Accelerate your startup today

What you'll get

12-weeks of Acceleration

Join our 12-week accelerator program for early-stage startups. You start the program with at least an early prototype and leave ready to receive investment.

Join our global network

We build a global community around you. Our international advisors and mentors are entrepreneurs and corporate leaders dedicated to getting you to the next level.

Get the smarts you need

Entrepreneurs need to be curious. We bring in experts from around the world to give you the knowledge and information you need to succeed internationally.

Meet investors

You keep 100% ownership of your company in our program. At the end of the program, you pitch to a room of investors and you decide who's worthy of joining your startup.

Jakob Gelberg

Co-founder / BIGHEART

THINK Accelerate was an amazing experience. What was most striking was that I developed highly valuable skills and experiences on a personal level, which are vital for running a startup and to be fit for leading it through both ups and downs.

The Swedish Formula

Why Sweden?

Talent

Sweden has a highly educated and talented population with a strong design and engineering culture. No surprise then that Swedes are ‘early adopters’ of new technology.

Open & Collaborative Atmosphere

Whether you want to go for a coffee to chat about ideas, get feedback on your product or need an intro to an investor. Connecting to good people here is quick and easy.

Pay It Forward

The region has a large number of successful entrepreneurs that want to help the next generation succeed through mentoring, angel investing and generally being friendly to startups

Gender Equality

It’s not a new concept here, Sweden ranks as one of the world’s most gender-egalitarian countries, based on a firm belief that men and women should share power and influence equally.  Sweden is very pro women and pro family, dating back to the 1970’s women’s rights have been a cornerstone of society, making Sweden an ideal place for female founders to start their company.

Work Hard, Play Hard

Sweden has some of the highest productivity coupled with lowest working hours, Swedes get stuff done and have family time. With a high standard of services and cheap rent, Sweden always ranks highly on the quality of life index … and it’s not because of the weather!

Unicorn Farm

The Nordics are hot right now, with 33% of Europe’s billion dollar exits.  Investors have a close eye on the Nordics, on the look out for the next unicorns.

Prepare yourself, fall is coming!

Applications to the Fall Batch 2017 will open soon!

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