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How to grow your startup

Our goal is to provide companies with tools, networks and access to finance to develop the company into an international success. Validé runs an accelerator with two programs.

ITSA Start: Five weeks, five skills. Basic learning in an intensive business development sprint for your startup. ITSA Start started in 2016, and have already eight programs under the belt.
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ITSA Start

GründerAcademy: The program provides useful business expertise to those who are in the concept phase or are already in the market. We are particularly looking for entrepreneurs who have innovative and scalable ideas. Validé runs GründerAcademy together with the best incubator environments in Norway; Validé Haugesundregionen, VIS in Bergen, Innoventus Sør in Kristiansand and The Factory in Oslo.
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ITSA Growth: Four month program dedicated to early stage growth companies who have a product, a market and a strategy to grow.
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ITSA Growth

EIRAccelerator: A growth program specially designed for start-up companies within the healthcare industry. Our experience is that health startups have their own challenges when it comes to product testing, regulations and market access nationally and internationally. The program is national and fully digital, and is organized in partnership with the health cluster Norwegian Smart Care Cluster, Norway Health Tech, Validé and the health incubator Aleap.
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Validé runs growth programs for startups

Validé is ranked as one of Norway's best incubators. We have more than 25 years of experience developing and investing venture capital in new companies. We are early stage specialists and have a current portfolio of around 80 companies.

ITSA Start nr 8

Our acceleration program, ITSA Start, has been successfully executed eight times, with a total of 80 companies. 80 % of them are living in the best of success today.

Our four-month program, ITSA Growth, takes the accelerator up a level. The program is dedicated to early stage startups and you to join the program, you need to have a tested product, a team and a market where you have made some sales.

The program is designed to provide companies with business development tools, networks and investor access. Your company must be ready for growth and ready to raise new capital.

The program will take companies through five key themes: Know yourself, Due Diligence & Capital Raising, Know your market, Capital raising strategies and Growth strategies.

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Marianne Fedde Lilland

GET IN TOUCH: Marianne Fedde Lilland is the manageer of the accelerator-programs at Validé. (Photo: Hilde Garlid)