The Startup Program is an initiative from AI Innovation of Sweden to help accelerate the Swedish AI ecosystem. The program focuses on helping relevant Swedish startups with knowledge about AI, connections that can help them develop and support to accelerate their business internationally.
Supporting AI startups is important not only for the startups themselves, but for society as a whole.
"Startups may be small in size but they have a crucial role in creating growth and innovation in the economy"
"Startups may be small in size but they have a crucial role in creating growth and innovation in the economy. By educating, connecting and matching AI startups with the right actors we can accelerate applied AI in Sweden, as well as well as creating unique value for our partners", says Peter Kurzwelly, Startup Manager at AI Innovation of Sweden.
The Startup Program has three main stages with different offers depending on the AI maturity of the startups.
The first stage focuses on educating and showing the startups what is possible within the field of AI. This level is open to all startups and includes access to online courses, open events and workshops as well as meetups and news.
At the second stage the startups are introduced to our partners and potential investors. To reach this level the startups must go through an evaluation of their level of AI maturity and their readiness to scale. At this stage the startups will be listed as an AI startup on AI Innovation of Sweden’s official startup list. It also includes access to matchmaking events with partners and potential investors.
Selected startups will be invited to become partners of AI Innovation of Sweden. At this third stage, Swedish AI startups accelerate by gaining the advantage of AI Innovation of Sweden’s full offer of services, infrastructure and networks. It also entails tailor made matchmaking activities with investors and AI Innovation of Sweden partners, possibility to participate and contribute in projects of national interest and access to the Data Factory and the available data sets.
"We are very excited to be able to increase our efforts to help Swedish AI startups and support them in spreading their often unique solutions to a broad range of organisations in business and society", Peter Kurzwelly continues.
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