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Silicon lslands

Silicon Islands is fully owned by Westcoast Innovation.

WestCoast Innovation is based on a core group of mentors who can serve as business advisors to selected companies. This support reduces risk, and create a sound relationship between entrepreneurs and mentors. The assumption is that better and more predictable results achieved through this model, compared to the traditional and more unpredictable investments by business angels.

WestCoast Innovation task is to provide entrepreneurs with an active and personalized management support, financial, technical and commercial networks and a creative environment and related Office services. WestCoast Innovation maximizes the potential for commercialization of the company's product and/or service and prepares the new company for venture capital funding and expansion.
 

Thor Pettersen

Executive Chairman

Founder


Thor was the first to (legally) put music on the mobile phone and the first to integrate mobile music in a social network (Microsoft IM) with partners Sony Music (then BMG) and Microsoft MSN back in June 2004.
From acquiring 85 000 subscribers in a month when launching music to mobile phones, through first presentation of mobile marketing to Johnson and Johnson’s Senior Marketing Executives conference in Marbella May 2005 to today’s complex social media, Inbound Marketing and SEO. Thor is convinced that anything that requires paper based proof today will be digitalized on the blockchain in the (near) future.
If I don't ask, they can't say yes...

Mervi Karttunen

Mentor


With her profound experience of corporate life and business leadership together with her passionate curiosity for continuous development Mervi is dedicated to contribute as a mentor to the business of Westcoast Innovation in addition to her partnership in the company.
Mervi recently finiehed a stint for the Government Transport Agency as responsible for business- and leadership development of the Maritime Inspection section. Mervi is also a board member in the Swedish Olympic Committee since 2009 and vice president since June 2015.

Matt Miskimin

Mentor


Matt has a unique combination of skills and global contacts built up during his career in financial markets, strategic business consulting, project management , technology innovation and monetization / commercialisation of intellectual property.
Matt also has spent eight years in the intellectual property market and ran the transactions practices at Zacco and AWAIPro (Awapatent) doing IP strategy, monetiztion and commercialization work.
He is inquisitive, flexible and knows how to get things done right.
Start small, think big, execute quickly!

Guy Fletcher, OBE, FRSA

Mentor


Guy has been a respected songwriter since the sixties. Recordings of his songs by Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Ray Charles, Frankie Valli, Joe Cocker and many other international stars have ensured Guy’s place in British pop history.
He was a founding director with ANDY HEATH of BRITISH MUSIC RIGHTS Ltd , now UK MUSIC Ltd. And joined the board of the PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY in 1998.
Still a leading light in the music industry, he was elected Chairman of the PERFORMING RIGHT SOCIETY on January 1st 2011 helping to shape the digital future for music creators.
Guy was honoured by the Queen in 2005 with an OBE for services to British Music.
Man of music...

Nick Kounoupias

Mentor


A tireless champion of the client’s cause.
Nick is an international Anti-Piracy IP, media and music law expert with over 25 years experience.
Nick’s extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property work, and in particular his expertise in Anti-Piracy and anti-counterfeiting work, copyright, design and trade mark infringement, collecting societies advice, music law advice, cultural property and international justice work makes him an extremely valuable member of the international team.

Richard Platt

Mentor


A world broadcasting channel pioneer.
Richard began his career in London with executive positions in News Corp’s Network 10 in Australia and Sky Channel Europe.
He held the position of Programme Director of TV3 Scandinavia and launched the sister channel and premium pay channel TV1000. He returned to the UK as Director of Broadcasting for the ITV debutant Meridian and later the enlarged broadcast group United News and Media.
He has acted both as Launch director and adviser in recent years to premium, basic pay and free to air channels in Germany, India, Turkey and the UK.

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