Results 2015

1962

Startups evaluated since the start in 2002

421 startups evaluated in 2015

181

Startups have been accepted to STING since the start in 2002

28 startups accepted in 2015

72

% of the STING companies are active today

6

of them have been bought (M&A)

122

MEUR in combined revenue

(all active startups)

90

% of that revenue comes from export

90

MEUR has been raised in public funding

290

MEUR has been raised in private funding

14

MEUR has been invested in STING companies by the network STING Business Angels

(in 37 startups since the network started in 2008)

5

MEUR invested in 33 STING companies by Propel Capital

(includes STING Accelerate batches fall 2014 to spring 2016)

1230

Employees total in STING companies

224 new employees in 2015

20

% female employees in STING companies

42

Female founders or CEOs

150

Recruitments that STING has been involved in since 2008

36 recruitments in 2015.

370

Jobseekers and startup founders were connected through only 3 Join a Startup events in 2015

22

% of accepted startups come from academia

78

% of accepted startups come from the business world

140

Applications in 2015 to the STING Incubate program

12 startups were accepted.

282

Applications in 2015 to the STING Accelerate program

16 startups were accepted.

140

Applications in 2015 to the Test Drive pre-incubator programs

53 startups were accepted.

200

MEUR has been raised by STING coaches in their careers

18

Companies founded by STING coaches

160

Years of STING coaches building companies