A more diverse startup scene

Boosting innovation and growth through diversity is part of the government's entrepreneurial plan.

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As part of The Entrepreneurial Plan the Ministry of Trade and Fisheries (NFD)  has asked Innovation Norway to implement diversity in our work. The program Growth (Vekst) was launched in 2016 with the purpose of making sure we have a more diverse startup scene. To boost innovation and growth in Norway we need to promote more female founders. We also need to promote more ethnic diversity and other underrepresented groups.

Rich array of ideas
Many innovative entrepreneurial environments are characterized by a multitude of entrepreneurs. This can provide a rich array of different ideas and make entrepreneurship more attractive, even for people who are currently underrepresented by entrepreneurs. Cultural diversity and cultural competence also help to facilitate Norwegian entrepreneurs' access to global markets.