Start your global journey in Silicon Valley!

The KTH Innovation Brighter program is a startup immersion, inspiration and business development program. The program is aimed for early stage startups that have the potential of reaching a global market. The program is run since 2012 by KTH Innovation and is open for startups from KTH, MDH, GIH or SSE (currently supported by the respective innovation units).

Information about Brighter Program

The program is in total 4 months long, where 1 week is spent in the heart of Silicon Valley. The program starts with a boot camp preparing you for individual meetings with investors/customers/partners, and also prepares you mentally for bringing your venture to Silicon Valley. New for 2017 is that every participating startup will also be assigned a mentor in Silicon Valley, whose purpose is to mentor and give recommendations on visits and meetings that would benefit each specific startup.

During the week in Silicon Valley wewill visit and meet with several prominent institutions, companies and entrepreneurs, all to inspire and help our participating startups on their first steps on their global journey. We also run an educational track with workshops held by big names in the startup industry. We wrap up the week by pitching in front of investors from the Bay Area during our grand finale pitch night. Outside of the set program, there is time for pre-booked individual meetings with potential customers/partners/investors.

The application to Brighter Program 2017 is now closed. For more information about the program please contact Nicole Forsberg at

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