ITSA Connect Growth

The program is designed to give early growth companies the business development tools, network, investor leads and skills to get fundraising ready and grow.

ITSA Connect Growth is developed and facilitated by Validé in collaboration with our partners. ITSA Connect Growth is a four month training program for dedicated early stage growth companies.

Next program launch is Oct. 19th 2021


About the program

The ITSA Growth Program is developed and facilitated by Validé in collaboration with Connect.
Validé is ranked as one of Norway’s best incubators. We have 20 years of experience in developing and investing high risk capital in new companies. We are early phase specialists and have a current portfolio of around 70 companies. ROI on our ten best exits is 14. Validé has successfully run eight previous accelerator programs.

Program Dates

  • 19 - 20 Oct.: Know your self and build your growth organization
  • 02 - 03 Nov.: ESG - Business & Sustainability
  • 23 - 24 Nov.: Financial strategy & Investor relations
  • 14 - 15 Dec.: Strategies for growth: Market & Sales
  • 11 - 12 Jan. 2022: Strategies for growth: IPR, Digital strategy & case study
  • 01 - 02 Feb: Strategies for growth: The Investor Universe
  • 15th of Feb. 2022: Sales & negotiation
  • 24 th of Feb 2022.: Demo Day

Program Fee

28 000,- NOK pr. company. The ITSA program is supported by the public partners Rogaland County Council, City of Stavanger and SIVA.

Who can apply?

  • Early growth companies
  • Dedicated Team of 3+
  • Companies that is fundraising within the next 6 - 18 months
  • Company must be located in Norway
  • Company should operate within the area of Health, Energy or Smart Technology
  • Cover at a minimum three of the UN Sustainability goals

What´s your impact?

We support the UN Sustainability Goals. Companies in the program should be able to define at least three sustainability goals that is supported by the companies strategy. ITSA Connect Growth aso presents a two day Sustainabillity & Business model with a deeper focus on developing sustainable business models

Program content
We will focus on these headlines during the program

  • ESG - Sustainabillity & Business
  • HR and growth of your organization

  • Due diligence and risk assessment

  • Financials & Fundraising

  • Investment terms and deal making

  • Sustainability and innovative business models

  • One to one investor meetings

  • Marked Growth

  • Sales & negotiations

  • Strategies for raising capital

  • Strategies for growth

  • Access to industry network

  • Access to fundrasing network

  • Mentoring

  • Pitch training & feedback sessions