About The Programs

Chalmers Ventures has several options depending on which part you wish to play. If you have a team and an idea, you can apply for Startup Camp. If you have an idea but don’t want to run the business yourself, apply to Encubation. If you are a researcher at Chalmers, we can also help you with holding patents. Below you can read all about our programs and what we can do for you. 

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Encubation

Your technology can create impact.

Have you made an intriguing discovery, invented new technology, or found exciting research results? Do you want to explore its potential to create value for others? 

The Encubation program is a chance for you to be teamed up with talented entrepreneurs from Chalmers School of Entrepreneurship, dedicated to turn your technology based business idea into a startup venture.

Technology + Entrepreneurs + Chalmers Ventures
We have 15+ years of experience of bringing innovators and entrepreneurs together with the aim to create new growth companies. Every year we search for new technologies or research results from a variation of innovators, spanning from academic researchers to multinational corporations. So far 70+ companies have been created through the program, read about some of them here.

Criteria to get accepted:

  • Owner of technology (invention, data set, model, method, software, design), IP or know-how
  • Innovative/Unique edge (new technology or new application area)
  • Global market potential

Interested? Get in touch with us or send us a notice of interest straight away.

Startup Camp

What if you start something new?

Start a business and create an impact in the world.

We are now processing all the applications for Startup Camp batch 10. 

IT'S TIME FOR STARTUP CAMP BATCH 10

We want you! 

Are you the ones we are looking for? Startup Camp batch # 10 is starting in March and we are looking for strong teams with challenging tech ideas that has the possibility to disrupt the market and raise the bar.

We believe in teams, a startup is a team effort. We look for persistent and determined visionaries, people that can develop the technology and persons that can do the business. We see that you have at least two of these in your team.

Application form is now closed

 

Startup Camp spring 2017. 

Startup camp batch 10 will start 22nd of March. During 10 weeks, you will get inspiration, individual coaching and professional feedback, etc. Together with other amazing people you will have a lot of fun as well as starting the growth companies of tomorrow. 

We don’t expect you to build a scalable business model in 10 weeks (but we actually have alumni’s that did) but we want you to set a solid foundation. The first step is to validate the Problem Solution fit, i.e. that you have found a customer problem that is a real pain and that you have a relevant solution for it.

This spring we will run 3 tracks:

  • Sportstech: Do you have an exciting idea within sports that you believe has the potential to change the game globally?! Whether it’s a new material or a smart sensor for optimizing training and performance or anything in between.
  • Greentech: Have your team figured out a technical solution to a problem that will radically improve things and have positive impact on the climate and environment, making sure that the future is sustainable?
  • Savvy tech: Is there an unmet need or problem out there that you have identified and where you have an innovation that will put an end to your customer’s or user’s pain? Is it big data, a new algorithm or is it a new technical device?  

Our ambition is that you during the camp will: 
• Validate the customer/user need
• Identify (build) and verify the Minimum Viable Product
• Create a crisp pitch to communicate your startup

During 10 intense weeks, you will get:
• Inspirational seminars from serial entrepreneurs
• Weekly group coaching and feedback sessions
• Feedback and networking events with industry professionals etc
• Free office space 24/7
• A dedicated business coach 
• Pitch opportunity at the Demo Day

The program is ”class-based” meaning that the majority of the sessions are held with all the teams, normally during Wednesdays 13.00-17.00. All sessions are held in English and should be considered as mandatory.
The best teams will be offered an investment opportunity (up to 300 KSEK) from Chalmers Ventures and potentially other investors. 

Criteria to apply:
• Having attended the seminars about lean startup (or similar experience).
• An identified problem you want to solve, an idea of the solution and the resources to move forward. 
• A team consisting of at least 2 persons.

Welcome to our family!

If you have any questions, please contact me:

 

Carl Josefsson
Head of Startup Camp
carl@chalmersventures.com

Accelerator

Floor it.

When you have verified some of your hypothesis regarding market, potential and technology you can apply for the Accelerator program. In this nail phase you will work towards fully validating the customers and reaching product/market fit.

Successful iteration should result in a repeatable and scalable business model. It is only after achieving product/market fit that substantial effort should be spent on marketing and demand creation to avoid premature scaling.

Chalmers Ventures will, together with external mentors and coaches, help you with the process and to fine tune your business model to minimize time to market and resource needs.

In many cases, financing is necessary for developing your company. We can help you with your roadmap with different forms of early financing; soft financing, grants, early stage equity and more. In some cases we have the opportunity to invest in your company ourselves.

For more information, please contact one of our business coaches.

What’s included?

You will get a dedicated business coach that will meet you every week, and of course you can utilize all our business coaches in order to gain access to vast experience in different industries and roles.

Technology transfer

Yours. Theirs. Ours.

Are you a researcher who wants to take an active role in the commercialization process of your research results? We finance patent applications and give expert advice and support as a partner in commercialization of exciting early stage research.

Together we explore questions around ownership, patent/IP, customers and agreements. The outcome of going into this process with us is usually a startup company, licensing agreement, R&D collaborations, commissioned research or a termination of the commercialization process.