About the program
Ideate is a program where students from SSE and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology interested in entrepreneurhsip get together.
You apply as an individual. With support from KTH Innovation and SSE Business Lab, you will be inspired to form teams with diverse skillsets and create business ideas working to solve global challenges.
The program runs for ten weeks with weekly sessions at the Stockholm School of Economics and KTH Innovation's premises.
When? The application deadline is Wednesday, October 11. The program then starts Thursday, October 26.
Where? In person at the Stockholm School of Economics and KTH Innovation's premises.
Who can apply? Current students of the Stockholm School of Economics and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Alumns who graduated in the spring of 2023 are also eligible.
What's included in the program? Five workshops covering different topics, guest lectures with invited entrepreneurs, and a pitch session with feedback from an expert jury. The teams also have access to business coaching from both SSE Business Lab and KTH Innovation.
Frequently asked questions
Can I apply without an idea or a team?
Absolutely! If you're keen on forming a team and idea during the program, you're an ideal candidate.
What if I can't attend certain workshops?
If you know you'll miss some, consider joining the next Ideate instead. The Spring program will have a February 28 deadline.
What happens after the program?
Any examples of startups from Ideate?
Must we continue with our team post-program?
No obligation. Whether you form a startup, join another team, or simply make new friends – it's all positive.
How much time is needed for the program?
The weekly sessions last 90–120 minutes. Outside of that, expect 5–10 hours weekly for your idea. How much time your team commits to your idea outside of this is entirely up to you.
What will the program teach me?
The five workshops focus on early-stage venture topics: team building, crafting minimum viable products, problem-solution fit, understanding competition, and creating a pitch deck.