Is to empower early stage companies with the tools,
ecosystem support, and network to bring business into a reality.
We can´t guarantee success, but we can promise meaningful journey and the possibility to build a company for the future.
Our program is designed with lectures, workshops, network meetings and guest speakers with expert knowledge & experience to give startups and growth companies a strong foundation to build from. The program is build on our experience with helping 1500 + companies. We have hands-on approach to lectures and workshops. We show you what you need to do, and we help you on the way. We have a strong team of business developers, investment managers and partners.
We are powered by Validè. We have over 20 years of experience in growing new businesses, and we are experts in our area. Since January 2016 we have successfully completed 11 ITSAccelerator programs for 125 companies.
We aim to contribute to solving outspoken global challenges.
We support the 17 UN Sustainability Goals, and we make an strategic effort to contribute to the 2030 goals. We help our companies to do the same
How I Can
Fun Facts ITSAccelerator 2016 - 2022
125 companies have been through 10 ITSAccelerator programs
80% of the companies are in operation
60% of companies are growing
350 mill. nok+ early phase capital is raised by ITSA companies
350+ jobs currently represented by ITSA companies
ITSA is an amazing program for young startups that is run with a lot of love and attention. Great examples, coaches, mentors, and lecturers drop in each week to teach the ITSA startups new important things to make their dreams a success.
Derek Göbel, CEO Loops.cloud
In 2016 I set up my own company - felt courageous and signed up for "ITSA Launch & Pitch Day" for the purpose of winning NOK 500,000. So I, engineer Trond Rolfsvåg 53 years, ended up on the school bench to learn to "pitch". It was a very enjoyable journey because of my interesting co-founders and energetic trainers. People gave of themselves and we helped each other. Good atmosphere. I got supervisors from the top shelf. They opened various important doors for me. Investor Einar Bekkevold had steel belief in the Hydrophilic technology from the start and gave me help and pushed me forward. I never won the $ 500,000 - I wasn't even close. I won a lot more. Hydrophilic now has good support from the industry and I am my own boss for the first time in life. When I think back, I feel deep gratitude to the people who are Valide. Thank you!
Trond Rolfsvåg, CEO Hydrophilic
PARTNERS & NETTWORK
ITSA has a broad Network of community partners that give lectures & workshops, and share their knowlege, network & expertice with the ITSA companies.
Have a look at a selection of our contributors
Passion for Business
With our 20 years experience of developing and investing in early-stage companies, we know that people with passion succeed faster and better.