Norway National Finalists

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Katapult Accelerator

Norway

Description

Katapult Accelerator is a global accelerator that aims to fast track solutions to global problems within both environmental and societal domains.

Valide

Norway

Description

ITSAcellerator is an Accelerator program developed at Validé on the west coast of Norway. We run two programs: ITSA Start and ITSA Growth. The content is built on our core experience and network after developing and investing in early phase companies for 20 years.

Charge incubator

Norway

Description

Charge is the first incubator program in Norway, focusing on people with immigration background.

TheFactory

Norway

Description

TheFactory is the largest Nordic Fintech, Retailtech and Proptech Incubator and Accelerator. At TheFactory we cooperate closely with the Nordic & Global Fintech & Proptech eco-system in order to create great opportunities across the borders for our startups.

Katapult Ocean

Norway

Description

We invest in, and accelerator, ocean-tech startups with a positive impact on our ocean.

Best Climate Impact Startup

Saga robotics

Norway

Description

Saga Robotics is responsible for the design, development, and production of the world-leading agricultural robot, Thorvald. Saga Robotics develops robotic solutions that address the growing labour shortages in agriculture, and makes farming more sustainable and energy efficient.

Soil Steam International

Norway

Description

Soil Steam International AS is the first company in the world which have been capable of deep steaming of soil in a fast and sustainable way. By doing this, the farmers can produce more and healthier food in the same time as the need for pesticides and herbicides almost disapers.

AlgaePro

Norway

Description

AlgaePro is developing technology for cultivating microalgae through circular bioeconomy. With our mother company, Greentech Innovators AS, our aim is to recycle biowaste, CO2 and waste heat to fuel the microalgae cultivation.

Desert Control

Norway

Description

Our mission is making earth green, resilient and sustainable to foster prosperity for life on earth.

Sensonomic

Norway

Description

Sensonomic solves the most important problem for global agriculture: how to maximise the value of what we produce.

Best Coworking Space

657 Oslo

Norway

Description

At 657 Oslo, Norway’s largest Coworking Space for the Creative Industries, we accelerate passionate people and ignite great ideas. With a wide variety of offices, workplaces and event spaces, we support you when you want to succeed wh

Innovation Dock

Norway

Description

Our community consist of creative entrepreneurs, independent professionals and enterprise teams fueled by curiosity and a supportive mindset. Over 70 companies resides in our spaces, and every year over 100 companies are through our space in one of our programs and courses.

Digs

Norway

Description

Digs is the central hub for startups, scaleups and creatives in Mid-Norway’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We provide a vibrant community, flexible workspace, and relevant meeting places, where you can explore new opportunities, expand your network, and accelerate your business.

Mesh Nationaltheatret

Norway

Description

With a vibrant community, technology, and real estate, we create next-generation workspaces and meeting places. We gather individuals, startups, and growth companies with an entrepreneurial mindset – who want to make a positive impact on the future.

ARCTIC COWORKING LODGE LOFOTEN

Norway

Description

LIVE – WORK – EXPLORE Coworking and Coliving in Lofoten Islands, Norway

Best HealthTech Startup

Age Labs

Norway

Description

We create predictive diagnostic tests for the early detection of age-related diseases.

AppSens AS

Norway

Description

Appsens has developed a fully digital and disruptive cardiac monitoring system ECG247 – A Norwegian medically certified wireless heart rhythm sensor for detection of atrial fibrillation and other cardiac arrhythmias, fully digital and by use of AI technology.

ClexBio

Norway

Description

ClexBio’s long-term vision is to provide engineered human blood vessels for clinical transplantation. ClexBio will also create breakthrough solutions in various in vitro R&D markets with business partners globally.

Aristeia AS

Norway

Description

Aristeia AS develops a new emergency tourniquet to stop lethal hemorrhage in the extremi

Braive

Norway

Description

Braive’s platform guides patients and supporting healthcare personell through evidence-based, personalised treatment plans for mental health challenges.

Best Newcomer

Lendonomy

Norway

Description

Lendonomy is a peer to peer mobile microlending application that helps young people between 18 and 27 to build a verifiable credit history and healthy relationships with credit.

Inter-Nationals AS

Norway

Description

Inter-Nationals is a diversity and inclusion startup that using technology to shape a Norway where cultural diversity in business will be seen as more than just a CSR checkbox.

Testhub Technologies AS

Norway

Description

Testhub is a software as a service for recruitment. We automate the screening process and minimize bias in hiring decisions with advanced blind screening. Our purpose is to make the world more equal through fair recruitment practice.

Clex Bio

Norway

Description

ClexBio’s long-term vision is to provide engineered human blood vessels for clinical transplantation. ClexBio will also create breakthrough solutions in various in vitro R&D markets with business partners globally.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Raja Skogland

Norway

Description

An entrepreneur at heart dedicated to empowering my peers. From 2016 to 2018, she launched and managed TheHub.io in Norway, growing the online platform to over 1200 startups. In 2019, Raja Skogland launched the 1st online accelerator program in Norway – GrundrAcademy – to help early-stage startups get investor ready. In 2020, as CEO at TheFactory Academy, she has helped over 120+ startups from all around the world access their free online accelerator program – Grundr Academy – and thus gave entrepreneurs access to business knowledge, tools, and advice on how to start and scale their startup.

Bjørn Lapakko

Norway

Description

Bjørn has a background in product and brand marketing, working for various agencies and corporations across the US. In 2015, he left that world behind and ventured into the startup ecosystem, where he has spent the last 5 years living and working in the Nordics—building a seismic network and community of entrepreneurs, investors, friends, and makers. Currently, Bjørn is the Head of Startup Extreme—the most intense startup conference in the world.

Gry Isabel Sannes

Norway

Description

A strong focus and the ability to learn and build as I go. 20 years experience in establishing and projects and businesses in innovative environments. I have been an entrepreneur myself and have guided a broad range of new companies from idea to marked. I see the human factor as the starting point for all new creation and value the forces of creativity and resilience. Specialties: Business development, team building, strategy and management. Passion: All sides and shades of history including art history, religion, philosophy and technology. A burning heart for human potential & mother nature.

Rolf Assev

Norway

Description

Rolf Assev is co-founder and partner in leading Nordic incubator/accelerator/investor StartupLab . olf worked for 12 years in Opera Software as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Strategy on an exciting journey building the company from 12 to 750 people with more than 200 million active users. Rolf was also a co-founder and chairman in Dragonbox that was sold to Kahoot in 2019

Jonas Skattum Svegaarden

Norway

Description

1.5 decades of experinece from the financial industry. Ex-co-founder of a sustainable investing hedge fund. Investing and accelerating the best ocean-impact companies globally on behalf impact investors with long and significant relations to the ocean. Pursuing a future where

Founder of the Year

Hans Kristian Westrum

Norway

Description

I have a master in SME, but is raised on a farm. Since I was young I have joined my father and his 2 friends trying to replace pesticides with steam. My father died in 2013,and the project stopped. By then we had great results. In 2015 I called up my fathers to friends and asked if they would help if I started up again. They agreed and in february 2016 we started SSI AS. We involved 6 other people with necessary skills to develop the machine (engineers, software developers, mechanics etc) By the end of 2020 we will have 3 different pilot machines in the market in Europe and California.

Anette Miwa Dimmen

Norway

Description

AWAN is a direct-to-consumer brand on a mission to create a new dressing experience for women. With circular design principles, innovative fabrics and a tech-enabled business model, AWAN is building a fashion brand of the future.

Max Gordienok

Norway

Description

Started as a software developer, “yongest” and “fastest growth” to senior developer position in iTransition (> 1500 developers), then business analyst and team leader, promoted to CTO in retail company with 300 full-stack web stores: from websites to delivery; helped startups to succeed (awards in Asia and listed in FORBES TOP30 AI startup); community contributor, lecturer and startup mentor (approved by InnovasjonNorge)

Chris Moen

Norway

Description

UserTesting is the fastest way to access the human perspective you need to create any experience with confidence.

Armend Gazmeno Håti

Norway

Description

Armend holds an MSc in Applied Physics and Mathematics and a PhD in Biophysics from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology. During his PhD, he contributed significant advancements to the field of lab-on-chip technology and tissue engineering. Armend has spent time at world leading lab-on-chip laboratories at Harvard University and EPFL as part of his PhD education and worked as an Industrial Postdoc at EPFL. In 2018 he joined Aker BioMarine’s product development unit as Project Manager and Director Product & Technology prior to co-founding ClexBio in 2020.

Investor of the Year

Tomorrow Today

Norway

Description

Tomorrow Today is a Nordic angel company. We invest to solve real problems and look for born global tech startups with ambitious founders, rockstar teams, sustainable solutions, technologies of tomorrow, scalable business models, solid growth stories, and products yet to be seen.

SNÖ Ventures

Norway

Description

SNÖ Ventures invests in early stage, high-growth Nordic companies with the potential to disrupt, create or capture large markets through transformative technology or solutions.

Skyfall Ventures

Norway

Description

Skyfall invest in Nordic early stage technology companies with a large growth potential founded by exceptional people.

Startup of the Year

No Isolation

Norway

Description

No Isolation is a Norwegian startup, founded in 2015. Their mission is to bring people together through warm technology and knowledge. The company is currently working with children and young adults unable to attend school, as well as connecting seniors with their families.

Vibbio

Norway

Description

VIBBIO is a video creation and management platform. We enable fast-paced teams to engage audiences both inside and outside the organization with efficient, brand-consistent videos – with a tool as simple as creating a powerpoint.

Saga robotics

Norway

Description

Saga Robotics is responsible for the design, development, and production of the world-leading agricultural robot, Thorvald. Saga Robotics develops robotic solutions that address the growing labour shortages in agriculture, and makes farming more sustainable and energy efficient.

Lawbotics

Norway

Description

Lexolve is Norway’s leading legaltech company creating legal superpowers for SMEs. Lexolve is a cloud-based SaaS specialized for tackling legal problems. Rather than fighting fires, Lexolve’s solution empowers SMEs to solve their legal problems proactively and cost efficiently.

Spacemaker AI

Norway

Description

Spacemaker’s mission is to help design sustainable and better cities to live in by using AI to dramatically improve decision support and collaboration in real estate development.

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