Sting Test Drive – Deeptech

This program is the next step for those who have an early Deeptech startup and want to build a company that addresses important societal problems with advanced, cutting-edge technology.

Sting Test Drive Deeptech is a practical training program that helps you find the optimal business model and the tools you need to build a successful business.

By “deeptech startups” we mean startups whose business ideas address important societal problems with new and difficult-to-copy technical solutions. These may include biotechnology, new materials, artificial intelligence, block chain, energy technology, robotics, AR and VR, to name a few. The idea should be applicable in an international market and be scalable globally.

Application deadline: January 26, 2020
Dates of workshops: 6/2, 20/2, 5/3, 19/3 and 2/4
Time: 5 pm to 9 pm
Place: First workshop: Sting @ A house, Östermalmsgatan 26A, 4th floor
The other workshops: KTH (address will be announced later)

Who can apply?

We welcome people with ideas in all sectors. The program is aimed at those who have their own innovative business concept / startup with great international growth potential and are based on a pioneering technical solution. Scalability is also an important criterion. We are happy to see that the team consists of two to three people, both men and women. 10-12 companies/projects are adopted for each program.

>>> Apply here

The content of the workshops

The Sting Test Drive program focuses on business-critical areas: business models, sales strategies, barriers to entry, internationalization, financing options, leadership etc.

WS 1: Startup challenges
– Lean Canvas
– Startup challenges
– Customer segment
– Customer meeting

WS 2: The crying customer
– The crying customer
– Sales
– Value proposition
– Minimum viable product (MVP)

WS 3: Financing
– Specific challenges for deeptech startups
– Budget
– Lean in practice
– Team

WS 4: Final
– Pitch final


The Sting Test Drive program is free. You contribute with your own time, commitment and passion.


At the first course session, all participants and organizers sign a confidentiality agreement. No information on the business concepts, technologies or names of participants may be spread outside the program without the consent of the participant in question.


Apply by January 26th, 2020, the latest, click here