Founders Loft was created in 2019, but our history goes back as far as 1999 when the association Framtidens Företag was created on the initiative of the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.
In 2000, we became an independent incubator to support entrepreneurs and companies in their development, which is still the core of what we do every day.
We now have over 20 years of experience in business development and more than 145 companies have started their journey in collaboration with us.
We know that building companies is not done on the basis of a framework - all people are different and all business ideas have different needs, so we sit down together to arrive at what suits you and your company best. We believe that sustainable entrepreneurs create sustainable companies.
We see ourselves as a family and like parents, we are equally proud of all entrepreneurs who started their companies with us, we have even had "grandchildren" when new companies have been started by entrepreneurs who got to know each other with us.
together towards success
Here you meet and work in the same place as like-minded people. In our co-working community, entrepreneurs meet who follow their dream and build their companies.
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We are part of the innovation system in Västra Götaland and are part-financed by the Västra Götaland region.
The Västra Götaland region is our main financier. By stimulating new entrepreneurship and improving the conditions for the development of existing business life, the Västra Götaland region works to strengthen economic innovation in Västra Götaland. Keywords are competence supply, renewal and accessibility.
Vinnova is the Swedish Innovation Authority and has appointed Founders Loft as an excellence incubator. With this, we at the incubator have the privilege of being able to provide verification funds to our most knowledge-intensive growth companies. To apply for verification with us, your startup needs to have:
- unique knowledge that gives a time advantage in the market
- an offer with news value in the market you are addressing
- scalable business model that can lead to international growth.
The University of Gothenburg is one of the largest universities in Northern Europe with about 50,000 students and more than 5,000 employees. The collaboration with Chalmers, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, the rest of society and the business community has steadily deepened in recent years, as have the international contacts and collaborative projects.
TJIVA - Tjänsteinnovationsacceleratorn
TJIVA is the first accelerator in Sweden, and probably also in Europe, which completely focuses on small and medium-sized service companies and manufacturing companies that want to increase the service content of their products. Partners behind the accelerator consist of three actors who all contribute relevant and valuable expertise:
• Johanneberg Science Park has a large network of companies in the region as well as solid experience of innovation and project management.
• Founders Loft is one of Vinnova's appointed excellence incubators and has been working with service innovation as a focus area since 2010.
• RISE Research Institutes of Sweden conducts research in innovation capacity and service innovation to support customers and partners.
VINK - Västsvenska inkubatorer
In the VINK project, eight West Swedish incubators collaborate to implement a quality-enhancing program, with the aim of creating better conditions for the incubators to work together, to work more efficiently, to perform better results and communicate these, so that together they achieve a better output of their work and reaches a larger mass in a global reach.
Founders Loft collaborates with the law firm Glimstedt, which are specialists in business law. We are happy and proud to be able to give our startups access to Sweden's sharpest lawyers.
SEB was named "Small Business Bank of the Year 2013". It should be easy to run your own! This is the second year in a row. They have a great commitment to small businesses and are passionate about sustainable growth for society as well as small businesses. "To help individuals and companies to develop successfully by offering good advice and financial resources."
We are also members of the industry association for Swedish Incubators & Science Parks - SISP. SISP's 65 members operate almost 80 innovation environments throughout Sweden, which together have more than 5,000 companies with approximately 72,000 employees.
GOMO Group is a digital marketing agency with a focus on B2B marketing. Our startups get to take part in expertise in areas such as market analysis, SEO, marketing strategies etc.
It all starts with a hello! Feel free to contact us if you have questions or are curious about how you and your idea can grow by becoming part of our incubator.