Wistrand Startup Star 2019
Calling all Startups! For the 8th year in a row we are back to crown the next Startup Star! This year, Wistrand and SEB partner up with Connect Sweden, The Park, Transfer Studio and Silicon Vikings to help launch the next Star on the Swedish Startup Scene.
The competition is open for all entries – irrespective of industry – that define themselves as startups. We define it as newly-started companies with growth potential.
The Winner, a Runner-up and a Second Runner-up will be announced at the Grand Finale, and will receive amazing prizes* designed to help boost their journey to Startup Stardom!
- a gigantic SEK 50,000 prize check and access to your own personal banker with SEB,
- legal support from Wistrand worth SEK 60,000,
- a one year membership at The Park’s new co-working space in Södermalm,
- a Springboard program with Connect tailored to get your startup investment-ready, and
- communication design support from Transfer Studio to help shape creative outcomes for your startup.
The Runner-Up and the Second Runner-Up will receive legal support at an estimated worth of SEK 30,000 and SEK 15,000 respectively.
*Any applicable tax on prizes are paid by the Winners.
About the Competition
Stage 1: Enter the competition by submitting your Elevator Pitch, i.e. a quick synopsis of your business idea, by Wednesday 6 March.
Entries qualifying for Stage 2 will be contacted via email ASAP after the deadline has passed.
Stage 2: Submit a Business Plan (maximum 10 pages + possible supportive short film), that more in detail describes your business idea, with an emphasis on its uniqueness, customer benefit, market potential, creativeness and your team. Deadline for submitting your Busines Idea is Tuesday 11 April.
Further details about format and means for submission will be provided via email. The jury will select 4-6 finalists that will be invited to pitch their business ideas.
Stage 3: The Finalists will Pitch for the jury on Thursday 9 May at the office of Wistrand Advokatbyrå (Regeringsgatan 65, Stockholm). Based on the pitches, the jury will select this year’s Winner as well as a Runner-Up and Second Runner-up, which will be presented at the Awards during the evening.
Read more about the competition at www.wistrandstartupstar.se