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Kinexit–the IT platform that takes training to a new level–raises millions in new funding

Kinexit is a digital platform that detects body movement restrictions, and automatically selects personalized and animated training solutions based on the chosen sport and the individual’s goals. The company has raised over two million SEK from private investors, including former NHL pro Mattias Weinhandl, to continue their expansion in the United States. The team behind […]

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A competitive Test Drive Digital announces two winners: housing startup Ett tak, två generationer and mindfulness innovators MindfulHu

Sting in collaboration with EIT Digital has run the Test Drive Digital program, aimed at stimulating entrepreneurs to test their ideas. In the end there were two companies that were tied for the honor of Best Pitch, housing startup Ett tak, två generationer and mindfulness innovators MindfulHu. Ett tak, två generationer aims to connect students […]

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Go Africa finale attracted a full house

On Thursday a final event themed “How to succeed with the business in sub-Saharan Africa” was held for the The Go Africa program, created by Sting and partners, at SUP46 in Stockholm. Go Africa has offered Swedish entrepreneurs seminars, experience-sharing, networking, individual coaching and visits to startup hubs, all focused on doing business in Africa, […]

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Sniph gears up with big name investors and begins European expansion

The innovative Swedish perfume service Sniph has raised 5 million SEK from new and existing owners in its latest investment round to fund the company’s international expansion. First up is a launch in the UK, to be followed by the rest of Europe. There is potential in scents. In 2024 the global fragrance market is […]

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Health Tech company VisueCare sold to Tieto

Tieto has acquired health tech startup VisueCare. VisueCare´s cloud-based solution is developed to facilitate daily tasks in elderly care facilities. The acquisition is part of Tieto’s efforts to broaden their offering related to elderly care for municipalities. VisueCare was founded in 2014 with the aim of easing everyday work for staff and creating smarter ways […]

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Find your entrepreneurial sea legs faster

Building a successful startup rarely is plain sailing. In fact, almost all startups have to weather not one but quite a few storms on their path to whatever they define as success. Out of them, only a very small percentage actually make it. Is this low number somehow determined by an invisible law or can […]

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5 reasons why startups fail

80-90% of all technology startups never reach their initial vision to become a large international growth company. Since I started STING 2002, I have seen more than 100 startups pass through our Business Accelerator. Some have already become international companies and some are on their way. But I have also seen several of our startups […]

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Zoom in and zoom out to connect with reality

Entrepreneurs need zooming abilities to connect their vision with the real life of their customers. Numerous very serious attempts have been made to pinpoint what certain characteristics and habits set apart successful entrepreneurial leaders from their less successful counterparts. What tempted me to humbly add an observation to this plethora of findings is that one […]

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The Pivot – so hyped and so underused

My colleague Raoul Stubbe recently wrote an excellent (yeah right, I’m not biased) blog post on ”Why Swedish entrepreneurs need more staying power”. One of the issues Raoul brought up was the PIVOT, in the context of how much harder it is to pivot here in Sweden than in the US due to how investors […]

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