Innovation Skåne

The incubators in southern Sweden launch the #1000busyhours campaign to support entrepreneurs

2018-05-24 | Business Advisory Services, Innovation expertise

Today, #1000busyhours, a joint campaign from five startup organizations in southern Sweden, is being launched to support Sweden’s entrepreneurs. Through a digital solution, anyone with a scalable idea can sign up for one of 1000 hours of free business advice and get matched with one of the 30 business advisors participating in the campaign – all to support entrepreneurs and to get a rapid matching process with a business advisor. Visit the campaign:

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The five organizations behind the initiative, Smile Incubator, Blekinge Business Incubator, Minc, Ideon Innovation and Innovation Skåne, have previously helped several companies to international success, including the gaming company Tarsier Studios, Orbital Systems and Arthro Therapeutics. However, you usually need to get accepted to one of the incubator programs to gain access to business advice. By offering advice to all early entrepreneurs, regardless of where in Sweden they are, the aim is to reach more potential entrepreneurs.

Annica Carlstedt, Project Manager at Innovation Skåne, says: It takes a lot of work to build companies and there are often many failures on the road. It’s not a problem in itself, we usually say that entrepreneurs should fail as quickly as possible, learn lessons and then move on. Our business advisors have long experience and we hope that their expertise will now help more entrepreneurs to start companies in southern Sweden.

About the campaign
The campaign is ongoing for 1000 hours, which means that entrepreneurs can sign up for an hour’s free business counseling until July 3rd. Entrepreneurs register at, where you also specify which area you want advice in, such as marketing,  investment or global expansion. The campaign is part of the Business Incubation 2020 project, partly financed by the European Regional Development Fund.