SSE Business Lab aims to establish a positive view toward entrepreneurship among SSE students and to actively support entrepreneurs in starting out their companies.
SSE Business Lab was founded in 2001 and has since provided more than 300 students, alumni and faculty members at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) with support in making their business ideas a reality. Throughout the years, numerous Business Lab startups have become highly successful, cementing the position of SSE Business Lab as the best-performing initiative of its kind.
Companies that are accepted to the lab are offered an office for six months free of charge, as well as access to a first-class partner program consisting of leading actors in law, accounting, sales, and pricing strategy. In addition, business coaching from experienced staff as well as SSE alumni is provided. Most importantly, the companies get access to each other – working wall-to-wall in an entrepreneurial hotspot where ideas, knowledge and new perspectives are only a couple of doors away.
At any given time, 8-10 companies are seated at the lab and the application process for empty spots is highly competitive. Furthermore, the business ideas are expected to be scalable and close to being launched on the market if they are to be considered by the board of SSE Business Lab. Business plans are thoroughly scrutinized and applicants need to be well-prepared to defend their model when presenting at the board meeting.
Being a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Stockholm School of Economics, the Business Lab is closely connected to the studentsand alumni at the school and is the go-to place for those who are interested in starting their own companies. The combination between highly talented students, experienced alumni and the expertise of the Business Lab network has made SSE Business Lab a centrepiece in the Swedish startup scene and put the Stockholm School of Economics on the map as a major source of entrepreneurial talent.
If you are accepted to SSE Business Lab you will get the opportunity to present your company to industry leaders and professionals at the annual events Homecoming, Corporate Partners Annual Meeting and alumni gatherings in London and New York. In cooperation with KTH Innovation, one startup will get to participate in the Brighter Program's visit in Silicon Valley.