Entrepreneurship competition

Visby 03 Jul 2017

Serendipity Challenge 2017

Time, location and registration

Date: Monday 03 July 2017
Time: 08-17
Location: Almedalen
Cost: Free of charge
Registration: theserendipitychallenge.se/english/

About the event

Sweden’s largest entrepreneurship competition for start-up and growth companies.

Serendipity Challenge is an annual entrepreneurship competition and technology venue open to all Swedish and Nordic start-up and growth companies. The competition’s finals take place during Almedalsveckan where 50 of Sweden’s and the Nordic´s most innovative, up-and-coming companies compete for the titles of “Start-up company of the year and Growth company of the year.

The competition is open to all entrepreneur-led companies regardless of their area of business/business sector. The jury assesses the companies and their business idea based on: scalability, uniqueness, market potential, global applicability and team skills/competency.

Groth & Co is an offical Gold Partner to Serendipity Challenge and will be on-site during Almedalsveckan, represented by: 

Mathias Loqvist, Managing Partner, Head of Patent Dept.
Christian Hafner, European Patent Attorney
Magnus Henning, Partner, Attorney at Law
Viktor Backemar, Marketing Manager


Finals in 2017
The finals occur during Almedalsveckan where 50 of the Nordic´s most innovative companies are selected. A prominent jury consisting of investors, entrepreneurs, and innovation experts picks the winners in the categories of Start-up company of the year and Growth company of the year. The winner of each category receives a growth package worth SEK 200,000 and one seat on the winner delegation trip to Silicon Valley.

50 emerging enterprises get exhibit space in Almedalen’s Silicon Valley during the finals
All 50 companies competing in the finals can exhibit their business at the tech venue in the heart of Visby, which for two days will become the Silicon Valley of Almedalen. In total the Almedalen event attracts approximately 40.000 visitors, including industry executives, politicians, entrepreneurs and journalists. In the tech venue, the visitors will be able to experience tomorrow’s technologies, products, and services as well as meet the entrepreneurs who build these new companies with the goal to change, improve, and develop their industries.

Seminar program: “From startup to billions in revenue”
A full-day program focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and global expansion. Listen to entrepreneurs, Swedish industry executives, and politicians in panel discussions addressing key issues on how Sweden can further strengthen its position as a leading nation in innovation and export. During the afternoon, the Serendipity Challenge 2017 winners are announced.

About the Serendipity Challenge
The competition aims to give exposure to entrepreneurship and hand company builders the opportunities to showcase their companies on the national arena. The competition also aims to highlight Sweden and the Nordic region as hotbeds for innovative, emerging enterprises that change, improve, and develop their respective industries on a global level as well as function as a connecting venue for entrepreneurs, executives, investors, politicians, and partners.

For more information, please visit theserendipitychallenge.se/english/

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