We want more great Norwegian tech companies, and we work to support tech entrepreneurs in the earliest phases of building such companies. Starting up is super hard, and most people fail doing it. Our accelerator program is an attempt at making it easier.
Sure, you get a 1,2 MNOK investment (up to 3MNOK including public grants) - more about the investment here
, but this is also a three month program that we’ll take you through. Here are some more details:
As you enter the program, you’ll be given desks at StartupLab, where you’ll work alongside the other participating companies. You will get weekly follow-up from a dedicated member on our team, supporting you on how to best take advantage of our wider community (industry experts, corporate partners, alumni etc) to move faster. We also hold weekly lunches for all accelerator companies, where we invite experienced entrepreneurs to share insights and knowledge.
All accepted companies will also get access to a wide range of credits and free services. This includes $100.000 in free hosting credits from AWS, Microsoft and Google, $50.000 in free payment processing from Stripe, $12000 in credits at Rackspace as well as huge discounts on products like Hubspot. Furthermore, you’ll get access to our service providers, including free consultation with legal experts from SANDS, accountants from Ekstra Ressurs and patent lawyers from Dehns. And if you’re working on something related to Hardware or IoT, we have set up some additional support including a fully equipped Hardware Lab. All this to help you move forward - faster.
Obviously, we’ll continue to help you after the Demo Day. We continue to give introductions, advise and help — the only thing that really stops is the weekly lunches. We succeed when you succeed, and when incentives are aligned great things tend to happen. Most of the companies from our previous accelerators are still located at StartupLab, and more importantly, still growing.
If you want more details about our upcoming accelerator, or want to apply, contact us on email@example.com or submit your application using this form — the deadline is August 31st 2018!