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StartupLab Oslo is located in the Oslo Science Park. We'll be very happy to meet with you, and we kindly ask you to give us some information in advance so that we can prepare for our meeting. Fill out this application form and we'll get back to you within a few business days!

    Our office spaces are in Oslo and Bergen, Norway. You are applying to membership in one of these locations.

StartupLab Bergen is located in Solheimsviken, and we'll be very happy to meet with you to discuss your company and see if there is a good match. We kindly ask you to give us some information in advance so that we can prepare for our meeting. Fill out this application form and we'll get back to you within a few business days!

The StartupLab Accelerator is for Norwegian tech startups creating products or services for businesses or consumers, 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.

Applications are now closed, we will open up for the next batch in December 2020.

  • Eg. "We are solving a problem we experienced ourselves", "We have LOI from several companies", "We have x paying customers"
  • Eg. MRR, MAU etc
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ACCELERATING TOP TIER STARTUPS

Since 2012 we have supported more than 300 technology startups, and 74% of them are still growing! We are currently working with 80+ members in our tech incubators in Oslo and Bergen!

StartupLab alumni companies include Zwipe, Kahoot, ReMarkable, Huddly and No Isolation.

Our network is the core asset at StartupLab. Our team, members, alumni and external network – consisting of engaged industry experts, serial entrepreneurs, investors and scientists – actively share their network, knowledge and experiences that benefit the group as a whole. We believe this is what it takes to enable just a few people to create something great in a short time span, that would usually require the work of hundreds. Our mission is to help make our entrepreneurs successful.

What's the deal?Top tier community requires
top tier people.

We expect everyone to participate, be committed and work hard. In return, we will open up our network to you and actively support you for 12 months.

We will not steal your time, or meddle in your decision making. You will however get access to workshops, mentors, investors, data science labs (AI/IoT etc), hardware lab, free legal advice and accounting services and – of course – office and meeting room facilities.

There are no strings attached and no extra costs. Membership prices start as low as 2290 NOK/month, excl. taxes. And, if necessary, you can easily cancel your membership on a one-month notice.

Making life easier for startups is about more than just advice. Our strongest asset is our community, consisting of alumnis, mentors, industry experts and corporate partners all eager to pay it forward to current members. It’s not unusual that member’s find their first customers within our community.

Our environment should allow you to focus exclusively on building and selling your product. Founder-friendly capital, introductions to potential customers as well as advice should help you do this faster. Experiment tirelessly until you find product-market fit, and grow as fast as possible once you have it. 

OUR CURRENT MEMBERS

350 ENTREPRENEURS. 64 NATIONALITIES.
AGE SPAN 15-72 YEARS. 21% WOMEN.

  • Smart image editing solutions using both software and talent to produce the highest professional images for clients in 6 countries. Founded in 2008 by Erlend Bakke and Rimmon Pancito the company works with world leading brands and is seeing strong growth. We are now using deep learning to take the business to the next level.

  • We use Artificial Intelligence to augment human knowledge and experience in real estate to become more sustainable from investment to maintenance.

  • AIMS detects anomalies across all your applications through automated monitoring and analytics. AIMS is available as Cloud or as on-premises install, and only takes 5 minutes to install.

  • AmmaCreative lets employers in the creative industries keep track of their favourite freelancers´ availability and book them on their project.

  • Applied Autonomy provides services for implementation of autonomous vehicles, and deliver advanced technology to secure vital information from vehicles and infrastructure are shared across fleets and actors. Data that could affect a fleet’s efficiency and performance is made available.

  • Atilika is a natural language processing and AI company based in Tokyo and Oslo who offers technology products and deep learning based solutions to leading businesses world wide.

  • Babunto is an online portal for selling and buying new and used car parts

  • Be Your Best™ develops and sells a unique game based software concept for cognitive and mental performance training of football players. It is cross platform and works very well with VR. The goal is to improve the world's best player’s real performance on the pitch.

  • Birdsview enables the power grid industry to efficiently and accurately assess the condition of the power grid - contributing to reduced costs and a safer power supply

  • Blue Lice’s system consists of physical hardware units which are placed around a fish farming pen. Each unit is a trap that lures in sea lice through a combination of attractors and then contains them. Preventing sea lice from entering fish farms in the first place minimises the need for treatment, which often involves stressful fish handling or potentially harmful drugs or chemicals.

  • boardme is a user onboarding SaaS that integrates seamlessly with any website or application. It helps users learn how an app works and guides them to immediate value.

  • Brevio’s mission is to enable auditors through automation of administrative tasks. Our scalable application forms the foundation for Brevio’s long-term goal - Automation of all administrative processes in the audit industry.

  • BYGR is a web platform that allows clear communication between the real estate developer, contractors and buyers of new residential units.

  • Dealflow enables non professionals to take part in the share issues that until now have been for the financial elite. Cheap, efficient and law-abiding.

  • Digital XBO aims to provide a user-friendly and seamless open data exchange platform for the real estate industry. Our b2b solution unifies fragmented industry solutions in order to liberate and leverage data to provide key insights that enable property companies and industry suppliers to optimize their workflow, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction.

  • Our vision is to help retailers take advantage of increased omnichannel customer insight and offer the best customer experience through loyalty programs and a seamless checkout process

  • Domos is your friendly, intelligent WiFi Assistant that optimize your home network and provide automated help and support when you need it.

  • A salmon trader aiming to disrupt airborne salmon with a simplified real time supply chain.

  • ExorteX provides and intelligent alternative for economic & environmentally conscious electrical supply, distribution & control.

  • We solve misinformation with cutting-edge AI and NLP. Journalists and other content creators can save valuable time and resources using our products. Our patented technology is developed at the University of Stavanger. We are based in Norway, are part of the Norwegian Media Cluster, supported by Valide TTO, Innovation Norway, Norwegian Research Council and private investors.

  • Foodback is fundamentally changing how restaurants handle customer feedback and mobile payment in one seamless experience. It's simple for the guest and extremely powerful for the restaurant. Their solutions collect more than 60 times as much feedback as TripAdvisor, and many of Norway’s most famous restaurants are onboard as clients

  • FundingPartner connects small and medium sized enterprises that want to borrow money, with investors seeking good returns on their savings. FundingPartner has assembled a credit team with background from leading financial institutions, and built their own credit model, making sure that only the best companies can borrow through their crowdlending platform.

  • We believe that esports should be available to everyone, in a way that makes it easy to follow and easy to understand. That’s why we’re building a platform that will revolutionize how the world consumes it.

  • GitDailies provides a daily overview of the changes in your Git repositories. It enables peer recognition, and keeps your software team informed and motivated

  • Globus AI will empower you to make better staffing decisions. Driven by a passion for improving quality of lives globally, they have developed the next generation staffing assistant that helps organizations allocate the best people to each job, ensuring that each professional feels fulfilled in their role

  • Our core is the workspace aka The Lab. We thoroughly screen all applicants, and only the best entrepreneurs are accepted.

  • A green marketplace where electric car owners make money sharing their cars with insurance customers who need a replacement car. Greenpool has 25% year on year growth in rental volume since launch in 2019, and landed long-term deals with two insurance companies. Our ambition is to become the standard marketplace for electric replacement vehicles for all insurance customers.

  • Greps delivers high-realism tests of programming skills. The tests are used to make decisions about the software development competency of individuals and teams within hiring, recruiting, and outsourcing. Our solution is based on 10+ years of research and is also used within employee training and higher education.

  • GRIN create zero waste and economic growth through their IoT enabled reuse platform. Any recyclable or reusable product can be applied to our platform, in order to prevent litter and optimize the use of natural resources. We sell hardware and infrastructure systems that enable circular deposit schemes on any product! We have a definite impact, and a profitable and scalable business model.

  • We make construction companies more efficient through a complete project management tool designed to solve their main control pain-points. ARR 100.000, Betongpark AS + 6 agreed pilots which will give ~1 MNOK additional ARR when fully functional. Our overall ambition is to become a global construction industry software company. Want to hear more? Reach out to CEO Carl Ivarsson at carl.ivarsson@hecatex.com or +47-90975825.

  • IMBA is a next-generation programming language rising to the challenge.

  • Intelecy process Big data from Industrial IoT using Machine Learning to prevent breakdowns, predict failures, improve the process and help with root-cause analysis for the manufacturing industry.

  • Kaupang makes buying and selling cryptocurrencies in Norway fast, safe and easy. We provide flexibility, liquidity and a user-friendly trading experience to private and business customers.

  • Kube provides solar energy solutions for humanitarian aid and development organizations operating in developing countries.

  • Listen develops new solutions to support our hearing: for everyone, everywhere.

  • Our mission is to change the way we engage and interact with technology - for the better. We are focusing on the amazing benefits AR can have for the educational sector, and are making the children digital creators, not just consumers

  • We invent and implement cutting-edge computer vision algorithms to address major unsolved problems in the field. We’ve implemented a unique core technology for mathematical optimization, which enables solving e.g. computer vision problems with a different, more holistic approach. We intend to leverage our unique experience and insight to develop and license foundational technology which underpins major industries including mobile AR, next-generation eyewear, autonomous driving and robotics. One concrete example would be providing a dense mapping and tracking solution using commoditised hardware, which is significantly cheaper than specialised camera systems used for this purpose today. Reach out to CEO Johan Øverbye at johan.overbye@gmail.com or +47 45281192.

  • Micurai is creating a smarter way for SMBs to handle their legal services, with predictable pricing and task management. Traction in 3 months: We have pilot customers, strong relationships with corporate partners, and 2.6m NOK in funding from Antler, Innovation Norway and Birger Nergaard (founder of Verdane Capital). Micurai aims to make legal services fully predictable so SMBs can be legally supported whenever needed. Reach out to Ole Anders Kampelien at ole@micurai.com or +47 924 21 016.

  • nLink AS develops advanced user friendly robotic systems for the construction business. Our Drill Unit is the worlds first commercially available ceiling drilling robot.

  • Nofence is the world’s first commercially available virtual fencing system for cattle, sheep and goats. The breakthrough fenceless grazing solution eliminates the need for physical fences and enables farmers to flexibly manage their pasturelands and herds from their smartphones

  • Noord Rights is a startup within music and entertainment rights administration. The Nordic based founders of Noord Rights have for many years been working together through the Norwegian international digital music distributor & marketing service called Phonofile AS, now acquired by Sony Music / The Orchard. Noord Rights is currently building a new and different platform for rights administration for its two first customers within the music and entertainment industry.

  • At Northern.tech our mission is to secure the world's connected devices. We are the company behind Mender.io, the fast growing solution for updating embedded and IoT devices safely and reliably; and CFEngine, a leading configuration management and automation platform for large scale IT infrastructures.

  • Ocean Oasis develops a wave powered desalination solution to deliver fresh water to shore with zero emissions

  • Poption makes recruiting students and recent graduates easier than ever, by giving companies tools to acquire, nurture and hire top talent. Students and recent grads can, with a single user, get in touch with more than 70 leading companies and find their dream job.

  • With Quanted, students learn how to create the most powerful quant finance investment strategies - in a practical way. We are currently signing a licensing agreement with BI Norwegian Business School for using the platform in three of their courses in quantitative finance. With traction in the educational sector we aim to take the platform into the industry by offering a sandbox solution for quants in investment firms for them to test different strategies more efficiently. Reach out to CEO Andreas Ore Larssen at +47 902 38 900 or andreas@quanted.tech.

  • Quantifio is the glue that makes it possible to easily compose your own efficient ecosystem for developing, reviewing and sharing analytics.

  • RagnaRock Geo's AI software enables a faster workflow for geoscientists and a more accurate understanding of the subsurface by automating the analysis of seismic and other subsurface data.

  • EMerald reduces geological risk in infrastructure projects.

  • Really! is a digital platform for real estate services.

  • SammeVei connects people going the same way. It is the fastest, cheapest and most environmently friendly way to get to get around. One tap to ask for a ride. The driver knows exactly where to pick you up. And payment is completely cashless.

  • Sci-Code is building a new educational system, pillared on the advances of technology that will enable exploratory, personalized, and tailored learning experiences for professionals wanting to learn cutting edge technology.

  • Sensorita aims to become a global provider of waste analytic systems, that allows for better planning, logistics and waste collection. Our sensor system enables more efficient waste management through data collection and analysis. Sensorita has a prototype project with a paying customer starting this fall and is in contact with other interested customers for a larger pilot. The sensor design and data analytics model are built for easy scaling with low production cost and high return. Want to hear more? Reach out to CEO Ulrikke Lien at ulrikke@sensorita.no or +47 97691587.

  • shAIRskills is a platform for sharing of employees and competence between companies or within clusters of companies. Sharing of employees enables companies to get the right amount of skills, at the time needed, in the amount needed and for the right price. Our overall ambition is to become the platform companies all over the world go to in order to scale their resources and competence in relation to the job that needs to be done. Our goal is also to be a stamp of proof: “shAIRskills-companies” will be attractive employers because they will be able to offer professional challenges and a learning environment for their employees. Reach out to CEO Ida T. Sætersdal at ida@shairskills.no or +4791537594.

  • SnapMentor is revolutionizing student's learning experience by providing affordable on-demand 1-to-1 tutoring at any time, using a uniquely developed algorithm to match the student with the best fitting tutor.

  • A permanent sensor system that measures the soundscape surrounding your real estate in real time.

  • Innovation that made student recruitment smarter! A unique SaaS Marketplace connects the world’s institutions, recruiters, students & service providers and empowering them by providing tools, expertise, support to optimize their operations

  • Transition Elements is an exploration technology company, accelerating the discovery of metals which power the energy transition. We integrate autonomous data acquisition with computer-assisted analysis and a deep understanding of geological systems to realise a uniquely efficient prospecting system. Our goal is unearthing the elements of a sustainable low-carbon future.

  • TracSense develops technology that makes slippery roads visible to self-driving cars. Supported by machine learning and cloud technology the company is developing an optical sensor solution that can determine the road friction with record accuracy. The goal is to make autonomous driving possible in all weather conditions.

  • Staffers is marketplace that connects job opportunities with people, both internally in organizations and externally between businesses and job seekers. Staffers aims to revolutionize the way of staffing and working, by focusing on freedom and flexibility for the employee, and allowing businesses a solution to always meet their staffing needs.

  • Trustful Trade is a platform that digitizes land rights in East Africa, making them easily accessible, transparent and tradeable.

  • We turn buildings into intelligent energy assets that significantly reduce our customers electricity bills and support the deployment of renewable energy

  • We use technology to free freight companies from the uncertainty caused by inefficient operations. Our system coordinates their operations and maximizes their fleet utilization. The system is an advanced transportation management platform that includes automation tools for routing, managing orders, delegating drivers, as well as tracking deliveries.

  • We aim to be a global leader within the field of malware analysis. We will do this by enabling cybersecurity teams to quickly understand the true nature of advanced malware threats, so they can make better decisions. Our unique interactive approach enables efficient analysis of sophisticated threats, and brings malware analysis to a wider audience.

  • 7Analytics delivers disruptive proptech solutions for sustainable cities.

The STARTUPLAB team

  • Per Einar Dybvik CEO

    Per Einar is CEO and partner at StartupLab. He joined us in 2014 after leaving WiMP, which he founded in 2009. He has 25 years of Internet-experience from Telenor, Schibsted and Aspiro. At Telenor Research he headed the project that became Opera browser, headed Telenors web-services Origo and Gule Sider before founding Neo Interaktiv. In 2000 he helped start Schibsted Telecom that merged with Aspiro. You will often find Per Einar on a bike somewhere.

  • Lauga Oskarsdottir

    Lauga is a StartupLab alumni with 10 years of international experience in digital marketing and business development. Lauga co-founded United Influencers and Mesher, and she joined the SL team in the fall of 2016. She is in charge of the overall activities and services of the incubator, ensuring that we are adding value and accelerating growth for our members.

  • Nissik Juell

    Nissik joined StartupLab in 2016, after leaving TIDAL which he co-founded and spent over 10 years building from 3 to 120 employees. Nissik is responsible for our Accelerator Programs and our corporate partnerships together with the rest of the team.

  • Heidi Lind Hopstock

    Heidi joined the StartupLab team in April 2016 as community manager. She works closely every day with our active members and alumni, in addition to our wider network of partners, industry experts and executives in residence. Heidi is a trained actor, and also offers workshops in pitching and presentation technique to our members.

  • ROLF ASSEV

    After 12 years in Opera Software, I wanted to start something new. After co-founding one startup based out of StartupLab, I realized that my experience and international network could benefit many more startups. Three beers with Tor and Alexander later, we decided to take StartupLab to the next level ... and at the same time have a lot of fun.

  • Karianne Melleby

    Karianne Melleby joined us in April, after leaving DNB where she had been working on launching the DNB developer portal over the last 12 months. Prior to her time in the financial industry she has spent the majority of her time in the Telco space. Her last assignment with Telenor as their head of Global Partnerships, gave her the opportunity to work, live and learn from everything moving in Asia. Her experience from running several corporate startups will be a valuable addition to our Corporate Partner team.

  • Tor Bækkelund

    Tor has over 20 years experience working in Energy, Security and IT & Service industries with global footprint. He has previously been the CEO of Hugin Group, a successful technology company that he led through multiple transactions to NYSE Euronext and Thomson Reuters. Previous to the role in Hugin he served as Vice President in a successful US tech company.

  • KJETIL HOLMEFJORD

    Kjetil joined StartupLab in 2013 after a few entrepreneurial ventures, and managed the lab up until end of 2016. Now he's working on StartupLab's investment activities together with Tor, supporting current portfolio companies as well as identifying potential new ones.

  • Lise Fulland CFO

    Lise is responsible for cash flow at StartupLab, CO:LAB and FUEL. She makes sure that we have the infrastructure to continue the work that we do, and can continue to expand our community and impact.

  • Åshild Aarø

    Åshild joined our team when we expanded to Bergen January 2019. Her background spans from business development to sustainability and communication. She has developed and delivered a university course in Sustainable Innovation, founded an organization in the jungle of Laos and been responsible for sustainability in an olympic game. She thrives when the environment around her is buzzing with epic ideas being developed, new relationships created and people enjoying the ride.

  • Erlend Waaler

    Erlend joined our team when we expanded to Bergen at the start of 2019. He has over 12 years experience from corporate banking in DNB, holding different management roles and mainly working with small entities empowering them to succeed. Erlend is highly engaged in the Bergen startup and growth ecosystem and now works on creating a kickass StartupLab on the west coast, enabling Bergen´s startup scene to evolve.

  • Kristian Hesthaug Program Manager, IoT & HardwareLab

    Kristian runs IoT & HardwareLab, a program by StartupLab focusing on IoT, Hardware and Robotics development and production. The program is set up to help create more sustainable and successful Norwegian startups while at the same time building a strong ecosystem for production and development and production onshore. The program is set as a virtual network of suppliers, manufactures, R&D, corporates, SMAs, mentors and startups. Kristian also runs the new lab for prototyping at Oslo Science Park. Kristian is a tech&tool nerd that loves the outdoors with 20+ years experience from the telco, internet and streaming industry.

  • Sondre Malde Pedersen Program Manager - Data Science Lab

    Sondre has a background from NTNU, as CEO of startup Forrest Vision, from Business Development at Kjeller Innovasjon, as a founder at the Antler 2019 cohort in Stockholm - before he joined StartupLab to help Data Science startups succeed.

  • Øyvind Sævig Program Manager of MobilityLab

    Øyvind joined our team in early 2020 and runs MobilityLab, a program by StartupLab and a selection of our corporate partners aiming to make Norway the world's most potent testbed and commercialization arena for mobility technology. Through MobilityLab he is working to help Norwegian startups in the mobility space succeed. Previous to working with MobilityLab, he worked as a management consultant at Capgemini Consulting.

  • Henock Bahrishum Community Manager

    Henock joined our team summer of 2019. As Community Manager, he ensures we have a thriving and inclusive community at the lab and handles onboarding as well as many of our in-house services. Henock has previously worked in service, festivals and concert halls. He gets particularly excited about high tech and consumer tech.

  • Marie Moi Lundstad Manager MobilityLab

    Marie just joined us from Scandinavian Design Group. Previous jobs include Kjeller Innovasjon and the startup Farmable, and she’s now working with our MobilityLab

  • Christer Sola Financial Controller

    Christer joined us from the Air Force, where he kept track of logistics and finance for the armed forces. He is now keeping a firm track of our finances

  • Lars Flesland Business Development Manager

    Lars was founder and CEO of FlowMotion that he started out of NTNU, then he worked as incubator manager at VIS for a year before joining our Bergen team to grow our presence there

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Faster innovation

Technology has changed the business landscape dramatically over the past decade, and the pace of which technology is moving is increasing rapidly.

This brings with it great opportunities for startups and some challenges for existing businesses trying to keep up. Our mission is to increase the likelihood of success for young companies and at the same time help large companies innovate faster. By sharing insights and collaborating with startups through being early customers, corporations can trigger startups to meet their needs and give themselves a competitive edge.

CONTACT

  • Karianne Melleby

    Karianne Melleby joined us in April, after leaving DNB where she had been working on launching the DNB developer portal over the last 12 months. Prior to her time in the financial industry she has spent the majority of her time in the Telco space. Her last assignment with Telenor as their head of Global Partnerships, gave her the opportunity to work, live and learn from everything moving in Asia. Her experience from running several corporate startups will be a valuable addition to our Corporate Partner team.

  • Per Einar Dybvik CEO

    Per Einar is CEO and partner at StartupLab. He joined us in 2014 after leaving WiMP, which he founded in 2009. He has 25 years of Internet-experience from Telenor, Schibsted and Aspiro. At Telenor Research he headed the project that became Opera browser, headed Telenors web-services Origo and Gule Sider before founding Neo Interaktiv. In 2000 he helped start Schibsted Telecom that merged with Aspiro. You will often find Per Einar on a bike somewhere.

  • Nissik Juell

    Nissik joined StartupLab in 2016, after leaving TIDAL which he co-founded and spent over 10 years building from 3 to 120 employees. Nissik is responsible for our Accelerator Programs and our corporate partnerships together with the rest of the team.

  • Erlend Waaler

    Erlend joined our team when we expanded to Bergen at the start of 2019. He has over 12 years experience from corporate banking in DNB, holding different management roles and mainly working with small entities empowering them to succeed. Erlend is highly engaged in the Bergen startup and growth ecosystem and now works on creating a kickass StartupLab on the west coast, enabling Bergen´s startup scene to evolve.

  • Heidi Lind Hopstock

    Heidi joined the StartupLab team in April 2016 as community manager. She works closely every day with our active members and alumni, in addition to our wider network of partners, industry experts and executives in residence. Heidi is a trained actor, and also offers workshops in pitching and presentation technique to our members.

  • Kristian Hesthaug Program Manager, IoT & HardwareLab

    Kristian runs IoT & HardwareLab, a program by StartupLab focusing on IoT, Hardware and Robotics development and production. The program is set up to help create more sustainable and successful Norwegian startups while at the same time building a strong ecosystem for production and development and production onshore. The program is set as a virtual network of suppliers, manufactures, R&D, corporates, SMAs, mentors and startups. Kristian also runs the new lab for prototyping at Oslo Science Park. Kristian is a tech&tool nerd that loves the outdoors with 20+ years experience from the telco, internet and streaming industry.

  • Lars Flesland Business Development Manager

    Lars was founder and CEO of FlowMotion that he started out of NTNU, then he worked as incubator manager at VIS for a year before joining our Bergen team to grow our presence there

  • Marie Moi Lundstad Manager MobilityLab

    Marie just joined us from Scandinavian Design Group. Previous jobs include Kjeller Innovasjon and the startup Farmable, and she’s now working with our MobilityLab

  • Øyvind Sævig Program Manager of MobilityLab

    Øyvind joined our team in early 2020 and runs MobilityLab, a program by StartupLab and a selection of our corporate partners aiming to make Norway the world's most potent testbed and commercialization arena for mobility technology. Through MobilityLab he is working to help Norwegian startups in the mobility space succeed. Previous to working with MobilityLab, he worked as a management consultant at Capgemini Consulting.

FROM FOUNDER TO FOUNDER

Being entrepreneurs ourselves we know the importance of funding at an early stage.

Together with some of Norway’s most successful entrepreneurs we provide funding to the most committed, ambitious and passionate tech entrepreneurs. When you succeed we expect you to pay it forward – as our founders do.

How we invest

We typically invest in the first equity round, in the range of $100-300K – enough money to make an early impact and get you off the ground.

This should also keep you moving for the time we provide the most support. We ask for 10-15% equity in return, meaning not enough to mess up your cap table. We provide support, but you remain in charge of your business, and our terms are founder friendly and hassle-free. All the legal stuff is taken care of by us.

StartupLab Founders

This is our source of financing. StartupLab Founders was initiated by StartupLab together with a group of successful entrepreneurs.

Our common bond is that we are all triggered by the idea of getting ambitious talent off the ground. The group of founders represent an accumulated network and insight that has proven immensely valuable to the StartupLab community.

INVESTMENTS

  • Accountflow solves challenges within reconciliation by delivering revolutionary efficiency. This is done by their proprietary automated processes & machine learning algorithms

  • Age Labs is a molecular diagnostics company focused on lowering the cost of developing drugs. They are developing a novel blood-test that predicts all-cause mortality risk and risk of developing specific age-related diseases. This blood-test can help shorten clinical trial durations and lower the number of patients needed.

  • 5% of global energy usage leaks out of buildings. We reveal this hidden truth and eliminate the waste.

  • Aivero offers low latency streaming of RGB-D video across networks

  • AmmaCreative lets employers in the creative industries keep track of their favourite freelancers´ availability and book them on their project.

  • AUK is creating an automated system making it easy to grow vegetables and herbs in your own home. The system will water your plants, give them the right amount of nutrients and provide correct lighting. Growing your own food is healthy, environmentally friendly and a lot of fun.

  • Axeptia offers a credit management Software-as-a-Service for the B2B market in Europe. We are disrupting the credit and debt-collection industry in the Nordics and Europe by providing the leading credit intelligence solution, uncompromised in terms of technology, content-type, as well as visualisation and decisioning capabilities. Through insight and analytics, our users will be better positioned to make better operational and strategic data-driven credit decisions.

  • Brandpad is where brands live and prosper. Craft beautiful brand guidelines as digital brand experiences and easily share assets with clients and partner.

  • Brevio’s mission is to enable auditors through automation of administrative tasks. Our scalable application forms the foundation for Brevio’s long-term goal - Automation of all administrative processes in the audit industry.

  • BYGR is a web platform that allows clear communication between the real estate developer, contractors and buyers of new residential units.

  • Norway’s largest online store for ordering cakes and other baked goods from local bakeries. The service is also available as a native app on App Store.

  • Better, Faster, More Affordable Consumer Research

  • Compax develops a fully automatic smart waste compactor (SWC) for paper towels in public restrooms. The SWC is based on a patent-pending vacuum technology, and fits up to ten times more paper towels compared to regular waste bins. The SWC is also connected and collects data, making the product an IoT-device.

  • Confrere is bringing video calling out of the tech echo chamber, and into the hands and offices of doctors, sales executives, lawyers, consultants, and a range of other professionals. In September 2018, Confrere raised $1.5 million in seed funding. Confrere was founded July 2017.

  • Inspection and audit software for energy utilities, fire departments etc

  • Digital sales and order platform for direct trade from local food producers

  • Order overseas salmon with three mobile clicks ...

  • Defigo is disrupting the market for visitor and entry control systems through smart innovation and awesome services.

  • Diffia is developing innovative healthcare informatics for the modern hospital environment and caregiver.

  • Disruptive Engineering develops advanced road infrastructure sensors for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). By discretely detecting ‘vehicle biometrics’ rather than any private data, our VS1 sensor system provides a GDPR-compliant solution for any traffic monitoring application related to safety, congestion and emission.

  • Domos is your friendly, intelligent WiFi Assistant that optimize your home network and provide automated help and support when you need it.

  • We make software for film and TV creators, to safeguard artistic intention, save time and make life easier on-set.

  • Productization of satellite data

  • EMerald reduces geological risk in infrastructure projects.

  • Exabel is an artificial intelligence startup based in Oslo, Norway. Exabel’s mission is to synthesize the world’s information and learn how it evolves.

  • FundingPartner connects small and medium sized enterprises that want to borrow money, with investors seeking good returns on their savings. FundingPartner has assembled a credit team with background from leading financial institutions, and built their own credit model, making sure that only the best companies can borrow through their crowdlending platform.

  • Globus AI will empower you to make better staffing decisions. Driven by a passion for improving quality of lives globally, they have developed the next generation staffing assistant that helps organizations allocate the best people to each job, ensuring that each professional feels fulfilled in their role

  • Greps delivers high-realism tests of programming skills. The tests are used to make decisions about the software development competency of individuals and teams within hiring, recruiting, and outsourcing. Our solution is based on 10+ years of research and is also used within employee training and higher education.

  • Cost effective factor based fund saving

  • Hold is an innovative mobile app that helps students to focus in school and gives them the opportunity to get rewards.

  • Digital twins for construction projects

  • Intelecy process Big data from Industrial IoT using Machine Learning to prevent breakdowns, predict failures, improve the process and help with root-cause analysis for the manufacturing industry.

  • Live sports streaming and analytics for the masses.

  • JoyStream is a BitTorrent client, which rewards peers for seeding content through peer-to-peer crypto currency payments using BitCoin.

  • Just provides a single centralized view of FX for corporate treasurers. See interbank market prices, and access transaction cost analysis.

  • Delivering engaging learning solutions to billions

  • Kitemaker helps software companies build better products. Our SaaS product puts your roadmaps, documents, and tasks in one central place, so your team has one central place to collaborate. On top of that, it is the product management tool everyone in the team loves!

  • A faster way to the best candidates

  • Enabling suppliers to deliver in complex projects

  • Lucidtech is developing Artificial Intelligence for document data extraction. By combining deep neural networks and image processing techniques, Lucidtech automates time consuming and boilerplate processes in the financial industry.

  • Our team is developing software for the ship maintenance and repair industry, with a specific focus on dry-docking projects.

  • Hearing protection with uncompromised natural sound

  • Mode Sensors enables early prevention of dehydration - just with one simple medical patch.

  • Helping food producers make profitable and compliant products

  • Develops medical technologies for improved brain health, specializing in neurology and neuropsychology

  • At Northern.tech our mission is to secure the world's connected devices. We are the company behind Mender.io, the fast growing solution for updating embedded and IoT devices safely and reliably; and CFEngine, a leading configuration management and automation platform for large scale IT infrastructures.

  • Cloud-Based Contact Center platform that manages voice, Live chat, email, social media and SMS interactions, in one unified interface.

  • Oivi simplifies screening of patients in primary care for potentially blinding eye diseases through use of an intelligent camera which automates image capture and performs diagnostics on the device through embedded machine learning.

  • Ordr is a SaaS solution for restaurants

  • PingMe is is a Multi-Cloud based VoIP service provider

  • IoT for home brewers

  • Playpulse turns high intensity interval training into a fully fledged gaming experience, boosting exercise motivation and battling sedentary lifestyles across the globe. We provide a patent pending, multi-player gaming platform for fitness bikes that gives you an immersive gaming experience, maxing out your heart rate without you even noticing.

  • PLAYFINITY is creating an active and engaging alternative to screen based entertainment. PLAYFINITY is a new augmented reality platform for the future of active play, connecting real world physical play with digital gaming, and using sound as the main interface. - Imagine a new kind of Pokemon Go with toys that allow small and big kidz and families to play around with connected balls, frisbees, toyguns, and other outdoors activities. We believe that new technology will change the way we play. The world is our playingfield.

  • Poption makes recruiting students and recent graduates easier than ever, by giving companies tools to acquire, nurture and hire top talent. Students and recent grads can, with a single user, get in touch with more than 70 leading companies and find their dream job.

  • Reducing readmissions to hospitals

  • Application Security Collaboration Platform

  • Collaborative data analytics platform

  • Paper - just on an e-ink tablet

  • Interactive coding screencasts - the easiest way to teach and learn code.

  • After 10 years of research in co-operation with SINTEF, a new and unique miniaturized microphone technology has been developed and patented. With its ultra low noise, almost 10 times better than competition, the new sensiBel microphone is ideal for e.g. use in the fast growing market for speech recognition.

  • Smart Cylinders provides an IoT solution for gas suppliers that streamline logistics, reduce administrative costs and increase customer loyalty. Our service provides the gas supplier with valuable insight into customer consumption and generates optimized refilling routes based on real time monitoring data.

  • Spiff is a simple saving service designed for women.

  • Spotics is developing ground-breaking sound products and experiences

  • SocialBoards is a social customer service tool that makes ticket handling more efficient through unified comunication and self-help functionality.

  • Smart vending for the workplace

  • Interpreters on demand

  • TracSense develops technology that makes slippery roads visible to self-driving cars. Supported by machine learning and cloud technology the company is developing an optical sensor solution that can determine the road friction with record accuracy. The goal is to make autonomous driving possible in all weather conditions.

  • tunableIR is making gas sensors based on micro- and nanotechnology. The sensors can measure multiple gases simultaneously, are highly sensitive, small, robust, and can be adapted to a wide range of applications.

  • International remittance to friends and family

  • The Viva platform is built to help partners in the broadband and utility industries quickly and easily start selling a smart home solution under their own brand.

  • The first easy-to-use cable cam

  • YAY Images is changing online image licensing; creating an affordable, simplified service tailored for online marketers.

  • We use technology to free freight companies from the uncertainty caused by inefficient operations. Our system coordinates their operations and maximizes their fleet utilization. The system is an advanced transportation management platform that includes automation tools for routing, managing orders, delegating drivers, as well as tracking deliveries.

  • Zeg Power offers efficient production of clean hydrogen from hydrocarbon gases with integrated CO2 capture, based on the patented ZEG-technology

  • Enabling mobile payments on all terminals, mobiles and tablets. Exited in 2019

  • IT Architecture visualization. Exited in 2016.

  • High-end videoconferencing camera for the masses. Exited in 2017.

  • Empowering Cancer Immunotherapy with Artificial Intelligence. Innovative software solutions to guide the discovery of neoantigen-based personalized immunotherapies and biomarkers. Exited in 2019

  • Solar panels for residential buildings. Exited in 2017.

  • Mobile game teaching kids to read in 30 days

  • Swift browser-based 3D-model viewer. Exited in 2017.

The Founders

  • Karl-Christian Agerup Serial entrepreneur

  • Jon Tetzchner Serial Entrepreneur

  • Eilert Hanoa Entrepreneur

  • Johan Andresen investor

  • Karl Munthe-Kaas Entrepreneur

  • Geir Førre Entrepreneur and Business Angel

  • Grethe H. Viksaas Entrepreneur

  • Olav Folkestad Entrepreneur

  • Svein Anders Tunheim Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

  • Tom Arnøy Entrepreneur

  • Anne Lise Waal Entrepreneur

  • Øystein Moan Entrepreneur

  • Erik Bakkejord Serial Entrepreneur

  • Ingar Østby Entrepreneur and Business Angel

  • Åse Settevik Angel Investor

  • Jacob Schram Executive and angel investor

  • Katalysator INVESTOR

  • Oslo Tech

  • Per Kogstad angel Investor

  • Per Otto Wold Serial Entrepreneur

  • Reidar Lorentzen Investor

  • Kari Stautland Angel Investor

  • Tharald Nustad Entrepreneur

  • Even Heggernes Entrepreneur

  • Thomas Settevik Angel Investor

  • Silvija Seres Angel Investor

  • Gun H. Svendsen Entrepreneur and investor

  • Magnulf Pilskog Serial Entrepreneur

  • Gunnar Evensen CEO Get

  • Johan Dolven CEO of Help Insurance

  • Karen Dolva Entrepreneur

  • Henrik Müller-Hansen Entrepreneur

  • Rein Inge Hoff Angel Investor

  • Aksel Lund Svindal Alpine skier and investor

  • Frithjof U. Frederiksen Entrepreneur

  • Birger Magnus Executive and investor

  • Christian S. Nyborg Entrepreneur

  • Erik Fossum Færevaag Entrepreneur

  • Dyre Hult Entrepreneur

  • Erik Jørgensen Entrepreneur

  • Fredrik Mowill Entrepreneur

  • Heidi Aven Entrepreneur

  • Ivar Arnesen Entrepreneur

  • Thomas Ryd Entrepreneur

  • Henrik Schumann-Olsen Entrepreneur

  • Regine Mowill Entrepreneur

  • Merete Nygaard Entrepreneur

  • Tom Asle Hennige Entrepreneur

  • Nicolaj Broby Petersen Serial entrepreneur

  • Peter Fornæss Entrepreneur

  • Nils Rudi Serial entrepreneur

  • Øyvind Janbu Entrepreneur

  • Linn-Cecilie Linnemann Entrepreneur

  • Øystein Skiri Entrepreneur and investor

  • Knut Sandven Serial entrepreneur

  • Øyvind Grotmol Entrepreneur

  • Eline Lorentzen Investor

  • Konrad Fagertun Entrepreneur

  • Kjell Inge Røkke Serial Entrepreneur

  • Luis Paulsen Entrepreneur and angel investor

  • Thomas Jarle Sørbø Entrepreneur

  • Patrik Berglund Entrepreneur

  • Are Traasdahl Serial Entrepreneur

  • Sverre Dale Moen Serial entrepreneur

  • Anders Eikenes Serial entrepreneur

  • Tellef Thorleifsson Entrepreneur and investor

CONTACT

  • Tor Bækkelund

    Tor has over 20 years experience working in Energy, Security and IT & Service industries with global footprint. He has previously been the CEO of Hugin Group, a successful technology company that he led through multiple transactions to NYSE Euronext and Thomson Reuters. Previous to the role in Hugin he served as Vice President in a successful US tech company.