Ericsson Garage launches start-up challenge

Ericsson Garage launches start-up challenge
Published: 2 August 2017 - 5:20 a.m.
By: CommsMEA staff writer

As part of the STHLM Tech Fest taking place September 4-5, Ericsson is offering entrepreneurs an opportunity to be considered for a venture capital investment and technology incubation through the Ericsson Garage global network. 

Ericsson Garage is collaborating with Capital A Partners (CAP A), and their Nordic partner seed fund, Butterfly Ventures, to launch the Startup Challenge 2017.Ericsson Garage is an in-house incubator that explores opportunities to develop tangible prototypes in new areas together with partners. 

The problems up for tackling this year are around how technology can empower smart, sustainable transport for 7.5 billion citizens in the future;  how we can address IoT related data privacy, identity management and security in a smart city; and how sensors, robotics and AI can make small and medium manufacturers smart and sustainable. 

Interested parties are required to submit their applications before August 23.  Finalists will face a ‘Dragon’s Den’ of Tanya Marvin Horowitz, co-founder and managing partner, CAP A Partner, Butterfly Ventures, Börje Ekholm, President and CEO of Ericsson and Ville Heikkenin, Partner, Butterfly Ventures.

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