Ready, Set, Katapult: Official Blog Launch

Welcome!

Thanks for joining us! We are excited to officially launch our new blog! About 18 months ago, we set out with big dreams to set-up a global accelerator program based in Oslo catering specifically to impact-driven startups.

We´ve been so focused on growing up that we missed out on sharing our story and best practices. We´ve come a long way since our early days and decided that it was time to “pen” things down.

We aim to create a space which leaves you feeling inspired and bring about fresh ideas while covering developing trends within the impact investment and startup ecosystem the world over.

We hope you will get lost in our words, benefit from our ideas, and will continue to support and be part of building the world we want to live in.

Our first Demo Day in October 2017.

Who We Are

We are a global accelerator that seeks to fast-track solutions to global problems within both environmental and societal domains. We support startups that address these problems using some form of exponential technology, particularly artificial intelligence, blockchain, VR, augmented reality, and IoT.

Our position is unique in that we have had the luxury to select and meet with companies working on groundbreaking solutions within healthcare, education, financial services, environmental and logistical fields, amongst others. From virtual labs that empower and educate those in emerging markets to tackling the ever-widening issue of climate change to leveraging VR to revolutionize dementia care; there is no lack of untapped potential in the companies that we select to accelerate.

It is the power of this potential that drives our team to reach new heights, with impact tech laying the foundation in transforming industries from all corners of the world. Our firm is rooted in the steady belief that these investments will outperform traditional investments. If you´d like to have a more in-depth conversation about this, please reach out to us here and we will be happy to talk you at length about why impact driven investments are the future of investments. You heard it here first.

“Our global accelerator program shows that you can build financial value while making a positive impact, and we are looking forward to welcoming global companies who share this vision to our shores.” -Haakon Brunell

Where We Are

We are halfway through “katapulting” our third batch with a Demo Day on the books for November 6th. So mark your calendars! This is an exclusive event for investors and selected corporates to gain early access to our promising companies and their founders. If this sounds like something for you, click here to request an invitation.

During our last selection process, we screened over 1500 companies from 108 countries. This entailed a laser-focused approach and we conducted over 120 first-stage interviews! It was energizing to review so many startups from all corners of our world- hailing from as far and wide as Nigeria and Kazakhstan right up to our very own, Norway! Owing to that, our third cohort has been our most diverse to date; 11 countries represented!

We are committed to thoroughly vetting companies, digging deep into the nitty-gritty details of their viability and products. Ultimately, our priority is to ensure profitability for our business and our investors while at the same time, ensuring we select companies we can truly support through our expertise.

With this program wrapping up, we are currently accepting applications for our next batch kicking off in February 2019 and we look forward to discovering high-quality startups who are moving the needle. If you’re an impact-driven startup aiming to solve a societal or environmental challenge then we encourage you to apply today.

Katapult Accelerator Team

Stay Tuned

As one of the world’s first for-profit accelerator focusing exclusively on impact tech companies, we are always on the lookout for opportunities to expand our reach and partake in relevant discussions.

Perhaps you know a startup looking for growth opportunities, or perhaps you run one yourself? Perhaps you are an investor wanting to expand your portfolio? Or maybe you’re just a global citizen with a passion for innovation and a heart beating for tech?

We want to hear from you! Let us know what piques your interest, share your ideas, tell us what drives you, and what we can do to better accomodate you on our journey to build the world we want to live in, together. Reach out here.

And please don’t forget to VOTE for us as the Nordics “Best Accelerator” program here!

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Katapult Accelerator

Katapult Accelerator

A global impact-tech accelerator program. Scouting for forward-thinking impact-driven startups to join us on our mission to build the world we want to live in.