#9 tips to get your company up and going
Gründerhjelpa – Tromsø Municipality – Gründerhjelpa is a service provided by Tromsø municipality directed at entrepreneurs in the area that need help with evaluating of their business idea and need guidance with establishing of the company.
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#2 Innovation Norway services for start-ups
- Entrepreneur phone – Innovation Norway’s Entrepreneur Phone is available for entrepreneurs to discuss their idea with us. Tel: (+47)800 50 789 Opening hours: 09.00 – 15.00 (Mon – Fri)About the phone service (in Norwegian only)
- Start-up grants – Promising start-ups with growth ambitions are eligible to apply for a start-up grant from Innovation Norway. The goal with this financial aid is to stimulate establishment of new enterprises, and the grants need to cover specified activities. About start-up grants.
- Mentoring Service –This service offers strategic mentors to general managers of start-up enterprises. The objective of the service is to contribute to increased survival and growth among start-up enterprises.
- Business Model –What is your business model? Business Model Canvas will help you to understand and present your business model in an easy and effective way
- Learn to pitch your idea – One of the most important things you need to learn as an entrepreneur, especially in a start-up, is to present your idea in a short but powerful way. Here are some basic instructions on how to prepare a pitch
- Protect your Intellectual Property Rights – Innovation Norway’s IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) Advisory Team assists Norwegian companies in navigating the IPR landscape, and give advice on issues concerning copyright, patents and industrial design rights.
#3 Business Incubator and other Norinnova Technology Transfer services for start-ups
- Office space and facilities, help with business modelling, idea evaluation, business advice, access to networks, help with finding investors – Business Incubator at Norinnova Technology Transfer offers incubation services within different areas and industries with focus on innovation. The incubator provides start-up companies with office space and facilities, and helps with business modelling, market knowledge, relevant networks and finding investors. More information about incubation services can be found here or you can contact directly Hilde Gustavsen Erstad to learn more about the business incubator.
- Pre-seed capital –Pre-seed capital is a new capital instrument from Innovation Norway The funding goes through TTO (Technology Transfer Office), incubators and networks of angel investors that invest money as equity in start-up companies that are younger than 5 years. About the pre-seed capital here and contact Norinnova Technology Transfer to benefit from pre-seed capital in Tromsø
#4 Crowdfunding is a modern way to raise funding online from an expanding network of international inestors, today often performed via internet-mediated registries, but the concept can also be executed through mail-order subscriptions, benefit events, and other methods. Popular crowdfunding platforms:
#5 Business Angels –Business Angels are resource persons who can bring to your business the capital, expertise or networks. There are many business angels in Norway looking for exciting projects to invest in. Some of them joined together as:
#6 You can also check various forums where investors are looking for potential investments. Examples of such forums in Norway:
- Seed Forum International
- Connect Norge
- Venture Lab
#7 Connect Springbrett® – Connect Nord Norge – Springboard is a meeting venue where entrepreneurs get feedback from a multidisciplinary panel on how they develop their business strategy, improve business plan and prepare the company for the meeting with investors and strategic partners.
The panel is adapted to the needs and consists of experts in the field i.e. lawyers, patent experts, investors and individuals with knowledge of the relevant market. About springboards
#8 Help from banks
#9 Other public funding opportunities
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