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New admissions round to SSE Business Lab - star jury backs 8 companies

When the star-studded Board of Admissions of SSE BusinessLab, the venture incubator of the Stockholm School of Economics, gathered toassess the latest applicants, a total of 8 companies were given positive news. As such, these teams are today entering the prestigious incubator today.

SSE Business Lab has previously housed successful tech startups like Budbee, Washaway, Voi Technology and Klarna, and these companies will hopefully follow their footsteps. Three of them are entering the Activate program, an eight week long acceleration program, while five are starting the Incubate program, where they will be able to stay for up to 18 months.

There is a wide range of companies; from a platform connecting Africa’s booming startup ecosystem with talent and capital in the African diaspora, to a digital service for anyone looking to buy a home and wants a simpler and smarter journey through the otherwise complicated house buying process.

The fact that SSE Business Lab can support the growth of such a variety of companies comes much to the delight of Sebastian Knutsson, founder of King and chairman of the incubator’s Board of Admissions.
"All the teams work towards solving big problems, that’s the common denominator even if they’re doing so in very different ways. It’s great that we are able to create the best possible conditions for these teams to succeed on a large scale", he says.

For Julia Delin, CEO SSE Business Lab, the latest admissions round is an indication of the fact that the quality of the companies applying to the incubator is steadily increasing.
"The teams are strong, dynamic and experienced, and the ideas are exciting through and through. For us as an incubator it is encouraging to see that half of the teams came from one of our programs and are now entering the next. It gives us confidence that the support we’re providing actually is giving results, as the teams are moving forward and want to come back", says Julia.

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:
Bantaba: A digital platform connecting African Startups with talent and funding in the African diaspora.

BEET [climate change]: A personalized plant based nutrition app connecting all players in the plant based ecosystem to make it super easy for millions of people worldwide to eat more plant based foods, for their health and the health of the planet.

Celxius: A digital platform helping to accelerate the residential transition to clean energy by addressing key barriers to productivity. With a custom CRM and marketplace, how data flows within the value chain is reinvented which enables key stakeholders to work more efficiently.

Holo: Delivering functional medicine in a cheap digital format. Functional medicine improves health with diet and lifestyle changes. Holo is mainly a B2B service used by clinics that want to deliver their protocols in a digital format.

Paragast: A marketplace and video platform service enabling creators to interact live with their true fans. They enable people all over the world to locate their digital tribe while getting closer to their idol.

Activate:
Archr: A platform that provides consumers with a single place to compare products and services pre-purchase on both price and sustainability.

Impact Careers: A platform that connects candidates wanting to make an impact with companies who exist to bring about a positive change on the world.

Kaspian: A SaaS platform using AI to improve the research process for investment professionals.

About SSE Business Lab:
SSE Business Lab is the startup incubator of 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. SSE Business Lab offers coaching, mentorship, workshops and connections to a network of alumni and investors as well as first-class partners, such as Manifest Stockholm, Assessio, Scrive, Stiftelsen Stockholms Grosshandelssocietet and Sigma Sweden Software.

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