Silje Vallestad is the founder and CEO of Bipper, a multiple award winning and world leading mobile safety company, Norwegian Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, European Ambassador for Female Entrepreneurship, a sought after speaker on entrepreneurship and the mother of three children.
A few months in Silicon Valley is like years in Norway. I can not wait to share the journey of Bipper at Gulltaggen: the ups and downs and coincidences on the road that has proven to be absolutely essential to the further development. It’s about dreams, focus and never giving up”, says Vallestad.
Bipper is redefining personal safety by turning smartphones into the ultimate safety devices for the whole family. Her recent product bSafe – an easy to use GPS-based mobile safety alarm – hit #1 in her homeland of Norway only a few weeks after launch, and in 2012 she is be expanding her company internationally. bSafe is now the most downloaded app in Europe. Where bSafe is positioned for everyone wanting that extra safety when walking alone, BipperKids is a parental control service enabling parents to monitor, define and control how their kids can use their phone. It also includes a GPS location service and a safety alarm. BSafe was recently honored with “Rookie of the Year” at 2013 Mobility Awards and is now the newest member in an elite circle with earlier honored Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple and Foursquare.
Silje is passionate in everything she does, and while Bipper is her first business venture, she has founded a number of international idealistic projects.Through her international work she has had the chance to work or debated with people like the Dalai Lama, Hilary Clinton, Queen Noor of Jordan and Anita Roddick, along side young grass root activists from around the world. Soon to be Vallestad is announcing cooperation with a famous actor from the U.S.
Gulltaggen has traditionally only invited international speakers to the stage. This year we are also presenting a selection of norwegian entrepreneurs who have made success abroad. Silje Vallestad is one of them, and we are looking forwards to hearing her story!
SILJE VALLESTAD WILL SPEAK ON DAY 2 – APRIL 25th
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