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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?

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Register and apply on f6s.

– If you prefer to apply by filling out a this form instead (same content as the f6s application), and send it to program manager Peo Nilsson, peo.nilsson@stockholminnovation.com.

– We will need your application by the final deadline May 10.

– A number of applicants will be invited to pitch at a Pitch Final on June 1 and 2. The Pitch Final is a closed event where every invited company will get to meet with the selection team and a couple Propel Capital investors on their own, without audience.

Read our 5 tips to boost your application before you apply!

Key dates for STING Accelerate batch 05 .

 

April 13 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?

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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: