Stockholm is on the way to a greater and more diversified startup scene
Stockholm has one of the world’s best startup ecosystems, with excellent access to startup hubs, financing options, meeting places and events. In addition, there are plenty of first-generation entrepreneurs who are eager to invest in, and share their experience and contacts with the next generation of startup entrepreneurs. Stockholm, together with Impact Hub, is now taking the next steps in its support to a larger and more diversified startup scene.
111 billion euro investment potential in the Stockholm region
The planned construction projects within the Stockholm region show a total investment volume of €111 billion until the year 2040. The largest investment share is in housing, with an investment volume of €60,7 billion, followed by infrastructure investments in railway, subway and lightrail, with an investment volume of €9,6 billion.
Stockholm exports its DNA to SXSW in Austin
The unique DNA of Stockholm is built on progressive values that allow Stockholmers to be among the most innovative people in the world. The openness to new ideas, to diversity and inclusion, have contributed to the city’s ever increasing popularity among both talents and travelers, at a time of growing populism and closing borders. Now, Stockholm is bringing its DNA to SXSW in Austin, inviting anyone to be a Stockholmer.
Stockholm strengthens its offering to international retailers
Stockholm ranks as the most popular destination for international retailers in the Nordic region. To maintain this position, Invest Stockholm and Stockholm Fashion District aim to merge the city’s strengths to create a vibrant playground for an industry in transformation.
Six new Stockholm health tech companies on the Life Science Hotlist
The health tech sector in Stockholm is booming. Six new health tech companies are entering the Life Science Hotlist, a list of carefully curated investment opportunities in the Stockholm-Uppsala region. Invest Stockholm has screened 95 health tech companies to identify the “hot” investment cases.
Stockholm to create the best place in the world for impact entrepreneurs and investors
For the past ten years, Stockholm has become known as the unicorn factory. Thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit that characterizes the city, Stockholm is primed to take stronger action to fight climate change and find solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
Stockholm launches podcast to help businesses fight gender discrimination
Europe has a discrimination problem, according to a recent report by investment firm Atomico. Ahead of the game when it comes to addressing gender discrimination, Stockholm is now launching season two of its podcast A Woman’s Place, with the ambition to help companies improve their diversity strategy.
10 biggest Stockholm tech stories of 2018
The Swedish capital retained its title as one of the world's leading tech hubs, with established players making major moves and up-and-comers positioning themselves as forces to be reckoned with.
Two municipalities in the Stockholm region sell land to Microsoft
The two municipalities Gävle and Sandviken in the Stockholm region have decided to sell a total of 130 hectares of land to Microsoft for SEK 269 million, thereby creating conditions for a major international investment.
10 things that make Stockholm a leading foodtech hub
Foodtech is set to bring about the disruption of the food ecosystem via technology and innovation. Places with a high degree of health-consciousness, sustainability, change-mindedness and technological maturity are set to lead the way. As one such place, Stockholm is a fantastic home to the burgeoning Foodtech sector.