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ITSA  Growth


When growing a company in an extremely competitive industry, like the energy storage market, we have no time to loose. Therefore it was no doubt for Beyonder to attend ITSA Growth after we were introduced to the topics and the experienced partners in the program. We needed an arena where we could test and experiment “off the record” our business concepts without having fear to fail and at the same time build relationship to potential new business partners. ITSA Growth is highly recommended by the Beyonder management team for all companies that aim for this opportunity.

- Bjarte Magnussen, Beyonder

ITSA Connect Growth is our 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.

Next program launch is Oct. 19th 2021


About the program

The ITSA Growth Program is developed and facilitated by Validé in collaboration with Connect.
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 eight previous accelerator programs.

ITSA Connect Growth focus on three verticals:




Program Dates


19 - 20 Oct.: Know your self and build your growth organization

02 - 03 Nov.: ESG - Business & Sustainability

23 - 24 Nov.: Financial strategy & Investor relations

14 - 15 Dec.: Strategies for growth: Market & Sales

11 - 12 Jan. 2022: Strategies for growth: IPR, Digital strategy & case study
01 - 02 Feb: Strategies for growth: The Investor Universe
15th of Feb. 2022: Sales & negotiation
24 th of Feb 2022.: Demo Day

Program Fee

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 3+

  • Companies that is fundraising within the next 6 - 18 months

  • Company must be located in Norway

  • Company should 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



Program content
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

  • Marked Growth

  • Sales & negotiations

  • Strategies for raising capital

  • Strategies for growth

  • Access to industry network

  • Access to fundrasing network

  • Mentoring

  • Pitch training & feedback sessions

Partner network & contributors

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Public Funders


“ITSA Growth har spart oss for mye tid og gitt oss en mye større tro på Pickr.AI sin fremtid! Her fikk vi innsikt og lærdom gjennom deres brede og imponerende nettverk samt blitt pushet til å hele tiden utfordre våre overbevisninger. Tøffe og lærerike samlinger men det er hjemmeleksen til neste samling som virkelig har hevd Pickr.AI sin mulighet til suksess. Anbefales på det sterkeste til alle som vil vokse gjennom å akseptere at "alt kan bli bedre om en bare tillater seg å bevege seg utenfor komfortsonen”.

Roald Valen, CEO, Pickr.Ai


We care about passion

With our 20 years experience of developing and investing in early-stage companies, we know that people with passion succeed faster and better.