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.

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

The details

Starts July 31st 2017

in Oslo and NYC

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
  • Maria-Katarina T. Michelsen
  • Operations, Katapult Accelerator
  • Sagar Chandna
  • CTO, Katapult Accelerator
  • Belawal Khan
  • Investment Associate, 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
  • Aurore Belfrage
  • Mentor, Parner EQT Ventures
  • Jonathan Axelrod
  • Mentor, Director ERA
  • Marcus Hølland Eikeland
  • Advisor and Scout, Katapult Accelerator
  • Micah Baldwin
  • Mentor, Amazon
  • Johan Brand
  • Advisor, Founder Kahoot!
  • Karen Elisabeth Ohm Heskja
  • Strategic Advisor Partnerships, DNB
  • Fredrik Næss Thomassen
  • Mentor, CEO of Konsus
  • Barbara Hueppe
  • Mentor, Gelato and Mozilla
  • Sebastian Fitko
  • Mentor, innogy Innovation Hub
  • Trond Riiber Knudsen
  • Founder TRK Group, Seed Investor
  • Erik Bertrand Larssen
  • Mentor, International Best Selling Author & Mental Trainer
  • Paul Herz
  • Manufacturing and Operations, Facebook and Apple
  • Diana Biggs
  • Mentor, Blockchain Expert
  • Tristan Pollock
  • Mentor, Partner 500 Startups
  • Rajeev Kapoor
  • Mentor, Health and Big Data Expert
  • Hanne-Torill Mevik
  • Mentor, AI Ninja & Data Scientist at Bakken & Bæck
  • David Sønstebø
  • Mentor, Blockchain Expert
  • Eric Osiakwan
  • Mentor, Entrepreneur, Investor & Managing Partner of Chanzo Capital
  • Ida Faldbakken
  • Leader, Katapult Future Fest
  • Yiying Lu
  • Design Mentor, Creative Director 500 Startups
  • Isabell Ringnes
  • Mentor, co-Founder of TENK
  • Maria Amelie
  • Mentor, Journalist
  • Laura N. Montoya
  • Mentor, AI Expert
  • Pål Brun
  • Mentor, Cleantech Expert
  • Andreas Thorsheim
  • Advisor, Solar & CEO Otovo
  • Thomas Berglund
  • Mentor, Angel Challenge
  • Marie Mostad
  • Mentor, Founder Inzpire.me
  • Anders G. Frøseth
  • Science/Technology Expert, Investor
  • Matt Ellsworth
  • Mentor, Growth Partner 500 Startups
  • Lars Johan Bjørkevoll
  • Mentor, Chief Growth Officer Xeneta
  • Thomas Schindler
  • Mentor, Founder at delodi
  • Heath Arensen
  • Mentor, Director iHub Nairobi
  • Mohsin M. Siddique
  • Mentor, Strategy Development
  • Martine Kveim
  • Mentor, Founder Young Happy Minds
  • Lars Selsås
  • Mentor, AI / ML Expert & CEO of Boost.ai
  • Mike Klyszeiko
  • Mentor, Founder Launchpad USA & Partner Nordic VP
  • Christine Spiten
  • Co-Founder, Blueye Robotics
  • Ellie Dobson
  • Mentor, Head of Data Science Arundo
  • Jeanne Sullivan
  • Mentor, Founder StarVest Partners & Sullivan Adventures
  • Håkon Grøthe
  • Mentor, VR Expert & Founder of Impact Reality
  • Ivar Line
  • Mentor, Voice Biometrics and CEO at Memobase Voice
  • Kim Ydse Krogstad
  • Mentor, Managing Director at Making Waves
  • Alexander Hagerup
  • Mentor, Founder Vic.ai & Norwegian.ai
  • Dr. Radhika Dirks
  • Advisor, AI expert, Partner at Xlabs.ai
  • Mai Thuong Tran
  • Mentor, Data Scientist and Big Data Application Architect at IBM
  • Knut Dyremyhr
  • Mentor, Investor & Entrepreneur
  • 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
  • Philip M. Neches
  • Mentor, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator & Founder Teradata
  • Neda Nordin
  • Mentor, Agri-tech & Sustainability Expert, Innovation Management Specialist
  • David Berkowitz
  • Mentor, Marketing Strategy expert
  • Rumman Chowdhury
  • Mentor, AI Expert, Senior Manager, Accenture AI & CTO Accel.AI
  • Don Burton
  • Mentor, Edtech Innovation Expert, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of EDGE Edtech
  • Casey Fenton
  • Founder, Couchsurfing & Mast.ly
  • Toni Lane Casserly
  • Mentor, Blockchain Wizard & Partner of BitNation
  • Alex Grechanowski
  • Mentor, Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Specialist & growth mentor at Start-Up Chile & Buildit
  • Nichol Bradford
  • Mentor, CEO Willow Group and Exec.Dir. of Transformative Technology Lab @Sofia Uni
  • Neil S.W. Murray
  • Mentor, Angel Investor & Founder of The Nordic Web
  • Ivan R. Shumkov
  • Mentor, CEO & Founder of Build Academy
  • Thor Rieber-Mohn
  • Mentor, financing wiz, IT entrepreneur, advisor, board member & investor
  • Rolf Kragerud
  • Mentor, Digital strategy and Business Development expert, Investor and Board Member
  • Øyvind Lundgreen
  • Mentor, Internationalization and Global Partnerships, Managing director of blinck.
  • Karl Munthe-Kaas
  • Mentor, Founder Nabobil.no and founder & CEO Kolonial.no
  • Ole Martin Kristiansen
  • Mentor, Design Lead at Bakken & Bæck
  • Karianne Melleby
  • Advisor, Head of Strategic Partnerships at DNB
  • Olivier Chatry
  • Mentor, Chief Software Architect at Xvision
  • Bjarne Mellbye
  • Mentor, Startup Investor & Entrepreneur
  • Marie Nielsen
  • Mentor, Founder of Penda Manufacturing Ethiopia and co-founder of McKinsey Ethiopia office
  • Robyn Scott
  • Mentor, CEO and Co-founder, Apolitical
  • Saji Prelis
  • Mentor, Director, Children and Youth Programmes at Search for Common Grounds
  • Anne Worsøe
  • Mentor, Angel Investor & Portfolio Manager at Bakken & Bæck
  • Mats Herding
  • Mentor, Chief Design Officer, reMarkable
  • Magnus Grimeland
  • Mentor, Chief Operating Officer - Global Fashion Group & co-founder Zalora.com
  • Sophie Bailey
  • Mentor, Founder, The Edtech Podcast
  • Francis D'Silva
  • Mentor, Global Digital Health Expert
  • Aleksander Nyquist Langmyhr
  • Advisor, CEO Dimension10
  • Ylva Lindberg
  • Mentor, Founder & Partner, SIGLA
  • Steinar Svalesen
  • Mentor, Angel Investor, Tech-optimist, Director at Beringer Finance
  • Cathrine Movold
  • Mentor, Digital Product and Service Innovation Specialist
  • Sandira Calviac
  • Mentor, Investor, Circular Economy, CivicTech and Crossborder Specialist
  • Daniel Maskit
  • Expert in Systems Thinking, Non-Linear Abstraction, and Design for Usability

100+ More Mentors to be Announced Soon!

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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