Apply to Sting
The deadline for our Spring 2022 programs has passed, but we may consider late applications for a Wildcard final in January – so hit apply!
Sting is for promising startups with either a launched product or service who are looking to scale (accelerate program) or startups with an existing prototype who will be ready to launch in the next 6-18 months (incubate program).
What others say about us
We've received tremendous support and guidance. With the help from the coaches, we’ve been able to focus on the right things and move rapidly towards our goals.
Sting helped us get pre-seed capital and connect us with investors. It was definitely an important period for us of intense and focused work that made us learn at a rapid pace.
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.
What you get
Sting offers the most extensive startup support ecosystem in the Europe, including personalized coaching, financing, office space, recruitment support and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs.
With Sting’s help, you significantly increase your chances of success. Over 19 years we’ve helped 350+ companies – and over 70% of them are still thriving today.
We work with startups in different stages, from idea to paying customers and recurring revenue. And we’re with you every step of the way – even long after your program ends.
Here’s what you get:
Meet your coaches
To give your team and your business maximum support, we have a fantastic lineup of business coaches. They are experienced entrepreneurs and business developers within different verticals and sectors, including SaaS, fintech, health, and sustaintech – within both B2B and B2C.
Below are the coaches you’ll spend the most time with, but you can expect a strong commitment and close support from our whole team.
Cecilia is an expert in B2B, SaaS and marketing, and coaches SaaS and software/services startups.
The hard way. Smarter and faster.
Twice a year, Sting accepts 12-15 handpicked companies onto our accelerate and incubate programs. Depending on where you are on your startup journey, we’ll decide which program is best for you after reviewing your application.
Admission: 2 batches per year, 12-15 startups per batch
Length: Minimum four months, maximum 24 months (depending on where you are on your startup journey).
Cost: We have a “success fee” model in the form of stock warrants to Sting. Read more about this here.
Investment from Propel Capital: SEK 500 000 convertible note (in addition to Sting’s warrant).
Requirements: Launched prototype/alpha. Founding team of minimum two people.