TINC: Tech Incubator in Silicon Valley

Want to validate your company for global scale? TINC Silicon Valley is an intensive 4-week accelerator program for Nordic tech startups. The program is designed to validate their business model and product market fit for global scale with reduced risk, time and cost.

TINC is developed by Innovation Norway in collaboration with technology startups, investors and Silicon Valley industry professionals and is designed to ensure you are prepared for the most competitive technology market in the world.

Achieve higher growth

The goal is to provide technology startups crucial knowledge and experience to achieve higher growth, faster and with less risk. The program is offered to Nordic technology start-ups with ambitions and potential for global scale.

Develop your skills

Since 2012, more than 100 Nordic tech startups and 150 entrepreneurs have participated in TINC Silicon Valley. Experienced mentors, advisors and investors assist in developing the skill-set necessary to attract customers, partners and investors.

Experience shows that startups with advanced technologies and traction in their local market, now ready to be exposed to a larger market, has received especially great value from the program

What can you expect from TINC?

What can you expect?

  • Validating your technology and business model in a highly competitive market
  • Mentoring and workshops from world-class advisors
  • Pitch training
  • Meeting potential customers, partners and investors
  • Meet other startups and industry players
  • Strengthen your network and build valuable connections and relationships
  • Assistance in arranging meetings with relevant contacts
  • Becoming part of a dynamic and thriving community in Silicon Valley and at Nordic Innovation House
  • Workspace together with other Nordic startups in Silicon Valley for 4 weeks
  • Attending conferences, meetups and networking events

Selection Criteria

Participation in TINC Silicon Valley is via an application process. After applying we require that all applicants go through a selection process and interviews via Skype with our TINC Silicon Valley team and local Silicon Valley advisors.

Are you the participant we are looking for?

The ideal TINC Silicon Valley participant will have many of these attributes:

  • Technology based start-up working on a real problem for which you have a solution
  • High potential: we are looking for substantial market potential and scalable products
  • Entrepreneurial DNA: you are driven, open to learn, humble and able to execute
  • C level/founding teams. We recommend two people from each company
  • You have momentum in the market/traction
  • Product to work with: minimum a demo or product prototype
  • A reason to be here: A strong desire to engage Silicon Valley to learn and to find partnerships, customers, investors and build valuable relationships and/or establish a US landing spot
  • Timing fit: the right time to take four weeks to both focus on supercharging your business but also preparing yourself and your company for long-term sustainable growth
  • Financing: Your company have basic financing in place and is in a sound situation where you are able to validate and follow up from the program
  • You have product uniqueness compared to competition