Turn your idea into a business

Turn your idea into a business

You have that unique business idea: fantastic! Now it is time to evaluate whether that idea is sufficiently unique and scalable to be turned into a business. As a founder, Stockholm's startup ecosystem offers a number of options to help you refine your idea, ranging from advisory services, to incubators all the way to accelerators. The best of it all is that many of these services are available free of charge.

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  • Amplify - Type: Business incubator. Focus area: MusicTech // Open to teams who have a business idea that can be the basis for a startup that can be a leader in its niche within music/MusicTech in a global market.

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    Facts

    Duration

    6-18 months

    Financing

    Support to raise financing/funding is provided.

    Location

    Valhallavägen 105, 115 51 Stockholm (Royal College of Music)

    Web

    http://www.amplifysweden.com/

  • Changers Hub (several locations) - Type: Advisory services for startups. Services: free-of-charge course, seminars, study visits at prominent companies and one-on-one idea coaching // Open to all

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    Facts

    Duration

    No limitations

    Financing

    A network, entrepreneurship courses and idea coaching are provided.

    Location

    Changers Hub HQ, Rotemannavägen 29, 145 57 Norsborg

    Changers Hub Sture, Grev Turegatan 7, 114 46 Stockholm

    Web

    http://www.changershub.se/

  • KI Innovations DRIVE - Type: incubator. Focus area: innovation support and information within the Life Science sector // Open to Current researchers and students at Karolinska Institutet (KI)

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    Facts

    Duration

    Maximum 3 year membership with yearly evalutions for membership renewal.

    Financing

    No but dedicated incubator program at KI Innovations supporting successful commercial development within life science.

    Location

    Berzelius väg 3, 171 65 Solna

    Web

    www.karolinskainnovations.ki.se

     

  • KI Innovations START - Type: Advisory services for startups. Focus area: Innovation information within the Life Science sector // Open to current researchers and students at Karolinska Institutet (KI)

    More About KI Innovations START

    Facts

    Duration

    During time as student or researcher at Karolinska Institutet (KTH).

    Financing

    None. Utifrån varje projekts unika förutsättningar och villkor engagerar KI externa experter.

    Location

    Berzelius väg 3, 171 65 Solna

    Web

    www.karolinskainnovations.ki.se 

  • KTH Innovation - Type: Innovation support. Focus area: tech innovations // Open to current students and researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

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    Facts

    Duration

    During time as student or researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

    Financing

    None but offers free and confidential support in all areas relevant to commercializing an idea, including business development, patents and law, funding and project management.

    Location

    Lindstedtsvägen 24, 4th floor, KTH Campus Valhallavägen, 100 44 Stockholm

    Web

    https://www.kth.se/en/innovation

  • KTH Innovation Pre-incubator - Type: Pre-incubator. Focus area: tech innovations // Open to current students and researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

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    Facts

    Duration

    12 months

    Financing

    No but free business coaching, workshops and training, and commercial support.

     

    Location

    Lindstedtsvägen 24, 4th floor, KTH Campus Valhallavägen, 100 44 Stockholm

    Web

    https://www.kth.se/en/innovation

     

  • Openlab - Type: advisory services. Services: design thinking and societal innovation training and process support. Open to entrepreneurs and organizations working with societal innovation.

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    Facts

    Duration

    Membership-based

    Financing

    No but offers courses for professionals and master’s students, co-working space, innovation projects and a conference center. 

    Location

    Valhallavägen 79, 11428 Stockholm

    Web

    http://openlabsthlm.se

  • SSE Business Lab - Incubate - Type: Accelerator. Focus area: all industries // Open to entrepreneurs associated with Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Birthplace of Stockholm-based unicorn Klarna.

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    Facts

    Duration

    6 months

    Financing

    Subsidized rent and services. Free access to the incubator 24/7, to professional service partners and software and tools partners to support the development and commercialization of the idea.

    Location

    Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, 113 83 Stockholm

    Web

    https://www.hhs.se/en/outreach/sse-initiatives/sse-business-lab/incubate/

  • SSE Business Lab – Initiate - Type: Pre-incubator. Focus area: all industries // Connecting students and alumni from Stockholm's top schools and universities through pre-incubation activities.

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    Facts

    Duration

    6 months

    Financing

    No but offers three sessions of coaching from professional startup coaches.

    Location

    Stockholm School of Economics, Sveavägen 65, 113 83 Stockholm

    Web

    https://www.hhs.se/en/outreach/sse-initiatives/sse-business-lab/initiate/



  • SSES - Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship - Type: Advisory services for startups. Services: free of charge courses and incubation services // Open to students and alumni of Stockholm’s universities Karolinska Institutet (KI), the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Stockholm School of Economics No (SSE), and Stockholm University (SU).

    More About SSES - Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship

    Facts

    Duration

    3 months incubator programme SSES Ventures: Fellowship

    1 week-2years accelerator programme SSES Ventures: Affinity

    Financing

    None, free support, advisors, personal mentor

     

    Location

    Saltmätargatan 9, 113 59 Stockholm

    Web

    https://www.sses.se/ 

  • SSES Ventures: Affinity - Type: Accelerator. Focus area: all industries // Open to students and alumni of Stockholm’s universities Karolinska Institutet (KI), the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), and Stockholm University (SU).

    More About SSES Ventures: Affinity

    Facts

    Duration

    1 week-2 years

    Financing

    No but free support, advisors, a personal mentor.

     

    Location

    Saltmätargatan 9, 113 59 Stockholm

    Web

    https://www.sses.se/ventures/accelerator/

  • SSES Ventures: Fellowship - Type: Incubator. Focus area: all industries // Open to students and alumni of Stockholm’s universities Karolinska Institutet (KI), the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack), the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), and Stockholm University (SU).

    More About SSES Ventures: Fellowship

    Facts

    Duration

    3 months

    Financing

    No but free support, advisors, a personal mentor, and an office space to launch your idea into space.

    Location

    Saltmätargatan 9, 113 59 Stockholm

    Web

    https://www.sses.se/ventures/incubator/

  • Start-up Stockholm - Type: Advisory services for startups. Services: free of charge business and innovation advisory services to start up and develop a company or an innovation. // Open to all

    More About Start-up Stockholm

    Facts

    Duration

    Appointment-based

    Financing

    No but offers free business and innovation advisory services.

    Location

    Stockholm City (headquarter), Drottninggatan 97, 113 60 Stockholm

    Kista, Kistagången 12 (at Helio's)

    Skärholmen, Måsholmstorget 3 (at Skärholmen's office hotel)

    Web

    http://www.startupstockholm.se/

  • Sting Accelerate - Type: Accelerator. Focus area: internet/media // Open to all

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    Facts

    Duration

    4 months

    Financing

    Participating companies get an investment from Propel Capital through a convertible bond. Sting has also an option to take up to 2% of the shares in the participating startup.

    Location

    KTH Campus Valhallavägen, Drottning Kristinas väg 53, Stockholm

    Web

    https://sting.co/en/startup-programs/sting-accelerate/

  • Sting Incubate - Type: Incubator. Focus area: ICT, Internet/media/digital, medtech/health, sustainability/cleantech and games // Open to startups with longer development cycles

    More About Sting Incubate

    Facts

    Duration

    6-18 months

    Financing

    Possibility to get an investment from Propel Capital through a convertible bond. Sting has also an option to take up to 6% of the shares in the participating startup.





    Location

    KTH Campus Valhallavägen, Drottning Kristinas väg 53, Stockholm

    Web

    https://sting.co/en/startup-programs/sting-incubate/

  • SU Inkubator - Type: Incubator. Focus area: all industries // Open to students and researchers of Stockholm University (SU)

    More About SU Inkubator

    Facts

    Duration

    12-18 months

    Financing

    No, but supporting services are offered to participants.

    Location

    Villa Bellona, Universitetsvägen 8, 106 91 Stockholm

    Web

    http://www.suinkubator.se/