|Full name||Idrettsklubben Start|
|Founded||19 September 1905|
|Ground|| Sør Arena, Kristiansand|
|OBOS-ligaen||2017, 2nd (Promoted)|
|Website||Club home page|
IK Start is a Norwegian football club from the town of Kristiansand, playing in Eliteserien having been promoted from OBOS-Ligaen in 2017. The club was founded on 19 September 1905. The coach is Kjetil Rekdal. The team plays in yellow jerseys, black shorts and socks at home, and black jerseys, yellow shorts and socks away.
They play their home matches at Sør Arena, the club's own football stadium, opened in 2007. Before moving to Sør Arena, IK Start played their games at Kristiansand Stadion. The team's official supporter club was called "Tigerberget", until 2017, when the IK Start board decided to no longer have an official supporter club.
Start's style of playing is often described as 'makrellfotball' (mackerel football), meaning the whole team is in constant, coordinated motion. Another feature of their playing style is the so-called 'Start-vippen' (Start-tip), where the ball at a free-kick is tipped up by one player before hit by another.