About Oslo Business Region

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Published by Oslo Business Region, 16 September 2021

We aim to create more new jobs and a sustainable economy in our region by supporting the startup and tech ecosystem in Oslo.

We initiate, lead and collaborate on activities and projects that help startups and scaleups attract international investment, attract and retain international talent, and build the Oslo brand internationally.

Oslo Business Region AS is owned and funded by the City of Oslo – Department for Culture and Business Development. Oslo Business Region was established 1 January 2014 and is a limited company.

New jobs, value creation and a sustainable economy for Oslo

In 2023, 2,051 startups and growth companies could be found in Oslo. These companies employed 14,300 people, resulting in 1 in 10 jobs having been created by tech startups and growth companies over the last 10 years.

2% of the total value creation in the Oslo region comes from startups and growth companies. Value creation in startups and growth companies has almost doubled since 2010. In the Oslo region, startups and scaleups account for NOK 12.3 billion in value creation (Startup and Scaleup Report 2023, Menon).

Our three strategic goals

  • Attract and retain talent in Oslo
  • Attract investment that contributes to sustainable growth in Oslo
  • Strengthen Oslo's reputation connected to entrepreneurship and sustainable business

How we work

Oslo Business Region promotes opportunities in the the startup and scaleup ecosystem in Oslo, connects Norwegian scaleups to investors and talent, provides data and insight and builds the Oslo brand. We initiate, lead and support several projects and services throughout a year.

Our vision and values

Sustainable growth for all of Oslo.

Oslo Business Region is the catalyst that connects Oslo's businesses with international audiences.

Our Values
Ambitious, collaborative, and adaptable.
We are ambitious and embrace innovation. We work to have a good collaborative culture in order to achieve and safeguard trust. We continuously adapt to changes in society, sectoral differences and Oslo's development.