Rebartek one of two promising local start-ups at Nordic Angel Program.

Business Angels Norway aims to grow the angel investment scene in Norway. At a local event in Kristiansand, Rebartek was featured as one of two promising local start-ups.

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Max presenting Rebartek at the event. Watch the video here. Skip to 16:30.

Last week, our CEO Max, got the opportunity to present our start-up at a seminar held by Nordic Angel program, NAP (a program by Business Angels Norway).

Part of EU’s 80 Billion Euro initiative “Horizon 2020”, The Nordic Angel Program (NAP) is a training program about cross-border startup investment.

At the seminar, participants got insight into the processes that NAP applies to choose the best start-ups. They also presented their educational course for new angel investors. Rebartek was asked to join the seminar as a featured promising start-up.

You can watch a video of the event here. Max takes the stage at the 16:30-mark.

Rebartek would like to send a big thank you to Business Angels Norway, and the event host Coworx for this opportunity.

What it’s like to be an intern in Rebartek.

What our IT intern Emil has to say about his time so far in Rebartek

Text and photos by: Jona Runarsdottir.
Intership in engineering and IT in Norway. Sommerjobb i IT og mekatronikk
Emil working toghether with Serhii at our factory.

Emil Morønning Ruud started as an IT- intern at Rebartek in December of last year.  He has now been working with us for a few weeks, so I sat down with him to get his thoughts on the experience so far.

In order to get the word out to students, Rebartek runs ads on kompetansetorget, a platform that connects students at the University of agder and employers. But Emil found us the old fashioned way: -the jungle telegraph.

-I found you through one of your other interns, Nicolay, he says.

Tempted by the tech at Rebartek

When asked about his descision to work for us, he is quick to answer:

-What tempted me the most about working here, is all the tech that is integrated in the work you are doing; Machine vision, robotics and AI, amongst other things.

Intern IT engineer. Sommerjobb innen IT og mekatronikk. Dataingeniør jobb.

In our team, Emil contributes with his skills in programming.

-At the moment we are mainly using Python as our programming language, but we might need to expand on this front at some point.

Doing something that’s never been done

Emil says he finds the other members on the team very eager to help each other, and he explains why that is crucial in a startup like this one:

-We are doing something that hasn’t really been done before. So, understandably no one really has the exact expertize for the interdisciplinary development we’re doing. So we need to try things out all the time. But this also means that you’ve got a job where you are constantly gaining skills.

You don’t need to know it all to be an intern

Emil says he encourages students to apply for an internship at Rebartek, and points out a common apprehension students might have:

-People are often scared that they don’t have all the skills that are important in an intern position. But that really doesn’t apply here. We just need people that have some base-experience or skills in one or more of our fields, and then your job as an intern is to learn as you go.

Rebartek welcomes Emil, and we are looking forward to seeing him develop along with our team.

Interested in an internship? Go to the “let’s talk” button on this page, and get in contact with us! You can also find us on Linkedin and twitter.

See you at betongindustridagene!

On the 23rd-25th of January, Rebartek will be taking part in Betongindustridagene in Oslo. This is the annual national conference for the Norwegian pre-cast industry hosted by Betongelementforeningen.

Rebartek will be represented by our CEO Max. He will give a presentation of our company, and we will also have a stand where you can come to have a chat and learn more about who we are and what we do.

We are looking forward to learning about news and trends in the industry as well as networking with highly relevant people in the industry.

Rebartek selected for Gründerhub

Rebartek is proud to announce that we have been selected to join the startup program «Gründerhub» in Kristiansand. The program is based in CoWorks in Kristiansand, and includes mentoring from business leaders, entrepreneurs and MIT-trained coaches.

There are eight startups in our group and one of these companies will receive a 50 000 NOK prize. The winner will be competing for another 250 000 NOK prize for best startup amongst all the other Gründerhub- startups in Norway.

We are looking forward to learing, networking and developing together with this group of creative people and want to send a big thanks to CoWorx Kristiansand and SR bank for fascilitating this program.

The Gründerhub startups

Rebartek attending Slush 2018 Helsinki


Rebartek will be attending the Slush conference 2018.

Slush takes place on December 4–5 in Helsinki, Finland.

Rebartek AS at Slush 2018

In addition to attending the conference, Rebartek has been accepted to join the pitching competition Slush 100.

Slush 100 Pitching Competition is organized to help the ones that are in the very center of Slush – the early stage founders. The pre-qualification rounds take place on Dec 3, 2018, and the founders with the best pitch and potential continue the competition at Slush, on the grandest stages in front of thousands of visitors. The award ceremony for announcing the winner will be the culmination of Slush.

The winner obviously receives great attention from investors, media, potential partners and future team members – not to forget the prize which will be announced later on. However, each of the 100 early-stage startups receives invaluable feedback, invitations to exclusive events with the most relevant people and, of course, stage time at the event.

Rebartek founder, Max Trommer will be taking the pitching stage. He is excited to meet both potential investors, employees and look for potential cooperations.

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Maximilian Trommer, CEO of Rebartek
Foto: Marius Fiskum
www.mariusfiskum.no

About the conference

Held during the darkest time of the year in Helsinki, Finland, Slush has always been characterized by a unique energy and enthusiasm. The very core of Slush is to facilitate founder and investor meetings and to build a world-wide startup community.

Slush is a student-driven, non-profit movement originally founded to change attitudes toward entrepreneurship. In 2018, Slush will be organized in Tokyo, Shanghai, Singapore and Helsinki.

We hope to see you there!

New team member at Rebartek: Serhii Zhurba

Rebartek team welcomes Serhii Zhurba

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Serhii Zhurba, structural engineer at Rebartek

The Rebartek team has been steadily expanding over the past few months, and we are happy to announce that Structural engineer, Sergii Zhurba is now joining us.

Serhii is based in Ukraine and will be joining us in southern Norway as soon as possible. Until then, he will work remotely for Rebartek.

Serhii is a Structural Engineer who has participated in the design of several large international projects such as the stadium for Euro 2012, logistics center, additional buildings for Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, factories, multi-storied houses, office buildings, and solar stations. He is responsible for using the most effective ways to create structures with robot technologies.

Serhii is very enthusiastic in self-development and constantly looking for new challenges and solutions. He will be designing and adjusting rebar cages for Rebartek. He is also experienced in programming and is excited about programming our robots.

We are excited to see what Serhii will bring to the team, and look forward to working with him.

 

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Rebartek goes Texas

Rebartek going to Texas in 2019

Rebartek will attend SXSW Agder Delegation to Austin, Texas next year in March 2019. We hope to extend our network within robot and AI technology and potential investors.

Rebartek south by southwest

SXSW (South By Southwest) dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. An essential destination for global professionals, the event features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities.

Interns join Rebartek

This week, Rebartek welcomes two interns from the University of Agder to our team.

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From the left: CEO Max Trommer, Robotic engineer Felipe Delgado and intern Nicolay Leknes

Nicolay Leknes is an IT student at UIA and joins the team as an intern programmer. He is excited to be working with robots, programming, and 3D printers.

Rebartek AS team

Daniel Haugene, Mechatronics student and Rebartek intern

Daniel Haugene is a 3rd year mechatronics student at UIA. Daniel has been looking for a project involving robots and says Rebartek was a perfect fit for him. He looks forward to putting theory into practice through our projects.

Both interns were matched with Rebartek through Kompetansetorget at the University of Agder, and we thank them for their assistance.

Rebartek welcomes Even Øygren Bransdal to our team

Rebartek welcomes Even Øgrey Brandsdal

Even Øgrey Brandsdal and Maxmimilian Trommer at Rebartek factory

Even Øgrey Brandsdal and Maxmimilian Trommer at Rebartek factory

Even joins as a consultant and will support and guide us along the way as our company grows and develops. He has over four years of experience as CEO of the Norwegian football club IK Start, and is now Chief Communication Officer in Blockbonds, a fintech company. You can read more about him over at meals.no

Our gratitude goes to Innovation Norway who made this possible through their mentor program. This program supports start-ups through experienced consultants. The objective is to contribute to increased survival and growth among start-ups. Special thanks also to Vegard Kalstad at Ernst & Young in Kristiansand who got us in contact.

We look forward to working with Even and growing our company with his guidance.