Pangstart Accelerator is Smart Innovation Norway’s three-month program to accelerate startups for growth and success.

The goal is to help you raise capital and acquire customers by connecting you with our innovation platform. It is a practical, experience-based program designed by serial entrepreneurs, investors, and seasoned leaders informed by the proven entrepreneurship methods of Smart Incubator.

The program includes expert-led workshops in critical practice areas, mutual matching to key Advisors, 1:1 office hours with experts, customer introductions through Smart Innovation Norway`s community, and curated introductions to investors looking to join funding rounds in tech startups.

Startups who have graduated from pangstart have much higher probability of receiving funding and succeeding in the market.

95%
97%
13%

HAVE RAISED FUNDING

ARE STILL IN BUSINESS
ARE RANKED AS THE BEST IN NORWAY

WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?

PANGSTART Accelerator is suitable for tech startups focusing on our industry verticales smart energy, smart city and AI.

Roughtly ten startups are selected every year to take part in the program and receive an investment from Smart Innovation Norway’s fund.

CUSTOMER INTRODUCTIONS

Using Smart Innovation Norway’s network, the incubator can make introductions to influencers and decision makers.

INVESTOR INTRODUCTIONS

Investor introductions using the Smart Innovation Norway’s network.

The incubator can introduce you to about any investor types including angels and VCs

MENTORING SESSIONS

We pair you with a business and industry advisor.

Through the program you attend weekly mentoring sessions to develop your business and expand your network.

WORKSHOPS

Experience led workshops in critical practices like go-to-market strategy and fundraising.

DEMO DAY

Startups graduate from the program by attending Demo day, presenting to an investor panel.

Competing to win the grand prize of

100.000 NOK

TESTIMONIALS

IS THE TIMING RIGHT?

Cohort startups are selected if they have market traction and/or are almost ready to raise significant funding. You should already have aquired some initial funding and customers

HOW LONG DOES THE PROGRAM LAST?

PANGSTART Accelerator lasts for 12 weeks, and the program is spread over six different modules.

MOST SUCCESSFULL APPLICANTS HAVE :

  • PRODUCT
    Have a product to work with (minimum MVP / Prototype)
  • MARKET
    Have enought customer traction to prove there is a market need.
  • TEAM
    Have Min. two founders. Should have a CTO.
  • FUNDING
    Have basic funding in place so that you have enought fuel to maintain momentum during and after the program
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