Request for startups

We believe in making a positive impact. We believe in technology as the key driver to solve the challenges in the ocean. We believe in the untapped potential of our oceans. We believe in the untapped talent of the world. We are the Katapult Ocean Accelerator and we´re looking for brave founders who believe in the same mission to join us.

Making a positive impact in the world and building great business opportunities are part of our mission. We do not feel these two concepts are mutually exclusive and, in fact, together they form an incredibly powerful union. So, we want to support companies that do good but also generate significant financial value. This union allows these companies to be more sustainable, expand their reach, attract the best talent and attract investor capital.

There is no shortage of talent out there but in many cases, they lack the proper support needed to bring their dreams to life. So, we’re creating the ultimate platform to turn the passion of talented founders, like you, into something great. We know founders can learn more effectively with proper mentorship and deep access to industry experts and pilot customer, and they need the right software tools to grow. We also know this talent lies in every corner of the globe, so we’re agnostic about where you call home.

We are fueled and inspired by our deep belief in exponential technology, such as AI, machine learning, and blockchain, which are creating a paradigm shift in the way society will operate in the future. They allow startups to scale faster and to a new degree never before possible while solving problems in our oceans and finding new opportunities.

Join a movement to save our oceans and find new opportunities.
Join the Katapult Ocean Accelerator.



The details

3 month program in Oslo starting January 2019

What we offer

An intense accelerator program tailored to ocean impact tech

Hands-on mentorship from top global subject matter experts, serial entrepreneurs, business leaders and investors

Access to pilot customers, test environments and real data

Investment in your company as well as access to further capital and investors to support your company

Add-on program with our partner nHack in Shanghai focusing on production and market entry in China

Program Details

Applications are due by October 31st 2018, and the program will start in January 2019, in Oslo, Norway. You’ll receive up to $150,000 USD investment into your company as part of the program in exchange for 8% equity. There is a $50K program fee that will be deducted from your investment.  The program runs for 3 months with selected companies having the opportunity to do a 1 month follow-up program in Shanghai to focus on scaling and production in China.

Why Oslo, Norway?

With one of the world’s longest coastlines and a history closely linked to the ocean, Norway has developed one of the strongest hubs for ocean tech expertise. Many of the world’s leading companies within shipping, subsea and aquaculture are based her. Norway is therefore a natural hub for Katapult Ocean. Oslo is also the fastest growing European city and the ideal launchpad for your impact-focused business. Here, you can tap into a highly educated population with extensive capital and expertise in global issues. This is in addition to the high-quality international mentors, who will fly in to meet you in Oslo. Perhaps most importantly, Norway is a country based on trust. This is one of the Katapult Accelerator’s most important values and we know you’ll feel that sense of trust the moment you hit the ground here.

Applications for the first batch (January 2019) are now open