Stockholm Scaleup Program

Are you a foreign-born female entrepreneur looking to grow your business? This program offers support from business coaches, meetings with investors, and networking with other female entrepreneurs.

How is the program designed?

In collaboration with Stockholm's startup scene, Stockholm Scaleup Program will accept 100 female entrepreneurs for a unique growth-focused program that will take place in groups between December 2020 and June 2021.

Each group consists of 12-14 participants that during four months engage in:

  • Workshops, that are arranged approximately every third week.
  • Growth coaching from experienced business advisors, tailored to the participant's needs.
  • Coaching with a focus on developing the participant as a leader.
  • Pitch training and networking with investors.

Stockholm Scaleup Program will also arrange networking meetups starting in 2021, where participants from different program groups can meet.

Due to the corona pandemic, networking meetups and the program itself might partly or entirely be held digitally, depending on how the situation develops.


The program will continuously accept applications before each program round starts. The first group begins in December 2020 and the last group no later than June 2021.

Download and fill out the application. Send it as an e-mail to Project Manager Veronica Eriksson. Contact details can be found on this page.

Stockholm Scaleup Program, ansökan på svenska (docx, 340 kB, nytt fönster)

Stockholm Scaleup Program, application form in English (docx, 340 kB, nytt

Program background

For Stockholm's long term development to be socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable, initiatives are required to support and enable all potential growth.

Statistics show that foreign-born women do not use business development support infrastructure to the same extent as Swedish born women, despite the fact that self-employment among foreign-born women is extensive.

Because of this, the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth announced an initiative with the aim of increasing the proportion of foreign-born women who receive business development support, where Stockholm Scaleup Program is one of the projects that were granted project funding within the framework of the initiative.

The program is funded by Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, and run by Invest Stockholm together with the municipality of Botkyrka, the municipality of Nacka, the municipality of Sollentuna, and the City of Sundbyberg.