ITSA Growth

Next program is launching Oct. 14th 2020

ITSA Growth is a 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 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. The program will take companies through five essential themes: Know yourself, Due diligence & Fundraising, Know your market, Strategies for raising capital and Strategies for Growth.

During the four months companies will meet for five sessions of two 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 Growth focus on three verticals:




Program Dates

Launch day: Oct. 14th 2020 - Final Demoday Feb. 19th 2021

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 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 ther UN Sustainability goals

What´s your impact?

We support the UN Sustainability Goals. Companies in the program should be able to define at least two sustainability goals that is supported by the companies strategy.

We recognize all of the 17 goals - and have a special focus on:

3: Good Health and well-beeing, 5: Gender equality, 7: Afordable and clean energy, 9: Industry innovation and infrastructure,11: Sustainable Cities and communities, 12: Responsible consumption and production,17: Partnerships for the goals

Program content
We will focus on these headlines during the program

  • Pitch training & feedback sessions

  • 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 investyor meetings

  • Grow your marked

  • Sales & negotiations

  • Strategies for raising capital

  • Strategies for growth

  • Access to industry network

  • Access to fundrasing network

  • Mentor

Partner network

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Public Funders



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.


Validé AS, Innnovasjonspark Stavanger

Richard Johnsensgate 4, 4021, Stavanger


Tel: +47 40 87 20 75

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