The Startup Program

Entrepreneur, innovator or everyday genius?

No matter what you call yourself, we want to work with you if you have:

  1. A business idea with potential. Meaning, you think you are sitting on a solution to a problem that customers are willing to pay for.
  2. The stubbornness required to find out if you are right.


The startupprogram give you the opportunity to test drive your
business idea for three months. Together with business developers, experts and other participants, you will find out if the idea is worth investing in further. We use a proven methodology and regardless of the outcome, you get lessons and insights for life. Or the next business idea.

About the program

For three months and six workshops, we help you find out (and twist and turn):

  • Does my business idea solve a problem for enough people and does it have commercial potential?
  • How do I present the idea in the best way in different contexts?
  • How do I ensure that the idea has a positive impact on society from a social, economic and / or ecological perspective?


In addition, you will be part of our network with access to investors, future customers and other valuable contacts.

Start: October 1 (schedule sent well in advance before start)
Location: Digital
Price: Free

Your application is processed with complete confidentiality. You do not have to have started a company or have a team in place, but that should be your ambition. If you apply but do not get in, or if the program for various reasons does not suit you, we can in some cases offer business support in another form if you have what is required. Read more here.

For more info, contact Elin Pudas

Apply to the Startupprogram 2021

Clic to get to our applicationform, open between June 15 – August 10!

About Uminova Innovation

Uminova Innovation in Umeå is one of Sweden’s foremost incubators and selected for Vinnova’s Excellence program. We are a catalyst for growth in northern Sweden, and a driving force in creating the best possible conditions for innovative and scalable growth companies to reach their full potential. With business support at the forefront, we help people to invest in and develop theirs business ideas. We work for people, both in and outside Sweden, to discover and engage in the companies and the innovations here. We do this through ambitious collaborations with industry, large companies, investors, partners and our large network of talent and competencies. Uminova Innovation aims high, invests heavily and inspires others to do the same. You can find more about us here.