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SSE Business Lab provides support through three programs designed to provide startups with the tools they need to succeed. Whatever stage you are at with your business idea, you can find a program that suits you – from inspiration to internationalization. Next deadline for applications: February, 2023.

SSE Business Lab provides support to entrepeneurs and startups through three programs:


The Ideate program gathers students from SSE and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology with a passion to address global challenges through entrepreneurship. You apply as an individual, and during the program you will be brought together with people as driven and entrepreneurially oriented as you are. Together you will be inspired to create new ideas, and ultimately to form a team with a business idea.

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Once you have a team and a business idea, you can apply for Activate. During an intense 8-week acceleration period, your team will get hands-on support while you test and validate your business idea. Activate is open to startup teams where at least one member has an association with SSE.

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Once you have a prototype with initial traction (pilot data or a first customer) and a diverse team, you can apply for Incubate. During 6-18 months, your team will get access to resources and support while you validate and scale your business idea. Incubate is open to startups where at least one founder has an association with SSE.

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Not ready to join a program yet?

Book an Open Coaching Meeting with us! In these 45-minute meetings, a member of our team will give you feedback on your idea, advise on next steps, and help with resources and contacts.

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