Katapult Accelerator is currently on the hunt for the best impact tech startups out there! Their accelerator program kicks off early 2020 in Oslo, Norway, and startups from across Europe are now invited to apply for their fifth cohort.
Katapult is looking for early-stage startups that are using exponential technology to help solve some of the biggest challenges we are facing with regards to our societies and the environment. Such technologies include blockchain, machine learning, iot and the similar.
Katapult Accelerator just made it to the list of the top 100 accelerators globally by Crunchbase as the only Nordic accelerator, and is for the second year in the row a finalist candidate in the category for ‘Best Accelerator or Incubator’ in the Nordics by the Global Startup Awards.
For their last accelerator program, Katapult Accelerator had an acceptance rate of only 0,6 %, as they selected their 11 startups from a pipeline of 1800 companies. To date, Katapult has run four accelerator programs in Oslo, and have invested in 46 companies from 26 different countries worldwide.
The selected companies of the Katapult Accelerator program will receive an investment, and hands on support to scale and grow their businesses. Additionally they will get access to mentorship from a pool of more than 200 tech leaders, impact investors, industry experts, serial entrepreneurs and others.
Samir Goel, Co-founder of Katapult Accelerator portfolio company ESUSU, stated: “Katapult played a transformation role in Esusu’s startup journey. The combination of fast-paced learning, intensive goal setting, and the exceptional people we were surrounded by empowered us to accelerate our growth and prepare the company for scale. The Katapult experience helped us improve our sales process, enter new markets, and think critically about our product roadmap. Without Katapult, Esusu would not be where it is today.”
Some exciting and successful European companies that have been through their program are the German companies Think.it and EcoG, the Swedish company Deligate, the Portuguese company Sensefinity and the Norwegian companies Diwala and Chooose. And if you want to have a read about what one of their other portfolio companies valued the most about the program, you can have a look here.