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Startup Challenge 2017

Ericsson Garage has joined forces with Capital A Partners (CAP A), and their Nordic partner seed fund, Butterfly Ventures - and we’re kicking off our collaboration with a bang! This September, nine startups will be selected to pitch their ideas in front of a live Dragon’s Den at the Ericsson Studio and in collaboration with the STHLM TechFest. This is a rare chance to win technology incubation with the global network of Ericsson Garages, unlimited access to a smart city testbed and an express pass to a final decision investment meeting. Do you have what it takes to win?

Meet the Dragon’s Den

Tanya Marvin-Horowitz

Tanya Marvin-Horowitz
Co-founder & Managing Partner,
CAP A
Partner, Butterfly Ventures

Börje Ekholm

Börje Ekholm
CEO Ericsson AB

Ville

Ville Heikkinen
Partner, Butterfly Ventures

The problems we want you to tackle

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Rewards

Grand prize

  • 1 startup will be offered a fast track to final investment meeting and decision up to €50k with Cap A or Butterfly
  • Incubation for 8 months, with Ericsson Garage in Kista, Sweden
  • Unlimited access to the Urban ICT Arena for one year
Winners

  • 2 startups will win, 3 hours of mentoring and investment consideration with Cap A or Butterfly
  • Incubation for 8 months, with Ericsson Garage in Kista, Sweden
  • Unlimited access to the Urban ICT Arena for one year
2nd prize

  • 3 startups will win, 1 hour of mentoring & investments consideration with Cap A or Butterfly
  • Free access to run a project and test in the Urban ICT arena for 3 months
3rd prize

  • 3 startups will get free access to run a project and test in the Urban ICT arena for 1 month

Selection criteria


Innovative solution & in line with the challenge


Start Up capabilities & solution maturity  (Pre-seed / Seed)


Value proposition & Global Market potential


Positive environmental & social impact*

*Must contribute to at least 1 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Challenge timeline

Application open

Application open
24 July, 2017

application close

Application close
23 August, 2017

Selection

Hot list will be selected
25 August, 2017

Studio

Live dragons den at Ericsson studio
5 September, 2017

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Mail us at Ericsson.garage@ericsson.com

If you can't take part in the Ericsson Garage Challenge or join the STHLM tech fest - we still want to hear from you.


Synch

Early stage review for candidates selected into the hotlist will be carried out by Synch Advokat (www.synchlaw.se), the premiere startup law firm in Stockholm.