Sweden National Finalists

Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

Arctic Business Incubator

Sweden

Description

Creating high growth, sustainable tech startups from northern Sweden

Sting

Sweden

Description

Sting is the leading ecosystem for tech startups in the Nordics.

Smile incubator

Sweden

Description

A non-profit business incubator, that helps life science entrepreneurs to commercialize innovations by offering advanced business coaching programs, well-equipped labs, a startup community and a large international network of industry partners and investors.

Fast Track Malmo

Sweden

Description

FTMO helps talented teams accelerate their growth and raise their first VC round

Chalmers Ventures

Sweden

Description

At Chalmers Ventures we incubate, accelerate and invest in tech based, innovative startups with an international growth potential 
and entrepreneurial teams.

Best Climate Impact Startup

Lupinta

Sweden

Description

Lupinta is a unique, new and innovative alternative to both meat and soy products. We produce sustainable and local meat-substitute products with locally and organically grown lupin beans from Skåne.

Renbloc

Sweden

Description

We help companies become more sustainable and lower CO2 emissions by showing the percentage of renewable energy they consume in real-time.

Skyqraft

Sweden

Description

Skyqraft provides smart and sustainable infrastructure inspections using AI to detect any dangerous issues for powerlines automatically using an average of 95% accuracy.

RenFuel Materials

Sweden

Description

RenFuel Materials connect the forestry industry and the plastics industry by transforming lignin into fully renewable, plastic like materials to replace fossil plastics. What we do is simply that we turn wood waste into something that feels, looks and acts like a plastic.

PantaPå

Sweden

Description

The first scalable solution that rewards recycling of all consumer packaging.

Best Coworking Space

Mindpark

Sweden

Description

Mindpark is a number of creative coworking and event spaces located in the southern parts of Sweden. We are home to numerous small and big companies, great events and inspiring meetings.

The Castle

Sweden

Description

We are the collaborative Coworking space The Castle “Slottet” Slottsbacken 8 located in Gamla Stan in Stockholm. Our 1500 square meter palace is shared by 280 people who believe a workspace can be more than just a regular office. Our aim is to create the workspace of our dreams.

The Park

Sweden

Description

The Park is so much more than just a co-working space. This is a second home to a lot of hard working people and the warm community-vibe bring these people together in a unique way. Together we’re creating something great and we would be nothing without our fantastic members!

Impact Hub

Sweden

Description

Sweden’s first coworking space for social innovation, Impact Hub Stockholm supports impact entrepreneurs to change the world through Trust, Courage and Collaboration. We enable businesses to make our world a better place for the future generations of tomorrow.

HETCH

Sweden

Description

HETCH provides an ecosystem to increase innovation and growth. Together with established companies, fast moving tech companies and startups we create a great mix for knowledge sharing.

Best HealthTech Startup

Spermosens AB

Sweden

Description

Spermosens revolutionary male fertility diagnostics will lead to tailoring IVF treatments based on the sperms determined binding to Zona Pelucida and JUNO

Tendo

Sweden

Description

Tendo develops an innovative minimalistic exoskeleton, a robotic glove, for people with a limited hand function caused by e.g. paralysis. It enables the user to grip, hold and release objects, using intuitive biometrics sensors, and thus giving the users their independence back

Lucero AB

Sweden

Description

Lucero is a biotech startup from Gothenburg, Sweden that is creating a single-cell manipulation system to automate and simplify the manipulation of both single cells and cell clusters. Our system aims to enable greater pharmaceutical R&D productivity.

Flow Neuroscience

Sweden

Description

Flow Neuroscience develops revolutionary solutions in the field of mental health. Utilising neuroscience, psychiatry and brain stimulation – with a vision to combine innovation with traditional science and healthcare to empower mental health globally.

Deversify

Sweden

Description

We develop devices and apps to monitor biomarkers for individual health, in new ways, and our vision is that everyone should understand their own health! Our first product Acetrack has been launched. Products for smoking cessation and mobile ECG will be launched during 2021.

Best Newcomer

potatoplastic

Sweden

Description

E-commerce is growing rapidly and the plastic pollution caused by the excessive packaging with it. Potato Plastic offers 100% biobased e-commerce packaging made from potato waste that the end consumer can put in their compost.

Memmo

Sweden

Description

memmo is a marketplace for personal experiences between celebrities (athletes, actors, comedians, musicians, YouTubers etc.), fans and businesses.

Done Service

Sweden

Description

The next generation mobile home services marketplace, with mechanisms ensuring trust, convenience and transparency

Vembla

Sweden

Description

Vembla is an on-demand delivery service for groceries & pharmaceuticals. Vembla offers a simpler way to shop groceries.

Care to Translate AB

Sweden

Description

Care to Translate is a digital medical translator, developed to make healthcare equal and tear down language barriers.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Tetiana Siianko

Sweden

Description

Founder of two VC-backed startups, Techstars Startup Weekend community leader in Sweden & global facilitator. Tetiana one of the first ones who started foodtech community in Sweden and currently is on the startup journey herself – working on the hyperpersonalized nutrition across the whole food chain. She is working towards bridging the gap between arts and technology and rethinking the food system. Proponent of the Radical Candor helping people grow and be a part of their growth journey.

Jennie Ekbeck

Sweden

Description

I am the entrepreneur who has run startups and made lots of mistakes and learned a lot. In 2012, I applied for the job as CEO of Umeå Biotech Incubator to build the incubator I myself wished I had the support of when I started a company. I am driven by creating better conditions for life science companies in Umeå, Sweden and the Nordic countries. I have been a driving force in the national initiatives Swelife, Platform for National Life science incubation. I have also lectured on incubation and utilization in Sweden, Denmark and Norway so that more life science research will benefit people.

Stephanie Mazzotta

Sweden

Description

A Social Entrepreneur & advocate for women in technology & diversity – Stephanie is working vigorously to bridge the funding gap for female entrepreneurs, by empowering them with mentorship & knowledge. Named Inspiring 50 Nordics, Stephanie is on a quest to increase accessibility in society by utilizing data and AI to create robust solutions.

Henna Keränen

Sweden

Description

Henna Keränen joined Sting and moved from Helsinki to Stockholm in 2017. Since then, Henna has been an active person within the startup community in Sweden and in the Nordics. During these years, she has built tight relations with other ecosystem heroes across the Nordic countries. At Sting, she is leading the strategic partnerships and community, and is also the program manager of Test Drive Climate Action which is an equity-free program for early-stage startup teams across the world to help them validate their business models.

Nora Bavey

Sweden

Description

Became a tech entrepreneur to accelerate inclusion in the tech industry, while raising money for my company (UniTech) I realised that in order to create the change that needed I needed to start at the very top of the ecosystem so I became the investor I needed, so today I’m a General Partner at Unconventional Ventures, creating access to capital for underrepresented founders, which in the Nordics only get less that 7% of the capital.

Founder of the Year

Erik Martinson

Sweden

Description

Svea Solar was founded in a studio apartment in Solna late 2013. We truly believe that the world needs to completely eliminate CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and our job is to push that as hard as possible. We are, in short, tomorrow’s energy company.

Ramkumar Nair

Sweden

Description

After completing studies in my native India, I moved to Sweden to pursue a PhD in Industrial Biotechnology and to conduct research on the potential of fungi to create cleaner, healthier and more fulfilling diets globally. During these years I saw huge private sector interest in new protein sources, and decided in 2017 to retire the lab coat, creating Mycorena. Many things have happened since the creation of my company, but my belief in and love for fungi, my technology-driven focus, and my vision to shift global diets towards greater wellbeing and sustainability have remained unchanged.

Elin Tornblad

Sweden

Description

With a bachelor’s in communications, and an M.sc from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, my expertise lays in the interface between communications and business development. I have also studied literature and theater to broaden my knowledge and understanding of creativity. I have been the Head of marketing at both a cancer research fund and a recruitment company before taking on my entrepreneurial journey as co-founder and CEO of Potato Plastic. I have also been the manager of TEDx Göteborg, being responsible for a team of 10 people with whom I created our sold-out main event 2019.

Elina Berglund Scherwitzl

Sweden

Description

Natural Cycles is the first and only digital birth control, cleared by the FDA in the US and CE marked in Europe as a medical device. By analyzing a woman’s body temperature, the app detects her fertility, empowering her to take informed decisions.

Gustav Lundberg Toresson

Sweden

Description

memmo is a marketplace for personal experiences between celebrities (athletes, actors, comedians, musicians, YouTubers etc.), fans and businesses.

Investor of the Year

Creandum

Sweden

Description

Creandum is a leading European early-stage VC with offices are based in Stockholm, Berlin, and San Francisco. Since 2003, Creandum is backing Europe’s most ambitious tech companies such as Spotify, iZettle, Klarna, and Small Giant Games.

Backing Minds

Sweden

Description

An early-stage investment firm, looking for great entrepreneurs outside of traditional and homogenous networks as well as geographies. With a belief of doing things differently, we are on a trajectory to not only create change in society, but also to change how the VC landscape looks like today.

Wellstreet

Sweden

Description

As a super-active early stage investor, Wellstreet has been part of creating 30+ successes. Lately, we have been recognized for opening the biggest innovation and tech hub in the Nordics. We recently became a proud partner of Google for Startups and AWS.

unconventional.vc

Sweden

Description

Unconventional Ventures is a Nordic early-stage investment firm that invest in: 1) Scaleable tech startups at the pre-seed/seed stage, 2) founded by underrepresented founders: women, LGBTQ, POC 3) Targeting global market opportunities

Startup of the Year

Habity

Sweden

Description

We are Habity and we are on a mission to index and categorise all the homes in the world.

Voi Technology

Sweden

Description

Europe’s leading micro-mobility provider, founded in 2018 in Sweden and operation in more than 40 cities in Sweden with 50% market share for scooter licenses in Europe and 80% in the UK

PantaPå

Sweden

Description

The first scalable solution that rewards recycling of all consumer packaging.

Health Integrator AB

Sweden

Description

The health platform gives the individual the opportunity to choose health services and activities based on their unique needs and conditions. It provides good opportunities to succeed with sustainable changes in lifestyle.

Sana Labs

Sweden

Description

Sana Labs reimagines the way people learn. We provide the world’s leading personalized learning platform for organizations around the world.

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