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Apply now to Founders Challenge 2024 !

- For the climate

In a world where climate change challenges our future, it's time to invest in entrepreneurs who want to make a difference. This year, as we celebrate 25 years as an incubator, we want to take a stand for the climate as we now present the Founders Challenge together with our partner and main sponsor QREW.

​Apply to Founders Challenge here

Who can compete?

You, who have a business idea that contributes to improving the climate through any of these goals:

🌟  Goal 7 - affordable and clean energy 🔋

🌟  Goal 11 - sustainable cities and communities 🏙️

🌟  Goal 12 - responsible consumption and production 🔄

🌟  Goal 13 - climate action 🌍

🌟  Goal 14 - life below water 🌊

🌟  Goal 15 - life on land (ecosystems and biodiversity) 🌱


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

  • Expert support in UX/UI design worth 100,000 SEK from our main sponsor QREW.

  • 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.

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.

Our call to you:

"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 QREW and sponsored by Tullen and Almi.

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

Your contribution could be the key to a greener future. Submit your entry to Founders Loft via the button below to the application form by March 22, 2024.

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

​Apply to Founders Challenge here


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