Katapult Accelerator

Katapult Accelerator

Build the world you

want to live in

We believe in making a positive impact. We believe in technology as the key driver for change. We believe in the untapped talent of the world.



"Congratulations, your Demo Day was by far the best event I had ever seen in Norway. The quality of startups was the best at ANY accelerator program I had ever seen!"

Christian Jantzen
Founding Partner
Futuristic.vc

“Just wanted to say to the whole team - thanks a lot for inviting Norrsken to the event! It was a fantastic event. This was the most efficient sourcing event I have ever attended. The quality and relevance of the start-ups on the stage was mind blowing! It clearly shows how much value you add to these companies. I look forward to speaking further with many of them.”

Agate Freimane
Norrsken Foundation

Meet the Companies

Our Focus

We are fueled and inspired by our deep belief in exponential technology. We believe these technologies such as AI and Blockchain can help impact focused startups scale faster while solving real global problems.

Environmental Domains

  • Clean Energy
  • Resource Efficency
  • Smart Cities
  • Circular Economy
  • Ocean & Land Use

Societal Domains

  • Food & Water
  • Education
  • Health
  • Diversity, Inclusion and Democracy
  • Thriving Societies & Collaboration

Exponential Technologies

  • AI
  • Blockchain
  • VR/AR
  • IoT

Testimonials



The details

Batch 3: Starts August 20th 2018

What we offer

  • 3-month fast paced, hands on program to help scale your business
  • Access to a global network of leading thematic mentors
  • Dedicated expertise to unleash potential of AI in your business
  • Investment into your company as part of the accelerator program
  • Access to further capital and investors to support your company

Team and mentors

  • Tharald Nustad
  • Partner, Katapult Accelerator
  • Anders H. Lier
  • Partner, Katapult Accelerator
  • Haakon Brunell
  • Managing Partner, Katapult Accelerator
  • Sean Percival
  • Operating Partner, Katapult Accelerator
  • Per Martin Storvik
  • Investment & Tech Director, Katapult Accelerator
  • Nina Heir
  • Program Manager, Katapult Accelerator
  • Belawal Khan
  • Investment Analyst, Katapult Accelerator
  • Lavanya Indralingam
  • Operations Manager, Katapult Accelerator
  • Sagar Chandna
  • CTO, Katapult Accelerator
  • Murat Aktihanoglu
  • Mentor, Director ERA
  • Anita Schjøll Brede
  • Advisor, AI Expert & CEO of IrisAI
  • Håkon Wium Lie
  • Mentor, Opera Software and Inventor of CSS
  • Dr. Radhika Dirks
  • Advisor, AI Expert, Partner at Xlabs.ai
  • Aurore Belfrage
  • Mentor, Parner EQT Ventures
  • Jonathan Axelrod
  • Mentor, Director ERA
  • Trond Riiber Knudsen
  • Founder TRK Group, Seed Investor
  • Kristoffer Røil
  • Mentor, Co-founder Vic.ai & Partner at Norwegian.ai
  • Lise Rechsteiner
  • Mentor, Impact Investor
  • Marcus Hølland Eikeland
  • Advisor and Scout, Katapult Accelerator
  • Johan Brand
  • Advisor, Founder Kahoot!
  • Karen Elisabeth Ohm Heskja
  • Investment Manager, DNB
  • Sebastian Fitko
  • Mentor, innogy Innovation Hub
  • Lars Johan Bjørkevoll
  • Mentor, Co-founder ScaleupXQ
  • Rumman Chowdhury
  • Mentor, AI Expert, Senior Manager, Accenture AI & CTO Accel.AI
  • Micah Baldwin
  • Mentor, Amazon
  • Hanne-Torill Mevik
  • Mentor, AI Ninja & Senior Data Scientist at Making Waves
  • Marie Mostad
  • Mentor, Founder Inzpire.me
  • Fredrik Næss Thomassen
  • Mentor, CEO of Konsus
  • Ellie Dobson
  • Mentor, Head of Data Science Arundo
  • Erik Bertrand Larssen
  • Mentor, International Best Selling Author & Mental Trainer
  • Rajeev Kapoor
  • Mentor, Health and Big Data Expert
  • Anders G. Frøseth
  • Science/Technology Expert, Investor
  • Anne Jorun Aas
  • Mentor
  • Barbara Hueppe
  • Mentor, Gelato and Mozilla
  • Paul Herz
  • Manufacturing and Operations, Facebook and Apple
  • Eric Osiakwan
  • Mentor, Entrepreneur, Investor & Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital
  • Thomas Schindler
  • Mentor, Founder at delodi
  • Diana Biggs
  • Mentor, Blockchain Expert
  • Tristan Pollock
  • Mentor, Partner 500 Startups
  • Cathrine Movold
  • Mentor, Digital Product and Service Innovation Specialist
  • Mike Klyszeiko
  • Mentor, Founder Launchpad USA & Partner Nordic VP
  • Jeanne Sullivan
  • Mentor, Founder StarVest Partners & Sullivan Adventures
  • David Sønstebø
  • Mentor, Blockchain Expert
  • Pål Brun
  • Mentor, Cleantech Expert
  • Yiying Lu
  • Design Mentor, Creative Director 500 Startups
  • Maria Amelie
  • Mentor, Author & Co-Founder at Startup Migrants
  • Andreas Thorsheim
  • Advisor, Solar & CEO Otovo
  • Marie Nielsen
  • Mentor, Founder of Penda Manufacturing Ethiopia and co-founder of McKinsey Ethiopia office
  • Heath Arensen
  • Mentor, Director iHub Nairobi
  • Martine Kveim
  • Mentor, Founder Young Happy Minds
  • Knut Dyremyhr
  • Mentor, Investor & Entrepreneur
  • Ben Siegel
  • Mentor, Blockchain for Social Impact Policy Manager @ ConsenSys
  • Ida Faldbakken
  • Leader, Katapult Future Fest
  • Matt Ellsworth
  • Mentor, Growth Partner 500 Startups
  • Mohsin M. Siddique
  • Mentor, Strategy Development
  • Lars Selsås
  • Mentor, AI / ML Expert & CEO of Boost.ai
  • Håkon Grøthe
  • Mentor, VR Expert & Founder of Impact Reality
  • Ivar Line
  • Mentor, Voice Biometrics and CEO at My Voice AI
  • Alexander Hagerup
  • Mentor, Founder Vic.ai & Norwegian.ai
  • Mai Thuong Tran
  • Mentor, Data Scientist and Big Data Application Architect at IBM
  • Erick Miller
  • Mentor, Investor & Founder / MD at Hyperspeed Ventures
  • Khee Lee
  • Mentor, Founding Partner at LH2 Ventures
  • Federico Lozano
  • Mentor, Design thinking guru & Founder Pracademy
  • Gokce Gizer
  • Mentor, Pitch Coach & Presentation Wizard
  • Neda Nordin
  • Mentor, Agri-tech & Sustainability Expert, Innovation Management Specialist
  • David Berkowitz
  • Mentor, Marketing Strategy expert
  • Don Burton
  • Mentor, Edtech Innovation Expert, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of EDGE Edtech
  • Casey Fenton
  • Founder, Couchsurfing & Mast.ly
  • Alex Grechanowski
  • Mentor, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Specialist & growth mentor at Start-Up Chile & Buildit
  • Stefan Lageri-Schmidt Jensen
  • Mentor, Global sales and partnership manager, Centrica Business Solutions
  • Nichol Bradford
  • Mentor, CEO Willow Group and Exec.Dir. of Transformative Technology Lab @Sofia Uni
  • Ivan R. Shumkov
  • Mentor, CEO & Founder of Build Academy
  • Neil S.W. Murray
  • Mentor, Angel Investor & Founder of The Nordic Web
  • Vince Meens
  • Mentor, Blockchain Guru
  • Karianne Melleby
  • Advisor, Director Corporate Partnership at StartupLab
  • Rolf Kragerud
  • Mentor, Digital strategy and Business Development expert, Investor and Board Member
  • Karl Munthe-Kaas
  • Mentor, Founder Nabobil.no and founder & CEO Kolonial.no
  • Bjarne Mellbye
  • Mentor, Startup Investor & Entrepreneur
  • Anne Worsøe
  • Mentor, Angel Investor & Portfolio Manager at Bakken & Bæck
  • Amit Pradhan
  • Mentor, Chairman at Zero Labs, Investor & Serial Entrepreneur
  • Ole Martin Kristiansen
  • Mentor, Design Lead at Bakken & Bæck
  • Olivier Chatry
  • Mentor, Chief Software Architect at Xvision
  • Robyn Scott
  • Mentor, CEO and Co-founder, Apolitical
  • Saji Prelis
  • Mentor, Director, Children and Youth Programmes at Search for Common Grounds
  • Mats Herding
  • Mentor, Chief Design Officer, reMarkable
  • Sophie Bailey
  • Mentor, Founder, The Edtech Podcast
  • Francis Stevens George
  • Mentor, Entrepreneur, Author, MD GEN Sierra Leone, CEO Innovation Sierra Leone
  • Kim Ydse Krogstad
  • Mentor, Managing Director at Making Waves
  • Magnus Grimeland
  • Mentor, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Antler
  • Ylva Lindberg
  • Mentor, Founder & Partner, SIGLA
  • Sandira Calviac
  • Mentor, Investor, Circular Economy, CivicTech and Crossborder Specialist
  • Francis D'Silva
  • Mentor, Global Digital Health Expert
  • Chisom Udeze
  • Mentor, Strategist, West African Markets & Founder of Mettle Consult
  • Aleksander Nyquist Langmyhr
  • Advisor, CEO Dimension10
  • Felipe Millan
  • Mentor, Community Builder @ SendGrid and Ethical Growth Hacker
  • Steinar Svalesen
  • Mentor, Angel Investor, Tech-optimist, Director at Beringer Finance
  • Thor Rieber-Mohn
  • Mentor, financing wiz, IT entrepreneur, advisor, board member & investor
  • Daniel Maskit
  • Mentor, Expert in Systems Thinking, Non-Linear Abstraction, and Design for Usability
  • Baber Qazi
  • Mentor, Associate Partner at McKinsey
  • Marie Eriksson
  • Mentor, Impact Investor and community builder
  • Laura N. Montoya
  • Mentor, AI Expert
  • Rob Wirszycz
  • Mento, Chairman, Advisor & Investor
  • Isabell Ringnes
  • Mentor, co-Founder of TENK
  • Jon Ramvi
  • Mentor, Entrepreneur, Blockchain Expert
  • Kjartan Slette
  • Mentor, Co-Founder and COO at Unacast
  • Will Klippgen
  • Mentor, Angel Investor, Founder of Zoomit.com & Managing Partner in Cocoon Capital
  • Andrew Lockley
  • Mentor, Investor, Commercialisation & Crowdfunding
  • Christopher Pruijsen
  • Mentor, Product Management & Founder of Homies.io
  • Luis Betancourt
  • Mentor, Digital Marketing Consultant, Advisor & Speaker
  • Christine Spiten
  • Co-Founder, Blueye Robotics
  • Andrea Nylund
  • Mentor, Co-Founder, Causetap
  • Mohsen Ashraf
  • Mentor, Silicon Valley Executive and Venture Capitalist
  • Olav Sylthe
  • Mentor, Serial entrepreneur, B2B Enterprise and Mobile expertise
  • Kim-André Nordby
  • Mentor, Head of Nestlé Africa & Asia, Global Retail and Route to Market Expert
  • Lone Jensen
  • Mentor, Impact & Partnerships @StartupWiseGuys
  • Dennis Keller
  • Mentor, Entrepreneur, Telco & Advisory
  • Cilia Holmes Indahl
  • Mentor, Sustainable Business Model Expert & Sustainability Director at Aker BioMarine
  • Theerakrit Prommoon
  • Mentor, Co-founder MEHUB & serial entrepreneur
  • Philip M. Neches
  • Mentor, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator & Founder Teradata
  • Jostein Aksnes
  • Mentor, Founder & CEO of 7 Peaks Software and Property Flow
  • Thomas Berglund
  • Mentor, Angel Challenge

Our partner

ERA is New York’s leading startup accelerator with 127 investments since 2011 through its accelerator and seed fund, leveraging its network of more than 350 mentors and dozens of industry partners. ERA has also worked with the Norwegian Government to run the Norwegian New York Accelerator since 2016. ERA has now partnered with Katapult, using its expertise to help Katapult companies expand and succeed in the US and around the world.

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