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Scaleup IX

A growth program for ambitious Northern Norwegian startups

Scaleup IX is a collection-based growth program developed and facilitated by Norinnova. The program is aimed at ambitious early-stage startups in Northern Norway. We are now ready to welcome the third cohort of participants. The purpose is to give the companies increased capacity for growth and lift them to a new level both nationally and internationally.

What can you expect from the program?

The program is tailored to help companies grow through networking, insight, personal development and knowledge. 

  • Access to investors
  • Individual follow-up from Olympiatoppen between sessions. Performance and goal achievement are central
  • Personal follow-up from a dedicated business developer who follows the company's development and needs
  • Expertise in different sectors
  • Business development tools
  • Networks relevant for national and international growth
  • Holistic understanding of the entrepreneur as a 24-hour human being

This year's participants

If I were to pick out three things that have helped us the most, it would be access to networks in the form of investors, financiers and other partners, personal follow-up and helping us to think bigger. The personal development we have had during Scaleup IX has been invaluable. It has changed our mindset and confidence in what we are doing. When we started the race with Norinnova we talked about a future turnover of maybe 200 million - now we are talking about a turnover of billions. 

  • Do you need help to achieve your international market ambitions?
  • Have you attracted investors and do you need additional capital?
  • Do you want to get to know experts in fundraising, company development and international growth?
  • Do you want personal follow-up from Olympiatoppen and Norinnova's business developers?

Then Scaleup IX is the program for you!

Get to know this year's contributors

2023 / 2024

In Scaleup IX, participants are contributors and contributors are participants. The human encounters and interactions that take place at the sessions create a superb starting point for personal growth and learning. At each session we bring in experts from different industries; investors, top sports, Olympiatoppen, 330 squadron, brand builders and financial partners.

Criteria for participation

To be selected as a participant of the program we want the company:

  • Ambitions to reach international markets
  • Have developed prototype and/or started sales
  • Has raised private capital and needs more
  • Have a dedicated team of at least two people with this as their main activity
  • Have a strategy that contributes to addressing one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Is registered in Northern Norway

Program fee
30.000 NOK per company

Physical collections in Northern Norway

Program for 2023 / 2024 subject to change

Ambitions and the road to the goal
Session 1 | 24 - 25 August 2023
Session 2 | October 3 - 4, 2023
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Brief and debrief
Session 3 | November 21 - 22, 2023
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Leadership and culture building
Session 4 | February 7 - 8, 2024
Group 19
Think bigger!
Session 5 | April 16 - 17, 2024
Group 19
Investor meetings and dissemination
Session 6 | June 11 - 12, 2024

Questions about Scaleup IX? Get in touch with us

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Ann Kristin Nilssen

Business Developer
Tel. 992 45 111

Photo: Marius Fiskum/

Eirik Bjørklund

Team leader | Startup

eirik.bjorklund @ norinnova .no
Tel. 976 29 662

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Trine Lise Andersen

Performance Developer | Norinnova

trine @ norinnova .no
Tel. 901 55 691

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