Karianne U. Melleby has recently joined StartupLab with the ambition to increase the impact coming from closer connections between corporate partners and entrepreneurs in an everchanging environment. Prior to joining StartupLab, she has been hands on in several corporate startups both in DNB and Telenor. Most recently she was heading up the DNB Open Bank initiative, including setting up the organization and defining what “Open Bank” means for DNB. She has been responsible for accelerating Internet adoption in Telenor markets through close cooperation with Telenor´s Global partners. Based in Thailand, she had the unique opportunity to engage and explore with people across South East Asia, holding Internet in their hands for the first time. Karianne is passionate about how to drive growth in the digital economy. By bringing partners together that share the same passion for growth, she has experienced the power of business enabled through trust and relationships.