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NEWS June 9, 2020

Sting Online Demo Day draws an audience of 150+ investors

Yesterday, 12 of Sweden’s hottest startups pitched at the first-ever digital Sting Demo Day. The event constitutes the finale of the startup programs Sting Accelerate and Sting Incubate and gives an opportunity to build relationships with future investors.

Did you miss Sting Demo Day? Watch the event and pitches here.

Due to the Corona pandemic, Sting’s business moved online this spring, as did Sting Demo Day, which yesterday was carried out digitally for the first time.

− Much has changed with Corona and our startup companies are facing exceptional challenges but also opportunities. To come out stronger from the crisis, they all need continued support from our startup community and it was therefore very gratifying to see more than 150 investors and representatives from established companies participate digitally at our final event, says Pär Hedberg, founder and CEO of Sting.

The 12 startup companies that are now leaving Sting offer solutions in a wide range of industries from health and fintech to music creation and cloud computing.

− Regardless of the format, Sting Demo Day always offers exciting presentations from Sweden’s latest and most promising startups. Despite a tough spring, these 12 companies have shown good results on the financing side, but above all they have achieved results in the form of sales and new customers, improved products and stronger and expanded teams, says Fredrik Rosengren, business coach at Sting and program manager for Sting Accelerate.

The pitch section of Sting Online Demo Day was concluded by Lena Skiba, co-founder and CEO of Skinfo, after a vote by the audience winning the award for “Best pitch”.

− We are incredibly excited about the prize for the best pitch, especially in the company of so many other impressive startups! Gaining access to a whole team of fantastic Sting coaches and experts during the spring in every conceivable area, and borrowing Sting’s resources and networks, has given us a real head start. We are very grateful and well equipped for the time ahead! says Lena Skiba.

After the pitches followed an hour of Q&A with the companies in Zoom meetings and there was also an opportunity for investors to book individual meetings with the teams later this week.

The following companies pitched at Sting Demo Day:

Gestrument − Making music interactive.

Eaesy − lets you order food from all the popular restaurants in one app.

Datia − Make value-based and sustainable investments.

Heap − Peer-to-peer carsharing made easy.

Gazzine − Quality articles from journalists all around the world.

Noteful Ai − Relevant financial information for beginner to expert investors.

Voicemachine − B2B marketplace for professional voice-over.

Laundrop − Laundry pick-up and delivery straight to your door.

All Aboard − Ridiculously easy bookings of longer train trips in Europe.

Vagon − Personal supercomputer in the cloud for creatives.

Skinfo − Science-generated information on ingredients in skincare and cosmetics.

Health Integrator − Strengthens the individual’s conditions for better health.

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