Accelerator for Nordic Tech Startups


Are you a Nordic tech startup looking to scale globally?

TINC is an intensive 4-week accelerator program to validate your product/market fit and business model in the most competitive startup environment in the world. 

Apply to TINC and join us in Silicon Valley where you will work with world-class mentors and learn how to attract customers, partners and investors.


Who is TINC for ?

”It’s a mind-blowing, inspirational journey that every start-up aiming for global success should make. TINC gives you the mindset, the know-how and the playbook you need to reach the stars.”
Coala Life, TINC Fall 2017



Applications are now open!

Applications for TINC Spring 2018 are now open. Application deadline January 15th.

TINC Spring 2018 will take place from April 16th to May 10th, with kick-off in Oslo on March 20th and 21st.

TINC Fall 2018 will take place from October 15th to November 9th, with kick-off in Oslo on September 6th and 7th. Application deadline May 15th.

Please contact us if you have any other inquiries. Apply and find more practical information about tinc here.


What the TINC program offers


Workshops and pitch training

Get the chance to work through the challenges your start-up is facing with others. Learn how to rig your business for long-term rapid growth. You will receive help in validating your technology and business model in this highly competitive market. Practice your skills in pitching your business-ideas to peers and venture capitalists alike. 

View the program outline

“TINC brought us to the most competitive startup scene in the world. By giving us access to the best lecturers, world class business contacts and a silicon valley mindset, we are now equipped to become a globally scalable business.“
– Håvard Bjor, CEO Sweetzpot


You will meet with our top advisors, mentors, and coaches from Silicon Valley. Some of these are industry experts, venture capitalists and mentors in other accelerator programs. During both group and individual sessions our advisors share their knowledge to help your start-up accelerate your growth. 

Get to know the TINC Team

“Silicon Valley is a great place where mentors and friends of TINC will engage you as an early company and try to help and give ideas and even advice. It's your job, as founders, to figure out what advice to implement. Only you know your team, your customers, your business.”
- Scott Barclay, TINC mentor since 2013

Office Space in Silicon Valley

Share our workspace together with other Nordic startups at the Nordic Innovation House. Become a part of a dynamic and thriving community in Silicon Valley. This is the most innovative tech region in the world. Its the center of the global tech industry, world class universities and the greatest concentration of venture capital in the world.

"For Kahoot! it was a huge reality check to get out of London and Oslo to test our products on the world’s most important market. Also, being away from day to day routines gave us another perspective that enabled us to focus on the things that really mattered. TINC was a catalyst for us making the right choices regarding market, users and what needed to be created to make this something that could really take off."
- Johan Brand, Co-Founder and CEO, Kahoot!

Meet investors and customers

Participate in workshops, conferences, meet-ups and networking events. Meet other startups and industry players. Strengthen your network and build valuable connections and relationships. We will assist you in arranging meetings with relevant business contacts. 

"TINC is the gateway to the unique environment in Silicon Valley, and with wonderful mentors and workshops it lifts your business to an entirely new level. We had never been where we are today without TINC."
- Nicolaj Broby Petersen, Dirtybit

Our 117 TINC Alumni Companies Include


Read and learn about previous TINC programs through our blog posts!

Ase Pettersen Bailey

Innovation Norway
Program Director TINC Silicon Valley
Industry Specialist ICT & Health

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