Norway Seaweed was invited to attend one of entrepreneurship lab arranged by University of Agder for working with students on market research and developing a business plan. In total there were about 80 students divided in several group with 3-5 students in each.
Needless to say, this was a golden opportunity to have a team of students and experts working with us for free. We worked with them for several months. They helped us to develop concepts, evaluate markets (including market surveys), analyze competitors, estimate demand, draw strategic roadmaps to market, and build budget plans, as part strategic development efforts for the company.
We worked with four students who showed enthusiasm and learned a lot about seaweed industry. We were happy to learn that they have got top mark A for their thesis. They presented results for their class mates and local companies and got A both for presentation and for the exams.