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The latest news from Sting (and a giveaway!)
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It's been a busy month at Sting. On June 8th, our latest accelerator graduates pitched to 180 registered investors at Sting Demo Day. Missed it? No problem.

Watch the pitches now to see how these brilliant startups are reshaping the future with cutting-edge AI, circular solutions and new innovations. 

Edtech startup Citationsy won the award for best pitch. To say thanks, they're giving away 20 free subscriptions. If you'd like one, ping Johann - first come, first served!
 
Sting company highlights
MediCheck raises SEK 35 million

HealthTech company MediCheck, which connects specialist doctors and people with long-term illnesses online, has raised 35 MSEK in a new round of funding. MediCheck currently has 40,000+ users in Sweden and plans to scale up operations with this latest cash injection. 
Gigital raises SEK 5 million

Gigital, the leading online booking platform for artists and DJs in the Nordics, has raised 5 MSEK from Almi Invest, Propel Capital and well-known angel investors including Erik Segerborg, Petter Nylander and Boel Rydenå Swartling among others. 

Earthbanc wins Mastercard Lighthouse FINITIV program

Sting company Earthbanc won the Mastercard Lighthouse FINITIV Spring program - an open innovation initiative that drives collaboration between startups and major nordic banks. Earthbanc reports and verifies carbon risks for large organizations using its sustainable finance AI. They were chosen out of 15 of the best fintech companies in the Nordics and Baltics. 

 
Five Sting companies awarded stage 2 funding by Vinnova

Sting alumni companies Gazzine, Datia, iPercept, Skrym and Pliance have been awarded SEK 900,000 each in step two of Vinnova’s Innovative Startups program. The grant is given to Swedish companies with strong potential to drive sustainable growth in a global market by offering an innovative product or service. Read what the founders plan to do with it. 
What's happening at Sting
We have three new Stingers

Content marketeer Gemma will help spread the word about our startups, recruitment expert Gustav will help them hire top talent, and our interim partnerships and community manager Cecilia will be developing Sting's community and partnerships to further support our companies. 
Wildcard applications are now open! 

Applications for our accelerator program closed in May - BUT for those of you who missed it, we're now accepting applications for a wild card pitch final on August 18th. If you're ready to speed up your company's growth, apply now!

🌍 Sting's Accelerate Climate Action program wraps up

Startup Climate Action - a joint initiative by Sting and Norrsken – started a year ago with the aim of creating and accelerating startups offering new solutions to fight climate change.

We kicked off with an open innovation challenge that engaged over 1000 individuals, forming 200+ climate action startup teams. The initiative wrapped up with Sting’s Accelerate Climate Action program, which seven companies have just completed:
BluCarbon, Cling Systems, Earthbanc, ihopa, loop-it, Planboo, and Skrym. 

"With this initiative, we wanted to mobilize our shared resources to tackle one of the greatest challenges our planet is facing - climate change. Working with these startups has been a real honour, and the positive impact they're making grows day by day. Now, we'll continue to support startups in this space through our accelerate and incubate programs - and we already have some really exciting sustaintech companies in the pipeline", says Climate Action program coach and Deputy CEO, Karin Ruiz.

Sting’s Climate Action efforts will continue with full force, offering tailored support to sustaintech and climate action startups throughout our accelerate and incubate programs.

Recently, we also kicked off Sustainable Energy Action in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Ignite Sweden, THINGS and the Swedish Energy Agency to speed up the commercialization of energy and climate tech-related innovations in the Stockholm region. Follow this page to stay tuned.

At Sting, we're offsetting the emissions of our team to become net zero using Sting Climate Action companies Earthbanc and Planboo's services. Click on their names to find out how they do it. 

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