Get results faster and smarter.

Sting has been around since 2002, supporting hundreds of promising Stockholm-based startups whose combined value exceeds €1.2 billion. Named the Best Accelerator in the Nordics, and the Main Runway for Startups in Stockholm, Sting can offer you:

• 400 000 SEK investment from Propel Capital
• Coaching from top entrepreneurs and ex-VC investors
• Support from Sweden’s largest startup recruitment service
• Worldwide network of early-stage investors and partners
• Free office space at A house
Our offer

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What do our alumni think?

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Karma

"The most valuable input we got was to be customer-focused, constantly test all our hypotheses and minimum viable products. Sting also helped us get pre-seed capital and connect us with investors. Also, it was through Sting that Elsa met the other founders. Sting is great for early-stage companies looking for funding, coaching, business connections or office space. It was definitely an important period for us, of intense and focused attention that provided us with an opportunity to learn at a rapid pace."

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Sellpy

"The most valuable thing was getting to know the coaches. We bounced ideas off them even two years after we graduated. The fact that you must explain or justify your thinking and KPI development to someone is incredibly valuable and helped push us forward. Also, it’s super important to have people who can vouch for you, especially in the early stages. Having the backing of Sting made it easier to attract both capital and new team members."

 

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Barnebys.com

"One take-away from our time at Sting is how important the initial steps are. If you don’t get it right in the beginning it can cost you both time and money and opportunities once you later have to fix it. The most valuable part of being part of Sting was the network and the coaching we received, and having access to a neutral party with entrepreneurial experiences. Someone we could bounce ideas with and who didn’t want to get a good deal out of us, but who were on our side."

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Qasa

“Sting really helped us accelerate our initial launch and go from MVP to first investment round. Today, we are racing to become the most dominant real estate platform in the world, an ambition that we would never have gotten to, had it not been for all inspiring Sting coaches and fellow entrepreneurs.”

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Volumental

"As first-time entrepreneurs, it is invaluable to have a group of coaches – that have actually started companies themselves – to bounce ideas off of and help you find the right way forward for your company and grow faster. By being part of Sting, we met many more potential investors, and also got help applying for grants from Vinnova. Sting provides a fantastic platform on which to start your company in Stockholm!"

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Defentry

“The progress that we’ve made since we joined Sting has been phenomenal. We’re talking progress we might otherwise have done in maybe... never. We’re extremely happy and grateful for the support we’ve received in getting processes in place, finding our key metrics and focusing on sales.”

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Bukvy

"To be a part of Sting was a truly great experience! They helped us to think big, focus on what is important and introduced us to a fantastic startup community. I would recommend every startup that wants to develop and grow to apply!"

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Care to Translate

“We started behaving as a company as soon as we started at Sting. Before, we had been unfocused but now we have clear goals, we work much harder and with the help from Sting we literally have formed into a dream team.”

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We have coached 274 of Sweden's most promising tech startups.
526 MEUR private funding, 2639 jobs created, 248 MEUR revenue.

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    Coaching

    Be challenged by some of Sweden’s leading entrepreneurs and former venture capitalists to get business results faster. Learn more

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    Financing

    You can get 300 000 SEK from Propel Capital and be matched with the right investors for your company. Learn more

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    Recruitment support

    Build your dream team with support from Sweden’s best and most creative recruitment service specialized in startups. Learn more

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    Marketing support

    Get help to generate demand and leads with smart and effective marketing and communication. Learn more

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    Network

    Benefit from Sting’s worldwide network of investors and business contacts who can help you grow faster. Learn more

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    Co-working spaces

    Sting is based at newly renovated premises at A house in Stockholm. This is where you sit during your first time at Sting. We also have partnerships with several of Stockholm’s best co-working spaces such as SUP46, THINGS, Norrsken, Embassy and H2. Learn more

Sting Startup Programs

  • Sting Incubate

    For startups with longer development cycles. Learn and implement important methods and tools to scale within product development, sales, marketing and much more.
    • Prototype in 6-12 months
    • 6-12 months
    • All industries
    • Develop, iterate and scale
    • Personal coach up to 4 hrs/week
    • 300 000 SEK investment
    • Free office space at A house for 6 mos
    • Cost: 5 % stock option but but less if you leave earlier
  • Sting Incubate Deeptech

    Same as Sting Incubate, but for startups that are also built on deep, complex technology.
    • Technical “Proof of concept” & early customer interaction
    • 6-30 months
    • All industries
    • Develop, iterate & launch
    • Personal coach, 2-4 hours / week
    • Possible 500 kSEK investment
    • Free office space at A house for 6 + 6 months
    • Cost: 6% option for 30 months but less if you leave earlier
  • Sting Accelerate

    Same as Sting Incubate, but for startups with shorter development cycles.
    • Launched an MVP with traction
    • 4 months
    • Internet/mobile/digital
    • Iterate & scale
    • 2 coaches, 1 hr/week
    • 300 000 SEK investment
    • Free office space at A house
    • Cost: 2 % stock option