Startup Extreme 2017 - Day One - Bergen - Image copyright Dan Taylor- (1).jpg
Startup Extreme 2017 - Day One - Bergen - Image copyright Dan Taylor- (1).jpg

Startup Norway


Supporting the startup ecosystem since 2011


Startup Norway


Supporting the startup ecosystem since 2011

There is only one true goal:

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Startup Norway is a private impact organization started in 2011 by passionate entrepreneurs, wanting to create a stronger and more inclusive startup community. 

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On a long term mission... 

Creating a strong startup ecosystem is a long term mission. It is about the "circle of startup life" where the older generation entrepreneurs support the new in an eternal loop of paying it forward.

We are in it for the long run, and are excited that every day we see a new sign that the ecosystem is getting stronger and stronger, with more and more new companies being on the track to success. 

And it's all with one goal: Setting the stage for tomorrows startup success stories from our region.


A growing ecosystem

  • More investors are joining in to support new founders with their knowledge and capital. 
  • Established corporations are opening up for collaboration with startups and engaging in the ecosystem
  • Support-organizations like incubators, work-spaces and accelerators are truly bringing value to the startups in their growth phases.
  • Events, programs, and conferences are happening daily to share knowledge and inspire more entrepreneurs.
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Our initiatives: 

Through our initiatives we aim to support and inspire to give back and take part in the "circle of startup life". 


Angel Challenge

A Startup Investment Program

Since 2015, we have created the startup investment training program Angel Challenge.

We aim to train both investors and founders with the knowledge they need to invest in startups or become investable. By the end of 2017 we have trained more than 250 investors that has invested in more 20 startups together. 

Learn startup investing by doing it 


Startup Extreme

Where the world meets the Norwegian startup ecosystem.

Since 2015, hundreds of startups, investors and supporters from the startup ecosystem has met up in June for the three day startup-event of the year.

We believe in great places to meet and network. Startup Extreme is our gift to the startup ecosystem.

Join next year - June 12-14 2018



Oslo House of Innovation
Skippergata 22

Where Startup-Investors work together.
OHOI is a coworking space in the middle of Oslo center, two minutes from the central station. This is our 3000m^2 home, where we sit together with startups, investors and friends from the greater startup ecosystem.

Rent a seat, host an event, and enjoy a coffee or lunch in the Skippergata 22 cafe.

Partner activities:

In addition to our own initiatives, we are partnering up with other great players that we know will strengthen and support founders and the ecosystem in Norway, the Nordics and internationally. 

Nordic Scalers

A growth and market entry program for the most ambitious Nordic scale-ups

With a goal to support the creation of the next IKEA from the Nordics, Nordic Innovation has initiated this cross border Nordic program to support scale-ups with network, mentors, and knowledge they need to truly grow into an international success case.

The program is organised by Rainmaking, one of Denmarks strongest innovation companies and the team behind the world renowned industry accelerator Startupbootcamp.

Startup Norway is proud partner and facilitator for Norwegian companies and mentors.


One hashtag to unite them all, 

The Nordic startup community join forces to let the world know about all the exciting startup stories from the region. The world is slowly opening its eyes for all the great startups in the Nordic countries, with companies like Spotify, Zendesk, Supercell and world-class events like Slush leading the way. In fact, only Silicon Valley has more billion dollar-valued companies per capita than the Nordics.

One hashtag to unite them all:  #NordicMade