Innovation Norway, 657 Oslo and Angel Challenge have partnered up to create a training program for creative startups with the ambition to grow. Together, we want to contribute to the strengthening and development of companies within the cultural and creative industries and support the most ambitious creative founders.

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Develop your fundraising skills

Growth Challenge Creative Industries is a program for creative startups with the ambition to grow. The program covers the main pillars for growing a creative business and it is designed to provide experiential education on startup growth and fundraising. We provide startups with mentorship, tools and best practices to boost growth and prepare for the next funding round. You will learn from a wide variety of experts about growth, metric optimization, user testing, sales and fundraising specifics for the creative industry. During the program you will build your own growth strategy, sales funnel and fundraising plan that you will test from day one. And at the end of the program, you will present your startup to investors and community players part of our network that are seeking for deal flow. In addition you may get the opportunity to compete in the National Creative Business Cup.


February - March 2019

Session 1: 25th-26th February / Session 2: 11th-12th March / Session 3: 25th-26th March / Finale: TBD


You will be learning by doing


Pitching is the art of selling your company and yourself. Learn how to master the art of communication to investors correctly.

Costumer Acquisition by finding the right product-market fit, understand the customer journey and get introduced to techniques for scalable growth hacking. 

Go-to-market that spans from insightful foundation, positioning and concept development to brand and communication strategy

KPI and Metrics are the tools you need to start tracking the correct data to reach your ambitions and lay the base for sustainable growth.

Investment processes will prepare for your upcoming due diligence process by not only being ready when interest from investors is established, but also have an understanding of term sheets, financial plan and the importance of your cap table and IP.



And we’ll support you with


Traction through guidance on how to grow your company by actually building and testing your own growth strategy, sales funnel, metrics optimisation and fundraising plan.

Resources and access to valuable products, resources, best practices, and startup tools. 

Mentorship through individual follow up and feedback from experienced investors, entrepreneurs and startup leaders. 

Network and connections within the Angel Challenge network of experienced investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders both national and international.


657 Oslo is Norway’s largest coworking space for the creative industries. 657 Oslo offers an ambitious community and an inspiring place to work for freelancers, entrepreneurs, small businesses and startups. At the moment, we are home to 225+ talented individuals representing more than 85 exciting companies spread across 2 buildings at Fredensborgveien 24 in Oslo. At 657 Oslo we believe that collaboration is the new competition, accelerating passionate people and igniting great ideas.


If this is you…

- Founder, owners and CEO’s
- Have an MVP or prototype
- Registered company in Norway
- Running an creative business
- Committed to attend program sessions
- Willing to share experiences and learnings


* This program is free, covered by Innovation Norway