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SSE launches new program with entrepreneurial starpower

Backed by superstar entrepreneurs like Josefin Langård and Fredrik Hjelm, the Stockholm School of Economics and their venture incubator SSE Business Lab are gearing up to take entrepreneurship to the next level. The new program Ideate aims to increase the number of startups founded by students.

With over 200 alumni companies like Klarna, Voi and Budbee, the Stockholm School of Economics venture incubator SSE Business Lab has a proven track record when it comes to nurturing the success stories of tomorrow. Through their new program Ideate, the incubator now wants to support entrepreneurs at an early stage. In the ten week program, students enter as individuals and leave as teams with business ideas, working to solve global challenges.

“This new program brings together students with a passion to solve global challenges through entrepreneurship, and gives them a platform to find each other, form teams and come up with business ideas together. Since we are experts on early-stage startups, the participants can use the lessons learned to make sure they are ready to join us as a company after 10 weeks in the program”, says CEO of SSE Business Lab, Julia Delin.

Not only do the students get the benefit of SSE Business Lab’s expertise they also get to work with impressive names from the business sector. Josefin Landgård, founder of Mantle and Kry, Mikael Schiller, executive chairman and former CEO of Acne Studios, Fredrik Hjelm founder of Voi and Sanna Westman, Investment Manager at Creandum, will all participate in the program to share their knowledge and experience.

“It is a great honor for me to contribute to this project, launched by the Stockholm School of Economics and SSE Business Lab. I said yes without a second thought when they asked me, and I hope my entrepreneurial experience, not least from Voi, can give insights into how to build growth companies”, says Fredrik Hjelm.

“We already know that our students are tremendously driven and competent. Now we are providing them with the right tools and the platform to start the sustainable startups of tomorrow”, says Lars Strannegård, President of the Stockholm School of Economics.

Applications for the program are open until November 24, and the program starts on December 8. Initially, the program is only open to students at the Stockholm School of Economics, but in the future, students from other universities will be able to participate.

Are you a current student at the Stockholm School of Economics interested in participating? Apply on SSE Business lab's website.

For more information, please contact:

Andreas Johansson
Program Manager, SSE Business Lab
Email: andreas.johansson@hhs.se
Phone: +46-72 306 33 44

Julia Delin
Vd, SSE Business Lab
Email: julia.delin@hhs.se
Phone: +46-73 724 94 12

About SSE Business Lab

SSE Business Lab is the Startup Incubator of the Stockholm School of Economics, open to all current and former students as well as faculty of SSE, that have founded a business. We provide support through one of our three programs; Ideate, Activate and Incubate. In these programs we offer coaching, mentorship, workshops and connections to networks of investors and partners, such as Manifest Stockholm, Assessio, Sigma Software and Scrive.

Quick facts

When? The program runs December 8–March 4. Applications are open until November 24.

Where? In the auditorium of the Stockholm School of Economics.

Who can apply? Current students at the Stockholm School of Economics

What’s included in the program? Four differently themed workshops, four guest lectures with  invited entrepreneurs, and a pitch session with feedback from an expert jury.

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