The Katapult Ocean Accelerator

The Katapult Ocean Accelerator is an award-winning digital program that combines 90 days of intense workshops, networking events and learning sessions with $150,000 – 500,000 investments. We invest in startups within transportation, ocean health, harvesting, energy and new frontiers. Our international program is designed to guide founders through complex entrepreneurial issues, to add structure, and to prepare them for their next funding round.

We are always interested to get in touch with great startups. Should we be keeping an eye on you?

The Climate Accelerator Program

The Climate Accelerator is an exciting new program that supports ground-breaking start-ups to launch solutions combating climate change. Scaling-up the most promising start-ups to tackle climate change requires an unprecedented level of collaboration from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors across different industries and geographies.

‍Are you a climate tech start-up with an innovative climate solution in one of our targeted areas? We want to hear from you!

Previous accelerators

We have previously run 11 accelerator programs, which consist of 8 flagship programs and 3 corporate programs. The type of startups we have attracted address either a social or environmental challenge. Since 2017, we have invested in 90 impact tech companies from 32 different countries. Of these, 50% involve climate technology.

Accelerator Team

Ingrid Maurstad

Commercial Manager

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im@katapultocean.com
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Thirteen years of experience within the impact- and project management field in Ferd Social Entrepreneurs and the Norwegian Confederation of Sports. Masters degree in Strategy and Management from NHH, the Norwegian school of Economics, experience from startups and entrepreneurship through the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship and Wits Business School.

Marcus Hølland Eikeland

Program Director

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marcus@katapultocean.com
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+92268921
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Experienced founder who over the last five years have led and built accelerator and scale-up programs. Over 400 startups have gone through his programs which span Katapult Accelerator, Techstars Startup Weekend, Grunderhub and +Impact Accelerator. MSc and MBA.

Maren Gaarder

Program Coordinator

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marenga@katapultocean.com
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Maren holds a bachelors degree within marketing management and graduates with a masters in entrepreneurship and innovation in 2021. Working experience within education at BI Norwegian Business School, as well as marketing and product development for the organic food brand Kolonihagen.

Nina Heir

CEO Climate

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nina@katapultaccelerator.com
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Angel investor and previous co-founder of 2 impact tech startups. Lead the development and operations of the Katapult flagship accelerator model and been part of executing 4 follow-on investments and 58 accelerator investments in 29 countries since 2017. Experienced startup facilitator and advisor.