Startup Sweden Göteborg (Gothenburg) will be organized 17-19th of October 2008. During the weekend event, four startups are to be kickstarted in 48 hours from idea into a business. The 32 participants with different backgrounds will be divided into four teams, all getting help from senior coaches. Startup Sweden is an initiative to get more firms to Sweden, bringing people with different backgrounds and skills wanting to start a business together. The aim is to have the startups also continue working after the weekend’s event.

Anybody interested to take part can enroll at The organizers will pick participants based on complementing each other into the four project teams. The best startup team gets the opportunity to present at “Entrepreneur days” 2008.

Martin Frönmark, the initiator of Startup Sweden, comments: “Startup Sweden gives the first spark to start a business. It’s an excellent experience and can give a good kickstart as the winners will get an opportunity to present their idea to entrepreneurs, financiers, and politicians during the Entrepreneur days.”

The first Startup Sweden event in the Kalmar city in the spring resulted in creating a webservice Stuffly, an online marketplace for renting equipment. [After a quick lookup it seems this idea hasn’t evolved into any tangible business, though.]

Press release (in Swedish).

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