In this third ‘Partner Spotlight’, we are introducing Hubspot for Startups and their Business Development Manager Caragh Kennedy.

Over a couple of ‘Partner Spotlight’ series, we will introduce you to the main partners and ask them to share their thoughts and perspectives on working with startups, how they work with the UN SDG’s and their view on the role technology play for building a better world.

The HubSpot for Startup Program contributes to our accelerator program by supporting founders with the tools and guidance to help them focus on their marketing and sales efforts to scale quickly.

One of the…


In this second ‘Partner Spotlight’, we are introducing Simonsen Vogt Wiig (SVW) and its partner Nicolai Halbo.

SVW is a leading law firm with offices in the largest cities in Norway as well as an office in Singapore. The firm is full service, covering all industries and sectors, and is internationally recognized regarded by leading publications within sectors such as Banking and Finance, FinTech, TMT, Data Privacy and Maritime law. SVW is a leading law firm within technology and digitization, with a strategy to be the ‘first mover’ within digital innovation in the sector.

SVW is Katapult Accelerator’s legal partner…


For our 5th Katapult Accelerator Demo Day, and our very first in an online format, we are excited to announce four brilliant main partners with us for this event. Over a couple of ‘Partner Spotlight’ series, we will introduce you to the main partners and ask them to share their thoughts and perspectives on working with startups, how they work with the UN SDG’s and their view on the role technology play for building a better world.

In this first ‘Partner Spotlight’, we are introducing Microsoft and its Data&AI Specialist and Microsoft for Startups Norway Team Lead, Izabela Hawrylko.

Microsoft is a leading global provider of cloud services with its Microsoft Azure cloud platform, modern work solutions with Microsoft 365; business applications…


Imagine impact investing, tech and consciousness in a festival format. Creativity, collaboration, and empathy combined into three days of moving the world forward. This is what is at the forefront of Katapult Future Fest but far from the full experience. This year, we ordered some extra sunshine as we gathered with global citizens on a mission to create a sustainable future through the power of exponential technologies and entrepreneurship.

Katapult Future Fest (KFF) offers the usual fair of a tech-related conference: speakers, panels, startup competitions, roundtable discussions. The overall point of this initiative: to discuss how tech can help solve…


Time flies when you’re having fun, right? It seems like just yesterday we were introducing you to the newest members of our Katapult family. And today, we celebrated them in style!

A few months ago, we invested in eleven ambitious startups tackling social and environmental issues spanning health, diversity and inclusion, financial inclusion and education. To celebrate their participation in our 4th program, we hosted an energetic Demo Day on the rooftop of Steen and Strøm, overlooking the heart of downtown Oslo. When the doors opened at 8:00 A.M., the crowd was electric. The room was buzzing with a curated…


Ellie Dobson has 15 years of experience building data-driven solutions in complex equipment settings. She is a particle physicist by training, having worked as part of the Higgs discovery team at CERN. She has worked for the past decade for software companies in variety of industries, but with the focus on the application of advanced analytics and digitalisation to engineering disciplines. She currently heads R&D at Arundo Analytics, a Norwegian/US based product and services startup who specialise in IOT analytics for asset heavy industries.

Last week, we were lucky enough to have Ellie in our offices to facilitate a workshop…


Growing a startup is no easy task. Accelerators are short-term intensive programs for companies in their early stages that are trying to drive growth as quickly as possible. These programs are fast-paced, intensive and hands-on. They provide strategic support to advance the scaling of innovative companies. If you’ve been considering applying to an accelerator, we’ve mapped out what you can expect from one.

Roll Up Your Sleeves

Startup accelerator programs are cropping up all the time and are available to a broader scope of entrepreneurs than ever before. They aren’t only based out of Silicon Valley or solely focused on tech companies either. There…


Proudly announcing our official commitment to foster an inclusive, diverse and harassment-free workplace with #MovingForward . This is a fantastic initiative and in support of this, we are happy to share Katapult Accelerator’s anti-harassment/discrimination policy below. We´re hoping to see many more supporters join #MovingForward. Let´s put an end to discrimination in the workplace and change the narrative, together.


Lars Johan Bjørkevoll, “LJ,” is a curious and creative person, and building businesses have become his “creative outlet’” — he loves the commercial “game” connected to the above and tends to become very enthusiastic and loud when discussing topics related to this. He has spent a lot of time exploring the “inner workings” of life and has done so for over 20 years — Self Exploration, Meditation, and Qigong/Taiji are all vital parts of his life. You could say he’s loud and busy on the outside, very quiet and stable on the inside.

We couldn’t think of a better day…


The conversation about equality and diversity in the workplace has been going on for decades. In recent years, organizations are more often hiring diverse groups of women, minorities, and even older people to meet a new standard. However, diversity also extends beyond gender and ethnicity to include socioeconomic background, religious and political beliefs, education, and sexual orientation. …

Katapult Accelerator

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