ITSA Connect Growth is our second four month training program for dedicated early stage growth companies. The program is designed to give early growth companies the business development tools, network, investor leads and skills to get fundraising ready and grow.
ITSA Connect Growth is developed and facilitated by Validé in collaboration
with our partners:
About the program
Develop skills and network to become fundraising ready
The ITSA Growth Program is developed and facilitated by Validé in collaboration with our partners.
Validé is ranked as one of Norway’s best incubators. We have 20 years of experience in developing and investing high risk capital in new companies. We are early phase specialists and have a current portfolio of around 70 companies. ROI on our ten best exits is 14. Validé has successfully run seven previous accelerator programs.
Our four-month program is a training program for dedicated early stage growth companies. The program is designed to give companies the business development tools, network, funding leads and skills to get fundraising ready and grow.
During the four months companies will meet for 13 full day gatherings. On the Final Demo Day the companies will be ready to presente their business case for a selected audience of partners and investors. The full day gatherings are built around company presentations, lectures, workshops, investor and industry meetings, mentoring and networking events.
ITSA Connect Growth focus on three verticals:
We meet for 13 full day garherings
14 & 15 October: Humans, behavior & culture/Mennesker, adferd, kultur
02 & 03 November: ESG Sustainabillity & Business/ESG – Bærekraft & Business
24 & 25 November: Finances & Economics/Finansiering og økonomi
15 & 16 December: The Market, sales & customers/Marked, salg & kunder
12 & 13 January: Strategies for Growth/Strategier for vekst - Digital teknologi og analyser
02 & 03 February: Strategies for Growth - The Investor Universe/Strategier for vekst - Investoruniverset
18th of February: Sales & Negotiations/Salg og forhandlinger
25 th of February: Demo Day
28 000,- NOK pr. company. The ITSA program is supported by the public partners Rogaland County Council, City of Stavanger and SIVA.
Who can apply?
Early growth companies
Dedicated Team of 2+
Companies that is fundraising within the next 6 - 18 months
Company must be located in Norway
Company must operate within the area of Health, Energy or Smart Technology
Cover at a minimum three of the UN Sustainability goals
What´s your impact?
We support the UN Sustainability Goals. Companies in the program should be able to define at least three sustainability goals that is supported by the companies strategy. ITSA Connect Growth aso presents a two day Sustainabillity & Business model with a deeper focus on developing sustainable business models
We will focus on these headlines during the program
- ESG - Sustainabillity & Business
HR and growth of your organization
Due diligence and risk assessment
Financials & Fundraising
Investment terms and deal making
Sustainability and innovative business models
One to one investor meetings
Sales & negotiations
Strategies for raising capital
Strategies for growth
Access to industry network
Access to fundrasing network
Pitch training & feedback sessions