Chalmers Ventures strengthens entrepreneurs with capital and competence
Today Chalmers Ventures introduces itself with its new name for the first time, and launches its processes and offers for entrepreneurs in the Gotheburg region. Anyone is welcome to develop their own idea or work with somebody elses, within Chalmers Ventures. In addition to this, the new subsidiary to Chalmers will invest from 300 000 SEK in 20-25 early stage companies each year.
Around 150 people annually complete Chalmers Ventures processes and there is a long chain to follow companies from early stages to scaling. With the investment capital adjusted to companies phases of development also comes a plan to make up to the tens of follow on investments of up to 2 MSEK.
But there are other values than money. The possibility for companies to rent office space and be close to other entrepreneurs creates synergies and chances of cooperation. With a worldwide network of mentors and other contacts Chalmers Ventures strive towards supporting the entrepreneurs in moving forward faster than they would do on their own. The foundation is of course the organizations own staff, with broad knowledge and experience from a variety of industries.
Chalmers Ventures is also close to unique in their systematic work to combine entrepreneurial drive with good ideas, and an established camp-model with intense idea development during 10 weeks. The two complementing processes is an entry door for whoever wants to build a global company.
– The coordination creating Chalmers Ventures means a gathering of forces to get all important competences into one company. All industry knowledge enables us to identify, match and start up any type of business idea, entrepreneur and researcher, says CEO Linnéa Lindau.