• Location: Europe, Sweden, Stockholm
  • Timing of Applications: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Focus: DeepTech, eCommerce, HealthTech, Internet, Mobile, SaaS, Software, Sustainability, Technology
  • Vertical: Cleantech, Data/Analytics, Education, Gaming, Media, Sustainability

Sting is an accelerator for startups. We are a non-profit organization, owned by a public-private foundation. This makes us an independent, founder-centric player who always acts based on what’s best for your startup.

Get results faster and smarter.

Become one of the chosen few. Be challenged to grow faster with support from the largest startup ecosystem in the Nordics and

investment from Propel Capital.

Run faster than your competition.

Want to feel like a serial entrepreneur, even if you’re starting a business for the first time? Tap into decades of experience scaling startups so you can grow your business faster, smarter.

A full support ecosystem.

Sting offers the most extensive startup support ecosystem in the Nordics. This includes tailored business coaching, peer-to-peer learning, financing, recruitment support, and a community of inspiring startups to work alongside. If you become one of the chosen few, you’ll get the best imaginable help to turn your vision into reality and increase your chances of success manifold. The majority of the accepted companies also receive a 500 000 SEK investment from Propel Capital. We work with startups in different stages, from idea to paying customers and recurring revenue. We’re with you all the way – even long after the program ends.


Core Programs

Upon entering these programs you’ll have access to our full support ecosystem and will officially become a Sting company.



Sting Accelerate
Sting Accelerate is for companies with a launched product/service that can show market traction. We’re now accepting applications for our Spring 2022 program. Apply by November 24th.



Sting Incubate
Sting Incubate is for early-stage startups with a launched prototype/alpha or who want to launch in the next 12 months. Apply by November 24th.



Sting Incubate Deeptech
Sting Incubate Deeptech gives you up to 24 months of tailormade coaching and support, but fewer hours per week than in Sting Incubate. In addition to all the support that startups in Sting Incubate enjoy, you get access to specific deeptech-related resources.


Not sure what program is right for you? Apply here for our Spring 2022 batch and we’ll point you in the right direction. Applications close on November 24th. 


Early-stage support

Not quite ready to join Sting yet? Sting Test Drives and open coaching are for early-stage startups who are ready to begin turning their idea into reality.

Test Drive Sustaintech 

Tap into Sting’s extensive experience in accelerating startups and start turning your vision into reality. The Sting Test Drive application deadline is 21 December (2021). Apply here

Sting Open Coaching

Facing a specific challenge? Book a free session now with one of Sting’s experienced startup coaches. Slots fill up fast! Book Open Coaching


Our Focus Areas

We work with startups in pretty much all industries. Often their business ideas fit into one of the areas listed below. If you don’t see your industry here, not to worry; we can almost always contribute anyway.

Click and read below about our industry-specific offers, your potential coach’s background and what other companies we’ve coached in your field, and what they say about us.


We support startups that, like us, believe that the future of health will be predictive, preventive, participatory, and personalized.


Software / Services

We’re interested in startups in edtech, games, SaaS, HR tech, security, blockchain, regtech, e-commerce,

marketplaces, AI, VR, sports, media, music, fashion… the list goes on. Are you disrupting an industry? We can help.



We actively look for startups with innovations in areas such as energy, bioeconomy,

food and agriculture, new materials, circular solutions, and technology that can make a real impact.



We are interested in startups with groundbreaking technologies such as artificial intelligence,

machine learning and new materials, and solutions within energy, water, biotechnology, and more.



Fintech involves disrupting the way all businesses operate, as well as our personal finances.

We want to meet startups that create major changes to asset management, business and personal loans, fundraising, money transfers, and the way we invest.


Our Partners

As a Sting company, you’ll also gain access to an exclusive range of industry partners and perks worth over SEK 1 million. Explore our offering here