Månad: november 2015

Ventures Helping Refugees

tisdag, 24 november, 2015

During one day in October, thirty people from Chalmers Ventures portfolio companies put their startups aside and went out to help refugees in Gothenburg. The goal was to help different organisations and see what problems they faced in order to come up with ideas and projects that would ease their situation. The day was a […]

Additional investment in Monivent

torsdag, 19 november, 2015

Chalmers Ventures has made an additional investment in portfolio company Monivent. Also participating in the share issue totaling SEK 3 million is Almi Invest and private investors. Monivent develops equipment for safer treatment of newborns who have problems breathing. The money will be used to finalize and begin sales of a training product. Read full press […]

Epishine winner of Pitcha din idé

tisdag, 17 november, 2015

Jonas Karles and Emma Woxlin from Encubation project Epishine have today been awarded with the 1st prize in the regional innovation competition Pitcha din idé, arranged by Almi Väst at Nyföretagardagen. Almi arranged the competition in order to find ideas that have the potential of turning into the next generation’s viable businesses. Jonas and Emma […]

21 new teams within Chalmers Ventures this fall

fredag, 13 november, 2015

10 teams in Incubation and 11 in the Startup Camp. Two different processes but with the same clear goal; to verify their idea and understand what possible customers or users want. This fall is full steam ahead at Chalmers Ventures when everything from treatment for herniated disc to connected gym equipment is to be taken […]

Chalmers Ventures business coach in ”Marine Mastermind” jury

torsdag, 12 november, 2015

Christopher Hedvall, Business Coach at Chalmers Ventures, has been appointed to the jury of ”Marine Mastermind”, the Finnish marine power- and energy corporation Wärtsilä’s innovation contest for start-ups in the marine business. The competition is open for applications from today November 12th, when the contest is launched at leading Nordic tech conference Slush in Helsinki, […]

Meet us during Global Entrepreneurhip Week

tisdag, 10 november, 2015

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and […]

Epishine and Swedish Algae Factory granted scolarships of 400 000 SEK

tisdag, 10 november, 2015

Today Swedens 10 most innovative entrepreneurs were presented with Åforsk entrepreneurs scolarship of 200 000 sek. Among the recepients were to Chalmers Ventures projects; Epishine and Swedish Algae Factory. The scolarship is made in partnership with SISP – Swedish Incubators & Science Parks.  The goal for ÅForsk is to work in favour of research and development within areas […]

Reflections by CEO Linnéa Lindau

måndag, 9 november, 2015

Six weeks have passed since we launched Chalmers Ventures, and it’s full speed ahead. It’s a privilege to work with such motivated entrepreneurs, and ambitious and enthusiastic co-workers. We have 10 awesome teams in the Encubation program and 11 more in the Startup camp. At the same time we have also started to make investments, […]

Parakey awarded 25 000 SEK from ”SKAPA Framtidens Innovatör”

fredag, 6 november, 2015

​​Parakey has been awarded third prize and 25 000 SEK in the national finals of ”SKAPA Framtidens Innovatör”. The prize is issued by ​Stiftelsen SKAPA and instituted by VINNOVA. Earlier this year, Parakey recieved 15 000 SEK as the regional winner in Västra Götaland. An award banquet was held Thursday night in Stockholm and ​Parakey, a participant in Chalmers Ventures ​accelerator […]

Nine out of ten investments in tech companies go to male founders

tisdag, 3 november, 2015

Yesterday, Dagens Industri published an article stating that over 90 % of the recent year’s VC investments go to companies with male founders. Chalmers Ventures was one of the venture capitalists reviewed in the article and 20 % of the investments we have made so far have been in teams with a mix of male […]