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Foleide - Business Development - Berkeley, CA, USA

Lars Foleide

Berkeley, CA, USA


Business Development

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Visiting Scholar

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

January 2011 - January 2011

Work with Investors (Angels and Venture Capitalists) and Entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on a psychological concept called Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy - in order to minimize risk on the team, and to improve entrepreneurial success rate.

PhD Fellow

BI Norwegian Business School

From January 2010

PhD Entrepreneurship

BI Norwegian School of Management

January 2010 - January 2010

PhD in the field of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The project is a qualitative study of Venture Capitalists and Entrepreneurs in the San Francisco Bay Area.


InCite Norway

March 2007 - May 2007

Internship, InCent Norway (Mobile marketing), Oslo

The internship position was conducted as part of my master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Oslo. The positions responsibilites involved Market Research and Sales of a technology solution.

- Examined market conditions for marketing directed towards Bluetooth cellphones
- Were in contact with a number of Shopping Centers in Oslo for testing the technology



March 2006 - June 2006


Optaros - Open Source IT consulting

March 2006 - May 2006

Internship, Optaros (IT consulting), Boston, USA

The internship position was conducted as part of the Norwegian Entreprenurship Program in Boston University. The position involved Market Research and Demo Development responsibilites.

- Market analysis of the potential for launching a Support Software-as-a-Service solution
- Presented the results for top management, as well as the remaining 50 employees
- Patricipated in development for a Web 2.0 project


netSite DA

June 2004 - June 2004

- Founded company with four computer science students.
- Responsible for marketing, finance, human resource management and overall strategy.
- Created Internet company profile by designing
- Expanded netSite’s product line, to include hosting, email, and domains.


Elkjøp (Dixons Stores Group)

June 2003 - January 2004

- Sold electronic equipment including mobile phones and computers
- Achieved highest revenue in July 2003
- Sold most accompanying insurance plans in August 2003


Aalesund Student Parliament

May 2002 - September 2002

- Supervised, trained and scheduled the leader group.
- Arranged election that achieved the highest national participation.
- Prepared meetings for the Parliament.

Cal Rotaract

Qualifications & Certifications


Handelshøyskolen BI

UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley


University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business



Norges Handelshøyskole (NHH)


Universitetet i Oslo (UiO)

Uni. Oslo

The Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship (Gründerskolen)

Boston University

Boston University School of Management


Høgskolen i Ålesund (HiÅ)

Høgskolen i Ålesund


Høgskolen i Ålesund (HiÅ)

Høgskolen i Ålesund


University of California, Berkeley

BI Norwegian Business School

Norges Handelshøyskole

Haas School of Business - UC Berkeley

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