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How far could you get in 3 months?

STARTUPLAB CATALYST

How far can you get in 3 months with 1,3 million NOK in funding and daily coaching by Norway’s top entrepreneurs? Let’s find out.


StartupLab and Telenor are introducing Catalyst, a 3-month intensive accelerator program, where we bring six leading tech startups together to accelerate their way to their first customer.



NOK 1.3 MILLION IN  FINANCING

The selected startups will get immediate access to NOK 800.000 in a convertible loan from StartupLab and Founders Fund for a targeted conversation into a 7,5 % ownership.


In addition to this, the participants can qualify for up to NOK 500.000 in grant from Innovation Norway upon starting the program. This is a phase two grant with immediate approval - but is not guaranteed for all participants.





THE BEST COACHES

You will be given a personal and dedicated coach with international experience that will follow up with you closely on a weekly basis. In addition you can choose from more than 50 mentors and get access to their network. This will ensure intensive and individual coaching to improve the time to market. 


There will be weekly program sessions where you work together with your coach and other startups to solve the challenges you are facing. International and national mentors will give you access to valuable advice and support. 


TELENOR AND STARTUPLAB

As a partner in the Catalyst program, Telenor will support the selected startups with both mentors and access to market knowledge from their massive industry network. And with the right product, Telenor will help you towards your first customer.

The program will run out of StartupLab, giving you access to the StartupLab community and network of alumni companies. This gives full access to the StartupLab Industry Network with 60 industry experts. 

THE OBJECTIVES FOR THE ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Increase the pace and reduce the time to market by securing critical hires in order to build an optimal team. Get customers and end-users that stick with the product. Through this, you will effectively lay the foundation for future founding. 

WHY WE DO THIS

StartupLab has four years experience with working with the best of the best of Norwegian startups. The StartupLab model is to attract the best startups to become members of StartupLab, and then work closely with the startups over a period of/for 2-4 months before investing.


The Catalyst Accelerator Program is a pilot project where we are trying out a new model together with Telenor. The objectives for the accelerator program is to increase the pace and reduce the time to market by securing critical hires in order to build an optimal team. 


The goal is to see if this can be a supplementary model for StartupLab in the future, where we can speed up the time-to-market process for our startups. At the same time we also want to attract startups that are not located in Oslo but can relocate to Oslo for three months


WHO CAN APPLY?

  • Norwegian owned tech companies. 
  • Companies with the ability and motivation to work out of StartupLab for at least 3 months. 
  • Startups that are motivated to learn and to share what they know with others.
  • Tech Startups that have a strong team and that are closing in on making their product/service available to the market.

SOME EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Internet of Things
  • Health
  • Gaming
  • Entertainment
  • Education
  • Communication services/messaging
  • Storage
  • Security
  • Financial Services

SCHEDULE

June 19th    Application Deadline

June 22nd    Pre-selection of up to 10 startups

June 23rd    One-on-one meetings with the candidates 

June 30th    The winners are announced

Sept 5th    The program starts

Dec 1st    StartupLab Winter Pitch Party – Our own Demo Day


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