Vinnova’s Social Innovation and Commercial Innovation funding programs are soon closing for new applications. It’s easy to apply so act soon! Message me here or call me at Vinnova if you need help or guidance. Good Luck! /Tony
Application deadline: 8 March 2018 Value: 300ksek form: grant (no repayment)
Application deadline: 16 March 2018 Value: 300ksek + up to 1.8MSEK form: grant (no repayment)
Innovation Projects in Companies
Application deadline: 20 March 2018 Value: up to 2MSEK form: grant (no repayment)
“If you want to make a small fortune, start with a large fortune and angel invest” – Tim Ferriss, author and angel investor in Silicon Valley
There are many versions of this saying and I encountered it first in the real estate business many years ago. It reflects a truism that investing in great ideas is easy, making a profit is hard, and beating the return of a simple index or fixed-income fund is exceptionally difficult.
So why is this my first post? Because it reflects the amazing opportunity we have in Sweden with innovation and innovation financing! Sweden seems to always be in the top 3 countries in the world for innovation, and we are currently seen as one of the hottest places in the world for discovering amazing new companies. But entrepreneurs still report that getting access to the funding they need is hard. Why is that? Largely, because of the quote above. Or, in other words, RISK.
In a fine display of bravery and bravado – my wonderful friend Nariman Pishdar dares to try the ‘Dirty Dancing’ lift for the first time 🙂