Coming miles away from home to Sweden, I was hoping that it just wasn’t to attend lectures and write examinations and get a formal degree. I was expecting that there would be much more than the four walls of the lecture halls. I wanted to explore and expand beyond academics but inline with my personal interests. And that’s exactly when I got to know about KTH Innovation Preincubation Program.
I have written numerous blogs about entrepreneurship opportunities in KTH and the nurturing environment for an entrepreneur in Stockholm in numerous of my previous blogs. In this blog, I will take you through the offering for students that the pre-incubation program would offer.
KTH Innovation preincubation program is a 12 month program for students, researchers at KTH that supports early stage tech projects that show the potential to grow as a startup company in the near future.
The ultimate aim of the program is to grow your idea into a business and by the end of 12 months, you would have acquired your first customer and developed your product.
To achieve this goal, KTH Innovation provides various physical, technical, financial infrastructure. There are numerous weekly workshops that train us in various topics such as Pitching our idea to customer and investors, accessing the funding needs, talking to customers during market analysis, growing your team and number of other critical subjects.
We get access to a personal coach who would be mentoring us throughout the 12 months. KTH holding would be funding the ideas that are in the program at every stage. We have access to the KTH Innovation legal team to assist us in legal agreements and intellectual property protection.
And to mention the amazing companies (cases) and growing entrepreneurs we would be sharing the office space with.
More importantly, KTH Innovation is an wonderful opportunity for students at KTH to experience the process of growing a company from the foundation.
Interested in reading more, here are the list of blogs about KTH Innovation:
KTH Innovation Pre-incubator Program Kickoff
Startup culture at KTH
Weekly tradition at KTH Innovation
Doing, Diving, Developing at KTH Innovation
The application for the Pre Incubation program open up twice a year, once in September and another in February. Check out their website to know more.