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STING Accelerate (previously FastForward)

STING Accelerate (previously FastForward) is an accelerator program providing 7-8 handpicked startups with an exclusive package of funding (300,000 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 300,000 SEK (32,000 Euro) each from the investment company Propel Capital II, backed by 16 successful Swedish business angels from the Internet/media sector. The program runs in the very center of Stockholm at the co-working space SUP46, and selected companies are offered free office space throughout the program.

How to apply?

The application period for the fall batch is now closed. Please look back here in October 2015. 

Key dates for STING Accelerate batch 05


April 13 Application period opens
May 10 Application deadline
May 27 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 ACC_05 kicks off


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.

STING Accelerate companies

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