Main Partners

These are the fine folks that fuel Startup Extreme


Argentum is a leading private equity investor in Northern Europe managing investments on behalf of the Norwegian government and institutional investors. Their ambition is to is to stimulate and create private equity investment groups in Norway, develop high research competence and to receive high return of capital from investments. Based in Bergen and owned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry, founded in 2001


Innovation Norway creates value by stimulating to profitable business development throughout Norway. Their programmes and services are intended to create more successful entrepreneurs, more enterprises with capacity for growth and more innovative business clusters. Their ambition is to realise the potential of the different districts and regions in Norway by contributing to innovation, internationalisation and promotion. Formed in 2004 through a merger of four governmental organisations.





With continuous banking operations since 1823, Sparebanken Vest is well established in Western Norway. Sparebanken Vest is an independent, listed financial services group engaged in banking and financing activities in the counties of Hordaland, Rogaland, and Sogn & Fjordane.

Formuesforvaltning has been an active investor in early stage and growth companies for 17 years, and has during the course of these years committed in excess of NOK 2 billion to partnerships that are active in this space. Did you know that our clients therefore have invested in and contributed to the growth of successful companies such as Boozt, Spotify, Avito and iZettle? And that our clients now are invested in tomorrow’s winners, such as NA-KD, Trustpilot, Sophia Genetics, Kahoot, Luna, Klarna and Funnel?

Sopra Steria is a European leader in digital transformation providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end to end service offerings on the market: Consulting, Systems Integration, Software Development, Infrastructure Management and Business Process Services. Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges.

ICT Norway is an independent interest organisation that works to strengthen the overall framework conditions for the digital business community. Their ambition is to make the market bigger and to remove risk and obstacles to its members, increase value creation in the industry, and help with internationalisation and capitalisation.


Highsoft is the company behind the data visualization tools Highcharts, Highstock, and Highmaps. The products are developed in Javascript and are tools to provide interactive charts and diagrams for web and mobile projects. Spending time enjoying outdoor activities in the fjords and mountains of Norway has been an inspirational catalyst for many of their ideas and products. Formed in 2009.

Angel Challenge has provided training and guidance in business development to investors and startups since it’s beginning in 2015 through the Angel Challenge programs. We have been running 19 Angel Challenge programs in 5 cities in Norway providing training to 360 investors and more than 500 entrepreneurs on perspective and knowledge on startup investing and growing with investments.

Ekstremsportveko is the largest extreme sport festival in the world, and is hosted every year in Voss, Western Norway. We host competitions in kayaking, rafting, mtb-bmx, skateboarding, skydiving, paragliding, hang-gliding, multi-sport, free-ride, big air, climbing, speed riding, cliff diving, bike-trial, wind tunnel, BASE, and long-boarding. For one whole week national and international athletes compete and challenge themselves in the elements.