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Five questions to mentor Lizanne Svane

Lizanne Svane

Lizanne Svane is the founder and CEO of Tubus Technology – TubusOne and is now part of our Startup Mentors as a mentor for the startup Obtek. Lizanne has participated in our National Startup Competition, University Startup World Cup and our Startup Mentors program with her own startup, and we’re very excited that she has chosen to give something back by being a mentor for a startup.

We’ve asked Lizanne five questions that you can use as inspiration:

What are your goals and mission?

My goal is to make a positive (noticeable) difference in people’s lives no matter the cause and to always listen to what users have to say. My mission is to never stop moving forward in life and to always be curious and ask questions.

What keeps you motivated to achieve your goals?

To see the small successes, to celebrate them, and to listen to the happiness (joy) from the people I work with makes it all worthwhile! 

What is the best startup event/program/accelerator/e.g. you have ever been to and why? 

“Taking the current situation of my company at the time in consideration, I must say Danish Tech Challenge 2018. Without DTC I wouldn’t have been where I am today.

What are the best startup advices you have received or given others?

“Never stop moving and always be curious and ask questions, but also remember to kill your darlings”

What are the best startup movies/books/role models you can recommend to others? 

I recently heard the book “Shoe Dog” about the founder of Nike, Phil Knight, and there are so many parallels to draw to my own company and to the process that I have been through. I can definitely recommend to listen to the book. You will immediately learn that there are successful people out there who have struggled with the same idiotic things as you have only it’s in another time or place.

Phil Knight started producing his own shoes relatively late in his process – his first company was over 10 years old I think, but he met the same obstacles as I did and as I can see everyone who produces things in the east have met or will meet. Today, of course everything is different since we have the internet and a more hypercomplex digital world but culture is still the same and language barriers are still the same. A delightful book to read or listen to.

A side-recommendation from me is also to find a role-model with a personal character that you like and learn how he or she makes decisions. Also look into companies that are doing great in different areas, learn from them and try to manage your own company with those small traits you have picked up on the way. There is no true manual to do YOUR business – you’re responsible for showing the way! Make an effort to learn how you would like things to be.оформить дебетовую карту онлайн заявка бесплатно

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Andranik Voskanyan, Arthur Hakobyan

We offer autonomously operating robots, which can move in arbitrary shaped water, oil and gas pipelines con- tinuously monitoring and detecting erosion and leakage. Countries lose million tones of water, gas and oil from damaged tubes and sometimes it become dangerous for human life and nature when gas or oil pipeline gets damaged. So our product can find damaged or clogged places on their early stage in practically all kinds of pipe- lines over and underground. With the use of our product the damaged sections of a pipeline can be found faster, more easily, precisely and without digging the ground.

This means that maintenance and replacement of pipe- lines will be safer and much more cheaper. Our product is a robot which can move through the pipelines and investigate it with pressure, ultrasonic, flow sensors and camera which can shoot up to 4k video and save it in his memory card or sent it to connected devic- es. This robots autonomously move in arbitrary shaped water, oil and gas pipelines with diameters ranging from 10 cm up to 300 cm.

Reykjavik University


Ragnheiður Lilja Guðmundsdóttir, Safa Jemai

Our company is a disease management solution. Our software gathers together all the most important information about your health like meds, nutrition, exercise, symptoms, vitals and sleep and analyses it to give you a clear picture of how your health is at any given moment.

Our main focus to start with is on patients with thyroid problems and other autoimmune diseases, but we plan to add on and expand so we can service people with all kinds of chronic illnesses. Having to live with a chronic illness is time consuming, costly and frankly, exhausting. We want to make peoples lives easier with one platform

where you gather all the data you need to keep track of to manage your condition. So the next time you see your doctor you’ll have a much set of data to show him about your progress the past few months, and eventually with integration into the healthcare system the doctor will be able to access all the information himself before your appointment and therefore make a much better diagnosis and decision regarding your treatment.

With integration you will also be able to access your own test results, schedule appointments, prescriptions and better communication with your doctor.​