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Business leaders decide on 8 new companies

A few weeks ago, the startup incubator of the Stockholm School of Economics, SSE Business Lab, unveiled their new Board of Admissions, spearheaded by names such as Sebastian Knutsson, Anna Stenberg och Sven Hagströmer. The new group has now decided which companies will be given the chance in the incubator next.

Today, 8 new startups are entering the prestigious incubator which has tech companies like Klarna, Voi Technology, Scrive and Budbee in its portfolio. Five of the companies are entering the 8-week long acceleration program Activate, while three are entering the incubation program Incubate, where they can be for up to 18 months.

To get a spot in the incubator, the companies first had to impress the experienced Board of Admissions, consisting of Sebastian Knutsson, Anna Stenberg, Sven Hagströmer, Donna Hanafi, Lisa Lindström, Mattias Miksche, Mernosh Saatchi and Magnus Mähring. They did this flawlessly, as they were chosen among the many companies which had applied with the gruelling competition this meant.

Business leader and Board professional Sven Hagströmer, one of the members of the new board, is very content with the chosen companies.

“To these companies, getting accepted into SSE Business Lab is a huge milestone, but hopefully it’s just the first step of a long and successful journey. I’m convinced that the teams we chose have what it takes to succeed”, he says.

SSE Business Lab’s CEO, Julia Delin, agrees.
“I’m very eager to start working with these companies. In several cases they are brave enough to address massive structural issues like climate change, the housing market and integration. The bigger the issue you address, the bigger is the potential, so it’s going to be very exciting to see how far these companies can go, she says.

In the incubator, the companies will get support through coaching, workshops, mentoring, partner network, investor networks and more. All startups with a team member who is a student, alumni or faculty member of the Stockholm School of Economics can apply to the incubator. Read more on SSE Business Lab’s website, ssebl.com.

The following companies have been admitted this time:

Incubate:

dibz: Providing flexibility in the housing market through a QaaS-solution (Queuing as a Service). Sign up to all housing queues, and other queues, in one place!

Digmak: Supporting the new generation of digital nomads and professionals with their tax scenarios by offering basic tools & increased access to tax information and experts.

Sizzle: A socially responsible food platform efficiently sharing kitchens and creating amazing food brands with ethnic chefs and small businesses cooking meals from countries like India, Jamaica, Palestine and Mozambique.

Activate:

Charlie: A digital platform that collects the entire process of buying a property in one place, helping their customers throughout the whole purchasing process.

Troopr: A fitness-based meeting app that allows you to connect with like-minded individuals in your area or at your next destination in a fun and easy way.

Bantaba: Connecting African Startups and the African diaspora talent pool through a digital platform.

BEET [climate change]: A personalized nutrition app that aims to help people make the switch towards eating more plant-based foods thus reducing individuals’ CO2 footprint while improving their health in the process. They strongly believe that personalized nutrition is the next step to revolutionizing the way we eat.

Paragast: A marketplace and video platform service enabling creators to interact live with their true fans. The company builds on the core social mechanism of belonging, enabling people all over the world to locate their digital tribe while getting closer to their idol.

For more information, please contact:

Andreas Johansson
Program Manager, SSE Business Lab
Email: andreas.johansson@hhs.se
Phone: 072-306 33 44

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.

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