Six reasons why Sweden is a great place to grow your startup
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 🙂
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 companies.
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!
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.