About Us

We were established in 2012 by Mads Haaland-Paulsen. After many years of experience in establishing pharmacy chains, Mads wanted to use his experience and knowledge to build a business with focus on helping start-ups. Get Started! has since grown and today we also works with corporate start-ins and investors as well.

We are a passionate team about innovation and development, with personal experience in building businesses from scratch or with existing corporate structure. 

We understand the journey you are heading towards. Get Started! with us!

Our Philosophy

Mission: Early success through close collaboration.

Vision: The joy of succeeding together, as we go.

Values: New Ideas. Team Work. Social Responsibility.

Our Core Team

Our team that brings your ideas to life and grows them stronger. 


Rune Hustad

Project Manager & Product Designer

Rune is enthusiastic about new technology and loves to create good user experiences. He has a pragmatic and hands-on approach to the tasks to be done. Being a problem solver, Rune is always aiming to find a solution to your problem.


Mads Haaland-Paulsen

CEO & Entrepreneur

Mads is an entrepreneur by nature, driven by the passion to build companies. With lots of international experience as a leader and intrapreneur, he has the knowledge to build viable start-ups and  to successfully scale businesses.

Vedia Eskicioglu

Vedia Eskicioglu

Digital Marketing

Vedia loves to combine the numeric side of business with the creativity for marketing, especially in digital platforms. Her international background and prior law education, also add a different perspective to her solutions.  

Extended Team

Every need is unique. Therefore, we work with an extended team of trusted experts and partners to provide you the best results.

Kristin Langnes

Entrepreneur & Business Coach

Angela R. Holter

Start-up Advisor & Business Angel

Jan Aage Røtnes

Experienced Start-up Executive

Kjersti Aarskog

Pharmaceutical Advisor

Tone Merethe Aas

Leadership Coach

Ondrej Pekarek

Business Developer