Growing Promising Startups

THINK Accelerate helps promising, early-stage technology startups grow through business coaching and mentoring. We have an international advisor network, a great co-working space and give you the opportunity to build valuable connections with potential investors.

Accelerate your startup today - We give you all the tools you'll need

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.

World-class mentoring

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.

Calling all smart city startups!

The H+ ‘smart city’ project is one of the largest construction projects ever undertaken in Sweden, building schools, offices, shops and 4–5,000 new homes by the year 2035 to meet the demand of over 40,000 people who will move into the city in that time.

The project aims to be a model for future urban development and will radically transform the southern parts of Helsingborg.

 

We are eager to find startups with solutions around urban planning, waste management, smart building, smart home, smart mobility, smart grid, smart energy, smart production, smart government and open data. Are you the one we are looking for?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an accelerator and an incubator?

Startup accelerators are cohort-based programs, that include mentorship and educational components and culminate in a public pitch event or demo day. While traditional business incubators are often government-funded, generally take no equity. Unlike business incubators, the application process for startup accelerators is open to anyone but highly competitive.

 

Incubator programs can be up to 3 years, while accelerators are more likely to fit in everything to 3-5 months. Making it a more fast-paced environment and the perfect opportunity to accelerate your business if you are more early-stage.

How do I apply to your program?

The applications for Spring Batch 2018 will open soon. So stay tuned and sign up to our newsletter!

Do I have to be in the THINK location during the whole 3 months?

You’ll get more out of the program if you have a high attendance and we do recommend being active throughout the three months. We have workshops, mentoring and meetings every week. We give you all the tools you’ll need to take the next step – What you do with it and with your time, is up to you.

What are the costs to relocate to THINK for 3-months?

Cost really depends on how you want to live while you are here.
You can rent a room for 3,000 to 6,000 SEK or an apartment 8,000 – 14,000 SEK
Eating out
Lunch – 40 – 100 SEK
Dinner – 80 – 150 SEK
Travel pass for the city 450 kr (also easy to walk or bike most places)

Do you accept international companies?

Yes, of course! We accept companies from all around the world. We highly believe that diversity and equality makes a better team and business.

My team outsources software development, are we still qualified to apply?

Yes, it’s not a problem.

I've sent in my application, when do I hear back from you?

If you’ve made it to Phase 2 in the application process, we will get back to you in 2-3 weeks. For international companies, we will get back to you sooner.

When does the Fall program begin?

We are happy to announce that our Fall program will start on September 18th.

Requirements to apply

  • At least two founders in the company with a balance between tech and business skills
  • You also need to have a solid idea or in an MVP prototype stage and understand where you want to take your company and what goals you want to achieve.
  • Scalable business model.
  • Be able to be in or within commute distance to Helsingborg during the program.

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