A dozen tech-for-good startups to get accelerated at Norway’s Katapult



The Oslo-based tech accelerator supports startups addressing social and environmental issues through artificial intelligence, virtual reality, blockchain and the internet of things.

Twelve ventures were selected from as many countries from 1,000 applicants.

The ventures include BEAD from Turkey, which helps commercial building operators manage energy consumption; Agrieye from Ukraine, which uses drones, the cloud and a “neural network” to help farmers manage agricultural inputs; and SheKab from Pakistan, which offers monthly carpooling subscriptions to women with dangerous work commutes.

Each startup will participate in a three-month program in Oslo and receive $100,000 in seed funding.

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