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Startup culture at KTH

When I was researching about which university suits me, I used to dig deep into every universities website and explore the opportunities it offers me. While looking through the homepage of KTH, the one thing that attracted my attention was KTH Innovation. I read more about the start-up culture at KTH and Stockholm and found that the city has a nurturing environment for entrepreneurs. This is one of the main reason to move to Stockholm since it aligned with my personal goals of becoming an entrepreneur.

KTH Innovation

A recent study from Medium.com revealed that 55% of startup founders in Sweden graduated from universities in Stockholm. It states that among the top 60 successful startups in Sweden, KTH tops the list with 24 founders.

24 founders of the top 60 successful startup ventures have graduated from KTH
Source: https://medium.com/the-venture-brief/which-swedish-universities-create-the-most-entrepreneurs-863cb3f8eea8

I have experienced a great community of entrepreneurs in the past 10 months here in Stockholm. Apart from struggling to start my own venture – PLabs, the mentoring, learning and grinding is nothing less than what I expected. I have had to opportunity to pitch my ideas to the Swedish energy board.

If you are the one looking to take your ideas out of the labs, from moving from great research to business ideas, then Stockholm and KTH are one of the right places to be.

Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.

2 thoughts on “Startup culture at KTH”

  1. Very interesting to note about the KTH Innovation and its commercialization support system .I wold be more keen to know how this can be benefited for any startups if students in India need support especially in Emerging Areas like EV s , Smart Energy , Water Conservation Technologies , Environmental related initiatives . Have a team of young as well as Mid Career enthusiasts who are willing to venture into this Can we create a KTH eco system in Bengaluru to carry this forward and how can the Innovation team support this .

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