Welcome to Angel Challenge™, where investors and founders become startup investing experts




Where the world meets the Norwegian Startup Ecosystem

For the 4th year, we are proud to arrange Startup Extreme in Bergen and Voss June 12-14th


Making investments happen

On an impact mission for a stronger startup ecosystem, supporting the startup ecosystem by supporting startup investors.




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What if you could take part in creating the next startup success story?  

We all have the dream of starting or investing in the next big success. Startup Investing is about giving back to new companies with your knowledge, network and capital to support new companies in their quest for greatness.

When you invest in a startup you give the next generation entrepreneurs the opportunity to create the future success. Join the Angel Challenge, keep up to speed, and give back with your knowledge, network and capital.  


Join an Angel Challenge program

The renowned Angel Challenge program gives investors access to the early stage startup investment ecosystem, and startups access to capital. 

The Angel Challenge program is the leading Norwegian startup investment training program for investors and startups. 
During eight evening sessions, 20 local investors work closely together analyzing a handfull of exciting startups, sharing and learning best practice skills, attracting dealflow, and investing together. Since the start in 2015, we have been running 13 Angel Challenge programs in 5 cities in Norway, engaging 254 investors to the community. 


Learn best practice on startup investing from world class speakers and experts 

An art, not a science
Investing in startups is not like investing on the stock market where numbers and mathematical equations can help you succeed. This is about the people, the market opportunity, and the believe that what the the founders do can truly change the market. 

Join the community to learn the art of startup investing from world class experts. We are inviting in speakers from all over the world, on video or flying them in to share their knowledge and skills so you dont have to do the same mistakes again and again. 


Attract investors to your startup

Do you know what it takes to attract investors to your startup? Even if you do you should always seek more knowledge, feedback, mentoring and support from investors and partners that want to help.

But whatever your skills, we challenge you to come present your investment-case at one of the many events and programs for startups in stages from just started to series A.


Engaging new Investors & 
Empowering more Startups

We believe that an active and visible investment community is a vital part of a strong startup ecosystem. By activating more angel investors, making the investments more visible, and making more startups investable, we aim to create a stronger startup scene and help lay the stepping stones for new successful entrepreneurial stories from our community.

Angel Challenge AS is owned by Startup Norway. Startup Norway has initiated several startup ecosystem initiatives in Norway, and have facilitated more than 300 events since our start in 2010.

With Angel Challenge we aim to accelerate Investors and Startups to help make more startup-investments happen. 


Its all about the people

Startup investing is about believing in people and giving them a chance to succeed with their ideas and dreams for a future business case. 

As a founder you have to make the investors want to invest in. Are you the one? Will you be able to convince an investor to set aside some of their hard earned cash to give you the capital and time to follow your passion? 

Its a long term dating game
If you believe you will need investors to your startup now or in the future, then it is time to start building investor relations as soon as possible. You are usually ready to talk to investors long before you think, though you dont have to ask for money all the time ;)


Be where the value creation happens 

Join as a corporate partner: 
We collaborate with corporate partners from all over Norway that want to join the startup ecosystem, learn about corporate startup investing, and network with investors and startups. 

Our partners are active participants in creating, delivering and promoting all Angel Challenge activities. Thank you for backing and supporting our goal of building an active startup ecosystem in Norway!




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