TheFactory Academy

Online courses and coaching allowing you to turn your idea into a profitable and scalable business!

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Join TheFactory Academy - Nominated Best Accelerator in the Nordics in 2019

A complete eco-system

TheFactory has since its beginning in 2015 built a complete eco-system of 150+ mentors, 100+ investors, coaches, entrepreneurs and 60+ partners.

Join the Best in the Nordic!

In 2019, TheFactory was awarded the Best Accelerator / Incubator in the Nordics by Global Startup Awards!

Located in Norway with worldwide reach!

Our hub downtown Oslo city center is a vibrant, engaging and including innovation space. Each year we host 30+ events for all our members, alumni and eco-system! Our Academy platform gives you worldwide reach!

TheFactory Academy - a complete online accelerator platform!


Drafts of legal contracts, business model templates, examples of success stories, and simple techniques to help you execute on your business idea.


Modules containing lectures and interviews from selected industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs sharing proven strategies for success.


Possibility to reach out to experts and get additional insights into the most pressing topics. Peer support network of fellow entrepreneurs sharing tips and tricks.

Wherever you are, whatever your stage, we can help you

TheFactory Academy consist of 3 different courses: Grundr Academy, Startup Academy and Scaleup Academy.

Grundr Academy - Get Your Startup Up and Running!

Upon request

For all entrepreneurs & early-stage startups


Everything you need to get your first customers, grow your company and Get Investor Ready!

Over 8 hours of online modules, worksheets, contract and business templates.

Access: ✔️Brand Strategies ✔️Growth Marketing Strategies ✔️MVP and Go To Market Strategies ✔️Pitching Advice ✔️Financial Advice ✔️Company Valuation and Investment Options ✔️Legal Fundamentals ✔️TheFactory Academy online community and more!


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Grundr Academy course contributors

Connect and learn from the best industry leaders, experts, investors and mentors, ready to share their knowledge with you.

DLA Piper

Camilla Wollan

Partner at global legal firm DLA Piper

Camilla Wollan has broad experience and expertise in the various aspects of Norwegian capital market legislation. She works with advisory services related to framework law and regulatory issues for investment firms, UCITS and non-UCITS (AIFMD), payment companies, credit institutions and exchange companies. 

Oslo Business Region

Jørn Haanæs

Startup Director for Oslo Business Region, the city’s platform for strengthening entrepreneurship.

Jørn talks about how to navigate the Norwegian startup ecosystem, how startups can collaborate with corporates, how to approach investors, and much more!

The Lunicorn

Matthew Smith

Angel investor and former venture capitalist listed as one of the 100 most influential and impactful people in the Nordics in 2017. Founder and presenter at

Matthew talks about company valuation, investment options, smart money and investor-related topics.


Robert D.B. Leinders-Krog

Haley Zerwas

Robert is a founding partner of XY01 and its CEO. Haley is a brand management and strategy specialist at XY01.  

Together they cover the importance of vision and team culture for building a brand that sells.

Escalon Services

Sarah Lerche

President and CFO with 25 years of experience in the financial industry.

Sarah talks about setting up your business model and financial model as a tool to plan resources in the near term and highlight risk areas.


Anders Haugeto 

Anders is a co-founder of Iterate, developing digital products as well as helping startups develop their own.

In the program Anders talks about go-to-market strategy and product testing.

Whereby, former CMO

Sean Percival

American entrepreneur, investor and author who has helped to mentor 1000s of startups on growth marketing and fundraising via accelerator programs like 500 Startups and the Katapult Accelerator.

Sean talks about growth hacking strategies.

Startup Wise Guys

Cristobal Alonso

Experienced serial entrepreneur and global executive who leads Startup Wise Guys, the leading B2B accelerator in Europe.

In the program Cristobal delivers a module on pitching.

Access anytime from anywhere

You don't have to be a part of an incubator or accelerator, you don't have to attend workshops and seminars. Decide yourself when and where you want to learn and grow your business!

Personalized knowledge 

When joining, you will access online courses, an online community, as well as tailor made coaching and content! Need more details on the programs? Contact our Program Director Simon Ruud at to get info on the Startup & Scale up Academy, and Raja Skogland our CEO at TheFactory Academy at to know more about Grundr Academy.

We are happy to guide you!

TheFactory Partner Network

At TheFactory, we work hard to partner up with the most exciting corporates in the Nordic region. Join our program and get direct access to these great companies to find your first / next customer!

TheFactory Mentor Network

150+ mentors are connected through TheFactory Mentor Network. Join today to gain experience from serial entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and many more!

Got questions?

When signing up - there are no strings attached. Still have questions? Contact our CEO, Raja Skogland at TheFactory Academy at We are happy to help! Starting a business has never been easier!


The registration for spring cohort of 'From Ideation to Scalability' course is now closed.

Leave your email to be contacted for with details about the summer cohort!