We are now open for applications to the 10th edition of our accelerator program. Having run the program since 2016, we know there are a few questions that many people are curious about. To (potentially) save you the trouble of asking, here is a list of the 10 most common questions we receive:

1. Do you only accept software companies?

No. While the majority of companies we’ve funded work with software, we’ve invested in everything from tablets and enterprise architecture to cameras, epigenetics and microphones. …


If Insurance is stepping up their game towards startups!

Our family of corporate partners keeps growing! We are very happy and proud to present If Insurance as our new partner at StartupLab.

If Insurance is already familiar with StartupLab, and has been an associated partner of our industry program MobilityLab since the opening in June 2017. Now they are stepping up their game to become a full worthy corporate partner, and will also engage themselves in other activities such as our Data Science Lab.

There are many ways StartupLab helps founders build great tech companies, but few things are as important as market validation. This is why we are…


The application deadline for the fall edition of our 👉 accelerator 👈 is coming up on September 4th, and we’re already seeing a good number of applications coming in. This is the 9th time we’re running this program, so here are 9 questions we’ve gotten from founders about the program:

1. Do you only fund software companies?

No. While the majority of companies we’ve funded work with software, we’ve invested in everything from tablets to enterprise architecture to cameras and microphones. We work with a broad range of startups, and we’re eager to work with technology companies of all kinds.


Today we are opening up for applications to the ninth edition of our accelerator program. As always, we look to partner with ambitious Norway-based tech entrepreneurs, and the selected companies receive an investment of 1–3MNOK as they enter into the 12-week program starting this fall.

The beginning of this decade hasn’t been a straightforward improvement from last year, to say the least. Covid-19, a drastic drop in the oil price and now massive protests against systemic racism all over, are amongst the events we’ve experienced so far in 2020. …


New logo in the wall — a great addition to StartupLab’s corporate partner network, and the MobilityLab in particular.

Our family of corporate partners is growing! We are happy and proud to present Statens Vegvesen as our new partner at StartupLab. Statens Vegvesen will naturally also step into our industry program MobilityLab.

There are many ways StartupLab help founders build great tech companies, but few things are as important as market validation. This is why we are working actively with leading Norwegian corporates. We strongly believe that by partnering with established companies, we’ll get them closer to our startups and increase the chances of commercial agreements. …


Starting today, we are open for applications to the eigth edition of our accelerator program, running from March to June 2020. Application deadline is January 26th. See more details and how to apply here.

This spring, we're kicking off the eight edition of our accelerator program. This post is to tell you a little bit more about why we're doing it, who we are looking to reach with it, as well as why ambitious entrepreneurs should consider applying.

First, a little bit of background. Our core mission at StartupLab is to have more great tech companies come out of Norway, and our accelerator program serves this very purpose. …


We constantly work to make it easier for Norway-based entrepreneurs to build great companies. A few years back we launched /documents, our collection of templates for building a startup, including everything from Shareholders Agreement to Non-Disclosure Agreement. Earlier this year, we introduced a new early-stage investment instrument called the SLIP, and today we’re adding two more documents to this collection.

A while back, Shifter wrote about how very few angel investors have taken advantage of the tax benefits available. From our view, this is not optimal — better utilized incentives would mean more investments in startups (obviously a good thing)…


The application deadline for the fall edition of our accelerator is this Sunday — September 1st. It's the seventh time we're running this program, so here are seven questions we've gotten from founders about the program to-date:

  1. Do you only fund software companies?

No. While the majority of companies we've funded work with software, we’ve invested in everything from tablets to enterprise architecture to cameras. We work with a broad range of startups, and we're eager to work with technology companies of all kinds.

2. Do we need to have a deck and business plan?

No. We select companies based…


Starting today, we are accepting applications for the next edition of our accelerator program. Application deadline is September 1st. Find more details and how to apply here.

The accelerator is open to technology entrepreneurs from anywhere in Norway, regardless of what problem is being solved. We always look for founders with grit and a sense of urgency, with a founding team that knows how to build and sell their product. In other words, we’re looking for ambitious entrepreneurs that’ll succeed regardless, where we can facilitate to make it happen quicker and at larger scale.

We have been helping tech entrepreneurs since 2012, and many have successfully scaled their companies since then. No Isolation, Huddly, Remarkable, Otovo, Ardoq, Kahoot, Zwipe, Tise, Attensi, Confrere, OncoImmunity, Exabel — and many…


Last Thursday was Demo Day here at StartupLab, and the spring’19 batch of our accelerator went on stage in front of more than 250 investors, entrepreneurs and corporate partners — to present their business and progress to-date.

Through the last three months we’ve worked closely with the founders of these 11 companies. Besides funding them, we’ve been doing whatever we can to help them move ahead — introducing them to our network of founders, investors, corporate partners and advisors — and pushing them to remove distractions and focus on the core objects that drive their business forward.

For our current…

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