Is to empower early stage companies with the tools,
ecosystem support, and network to bring business into a reality.
We can´t guarantee success, but we can promise meaningful journey and the possibility to build a company for the future.
Our program is designed with lectures, workshops, and guest speakers to give startups a strong foundation to build from. We have hands-on approach to workshops. We show you what you need to do, and we help you on the way. We have a strong team of mentors and partners that can open up relevant customer and investment network.
We are powered by Validè. We have over 20 years of experience in growing new businesses, and we are experts in our area. Since January 2016 we have successfully completed 5 ITSA programs.
We aim to contribute to solving outspoken global challenges.
We support all of the 17 UN Sustainability Goals, and have a special focus on:
General info regarding the ITSA START program:
12 Week Program
ITSA is a Intensive business development program for new companies. We are powered by Validé and we build on 20 years of experience with developing and investing in new companies. Validé is one of Norways leading Startup and growth communities.
3 step journey
We guide you through the Startup fundamentals; Who you are, your digital presence and your story. You get a deep dive into MVP & business models. And for the final step you meet investors and we prep you for the early stage investment.
NOK 500,000 investment
For each ITSA program Validé will offer up to a total of 500 000 NOK in investments. On the final pitch day, a jury of partners and investors will select one ore two candidates for investment.
How I Can
All startups gets free office space in the Validés incubator or in the co-working space NEST during the 12 week program.
You get to be a part of the largest startup community in Rogaland together with a wide range of companies.
Mentors & Network
ITSA and Validé has a lage network with vital resources like industrial partners, business mentors, investors and serial entrepreneurs. We connect and share and give you the opportunity develop vital network for your company.
ITSA is powered by Validé. Validé is located in the Innovationpark at campus Ullandhaug. This is the doorstep of innovation, housing around 150 companies.
47 Companies has
80% of them is
alive and kicking
30 % is growing
ITSA is an amazing program 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 Loops.cloud
In 2016 I set up my own company - felt courageous and signed up for "ITSA Launch & Pitch Day" for the purpose of winning NOK 500,000. So I, engineer Trond Rolfsvåg 53 years, ended up on the school bench to learn to "pitch". It was a very enjoyable journey because of my interesting co-founders and energetic trainers. People gave of themselves and we helped each other. Good atmosphere. I got supervisors from the top shelf. They opened various important doors for me. Investor Einar Bekkevold had steel belief in the Hydrophilic technology from the start and gave me help and pushed me forward. I never won the $ 500,000 - I wasn't even close. I won a lot more. Hydrophilic now has good support from the industry and I am my own boss for the first time in life. When I think back, I feel deep gratitude to the people who are Valide. Thank you!
Trond Rolfsvåg, CEO Hydrophilic