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Launchpad Startup is the ultimate arena for validating your business model and developing a solid go-to-market strategy. During the program, you will be assigned tailored mentors from our pool of experienced advisors, and meet other success-seeking founders.
Next program will run in Q1 2022. Register your interest now!
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Launchpad Startup is a 10-week pre-accelerator program for early-stage startups focusing on market validation and business modelling. Through the program, we provide you with the necessary skills, competence, and tools to help you increase your chance of success in the market.

In 2022, this will be the 6th consecutive year we run the program, and it keeps getting better each time. We know there is no secret to entrepreneurial success, but we know what the common pitfalls are, and how to avoid them. This is among the many things we will teach you over the course of the program.

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What kind of startups are we looking for?

We are looking for early-stage tech startups in all industries and markets with a clear idea on what they want to introduce to the market.

You do not need a fully functional product, but you should have a clear concept, ideally a prototype. You should also have made some reflections on the choice of technology.

Most successful applicants have a strong technical team with some form of traction, e.g. pilot customers and/or have received grant(s). They also have some market knowledge and are solving a problem in a fast-growing market. 

Each year we accept 10-15 promising startups to enroll in the program.

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PROGRAM
ELEMENTS

OFFICE HOURS

Book individual meetings with our team of partners and advisors. 

NETWORKING

Book 1:1 meetings with the staff of Smart Innovation Norway to access our broad network. 

WORKSHOPS

Attend relevant experience-led workshops tailored to your needs. 

GATHERINGS

 Exchange experience and knowledge with other like-minded founders.

Register your interest now!