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Launchpad Scaleup supports startups to scale their business through a unique accelerator program that provides the tools and network necessary to receive funding and increase sales. 
Applications are open!



Deadline 29st of November
Powered by Smart Innovation Norway
– Norway's leading AI environment 
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LAUNCHPAD SCALEUP

Launchpad Scaleup is a 1-month, high-paced, experience-based accelerator program designed by serial entrepreneurs, investors, and industry leaders to help tech startups raise capital and boost sales. Since 2016, we have accelerated more than 200 startups and helped them raise over 500 million NOK.

We have successfully scaled some of Norway's hottest startups and learned that running a successful startup ultimately boils down to the founders' ability to convince investors and customers. Thus, we have made that the focus of Launchpad Scaleup. 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

06.12.2022

Kickoff

07.12.2022

Sales

09.12.2022

Funding

10.01.2023

Sales

Social

30.01.2023

Demo Day

INVESTMENT

Our investment fund is always looking for opportunities. By attending one or more of the Launchpad programs for founders, you greatly increase your chance of receiving an investment.

Read more about our fund here:  https://www.fortressfund.no/

SPONSOR

We thank our sponsor & collaborator Sparebank 1 Østfold Akershus for all the contributions to increase the quality and the possibilites for the program.

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How can you help me increase sales?

The challenge of selling as a startup is something our team of advisors and entrepreneurs know all too well. Our team is here to help you increase your sales individually, collectively with the other participating founders, and connect you with potential customers in our network.

For reference, the batch of 2020 saw an aggregated sales increase of 50% during the program.

What kind of startups are we looking for?


We are looking for technical founding teams building capital-efficient and software-enabled products solving global sustainability challenges.

 

The most successful applicants have international potential and ambition, have raised some initial funding, received positive market validation (paying customer(s)), and a product. Mature startups with a B2B business model are preferred, but we also accept B2C startups with a clear unfair advantage.

Furthermore, the startups are in a phase where they are ready to ramp up their sales and receive funding.

How can you help me receive funding?

Appropriate funding is often vital to sustain and grow startups quickly. 

Over the years, we have helped countless startups with their fundraising rounds, all the way from MVP to exit.

 

We know what it takes to attract and convince investors both at early and later stages. In the program, we will use our long experience to help you achieve your fundraising goal through guiding and training, and expose you to investors looking for the next big thing. 

The batch of 2020 received over 32 million NOK in funding during the program period and even more right after. This year's goal is even higher!

SPECIAL OFFERS

Through our partnerships, you can have access to great deals and discounts.

HUBSPOT:

Receive up to 90% discount on HubSpot software

AWS:

Receive up to $100k of free cloud credits

SEGMENT:

Receive up to $50k of free Segment credits

MICROSOFT:

Receive up to $120k of free Azure cloud credits

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

OFFICE HOURS
WORKSHOPS
NETWORKING
Increase your network of other skilled founders, investors, mentors, and potential customers. Get access to our broad network of corporates who want to buy the next innovative solutions.
Our advisors are on standby to help you with whatever challenge you need to solve. Request one-on-one time to share details of what you are working on and receive feedback on how you should proceed. 
Attend relevant experience-led workshops tailored to your needs. When accepted into the program, we will analyze your business needs and deliver highly relevant sessions. Here, you will also share and receive experience from other founders in similar positions as yourself. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

We evaluate applicants on an ongoing basis and like to take our time to get to know you and your business. Therefore, the earlier you apply, the higher are your chances of being accepted into the program.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Are you ready to grow your business through increased sales and funding?

Then complete the online application form found on this site.

SCREENING

After receiving your application, our Scaleup team will screen the application and possibly follow up with an interview.

INTERVIEW

Present your team and company shortly, followed by questions from our team. Finally, we will assess if your company is ready and a good fit for the program.

PROGRAM START

If you proceed after the interview, you are accepted into the program, starting on the 24th of October and lasting until 30th of November.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Unleash your potential!

DON'T HESITATE TO CALL!

Get in touch today if you have any questions!

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Matias Heggedal

Program Manager

+47 466 92 606

matias.heggdal@smartinnovationnorway.com