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A startup accelerator
built on taking action.

Bring your dream to market. Now.

We connect the Norwegian ecosystem to you.

Built on passion.
Built on community.
Built on helping one another.

We don’t just show you what
needs to be done - we do it with you.

Hands-on customer and market tests.

Apply for Batch #5 by Oct 31st

Best Accelerator (Norway)

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Our mission

Our mission is to give early-stage startups the tools, ecosystem support, and pitch confidence to boost business into a reality.

Our program is packed with lectures, workshops, and guest speakers to give your startup a strong foundation to grow from. Our hands-on approach to workshops means that we don’t only show you want you need to do, we do it with you. We have a strong team of mentors and ambassadors that will open up customer and investment leads for you.

We are powered by Valide. That means we have over 20 years experience in developing new businesses, and since January 2016 have successfully completed 4 ITSA programs. Batch 5 starts in November 2018 and we want you there. Apply here

12 Week Program

Intensive business development sprint for your startup. Co-working space included. 5 programs under our belt. Over 40 alumni. Stay tuned for program information and upcoming dates.

Batch 5 kicks off Nov. 15th 2018 and ends Feb. 15th 2019

Learn to pitch

Every startup has to pitch - to investors, to partners, to customers - and even your Mom. You need to be prepared for each. At ITSA, you will break through all barriers and have a 5 minute pitch you can use for any situation.

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NOK 500,000

The winner of each program will get an offer of up to NOK 500,000 investment or loan from Validé Invest.

Digital tool kits

We partner with technology, software and service companies to give you the tools you need to succeed. At heavily discounted prices - and usually free.

Connect + learn

We facilitate workshops with key partners, bring in speakers for insight, and connect you to our network of mentors, startups, and alumni - all powered by Validé.


" It was nevertheless a very pleasant journey because of my interesting co-founders and energetic course leaders. ITSA people share and we helped each other in a good atmosphere. I got mentors from top shelf."

Trond Rolfsvåg, CEO Hydrophilic

" ITSA is an amazing programme 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