Incubation or acceleration paths

Incubation path

Startup teams in development or having recently launched are offered our incubation path. We set a customized plan for the program period with value driving activities in business and technology. Typical business activities are: business model review and business case introduction, IBM warm client introductions and marketing events to target. In tech we look at: meeting B2B service availability demands, architecture review, open source stacks and IBM tech fit.

Acceleration path

For entrepreneur teams looking to scale their solution and sales through a mix of digital and F2F sales across Sweden, Nordic or Europe we provide an Acceleration path. We scale your routes to market by helping to establish a sales partner program leveraging IBM business partner ecosystem and distributors. Introduction to IBM global industry leaders and offering managers are made for potential collaborations. We also revisit your service architecture to ensure geographic and user scalability.

Both paths leverage the startup with IBM cloud program offering up to 10000USD/month in cloud credits during 12 months, more here.

How to apply?

Fill out the application form to tell us about your solution, your team and the market you are in.


Shortlisted candidates will be invited to meet.


We continuously assess and accept teams. Let’s collaborate!

Program graduation

Continue your relationship as an IBM Business Partner

Upon reaching program graduation we hope to have earned your trust making you decide to continue relying on IBM tech while delivering your services. An introduction will be made to your new primary contact within IBM ecosystem including a dialogue about your current monthly cloud spend, suggesting modifications based on workload if needed. If it fits your business plan we guide you in becoming a fully fledged IBM Business Partner with access to trainings, certifications, Co-Marketing programs and more.

Eligibility conditions

What we are looking for & requisite for participation

We are looking for entrepreneur teams with B2B solutions aiming to alter the competitive landscape or make a social impact in established industries or technology domains. A focus on medium to large companies is preferred but not required. Solutions based on (academic) research are highly valued. The cross functional capabilities of the team and ability to receive our help are important. Finally we look at how we get along knowing that’s beside purpose that’s the source of energy to make a difference, sharing and giving to people you respect and trust.
Our program requisite is that you find value and are open to base your solution in whole or to large extent on IBM services or products. In particular IBM public cloud (where we offer free credits) but also IBM Cloud paks or server hardware are eligible products.

Quick contact details

Do you have any questions? Please, see the About Startup with IBM Accelerator Sweden page or contact us by e-mail for more information.