Welfare 2.0 is a flexible 10-month accelerator for entrepreneurs who wish to grow their health- and welfare-related ideas into successful businesses.


The problem

In the startup world the problem seems not to be a lack of incubator programs, but reaching the market in time with a product or service that suits customer needs.

Startups in the health- and welfare industries face challenges through slow public procurement processes, with a substantial risk of promising ideas not reaching the market in time before the cash runs out.

Welfare 2.0 seeks to solve this problem.


Introducing: Welfare 2.0 

Welfare 2.0 is a customized 10-month flexible accelerator program, that provides health- and welfare startups with the tools needed to build a successful business. We offer:


Access to health- and welfare markets

  • Reach 22.000 potential customers

  • Test and develop together with up to 10.000 employees

  • Test in different geographies with 415 businesses across 6 countries

Resources and financial support

  • 200.000 NOK in initial funding

  • Possibility for more funding later into the program

  • Access to a network of investors

  • Free office space for 1-2 members

Hands-on support and development

  • Access to network of business developers

  • Flexible and individual workshops to solve concrete challenges

  • Resources in PR, communication and marketing


Deadline 15.11.19


Charge + NHC

What is Charge?


Charge is a a startup incubator targeting first generation immigrants or refugees who are passionate about growing their idea into a successful business.

What is NHC Group?

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Norlandia Health & Care Group (NHC Group) is a multinational company headquartered in Oslo, Norway. NHC Group consists of multiple companies in fields such as health care, preschools, integration services, and individual and family services. You can learn more about NHC Group on their website. NHC Group consist of multiple companies. Among them are:

Charge + NHC

Together, Charge and NHC group will host a 10-month accelerator geared towards all health- and welfare-related startups. Through the Welfare 2.0 accelerator you will join the already tested and acknowledged Charge incubator program, as well as getting access to many resources through the NHC-group. Charge - with their experience with startups - will guide the startups through many tasks, such as business development and acquiring funding. NHC Group - with their expertise in health- and welfare industries - will help the selected candidates navigate in these industries.



Deadline 15.11.19