Choose from over 50 professional startup communities in Oslo


Published by Oslo Business Region, 21 August 2020

The city can offer incubators, co-working spaces, accelerators, industry clusters and meetups where you can develop your business. These provide expertise and networks within ocean, social impact, FinTech, building and construction, smart city, creative industries, life science or a broader on technology, sustainability and innovation. Photo: Mesh

Oslo is the capital city, and the vast majority of Norway’s startup activities happen in the Oslo region.

The city can offer more than 50 physical startup hubs where you can develop your business, and investor activity towards startups has been growing rapidly the last five years.

The startup ecosystem consists of a wide range of different communities, both in terms of industry focus and development level. From the earliest ideation process to later stage growth mechanics, Oslo has got you covered.

Why start a business in Oslo?

In 2013, The Economist stated that the Nordic region is becoming a hothouse of entrepreneurship. 15 000 new companies are established every year in Oslo, and there is room for more. Collaboration is our way of competing, and we see various co-working and innovation hubs popping up all over, with Mesh, 657 Oslo, Startup Lab, The Factory, SoCentral, Oslo Cancer Cluster, Bitraf, House of Nerds and others taking the lead.

Partner up with us

We collaborate with all the startup, investor and innovation hubs in Oslo to accelerate growth and successful startups. Together we organise events and meeting places, deliver reports on international markets and business opportunities, offer access to networks and connect actors in the region and internationally.

Are you a hub, an incubator, accelerator, co-working space or professional network or event? Are you new to the city or have a project you would like to collaborate on? Get in touch with us. You'll find contact info to all our team members on our About Us site.