Founded by Niklas Adalberth, also a co-founder of Klarna, a Swedish fintech unicorn in 2016, Norrsken is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs across the globe solve the world’s greatest challenges.
Its ecosystem consists of Norrsken Founders Fund, Norrsken VC and Norrsken House, a co-working space for more than 350 impact entrepreneurs living in Stockholm.
The foundation had begun operations in Kigali, Rwanda, which it planned to use as an investment base across the Central and East African region, and just last year it incorporated 11 startups from Africa into the inaugural edition of its accelerator program (the Norrsken Impact Accelerator).
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The 2022 edition of the accelerator program is just around the corner and African countries are invited again to participate.
The Norrsken Impact accelerator is designed to find the world’s most promising startups driving impact and helping them scale.
Benefits of participation
Upfront pre-seed investment of $125k. There’s no fee for the program so you keep the full $125k.
Dedicated 8-week sprint at Norrsken House Stockholm with mentorship from world-class founders who’ve faced the same challenges as you, including unicorn founders.
Meet hundreds of top investors at Demo Day. Continue to receive warm introductions to the right investors during and after the sprint.
MD and co-founder at Norrsken Impact Accelerator gave an insight on the quality of startups they are looking to scale. She said; “We often ask ourselves if a company is solving a real problem because we’re mostly only interested in business models where impact and profit are truly inseparable, but we are on the look out for startups with the potential to drive lasting positive change to the world while also successfully building a rapidly scalable business.“
More than US$17 million in pre-seed or seed funding has been raised by the 20 startups that have participated in the 2021 program.
How to apply
Interested in the Norrsken Impact Accelerator program? Apply here to have a short at participation. The deadline for application is until the end of February.
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