ITSA Connect Growth

Next program is launching Oct. 14th 2020

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:




Program Dates

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

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 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

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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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