Memorial Day

As most of you probably know it is Memorial Day on Monday the 26th of May. Memorial Day is a US federal holiday wherein the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season.

All non-essential Government offices are closed, as are schools, businesses and other organizations. Most public transit systems do not run on their regular schedule. Many people see Memorial Day weekend as an opportunity to go on a short vacation or visit family or friends. This can cause some congestion on highways and at airports.

For those of you that are not planning on working this day, here is an article from TimeOut New York with suggestions on how to get the most out of Memorial Day:



Welcome to the kickoff in Bergen

Just a quick reminder that the Kickoff for the Entrepreneurial Marketing Program begins promptly at 10:00 am on Thursday, April 24.  Coffee will be served at 9:30 so please feel free to arrive in advance for the opportunity to meet the other participants prior to the start of the program. The meeting location is: Innovasjon Norge, Kaigaten 9, 5015 Bergen (map).

For those of you that would like to set up 1-on-1 meetings, these will be scheduled during the day on Thursday.

Lunch and dinner are included. For any food allergies or preferences, please email Svein at  as soon as possible. You can also contact him by phone at 994 20 922.

For the full program (which is still under development), please visit the calendar.

I look forward to meeting you all in person on Thursday and, in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding any aspect of the program.


Antonio (Tony) Raposo

Sr. Advisor, Industrial & Consumer Design/Technology

Innovation Norway, New York

M: +1 646-541-1343



Co-working Spaces

Innovation Norway NYC are teaming up with Grind Spaces and OfficeLinks to provide co-working spaces to our participants 2014.

Grind is a 22nd century platform that helps talent collaborate in a new way: outside the system. It's a members-only workspace and community dedicated to taking all of the frustrations of working the old way and pulverizing them to a dust so fine it actually oils the wheels of the machine.


Grind Park
419 Park Avenue South
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
T: +1 646 558 3250

Hours: M – F 8am until midnight


Grind Broadway
1412 Broadway
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
T: +1 646 558-6026

Hours: M – F 8am until midnight



460 Park Ave S.
12th Floor
New York, NY, 10016
T +1 877 488-4578

Hours: M – F 9am until 6pm




The IWNY festival is an annual celebration of technology's impact on business and culture. This year's festivities will take place from May 19-25 and will attract more than 45,000 business professionals, working across all sectors, attending 250+ events produced in the IWNY HQ and 150+ organized by citywide event partners.

More information at