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STING Accelerate (previously FastForward)

STING Accelerate is an accelerator program providing 7-8 handpicked startups with an exclusive package of funding (250,000 SEK), tailored business development coaching and free office space at SUP46 in the centre of Stockholm.

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The STING Accelerate program brings together Stockholm’s most promising Internet/media entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses, and enables them to increase the likelihood of success. The entrepreneurs gather for 20 weeks to fine-tune their business models and go-to-market strategies, together with STING’s business coaches. All admitted companies receive 250,000 SEK (approx. 28,000 Euro) each from the investment company Propel Capital, backed by 20 successful Swedish business angels from the Internet/media sector. The investment will help you focus more on developing your product and less on raising funds. The program runs in the very center of Stockholm at the co-working space SUP46, and selected companies are offered free office space there throughout the program.

How to apply?

The application period for batch 04 is now closed. Please look back here in April 2015 to apply to batch 05. In the meantime: Read our 5 tips to boost your application!

Key dates for STING Accelerate batch 05 .

April 9 Application period opens
May 10 Application deadline
May 23 Teams selected to pitch are informed
June 1 + 2 STING Accelerate Pitch Day – The Final (in Stockholm)
June 15 7-8 startups are selected
August 24 AC_05 kicks off

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Want to know more about STING Accelerate?
> Read the Frequently Asked Questions. .

Our business coaches and STING team

A team of three experienced STING coaches – all of them seasoned entrepreneurs within Internet/media and ICT – will coach you during the program. All coaches also have a background as investors in the IT sector. The STING Accelerate team also consists of marketing and recruitment support. > Read more about the STING team here.

Huge thanks to all the STING Accelerate companies, the SUP46 members and our investors for helping out with this video. Particularly APPRLCompetencer, Mondido, QasaSNOW (Poppermost Productions)RelationDesk.comPeppy Pals, and Propel Capital investor Erik Byrenius!

STING Accelerate companies

These are just some of the exciting companies of that have been through the program: