- Startup application deadline - Aug 31st. 

Learn how to invest in early startup companies

Angel Challenge Trondheim is starting for the second time this fall of 2017. We kick off the program with 20 Startups and 20 investors on October 10th, and continue with a workshop a week until the finale December 5th, where 1 startup receives the investment of 1 million NOK.

Angel Challenge is a workshop based program for investors and startups. During eight evening sessions, 20 angel investors work closely together analyzing 20 investor-ready startups that are competing for an investment of 1 million NOK. 

From Sept.14th 2017 - Nov.16th 2017


  • Limited to 20 investor seats
  • Any startups are invited to apply


Angel Challenge Trondheim is a workshop based program for startup investors and startup companies. During several evening sessions, 20 angel investors work closely together analyzing 20 investor-ready startups that are competing for an investment of 1 million NOK, whilst learning the mechanics and possibilities of investing in early stage companies. 

Each participating investors set aside 50 000 NOK each upon entering the Program. During the program they work together in groups, selecting and helping 5 finalist startups become a winning investment case, before voting for a single winner at the finale day in the end of the program.

Program Format

  •     20 investors and 20 startups meet
  •     A two month program with 1 evening workshop every week
  •     1 startup receives a 1 million NOK investment


What will Investors do?
During 8 weekly evening sessions, investors will learn how to screen a startup, manage the due diligence process and close an investment together. 

What will Investors gain?
At the end of the program each investor would have invested 50 000 NOK in the winning startup, and have the knowledge and network to start building an investment portfolio.

Investor participation criteria

  •  Want to learn about angel investing
  •  Want to gain access to early stage startups
  •  50 000 NOK to invest, and more in the future 
  •  Pay participation fee of NOK 10 000,- eks.mva.  


What will Startups do?
20 startups with be chosen from all applicants to pitch for 5 places on an eight-week program taking them through the entire investment cycle. 

What will Startups gain?
All 5 finalists will gain investor feedback and top class mentoring on their pitch and strategy, and undergo the full due diligence process - all while connecting with a growing community of investors. 

Startup participation criteria

  •   Dedicated team (Based in Norway)
  •   Available to participate in all program activities 
  •   Expected valuation from 5 to 20 Million NOK


STAGE 1 - SELECTION:  for investors and all qualified startups

Kick off day

Thu14 Sept    09:30 - 16:00 Kick off day for Startups- investors mentors startups 

                         16:30 - 23:00 Kick off evening for all - How to pick a winner
Selection days

Wed20 Sept 17:00 -23:00 20 startups pitching - investors select 10 +  Networking

Thu 21Sept     09:30 - 16:00 Lectures and startup mentoring - investors mentor startups

                          16:30 - 21:00 10 startups presenting - investors select 5


STAGE 2 - WORKSHOP:  - for investors and the 5 selected startups

Thu 5Oct       17:00-23:00 Workshop 1 - Value drivers + Drinks

Thu 19Oct       17:00-21:00 Workshop 2 - Growth metrics and investment KPI´s

Thu 26Oct       17:00-21:00 Workshop 3 - Intellectual property rights and Due Diligence 

Thu 2Nov      17:00-21:00 Workshop 4 - Valuation and portfolio management 

Thu 9Nov      17:00-21:00 Workshop 5 - Exit and Company scaling


Thu 16Nov      18:00-23:00 Angel Challenge Finale





Angel Challenge is the leading Norwegian investment community, running training programs, seminars and events for investors and startups to share best practice, network and startup deal flow. 

Angel Challenge was founded in 2015 by entrepreneurs and investors with a mission to engage more angel investors and increase startups investor readiness.