian: Karoline Saastad from Sysle is the manager of five employees and has received one million NOK 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

Article in Norwegian: WAID received the FORNY STUD-ENT 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. This means for us that our two founders can start up directly after completing their studies and work full time with further development. 

Startup of the month: WAID

SPARK* NTNU – 30.03.2020

Article in Norwegian: Humanitarian 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 recruitment and use of volunteers. 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.