Triple Crown Leadership

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Resources for Sweden Startups

Here are resources related to startups and social enterprises in Sweden and the Nordic countries, curated by Gregg Vanourek (@GVanourek)

100 Tech Investors Active in the Nordics
500 Nordics (micro fund focused on help startups expand globally)
ALMI (advisory and financial support) and ALMI Invest (VC)

*Ashoka Scandinavia

A-Z of Swedish VCs (in Swedish)

Before the Angel
Born Global (accelerator program for ambitious Swedish startups)
Campus Competence (job listings at KTH and SSE)
Center for Social Entrepreneurship Stockholm, CSES (Stockholm University)
Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv: business association)
Connect Sverige (nonprofit supporting innovative companies)
Coompanion (advice and support for founders all over Sweden)
Creandum (top Nordic VC based in Stockholm)
Drivhuset (guidance and training for entrepreneurs, with offices all over Sweden)
Entrepreneurs Academy (student-launched startup group based in Uppsala)
Entreprenör magazine (Sweden’s magazine for entrepreneurs)
Epicenter (Stockholm house of innovation for corporations and starts)
ESBRI (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research Institute)

Forum for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Sweden
Founder Institute (Stockholm chapter)
Fuckup Nights (FUN), Stockholm
Företagarna (Swedish Federation of Business Owners)
Guerilla Office (co-working group for entrepreneurs and creatives, with locations around Sweden)

Hult Prize (startup accelerator and competition for budding young social entrepreneurs)
Hus24 (co-working space for Stockholm entrepreneurs)
Hyper Island: Stockholm (global tech innovation school with Stockholm HQ)
*Impact Hub Stockholm (co-working space, community, & launch pad for social entrepreneurs & creatives)

Incubators and Accelerators in Sweden (a sampling): Bonnier Accelerator, Encubator, IdeLab, Ideon Innovation (Lund), KTH Innovation, LEAD (Linköping & Norrköping), SSE Business Lab, SSES Campus Fellows (pre-incubator), Student Inc., STING, SU Inkubator, SU Innovation, Think Helsingborg, Uppsala Innovation Center, etc.
Industrifonden (Sweden’s largest VC investor in early-stage growth companies)
Invest Stockholm (business development and promotion arm for Stockholm)
KaosPilots (alternative, innovation business education based in Denmark)
Knackeriet (co-working space for Stockholm entrepreneurs)
*KTH Innovation (supporting commercialization of research with startup advice & coaching, also with a pre-incubator)

LEAP (Nordic Accelerator for impact-minded startups)

Nordic Makers (angel investor network)

*Norrsken Foundation
Northzone (tech VC with offices in Stockholm, Oslo, London, and New York City)
Nyföretagar Centrum (provides business planning and other startup support)
OpenLab (co-working space for Stockholm social enterprise)
Periodic Table of European Tech (funders & supporters of Europe’s tech scene)
*Reach for Change (social venture with an accelerator founded by the Kinnevik Group to improve the lives of children and youth, working in Europe and Africa)
Schibsted Growth (Stockholm VC focused on fast-growing digital ventures)
Slottet (“The Castle”: co-working space in Stockholm)
*Social Entrepreneurship Forum (SE Forum) (workshops, event, and accelerator for social entrepreneurs)

Social Initiative
*Startup Day (conference hosted by SSES)
Startup Docs (free legal templates for Swedish startups)
Startup Grind Stockholm (monthly events from independent startup community)

*Startup Guide Stockholm (book with info about Stockholm startups, ecosystem, funders, etc.)
Startup Jobs (Sweden)
Startup Stockholm (free advice for entrepreneurs from the government)
Startup Weekend
STING (Stockholm Innovation and Growth: incubator, coaching, network, funding for founders)
Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) Business Lab (accelerator for founding teams with at least one student or alum from SSE)
*Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) (globally recognized applied entrepreneurship interdisciplinary program in five of Stockholm’s top universities)
*Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES) videos on Vimeo
*SSES Campus (co-working space and pre-incubator at the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship for students and alumni of the 5 SSES universities)
Stockholms Affärsänglar (STOAF, Stockholm Business Angels network, early-stage investment company)
Stockholm Startups Meetup

Stockholm Tech Jobs
Stockholm Tech Meetup

Student Competitions (world’s largest platform for student business and other competitions)
*Student Inc. (KTH Student Incubator)
SU Inkubator (Stockholm University incubator for startups)

*SUP46 (Startup People of Sweden; one of Europe’s leading startup hubs: events, networking, co-working space)
Swedish Central Bureau of Statistics (provides helpful data for business planning, etc.)
Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum (network organization for policy relevant research on entrepreneurship)
Swedish Innovation Compass (app and tool to help users navigate the Swedish innovation landscape)
Swedish Patent and Registration Office
Symposium (week of events, music, networking, etc. in Stockholm)

Sync Accelerator (matching newly arrived tech professionals with job opportunities in Sweden)
Talent Housing (apartments for new or temporary workers in Stockholm)
TechFarm (co-living space for Stockhom entrepreneurs)
The Park (co-working and event location space in Stockholm)
The Springfield Project (early-stage investor and accelerator in Stockholm)
THINGS Stockholm (co-location space for Stockholm hardware startups located at KTH campus)
Think (accelerator for early-stage tech startups in Helsingborg, Sweden)
TIE Nordic chapter (The Indus Entrepreneurs, world’s largest networking organization for entrepreneurs)
United Spaces (co-working space in Stockholm)
Venture Cup (Sweden’s largest competition for those interested in developing their startup idea)
Vinnova (research, networking, funding, etc. between businesses, universities, and the public sector)

World Children’s Prize
*World Values Initiative (student-run network, events, workshops focused on values; with chapters in many Swedish universities)
Young Entrepreneurs of Sweden (the network for young Swedish founders)