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Live pitch competition! & networking!
@ Founders Loft, Vera Sandbergs Allé 5 B
Drinks &
Food !
April 11th
Global Goals


- For the climate

The deadline for applications was April 3, 2024, but you are welcome to submit an application to our incubator.

Founders Challenge is our annual idea competition focusing on the Global Goals, aiming to find entrepreneurs who want to make a difference. This year, as we celebrate 25 years as an incubator, we want to advocate for the climate when we presented this year´s Founders Challenge together with our partner and main sponsor Qgroup.

"Being an entrepreneur and running a business is a journey filled with opportunities and challenges," says Tobias Larsson, business developer at Founders Loft. "When your passion and work are combined to create positive climate impact, you are not only making a difference for current generations, but also for future ones."

  • An expert panel will assess the submitted entries. The Founders Challenge FINAL will take place on April 11, an event organized by us and our partner Qgroup and sponsored by Tullen and Almi.

  • The winner will be announced in April 2024 on our website and on social media.

What is the prize?
  • One year of free incubation process at Founders Loft.

  • Expert support in UX/UI design from our main sponsor Qgroup.

  • A consultancy voucher related to ownership issues, capital procurement, and exit strategies worth 25,000 SEK at MAQS Law Firm.

  • One year of free access to WonderBrand Academy valued at 16,740 SEK.

  • A choice of course package at (up to a value of 22,000)

  • The winner will be invited to lunch with Almi's CEO Christina Gehrke, where she will share her best leadership tips. After lunch, the winner will receive a company-specific evaluation of which of Almi's programs suits them best and continue with this with one of Almi's advisors.


Last year's winner

Since 1999, Founders Loft has wholeheartedly supported entrepreneurs in transforming visionary ideas into successful companies, and last year we launched the Founders Challenge, where we received contributions to the competition that showcased fantastic entrepreneurial drive and quality. The winner was none other than Rivus Batteries.

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Last year's winner of the Founders Challenge
- Rivus Batteries

Rivus Batteries, the deep-tech company developing organic flow batteries for large-scale energy storage, won last year's Founders Challenge and has since accomplished a lot while participating in the Founders Loft incubator program.

Rivus Batteries, led by Cedrik Wiberg and Andreas Kölling, have had a busy time during their tenure in the incubator. Not only have they raised half a million euros in capital, but they have also expanded their team with highly qualified new recruits, won Vinnova's pitch competition at Techarenan alongside impressive competitors such as Proligreen AB and GREEN14 - and furthermore, they have been selected as one of the 'Most Promising Energy Innovators for 2024' by the Free Electrons program!

Read all news with RIVUS HERE 

Competition criteria:
  • A business idea that contributes to improving the climate through any of these goals (The Global Goals): Goal 13 - combating climate change, Goal 7 - sustainable energy, Goal 11 - sustainable cities, Goal 12 - sustainable consumption and production, Goal 14 - oceans, Goal 15 - ecosystems and biodiversity.

  • Your innovation should be sustainable, scalable, and innovative.

  • Your business idea should have the potential to positively impact the lives of many people.


Why participate in the Founders Challenge?

Make a difference by being part of creating a sustainable world. We are looking for solutions that are sustainable, scalable, and innovative. Let your idea be part of the solution for a greener future.

We and the world win when you win. This is what we call #SuccessTogether.

About The Global Goals:

The Global Goals, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are a set of 17 interconnected goals established by the United Nations in 2015. These goals aim to address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. They provide a framework for countries, organizations, and individuals to work together towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all people and the planet. The goals cover a wide range of issues, including education, healthcare, gender equality, clean energy, sustainable cities, responsible consumption, and environmental protection.

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