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NORRSKEN ELEVATE

Help startups take their businesses to the next level.

Norrsken supports entrepreneurs who are solving the world’s greatest challenges. We believe that entrepreneurs building rapidly scalable businesses are our best bet in solving some of the hardest and biggest social and environmental problems facing our planet. 

Norrsken Elevate is an initiative by Norrsken Foundation and our partner organisations AFRY, Nordea, PwC, Nordic Capital and Forsman & Bodenfors. Norrsken House Stockholm has 500 entrepreneurs who are sprinting to build their business. From time to time they need expert input, a sounding board, or industry coaching to take their product or service to the next level. That’s where you come in!


You can engage in two different ways as a mentor or as a test user.

Mentor and test users from


Norrsken MENTOR POOL

By joining the mentor pool you sign up* to help startups with needs that match your skills and experiences. They might need guidance on how to build a top-performing team, level up their business case, scale to a new market, get ready for tax declaration, or anything else under the sun.

How it works
1. Sign up to become a mentor.
2. Elevate matches mentors and startups. You will be notified by email when we have a match.
3. If you accept the startup's request, Elevate will connect you with the startup.

*The signup is not a legal commitment. You will be able to decline an ask for help without the startup knowing about it.

Norrsken TESTING SQUAD

By joining the testing squad, you make yourself available to help startups test their product or service. This could mean trying out a beta app, browsing around a new webpage, or giving general feedback on a business idea.


How it works
1. Register to join the testing squad.
2. Norrsken will contact you with relevant opportunities where you can participate as a test user.
3. During the testing period, the startup will guide you through the test and collect feedback on their product or service.

*The signup is not a legal commitment. You will be sent opportunities for possible testing squad requests from startups with the possibility to not participate.

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MENTORS

A few highlighted mentors that are willing to help Norrsken startups take their business to the next level.

Selected works

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Website design

2019
UI/UX design, Web building
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Real estate website

2019
UI/UX design, Web building
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03

Agency website

2019
UI/UX design, Web building
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04

Sweet house Branding

2019
Branding design
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$100 000 UPFRONT INVESTMENT

We target early-stage startups that leverage technology to create and scale innovative solutions to new and old societal and environmental challenges.

We invest $100k in them and then bring them to Stockholm for a dedicated 8 week sprint with mentorship from successful founders, including unicorn founders. The program will wrap up with Norrsken Impact Week - a week of events designed to introduce the startups to investors, talent and potential customers.
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8 WEEK SPRINT

We don’t think a fixed curriculum works - it’s too general and wastes precious time. You’ll get the advice you need based on your demands.

1:1s with Partners & Mentors. You’ll also get your own Lead Mentor with experience from your industry or sector. You’ll get advice, feedback, pitch training, connections and absolutely brutal honesty from the Partners and Mentors.
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UNICORN
MENTORS

Meet over X investors and pitch to them in an unconventional form of a traditional demo day, make connections and book investor meetings.

Meet potential customers among the corporates, public sector and international organisations we invite to Impact Week. Meet X talents at Talent Day and find your next employee.
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Sweet house Branding

2019
Branding design
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Having a mentor like Peter Dalmalm, Head of Business Banking at Nordea at this stage of Vitala is invaluable.

His knowledge and experience will not only help us in the short term but will help us all the way to our listing.
Petter Aasa
Co-founder & COO Vitala
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With the feedback from more than 30 experts from the testing squad we were able to introduce new innovative product features that our users love.
Gustaf Anselmsson
Co-
Founder & CEO of GokinD
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Our 1-on-1 session with Terese Ahrens from Nordic Capital helped us bring our business model to a whole new level.
Erik Månsson
CEO, Innoscentia

So far we have...

120 ENTREPRENEURS

Working on solutions to some of the worlds greatest challenges.

75
MENTORS

Prepared to share their expertise with startups.

350
TEST USERS

Ready to test products & services.

Norrsken main Partners