Oslo Startup Ecosystem


Oslo Startup Ecosystem guide



Business model user group – Introduction to Business Model Canvas and help with refining your business model.

Lean Startup Norway – Official Lean Startup/Customer Development meetup.

Meetup.com – Portal for meetup groups.

Open Coffee – Create your own agenda meeting, for entrepreneurs and other startup-curious individuals.

Startu Digest – Weekly startup digest of events in most major cities around the world. Choose your city and get info about local events.

Mentortjenesten for grundere


Emax Norge – Arena for youth that are interested in entrepreneurship.

Global Service Jam – 48 hours of creating, prototyping and pitching. Target group: designers.

Startup Weekend – Brings entrepreneurs together to launch startups during a weekend. Events in all major cities around the world.

Social Innovation Camp – 12 weeks of acceleration for social innovation.

Venture Cup – Business plan competition by Start Norge in all major cities in Norway.


Creative Mornings – Monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types.

Connect Østlandet – Connects your early stage startup with experienced mentors/ companies.

First Tuesday – Meeting arena for startups, companies and investors in most major cities around the world.

Grunderskolen – MSc level Entrepeneurship education. Lectures at elite university, combined with internship in a tech startup abroad.

Start Norge – Student organisation for entrepreneurs.

TEDx Oslo – Worldwide conference producing videos of ideas worth spreading.


Innovasjon Norge – The Norwegian goverment’s fund

Fønd – Norwegian crowdfunding platform

Idea Offices

Grundergarasjen – Simula research’s co-working space at IT-fornebu.

Mesh Cafe – Cafe section of the co-working space Mesh on 1st floor.



AppAcademy – Learn how to make your own mobile app.

BedriftsVeiledningstelefonen – Free business help from the government, via phone.

Build2Grow – Talks with tips on how to grow your business.

Servicekontoret for næringslivet – Events with entrepeneur tips from Oslo Kommune.

Patentstyret – Get advice on patenting your idea.

TINC -Tech INCubator – Four weeks business development programme in Silicon Valley.


PangStart – 1 week business plan competition by Oslo kommune.

Startup Summer – 2 weeks pre-accelerator program for early stage startups in Oslo.


Global Entrepeneurship Week – Lots of events running worlwide for one week.

IKT Norge – Membership organisation with a broad number of ICT companies.

Mesh Afterwork – Mingle with other entrepreneurs at Seeds (old Fugazi backyard).

Oslo Innovation Week – Entrepreneur events all around Oslo for one week.

Oslo MedTech – Facilitates innovation within the medical industry.


Alliance Spring Venture – Early stage startup funding in the nordics.

Beta Factory – 3 months accelerator programme in Oslo.

Funders Fund – StartupLabs early stage investment fund.

Norwegian Investment Forum – Largest investment forum in Oslo.

Skattefunn – Apply for tax refund for entrepreneurs.


Bitraf – Open space with hacking, 3D printing and game development.

Evolve – All-around office space with several diffrent locations in Oslo.

Grunderneshus – Traditional and more experienced entrepreneur’s space.

Mesh co-working – Space targeted at innovation entrepreneurs.

657 Oslo – Space with creative focus.

StartupLab – Forskningsparken’s IT incubator space with mentors and investors.

Y3o – Young environment of forward-thinking startups.



GET – Global entrepreneurship Training – 5 days entrepreneurship training in Boston.

TEA – TechCity UK Executive Accelerator – UK accelerator for Norwegian companies by Innovasjon Norge.


Digital Winners – Nordic conference for media, technology and communications.

DNB Innovasjonspris – DNB handing out money to one innovative company.

Nordic Startup Awards – Showcase players in the Nordic startup scene.

Signalkonferansen – Debate about entrepreneurship in Norway.


Silicon Vikings – Get to know people from Norway who have network in Silicon Valley.


Creandum – Invests in all stages of a company.

Investinor – Invests in all stages of a company.

Northzone Invest – Government and private investment company.

Schibsted Vekst – Invests in early and late stage media companies.


Oslotech – Co-working space StartupLab at forskningsparken.

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