SUP46 (Start-up People of Sweden) is a place where digital start-up entrepreneurs can sit together at a central location in Stockholm. Here they can collaborate, inspire each other, network and contribute to each other's global success. It is also a place where investors can visit and hear about new ideas.
SUP46 opened in 2013, and today more than 50 start-ups are gathered in the 2,000 sq.m. office space. It is also a meeting place for venture capital firms and private investors. Activities are financed by member fees that the entrepreneurs pay themselves, contributions from partners, and rental of conference facilities. In addition to work stations, the premises include a kitchen and dining area, coffee, wi-fi, printers, scanners, conference rooms and an event space in which some 250 start-up and tech-related events are held every year.
G-Lab21 is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating conditions for tech start-ups to do business and prosper in the Gothenburg area. It does this by offering centrally located office space, networking opportunities, exciting events and contacts with venture capital firms. G-Lab21 was started in 2015, and today some 20 different tech companies – including gaming and game development companies – work from its offices.
The requirements on the companies are that their business model must be scalable (they must all have the potential to be major growth companies), and they must have already made some progress towards this goal.
Read more at glab21.com
Minc is a non-profit company owned by the City of Malmö. Its mission is to serve as a local platform for growing companies and individuals with a high level of expertise in various sectors. Minc seeks to encourage more people to believe in their ideas, become entrepreneurs, and build companies that can generate growth and solutions for the future. It aims to do this by creating opportunities to interface across disciplines, cultures, ages and ideas. Apart from an open space where entrepreneurs can sit and work together, Minc arranges various events and sponsors programmes in which the Malmö area's established companies, entrepreneurs and researchers can have an opportunity to meet and forge contacts for the future.
Read more at minc.se
BASE10 is co-working centre covering 1,000 sq.m. in the heart of Uppsala where some 100-200 tech talents and IT start-ups can sit together, network, share inspiration, participate in events and run their companies. Uppsala Municipality is one of several partners behind BASE10, whose goal is to get local talents in the tech sector to start new companies and remain in the Uppsala area, and help already existing companies stay abreast of the rapid development in the IT sector.
Read more at facebook.com/base10uppsala
The Founder Institute is a global, for-profit business accelerator that focuses on individuals who have at least six years of experience and a business concept, but have not yet made the leap to become a full-out entrepreneur. The goal is to spur more people to be tech entrepreneurs through a development programme and cadre of mentors who are CEOs themselves and have founded their own companies. The Founder Institute is based in Silicon Valley, has operations in more than 130 cities in some 60 countries, and to date has helped entrepreneurs launch more than 2,000 companies.
Over the course of the 14 week programme, participants have 14 meetings with mentors with the goal of launching their start-ups. The participants agree to give up a 4% equity stake in their companies. Thirty per cent of this share goes to the mentors, 30% to the other participants, and the rest to the Founder Institute.
Inkludera Invest is a non-profit association that is run with the support of private equity. The goal is to help as many people as possible participate and contribute to Swedish society. The association aims to give individuals in categories
who are at risk of exclusion the motivation, strength and tools to overcome exclusion themselves.
To achieve this, the association provides support to entrepreneurs who have developed solutions to social problems and exclusion. This support is provided not in money, but in time and expertise. The social entrepreneurs receive assistance from individuals with a long record of experience in business, with the goal to gain wider exposure for their solutions.