Introducing the Katapult Accelerator Mentors


Building and scaling your startup is a long journey fraught with many twists and turns along the way. You’re probably going to need a guide.

So we’re incredibly excited and honored to share just some of the mentors working with the Katapult Accelerator starting this July 31st in Oslo Norway.

They are seasoned experts in their respective fields and ready to help support the great companies in our program. Our mentors provide hands-on and tactical advice to help you navigate the great journey of building your company. Have you applied yet? If not apply now.

Meet the Mentors

Overall there will be 200+ mentors participating both in Oslo and remotely during the program. Let’s meet some them shall we.

Startup and Fundraising Experts

  • Murat Aktihanoglu – Mentor, Director ERA
  • Aurore Belfrage – Mentor, Parner EQT Ventures
  • Johan Brand – Advisor, Founder Kahoot!
  • Karen Elisabeth Ohm Heskja -Strategic Advisor Partnerships, DNB
  • Fredrik Næss Thomassen – Mentor, CEO of Konsus
  • Trond Riiber Knudsen -Founder TRK Group, Seed Investor

Artificial Intelligence Experts

  • Laura N. Montoya – Mentor, AI Exper

Blockchain Experts

  • Diana Biggs – Mentor, Blockchain Expert
  • David Sønstebø – Mentor, Blockchain Expert

Virtual Reality Experts

  • Håkon Grøthe – Mentor, VR Expert & Founder of Impact Reality

Environmental Experts

  • Sebastian Fitko – Mentor, innogy Innovation Hub

Marketing Experts

  • Yiying Lu – Design Mentor, Creative Director 500 Startups
  • Barbara Hueppe – Mentor, Gelato and Mozilla
  • Matt Ellsworth – Mentor, Growth Partner 500 Startups