Gratulerer med 80-årsdagen, Rasmus Falck!

Entrepreneurship pathfinder turns 80!

Photo: Rasmus Falck
Last summer, Rasmus visited Tromsø in the north of Norway.

Believe it or not, longtime correspondent and good friend Rasmus Falck turns 80 on Feb. 17.

Rasmus wrote about innovation and entrepreneurship for more than 10 years. After retiring from an active life in business and business organizations, he started to write for The Norwegian American, often submitting a new article every week. His favorite topic was Norwegian startups entering the U.S. market.

When Rasmus was growing up in Norway, he had to ski a couple of miles to get to school. Later, he went to the University of Southern Colorado for his bachelor’s degree in business administration. He received his MBA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Before coming to the United States, he went to infantry officer training in northern Norway. As a reserve officer most of his training was in the Arctic close to the Russian border.

He has always been a friend of America. He was a founder and later president of the University of Wisconsin Alumni Club in Norway. As his father and grandfather were, he has been president of the Oslo Rotary Club, the oldest and largest Club in Scandinavia.

After retiring, Rasmus was a founder and board member of NorBAN (Norwegian Business Angels Network). He is also on the board of a Nordic humanitarian fund currently involved in support to Ukraine.

He now lives part of the year in Oslo and the other part on the Costa del Sol with his wife Bente, who spent one winter season in Stove, Vt. He is a passionate golfer, having been first introduced to the game when he was in college. He has three sons, three daughters-in-law, and seven grandchildren, all who are keen skiers!

 

This article originally appeared in the February 2024 issue of The Norwegian American.

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