Flokki: Get your vaccines checked out

Who: Ingrid Kimmestad | What: CEO & Founder | Where: Flokki

What is Flokki, and what problem are you aiming to solve?

Flokki is the first digital vaccine platform in Norway. It's a place where you can check which vaccines you have received, get advice on what you need, and order prescriptions for new vaccines. The national vaccine registry already contains a record of past vaccinations, but it doesn't provide recommendations and explanations for what the different vaccines protect against. It also doesn't offer a clear path if you want to receive a vaccine. Vaccination is crucial for public health, and we aim to make it easier to ensure you have the protection recommended by health authorities.

Why did you choose to work in a startup?

I come from an entrepreneurial family, and both of my older brothers have started their own companies. Flokki was actually my brother's idea, who is an infectious disease specialist. We started discussing it during a cabin trip, and I was tasked with finding out how many people were missing vaccines. What I found out was that 2 out of 3 people lack recommended vaccines, and this was something we could solve. Since I had the most available time at that moment, I took the company forward as CEO, while my brothers joined as advisors.

When did you last think: This will never happen!

I think that regularly! There are days when I leave Oslo Science Park and think, "Well, that's it! It's over. I can't find a solution to this." Then there are other days when I practically fly out of here with a great feeling. It's truly a roller coaster! Building a team is particularly challenging. You have to find the right people, and with limited resources, there's no room for mistakes.

When did you last think: This is going to succeed!

Actually reaching the point where we have a finished product ready for launch is a really satisfying feeling. We've kept our promise to our investors, so now it's up to the public!

What's your best advice for new entrepreneurs?

Don't believe that everyone else knows best. You have to dare to take the lead yourself! You learn so much more by trying and failing. Regardless, you can't expect everything to be perfect from the start.

And something that's very important: Don't build too much of your product before you've talked to people and tested it. Instead, create a prototype in tools like Figma that you can show to your target audience. I've personally stood on the street with a prototype of Flokki and a bowl of candy, asking people to test the solution. I learned a lot from that!



Tid: 11:45 AM - 4:00 PM

Sted: Forskningsparken

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11.45: Guided tours

Meetup: Service Desk (Main Entrance)

Our guided tours will take you around to Aleap, Startuplab, ShareLab, and Health2B’s premises. You’ll hear some interesting anecdotes and stories and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their organizations, work, members and amenities.


12.30: Get To Know: The Networks

"Get to Know..." consists of pitches from our in-house ecosystem. Hear from Oslo Science City, The Life Science Cluster, Norway Health Tech, Ungt Entreprenørskap and UiO Growth House.

After the pitches there is mingling, and a chance to ask questions and talk to the speakers.

13.00: Improve Your Pitch with Bill Harris

Keen to enhance your ability to pitch your ideas? Then come Improve Your Pitch with Bill Harris. Bill will go through the key elements of a successful pitch, including how to identify your target audience, structure your pitch, and how to convey your message effectively. Bill is a seasoned expert in the art of pitching and has helped multiple start-ups in the Park. So why wait? Come take your pitching game to the next level!


13.40: Get To Know: An Incubator 

Learn more about our incubators Aleap, Startuplab and ShareLab.

After the pitches there is mingling, and a chance to ask questions and talk to the speakers.


14:00 | Debatt: Hvordan redde realfagene?

Kompetanse i realfag er viktig for å løse samfunnets mange utfordringer. Likevel velger stadig færre elever matte, fysikk og kjemi på videregående skole. Hvordan får vi unge til å velge realfag?


Camilla Stoltenberg:

tidligere direktør for Folkehelseinstituttet. Går inn i stillingen som konsernsjef i NORCE fra 1. oktober.

Vibeke Gwendoline Fængsrud:

CEO og founder av House of Math

Shahzad Rana:

IT-gründer og tidligere teknologidirektør i Microsoft Norge

Morten Dæhlen:

Senterleder for dScience – senter for data- og beregningsvitenskap og tidligere dekan ved Det matematisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet på UiO.

Ordstyrer: Ruth Astrid Sæther


15.15: Get To Know: A Startup

We‘ve invited a few selected startups to talk about what they do and the most important challenges they’re solving. Hear from Vilje Bionics, Li-tech, 3Skin, Fairsight, Flokki, AlvB and Ruden AS.


16.30: Summer Party! (Members only)


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