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NEWS February 11, 2019

List: The 14 new companies selected by Sting

An automatic anti-money laundering process, sustainable modular houses, safer medical tubes, programmable accessories and new financing solutions for companies – these are some of the products and services that the 14 innovative companies in the spring’s round of Sting Incubate and Sting Accelerate represent. The list of companies is announced today when the entrepreneurs meet for the first time in Sting’s offices at A house.

– It is an exciting range of innovative solutions among this group of very strong companies in B2B and B2C this time. We see interesting trends in the fintech area, where several of the companies are active, says Fredrik Rosengren, program manager for Sting Accelerate.

The companies that are admitted to Sting can get an investment of SEK 300,000 from Propel Capital, Sweden’s most active private seed investor. In addition to the actual investment, the companies also get direct access to the 40 business angels behind Propel Capital, as well as their networks.

In addition, the companies receive individual coaching in business development and financing, support in recruitment, and access to Sting’s broad international network of industrial contacts and investors. They also get free office space for six months at A house, which provides a strong community with each other and the Sting team.

Since the start in 2002, Sting has coached over 240 startups. In 2017, the companies had sales of over SEK 2.1 billion and have attracted close to SEK 4.5 billion in private capital. Sting’s alumni include companies such as BarnebysBioservoDPOrganizerKarma, Videoplaza, Volumental and Yubico.

One of the companies in this spring batch is ImagiLabs. They build a community and tools to teach more young girls to program.

– Coming from technical backgrounds, we applied to Sting to get the support and expertise we need from the business side. It was a natural choice to choose Sting because of their long experience and great track record. We are very much looking forward to working with our coaches and bringing more girls into tech, says Alexa Edström, head of marketing and communications at ImagiLabs.

The team behind Prion has developed a platform for kindergartens that lets teachers easily document children’s activities using pictures, texts and videos.

– With Sting’s help, we look forward to being able to scale our company faster. Their large network can support us in attracting both talent and capital, which will be relevant for us. We are also looking forward to taking advantage of Sting’s experienced coaches as well as other companies’ knowledge, says Fredrika Bernadotte, CEO of Prion.

The companies chosen by Sting are:

Cardia is a mobile application that offers a safer way to privately buy and sell used cars. All cars are tested at impartial car inspection stations to remove the risk of hidden errors. Through the application, users gain access to finance, warranty and insurance companies in the private market. For increased security, payment and change of ownership take place in the application. www.cardia.eu

Casablnca is a CRM system (SAAS) invented and designed for companies working with influencer marketing. The system collects, stores and evaluates all data in one place, which automates a huge part of the manual work load, allowing companies to focus on the two most important components within influencer marketing – communication and growth. www.casablnca.com

Creditive provides automated lending services to better serve SMEs. Creditive’s lending software pulls from real-time data points making the credit process more efficient, secure and fair. Powered by Big Data and AI-underwriting technology, Creditive’s core aim is to increase loan approvals, equipping SMEs with the working capital they need to grow. www.creditive.se

The Fit develops mobile 3D body scanning technology providing users with digital Body-ID:s that can be used to shop for the right size, order customized products or virtually try on clothes. By combining 3D scanning and artificial intelligence, The Fit change the online experience of the future. Helping companies reduce returns by enabling personalized recommendations for consumers. www.thefit.se

At FLOAT, we are pioneers of Capital-as-a-Service (CaaS) – providing small SaaS businesses with fast, easy access to founder-friendly, non-dilutive growth capital. www.floatlending.com

Gimme Shelter aims to make architecture accessible to the masses. With unique, environmentally friendly and affordable housing solutions that can be combined, Gimme Shelter wants to help people to live and build according to their need and their wallet. Together with Sweden’s most acclaimed pioneers in environment and sustainability, Gimme Shelter is building Northern Europe’s first turnkey house that is run on fossil-free fuels. www.gimme-shelter.se

Harvest Moon develops a toilet that separates and converts the waste into plant nutrients. The volume is reduced by 90 percent, thereby making it easy to empty and transport the waste. The company’s first customers are Scandinavian vacation home owners who want aesthetic environmentally-friendly toilets that are hygienic and easy to handle. The next step is the global market where the need for waterless toilet solutions is enormous. www.harvestmoon.se

imagiLabs is building a community and tools to teach programming to girls between 12-16. They spark their interest with the ultimate accessories that can be customized through programming from their mobile phones – this way bringing self-expression, creativity, and mobile phones to the center of the experience. By enabling girls to take their first steps into the world of programming, they can be part of the first generation of a gender-equal tech workforce. www.imagilabs.se

Mendi is the world’s first brain enhancement device for home use. Mendi’s technology is successfully being used by NASA and in research to enhance the brain’s functions and capacity by over 50 percent. The company is now making it accessible for everyone to use. Mendi is for those who want to improve their mental well-being, performance and overall health. www.mendi.io

PCT is a user-friendly cloud solution designed to help organisations minimize time spent on keeping track of, following up and planning recurring tasks. The intuitive dashboard allows quick and easy setup while giving users access to audit trail functionality and powerful reporting otherwise only found in more complex systems. www.productivesolutions.se

Pliance helps companies automate their anti-money laundering processes through a powerful, flexible API that helps companies build customer screenings into their current tools and workflows. This allows companies to scale their businesses by saving them time and money that can be focused on their core product. Even smaller companies can save millions of Swedish crownes by eliminating the manual customer screenings and using Pliance’s API instead. https://pliance.io

Prion is a platform for kindergartens. Via the Prion app, teachers can easily document the children’s activities using pictures, texts and videos and make connections to the goals in the curriculum. Parents can follow their own child’s learning on a daily basis. Prion enables teachers to reduce the time spent on administration, parents to become more involved in their child’s development and further strengthen the relationship between teachers and parents. www.prionapp.com

Renbloc is a comprehensive and transparent solution for tracing and verifying sources of energy. Customers can easily keep track of when, where and how their energy is produced. Bringing purchasing power to the energy market, the conscious consumer will for the first time be able voice their energy opinion by directly and transparently choosing the origin of their energy. www.renbloc.com

TADA Medical solves the enormous, global need for safer medical tubes by eliminating negative consequences, such as patient injury, related to accidents where a tube is pulled during treatment. We are pioneering a new global standard for safer medical tubes. www.tadamedical.com

 

NEWS August 27, 2018

Launch of Block Block, the Nordic region’s first co-working space for blockchain

The start-up scene in Stockholm continues to boom. Gaming, Fintech, Foodtech and Blockchain are hot discussion topics at almost every event and business lunch in Stockholm. In order for Sweden to become a leader in the next digital revolution, Blockchain, the Nordic region’s first dedicated co-working space for block-chain companies, Block Block, is now opening in Stockholm.

At Linnegatan 89, Block Block is launching after the summer. Initiative takers are Cofound.it and Embassy House. Sting is also participating as a content partner. The aim is to gather various skills within Blockchain under one roof to build internationally competitive companies faster.

“We move into attractive premises on Linnégatan 89, where FOA laid the foundation for Swedish computer history in the 50’s. We will officially open the first of September but a few companies have already moved in”, says Anders Nilsson at Embassy House, one of the founders of Block Block.

“A comprehensive initiative is needed in this area and we want to take the lead. The purpose is to create a place that is open to everyone interested in Blockchain and those who want to learn more about the possibilities in this area, says Jens Frid at Cofound.it and continues: “The competence is here, as well as the curiosity to develop new solutions and companies. Now it is important to address the area and make sure that more people begin to build the new digital infrastructure.”

“We are passionate about helping these blockchain entrepreneurs, going from idea to reality quickly and efficiently. Together we with the founders of Block Block, we will run one of our programs, Test Drive, in the fall, with specific focus on early stage startups within blockchain and artificial intelligence. With the continued need for digital transition, new fast-paced companies are breaking ground,” says Jonas Lindqvist, business coach at Sting, who will lead the Test Drive Blockchain program.

About Cofound.it
At Cofound.it we match blockchain businesses with the essential resources for success. We believe that the global economy should be open to all entrepreneurs, no matter who they are or where they are from. In 2017 when we began our journey, we supported blockchain entrepreneurs to launch ICOs; we’ve now expanded our services to post-funding startups and have a full menu of resources from advisors, to investors to sector experts. Our services and tools offer the support needed to help turn today’s blockchain visions into tomorrow’s reality.

About Embassy House
Embassy House was launched in 2016 and offers start-ups and growth companies affordable office solutions in industry-focused co-working spaces. Since its inception, more than 100 companies have moved into Embassy and Linnégatan 89 is now house number 3.

About Sting
Since 2002, Sting has helped entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas into successful growth companies. We offer startups financing, business development support and world-class networks. Sting has supported over 240 startups, of which 70 percent continue to grow. Together, all Sting companies have a turnover of over SEK 2.1 billion. In addition, they have created over 1800 jobs.

BlockBlock.co www.blockblock.co
Linnégatan 89 heyhey@blockblock.co
11523 Stockholm

NEWS July 3, 2018

Propel Capital IV raises 8 MSEK from Saminvest and opens for matching of business angel investments

From left: Pär Hedberg (Sting), Peder Hasslev (Saminvest), Erik Wijnbladh (Saminvest), Jens Lundström (ABI) and Jeanette Andersson (Minc)

From left: Pär Hedberg (Sting), Peder Hasslev (Saminvest), Erik Wijnbladh (Saminvest), Jens Lundström (ABI) and Jeanette Andersson (Minc)

Propel Capital IV, founded by Sting, is one of three selected business angel companies that raises capital from Saminvest to improve the financing and growth opportunities for its incubator and accelerator companies. In addition to the 8 MSEK investment in Propel Capital IV, Saminvest undertakes to invest together with selected business angels when they make follow-on investments in Propel Capitals portfolio companies.

Propel Capital I – IV are business angel companies linked to Sting, the leading ecosystem in the Nordics for startups with high growth potential. Propel Capital allows business angels to become indirect shareholders in a large number of promising startups with a relatively small capital investment. The angels also have the opportunity to make direct investments in their favorite Propel Capital companies.

“Since the start in 2002, Sting has contributed to the development of a large number of interesting companies and built a network of experienced business angels. It was therefore natural for Saminvest to have Sting and Propel Capital as part of this first investment round in incubator-based business angel companies. We are now building on this structure and we look forward to taking the concept to other parts of the country,” comments Peter Hasslev, CEO of Saminvest.

Including the investment from Saminvest, Propel Capital IV, has raised more than 20 MSEK to invest in up to 40 companies. As a complement to the investment in Propel Capital, Saminvest will also match selected business angels’ continued investments in Propel Capitals portfolio companies.

“Propel Capital has so far funded over 70 startups in Stockholm. It has made us one of Sweden’s most active private investors with great reach among entrepreneurs and investors in early stages. Through the investment from Saminvest, we now have additional resources to help entrepreneurs to realize business ideas and build more growth companies in Sweden,” says Niclas Lilja, Chairman of Propel Capital.

Saminvest’s investment initiative initially involves investments in business angel companies linked to three incubators from north to south – Sting, Minc (Malmö) and the Arctic Business Incubator (Luleå), all participants in Vinnova‘s excellence program. The aim is that these investments will soon be followed by similar investments in business angel companies linked to incubators in other parts of the country. The management of both Propel Capital and Saminvest’s additional investments in Propel Capital companies are handled by Sting.

“Business angels play a key role in funding young growth companies. In this context, today’s launch of the matching initiative, where Saminvest will match selected business angels’ follow-on investments, is extra pleasing. Sweden now get a business angel investment booster corresponding to similar initiatives in many other parts of the world,” says Erik Wijnbladh, Head of Fund Investments in Saminvest.

For more information contact:
Peder Hasslev, CEO Saminvest, 076-117 31 70
Pär Hedberg, CEO Sting, 070-855 03 18

About Saminvest
Saminvest is a venture capital company, formed by the state in 2016. Saminvest is actively working on the creation of new venture capital funds (“VC”) with sufficient qualities and long-term ability to develop the Swedish venture capital market. This is done by identifying new teams with experience in developing successful companies that manage funds that have the potential to attract private capital. Together with other investors, Saminvest will invest in these new venture capital funds, which in turn become active owners of portfolio companies in future industries.

About Sting and Propel Capital
Since 2002, Sting has helped entrepreneurs to develop their business ideas into successful growth companies. We offer startups financing, business development support and world-class networks. Sting has supported over 240 startups, of which 70 percent continue to grow and grow today. Together, all Sting companies have a turnover of over SEK 2.1 billion. In addition, they have created over 1800 jobs. Linked to Sting is Propel Capital, which since its inception in 2014 through Propel Capital I, II III and IV has invested nearly SEK 25 million in over 70 STING companies. The portfolio includes companies such as Sellpy, Signal Signal, DP Organizer, Elly Pistol, Sniph, Airinum and Sudio.

NEWS June 6, 2018

Inkonova secures first commercial order for their Batonomous system, from LKAB

On the 23rd of April 2018, Inkonova received the first commercial service purchase order for a scanning mission using their Batonomous system, from LKAB Malmberget. The order came after a demo of the system was conducted earlier this year in Gällivare in Northern Sweden. LKAB owns the biggest underground iron ore mine in the world, located in Kiruna. The service mission is scheduled for the first half of June 2018.

The mission aims to survey zones deemed difficult or impossible with the previous state of technology. The inclination, the terrain of the shaft, the danger of collapse and falling rocks, absence of light, GPS, vision and prior knowledge, all make it a challenge to survey and map these areas. Lack of data from such zones cause weeks of delay, and a multitude of errors, leading to millions in monetary loss.

Ikonova’s Batonomous technology, along with their other systems, specialize in enabling autonomous aerial robotics in spaces where no other survey platforms can be used, particularly in autonomous navigation where all infrastructure (such as GPS, light and beacons) is absent, no prior map exists, and the environment provides a challenge.

Inkonova’s aerial robotics solutions has been catering to the underground mining market in North America, South America, Africa and Europe, since 2016, with products such as the TILT Ranger, TILT Scout and most recently the Batonomous.

For further inquiries:
Ahmed AlNomany
Cofounder & CEO
ahmed@inkonova.se

NEWS May 29, 2018

Wehype – the innovative advertising platform that helps advertisers reach gamers – closes funding round

Wehype helps advertisers conduct influencer marketing campaigns targeted to the gaming world. Now the company is backed by John and Martin Wattin, of Inbox Capital, along with several other well-known investors.

Wehype makes it easy and painless for advertisers to reach the huge audiences that follow gaming and esports. In Wehype’s digital platform ad buyers are provided powerful tool allows them to launch scalable influencer marketing campaigns targeting millions of gamers around the world, in under ten minutes.

Watching other people play computer games is a trend that has exploded in recent years. In 2017 Superdata reported that more people watch gaming videos online than those who watch HBO, Netflix, ESPN and Hulu combined.

– We have a product that is unique on the market today. We cut out the unnecessary intermediaries and put ad buyer in direct contact with those influencers who have the most relevant audience. In addition, we use a number of technical elements to simplify time-consuming steps such as communications, payments and data collection, says Robin Åström, founder and CEO of Wehype.

Now the company has closed a successful funding round and Wehype’s shareholder list has grown to include a number of renowned and experienced entrepreneurs and investors, including John Wattin and Martin Wattin of Inbox Capital, Betsson founder Pontus Lindwall, and Christian Ehrhardt (e.g. Vitamin Well).

– We have worked a long time on finding the right investors who can support us in our continued growth and international expansion. We primarily chose to bring in people who see their ownership in the long term and that can contribute and add synergies to our operations, said Robin Åström.

Wehype’s network already consists of thousands of influencers, reaching an audience of tens of millions of people. Its customers include well-known brands such as ASUS, Warner Music, Hertz and SJ.

– Wehype is a very exciting company that is at the forefront in its field. I look forward to being on this journey with them and contributing with my experience, says John Wattin.

Wehype was part of the Sting Accelerate program in the spring of 2017.

 

Read more about Wehype here: wehype.it

More information: Robin Åström, CEO and founder, +46 73 382 17:12, robin@wehype.it

 

NEWS May 21, 2018

BlueCall secures millions in new funding – will help employers increase the wellbeing of employees


BlueCall, the app for anonymous therapeutic calls and chats, teams up with Soläng Invest, a former KING Studio Manager, and a stress researcher from Stockholm University in a new investment round. The money will be used to finance a new partnership strategy aimed at employers and health service providers.

–We are thrilled to bring even more skills into the company and now we can take the leap from being a start-up to becoming a more established company. Having research expertise in our core area, as well as experts in the field of digitization amongst the investors, we are convinced that we can strengthen our position as the service that prevents mental illness. With our anonymous solution, we lower the thresholds for individuals to dare to and want to address their situation, said Caroline Rödén, CEO of BlueCall.

The new funds will be used to finance a new strategy for partnerships with employers and health service providers. A new sales manager, head hunted by Wise Professionals and with a solid HR background, will lead the launch of the new strategy. The investment will also help BlueCall prepare to launch their service in new markets.

–As an investor, I am drawn to simple solutions to difficult societal problems and to driven founders who are determined to succeed. BlueCall has a business idea that addresses a huge and global societal problem, and a prominent issue for employers – mental health issues account for 46% of all sick leave. The company has launched an effective tool to prevent mental illness by getting the employee to act even before the situation has become serious. I am convinced that many employers will benefit greatly from this, says Anders Göransson from Soläng Invest, sometimes referred to as Sweden’s largest technology investor.

The new investors are

  • Soläng Invest, Anders Göransson
  • Fredrik Åhlberg, former studio manager at KING
  • Oddball Ventures, Ashkan Fardost
  • Helena Schiller, stress researcher at Stockholm University
  • Cecilia Storåkers Hjelmstedt

BlueCall was a part of Sting Accelerate in the fall of 2016.

About BlueCall

BlueCall was founded in 2016 by Caroline Rödén, Lisa Löfgren and Tamara Bernad. The service is an app for anonymous therapeutic conversations over phone and chat – a simple and scalable solution to the huge social problem of mental health. The vision is to help millions of people across the world to better wellbeing. BlueCall has 10,000 users and over 150 call therapists connected to the service. The company is based in Stockholm, and consists of a team of 8 people.

Press Contact

Lisa Löfgren
Lisa@bluecallapp.com
+4673 905 16 05
bluecallapp.com

NEWS October 30, 2017

On-demand car wash Woshapp launches collaboration with DriveNow

The car wash industry challenger Woshapp has started a collaboration with car-sharing service DriveNow. Woshapp will wash DriveNow’s whole fleet of 300 cars in Stockholm.

Woshapp is the car wash that comes to you with a simple push of a button on your phone. Using an environmentally friendly car shampoo adapted to the Nordic climate, water-saving washing technology as well as bicycle transports, Woshapp is an environmentally-friendly and time-saving car wash option. A typical automatic car wash consumes approximately 200 liters of water per wash, compared to Woshapp’s washing technology, which only needs 350 ml of water per wash.

– We are very pleased that DriveNow is choosing Woshapp’s car wash solution. Not least because car-sharing services contribute to reduced climate impact, but also because this gives us the possibility of expanding internationally together with DriveNow, one of the world’s leading car-sharing services, says Jens Karlsson, co-founder and CEO of Woshapp.

– That a major player like DriveNow chooses Woshapp confirms that our washing method works well and that there is a demand for our innovative and environmentally friendly service among established companies. We will be recruiting new car attendants to join us on this journey, continues Jens Karlsson.

– Woshapp gives us a cost-effective solution and the ability to wash our cars in an environmentally friendly way. Our services have a lot in common and we look forward to a long-term partnership that will increase profitability for both companies, says Henric Hedenqvist, Senior Fleet Manager at DriveNow.

About Woshapp
Woshapp wants to revolutionize the car wash industry in a sustainable way. The service is an environmentally friendly car wash alternative, that saves water and uses environmentally-friendly cleaning agents. Businesses and private customers in Stockholm can easily book a car wash online. When the reservation is made, Woshapp sends its car attendant to the designated place where the car is washed. Upon completion of the car wash, before and after images are sent to the customer.

Contact
Jens Karlsson, CEO and co-founder at Woshapp: Mobile: 072-324 91 91, E: mail: Jens@woshapp.se

www.woshapp.se

NEWS September 20, 2017

Sales-tech company Tölve raises 2.6 MSEK

Tölve has raised 2.6 MSEK from investors like Anders Göransson at Soläng Invest, Softhouse Invest and former CEO of Telge, Kjell Hasslert. The capital will be used to launch the company’s self-learning sales platform and establish Tölve on the Swedish market.

Tölve’s SaaS service, an AI-based “sales assistant”, helps sales professionals to identify new potential customers using predictive analysis and AI processes. The sales assistant also collects relevant information about the potential customers, such as all available financial information and media referrals.

– One of the exciting things with Tölve is that we have the potential to free up to 30 percent of a sales professional’s working day. From today spending 1-2 hours a day looking for new customers, we can do this job for the sales professional in no time, using predictive analysis and AI processes, allowing him or her to spend more time in dialogue with the customer and closing deals, says Azra Rahmanovic, CEO of Tölve.

Kjell Hasslert, former CEO of Telge, has long experience from leading sales organizations and sees great potential in Tölve’s platform.
– When got in contact with Tölve, I immediately understood how they could increase the efficiency of the sales work. It is also something very thrilling with the opportunities of applying artificial intelligence in this area, said Kjell Hasslert.

– We are very pleased that the capital round is finalised. With the investment and the experience we get through our new financiers, we are now well equipped for launching the platform in September and for our continued journey, said Azra Rahmanovic.

Tölve was founded in February 2016 with the vision of introducing artificial intelligence and predictive analysis in the sales industry. The Tölve team has recently expanded with several employees within both sales and technical development.

Tölve was accepted to Sting’s Incubate program in autumn 2016.

Contact
Azra Rahmanovic, CEO, Computer, Mobile: 0762170187, azra.rahmanovic@tolve.se

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