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NEWS September 18, 2017

List: The six new companies in Sting Incubate

Today, Sting welcomes six new startups to the Sting Incubate program. The companies that have been selected offer services within e.g. logistics optimization, digital project and quality assurance tools, games and e-health.

“We see a great interest from startup to join Sting. With the six new companies in this batch we have accepted 17 new startups to Stings Incubate program, and 33 companies in total this year to Sting. This is a record since we started in 2002. Of the six companies, three – Cling, Nordic Weld Assist and Airmee – come from KTH Innovation’s pre-incubtor, with whom we work closely, “says Karin Ruiz, business coach at Sting.

The companies are offered 6 to 18 months tailor-made coaching and have the opportunity to receive SEK 300,000 from Propel Capital, the investment company investing exclusively in Sting companies. New this year is that, in addition to support from Sting’s experienced coaches, the companies also have access to 30 hours that can be used for buying coaching offered by external experts in areas such as SEO / SEM, UX and Conversion Optimization.

One of the new companies is Cling, which earlier this summer launched a service that makes it easy for craftsmen to write quotes and agreements.
– We see a great demand for our service. Since the launch in late July, we have already secured over 100 customers who send their quotes and agreements through the service, ranging from small companies with one employee to larger companies with more than 50 employees. Now we are ready to accelerate and look forward to qualified sparring from the Sting team, says Oskar Andersson, co-founder of Cling.

Sting’s support for startups includes, in addition to individual coaching and opportunity for investment from Propel Capital, access to Sting’s own recruitment service for startups, SUP46, THINGS or H2 locations, and access to Sting’s broad international network of investors, business contacts and experts.

Since the start of 2002, Sting has coached over 200 startups. Among the Sting Incubate companies are Yubico, Videoplaza, Volumental, Watty, Barnabys, Bioservo and MIND Music Labs.

Here are the six new Sting Incubate companies:
Airmee changes how goods are transported in cities by making “same day” and express delivery within 1-2h available and affordable to all. The company’s research-based technology optimizes real-time logistics flows, which maximizes logistics suppliers capacity and reduces cost and traffic in cities. Companies, stores and e-merchants can offer faster and convenient delivery services through Airmee’s API and deliver from the store within minutes. www.airmee.com

Cling is a project tool that simplifies craftsman administration from first customer contact to payment. With the help of Cling, craftsmen can create quotes from simple and professional templates and send agreements that the customer signs with BankID. The idea is to make it easy to get the right information in place, so that craftsmen do not get into unnecessary disagreements and troubles with their customers. cling.se

HealthiHabits is a digital service that helps people with chronic diseases. At a time when doctors and nurses do not have enough time to support individual patients, HealthiHabit offers personal information and continuous support through a digital service and a personal virtual mentoring network of people with the same disease and health challenges. www.healthihabits.com

Need Insights is an innovative market research company with cutting edge expertise in eye tracking data and measurement of crowds in physical environments. With the latest technology and intelligent analytics platforms, Need Insights helps companies understand their customers in a brand new way and create communications that really make a difference. needinsights.com

Nordic Welding Engineering has developed a method for quality assurance of welded structures. The majority of the welded products are about 20-40% heavier than necessary as there are no reliable methods for quality assurance of welded components with high strength steel. Through the implementation of the method in the manufacturing industry, productivity can increase by up to 50%, production costs are reduced and component weight is further optimized.

Valiant Game Studio is a new indie game studio, which aims to make roleplaying games with focus on social aspects. Storytelling is at the core of their experiences, which will give their players new ways of looking at the world around them.

NEWS August 28, 2017

Game veteran invests in new game studio Hatrabbit

Hatrabbi’s founder Andreas Chrysovitsanos and Joakim Svärling with the new partner Karl Magnus Troedsson in the middle. Photo: Jesper Frisk

Hatrabbi’s founder Andreas Chrysovitsanos and Joakim Svärling with the new partner Karl Magnus Troedsson in the middle. Photo: Jesper Frisk

One of Sweden’s most established gaming profiles on the global stage, Karl Magnus Troedsson, invests in the newly launched game studio Hatrabbit. Troedsson has previously been General Manager and CEO of DICE, VP of Group Strategy for EA, and is now also co-owner of the game publisher Raw Fury. Together they will now focus on strengthening the team and building the entertainment of the future.

Hatrabbit Entertainment was founded in 2016 by two game veterans, Joakim Svärling and Andreas Chryssovitsanos. Both have 17 years of experience from DICE, EA and Rovio. They have been part of creating some of the world’s largest PC and mobile franchise games like Battlefield and Angry Birds. Hatrabbit builds game experiences that utilize the latest virtual and augmented reality technology. There are already technically advanced games, but the studio’s strength lies in delivering world-class quality and adding feelings and magical mood to the games.

– I have worked closely with these guys for many years, says Karl Magnus Troedsson. I know their capacity and what their capable of doing and in the same way they know me. When they described their vision and the question was raised about making the journey together, I did not need much consideration time.

Now the focus is on building next-generation games.
– During the spring, we have focused on building a strong foundation for the studio, said Andreas Chryssovitsanos. Building a strong team and at the same time securing this investment has been our top priority. Therefore, it is extremely valuable to now have Karl Magnus on board. We have also strengthened the development team with Urban Nilsson, who is a partner in the Hatrabbit team.

– Our goal in the coming year is to broaden the game portfolio, find interesting partners and learn as much as possible about the market, says Joakim Svärling.

Hatrabbit Entertainment was the first company to be accepted to Sting’s gaming incubator in at Medborgarplatsen in Stockholm.
Contact:

Contact: Andreas Chryssovitsanos, andreas@hatrabbit.se, +46702461456

NEWS August 28, 2017

Here are the new Sting Accelerate companies

The eight startups that have been selected for the fall batch of Sting’s Accelerator program offer solutions ranging from car wash to Facebook for riders. All companies receive SEK 300,000 from Sweden’s most active private seed investor, Propel Capital, to accelerate growth.

The selected group of Sweden’s most promising startups will receive intensive coaching during 20 weeks by Sting’s coaches to increase the pace of development, rapidly enter the market, and increase the chance of success.

– The new Accelerate companies want to strengthen their sales efforts and represent services ranging from car wash to Facebook for riders and SaaS services for training companies. The group is made up of strong entrepreneurs who will be able to lift and inspire each other. They will certainly impress the startup world, says Ivar Strömberg, coach at Sting.

New this year is that, in addition to support from Sting’s experienced coaches, the companies also have access to 30 hours that can be used for buying coaching offered by external experts in areas such as SEO / SEM, UX and Conversion Optimization .

One of the new companies is Woshapp, which simplifies car wash by going to the customer and washing the car on site, utilising an environmentally friendly washing method.

– We have exciting contracts with some big companies that have many cars, and we already have over 20 percent recurring customers. We applied to Sting because they have extensive knowledge and have helped a large number of companies during many years. We are very excited to have been selected to the program. We are now looking forward to tough and sincere coaching that can seed up our growth rate, says Jens Karlsson, co-founder of Woshapp.

Another company has developed Ztable, an app for riders, offering a training calendar, inspirational riding exercises and a social network.

– We had a very successful launch in early summer and now have 17,000 downloads. We are looking forward to being challenged by Sting so that we can increase the pace and get even better. Getting access to Sting’s network, know-how and coaching will be a great opportunity for us, says Ingrid Sundqvist, founder and CEO of Ztabler.

In addition to coaching in business development and financing, the eight Sting Accelerate companies, also receive support in recruitment and communication, and get access to Sting’s network of business contacts and investors. During the program, Sting companies are offered free office space at the internet hub SUP46 in central Stockholm. Since the start of 2002, Sting has coached over 200 startups. Among the Accelerate companies are Sellpy, Dreams, Karma, Mondido and Sudio.

The following eight startup companies are included in the fall of Sting Accelerate:

Gigital is the first completely digital solution for booking live performers for professional and private events. As a customer you can search, filter, sort and compare the wide range of performers. Completely without middle men. All the communication and payment is done fast and easy directly over the platform. www.gigital.se

GoFrendly We love friendship stories! GoFrendy offers women of all ages and regardless of their life situation an opportunity to create new friendships in a safe environment and through a smart and easy matching process. GoFrendly is available for download on the App Store and released for Android in September 2017. www.gofrendly.se

Kinexit is an online subscription service bringing individualized movement to those serious about health, fitness, and sports. Active people, athletes and those who coach, train and treat them. Activity participation and sports performance is fully individualized and optimized to drive fast results. Movement restrictions are found and fixed to unlock greater possibilities for anyone. All this in an affordable subscription on your mobile device. www.kinexit.com

Learnster is a learning ecosystem and the first cloudbased end-to-end service for learning providers and consultants. Learnster cut time spent on managing courses by 50 percent, saving money on every level, modernizing and distributing course content and making it available in all devices, and most importantly – increases the learning experience and outcome. With Learnster our clients can futureproof their learning offer and business. www.learnster.com

Pushappy is a clever tool that make selling both more effective and fun.
With our app system your sales will increase fast, using our gamification concept.
All sales within the goals you set will be followed up in real-time, helping you to act proactive upon results and get your sales force more motivated than ever. www.pushappy.com

Wopify wants to create the world’s smartest job matching engine and offer people who already have an employment the opportunity to discover new exciting job challenges worldwide, while remaining 100% anonymous. www.wopify.com

Woshapp is the car wash that comes to you. For every car we wash with our proven formula, we save around 200 liters of water. Our formula is also gentle on the paint and reduces the risk of scratches and swirl marks. With Woshapp you just press a button while we take care of the rest. Easy, convenient and safe. www.woshapp.se

Ztable is an app designed especially for riders. It contains a training calendar, inspirational videos and a social network. We give equestrians on all levels the opportunity to share their passion, develop their riding and achieve their goals. Free on AppStore and Google play. www.ztable.se

 

NEWS April 18, 2016

Join STING Accelerate!

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The application period for the next STING Accelerate program is now open. The program round starts in August 2016, and finishes up in January 2017. Do you have what it takes to be a STING Accelerate company? 

Apply-Now

STING Accelerate is the accelerator program that gathers Stockholm’s most promising internet startups. The program provides 7-8 handpicked startups with an exclusive package of funding (300 000 SEK), tailored business development coaching, access to STING’s network of investors and partners as well as free office space at SUP46 in the centre of Stockholm.

> More about the program and the investment 

NEWS October 19, 2014

Apply to FastForward’s next batch!

The next application round for the next batch of STING FastForward, FFW_04, is now open!

For 4 months, we gather Stockholm’s most promising entrepreneurs in the Internet/media sector at SUP46 in Stockholm. We select 7-8 startups that receive an investment of SEK 250,000, close to business development support and coaching, free office space. The companies are also invited to take part of STING’s international network of investors and experts.

> Read more about the program here.
> Apply here!

Application deadline is Nov 10 at midnight.