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Validé assists entrepreneurs and startups

Validé is an innovation company in Rogaland. Our main office is in Innovasjonspark Stavanger, close to the campus of University and national and regional research environment. You also find Validé in the Haugesund region, Jæren and Dalane.

Do you have a unique business idea? We at Validé have more than 25 years of experience in developing new businesses. We use our expertise, network, time and money to ensure that you as an entrepreneur succeed with your startup.

Validé assists researchers, students, entrepreneurs and early-stage startups. We know what startups need, and when they need it, and we offer:

🚀 expertise and time - no startup is the same, which is why we provide one-to-one advice. We are ranked among the best incubators in Norway
🚀 growth - we run four specially designed growth programs for ambitious companies
🚀 network - of industry, partners, investors and other entrepreneurs
🚀 money - we invest in the most promising teams and ideas

LINK: Please, use this contact form

Value + idea = Validé

Valide team

We are a team of 24, and Validé has more than 25 years of experience in developing businesses from idea to commercial success.

We evaluate around 500 ideas each year, and annually admit around 50 new companies to the incubator.

Validé offers a complete ecosystem for innovation, whether the ideas come from the research environment, established businesses or from entrepreneurs who want to start their own.

Validé offers growth programs for companies in various phases of their entrepreneurial journey. In the incubator, entrepreneurial teams receive one-to-one advice, and Validé invests in the most promising teams and ideas.

How do I start a company?

ITSA Start Helene og Grethe

What is the most important start-up capital for new entrepreneurs?

A lot of courage and little money is the classic entrepreneurial story, but we claim that the most important start-up capital you and your idea need, is knowledge.

Our heart beats to give good ideas a chance in the market.
Our new ITSA Start program provides basic skills for new entrepreneurs. You show courage. We share our knowledge. For free.

You can apply today.

The next ITSA Start program will be announced here

How to make the startup grow?

ITSA Growth Marianne Fedde Lilland

FOR YOU: Validé has specially designed a four-month programme, dedicated to early-stage growth companies. Marianne Fedde Lilland is the program manager for ITSA Growth. (Photo: Hilde Garlid)

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

You can apply today.

The next ITSA Growth program will be announced here.

GründerAcademy for ambitious entrepreneurs

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Validé and Sparebank 1 SR-Bank collaborate to lift up and advance more entrepreneurs and good business ideas from Rogaland.

Twice a year, founders and new startups participate in our GründerAcademy in a 11 weeks program, without costs for the founders.
Here we connect Validé's expertise and network with start-up environments in Haugesund, Kristiansand, Bergen and Oslo.

Once a year, a jury chooses a winner among the participants in a regional and a national final, who receives the title «Entrepreneur of the year». SR-bank puts 350,000 in the winning pot.

Read more about the program, and apply in the link.
We announce the next GründerAcademy here.

EIRAccelerator special designed for health startups

EIRAccelerator program

EIRAccelerator is a digital accelerator, tailored for health technology companies in their early growth phase. The aim of the program is to help with industry-specific knowledge, tools and networks that can contribute to growth and upscaling for your company.

Who can apply?

• Early growth companies in digital health and/or medical health with international ambitions
• Companies with an MVP verified in the market and/or products launched in the market
• Dedicated team of 2+
• Fundraising for growth over the next 6 - 18 months
• Companies that address the UN's sustainability challenges as a core business

We announce the next EIRAccelerator here.

Where do I find Validé?

Innovasjonspark Stavanger

Validé is an innovation company in Rogaland. Our head office is in Innovasjonspark Stavanger, close to the University's campus and research environment.
You will also find Validé in the Haugesund region, Jæren and Dalane.

Validé - head office
Innovasjonspark Stavanger
Professor Olav Hanssensvei 7A
4021 Stavanger

PO Box 8034, 4068 Stavanger

Tel: 51 87 40 00


Want to tell us about an idea? Use this contact form.

CEO: Anne Cathrin Østebø

Incubators in Rogaland

Rikke og Åse Validé Haugesundregionen

Validé Haugesundregionen
Oasen Storsenter, 3. etg. (Entrance from the parking at the roof)
Austbøvegen 16,
Post Office box: 1900,
5508 Karmsund

Contact: Rikke T. Lønning
Mobil.: +47 922 42 186

Validé Jæren
Forum Jæren, Bryne
Co-working office «Fusst»
Hetlandsgata 9
4340 Bryne

Post Office box:
Validé Jæren
Postboks 394
4349 Bryne

Contact: Anne Helen Eide