Are you looking for up to 3 MNOK in funding and a tailored 3 month program providing the network and support you need? We're now inviting Norwegian tech startups to the 6th edition of The StartupLab Accelerator where we combine funding, with a unique community and tailored support. Our accelerator is an intensive three-month program where you can explore and utilize the broad network at StartupLab and get access to experienced founders, investors and industry experts.
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 our accelerator program is designed to make it easier.
Yes, you get a 1-3 MNOK investment, but this is also a three month program that we’ll take you through. As you enter the program, you’ll be given desks at StartupLab, where you’ll work alongside the other participating companies. You will get close follow-up from a dedicated member of the StartupLab team, and we will guide you on how to best take advantage of our wider community of industry experts, other corporate partners, StartupLab alumni and investor network - so you can move faster. We also hold weekly lunches for all accelerator companies, where we invite experienced entrepreneurs and investors to share insights and knowledge.
Furthermore, you’ll get access to free consultation with legal experts from SANDS, accountants from Ekstra Ressurs, patent lawyers from Dehns and recruitment assistance from us. 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.
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“DNB experts helped us build our solution, and this made everything happen very quickly. In cooperation, we prepared analyses on the size of the market and what is important to the customers, working together with the product department. We were also given access to expertise such as legal counsel, development departments, risk models and credit models”
Geir Atle Bore, Founder and CEO – FundingPartner
“Startuplab and the accelerator helped us to sharpen our focus, segment our potential market, and outline a customer profile to begin with. This helped us set priorities for our company and product development efforts, and create a great solution for addressing our customers’ needs.”
Sarah Müller, Co-Founder - Imerso
The StartupLab Accelerator is for Norwegian tech startups creating products or services for businesses (B2B) or consumers (B2C/D2C), regardless of whether it's software, hardware or a combination of these. In other words - this is for tech companies in any domain, vertical or horizontal.
We are looking for founders with global ambitions, and the companies should preferably have launched their product, or have plans to launch within the next six months.
The core team should be able to relocate to (or travel to) StartupLab in Oslo for the period between 14. March and 13. June 2019
Our strongest asset is arguably our community, consisting of alumnis, mentors, investors, industry experts and corporate partners - all eager to pay it forward. It’s not unusual that startups we work with find their first customers within our community, as they also want more great tech companies to come out of Norway.
We are very proud to have worked with so many talented entrepreneurs since 2012, and they gladly share their experience, expertise and networks with their peers. Whether your company works with SaaS, machine learning, hardware, consumer electronics, enterprise sales or consumer internet - chances are we have other great founders working on the same thing willing to share their learnings and networks.
Market validation is one of the most important activities founders engage in. And a lot of the work we do is to make this happen quicker, working to engage established companies so they are receptive when startups come knocking. We work extra closely with a number of corporate partners; which includes large Norwegian companies like DNB, ABB, Telenor, DNV GL, Equinor, Orkla, OBOS, AF-gruppen, Aller and many more.
The accelerator investment comes from our StartupLab Founders, which consists of more than 30 of Norway's most successful entrepreneurs, having previously built companies like Opera, Tapad, Stepstone and Get. Startups selected to our program not only get money - more importantly, they get access to the experience and insight that our network represents.