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Ignite Awards 2019

IBM wins Best Startup Collaborator at Ignite Awards 2019

With a strong personal engagement to pave the way through internal processes, IBM and their representatives in Ignite Sweden have proven it is possible to partner up with startups, despite differences in size, finances and culture. By being open to new ideas and new technologies, they have during this year entered into new partnerships, a key factor in keeping both startups and corporates in the international forefront.

It is incredibly gratifying that large companies like IBM have opened their eyes to Sweden's fantastic tech scene, says Pär Hedberg, CEO of Sting and initiator of Ignite Sweden. With over 15 years of experience at a startup incubator, I can see that startups that get their first customer early also scale up their business much faster. What IBM is contributing by collaborating with startups is important for Sweden.


“We are seeing more and more life science companies going digital and digital companies going life science; and there is often a lack of complementary skills and know-how. Our exciting collaboration with IBM will provide SMEs and research groups with a unique, non-competitive, collaboration environment that can contribute with both pockets of expertise and foster breakthrough digital health solutions. Besides supporting growth strategies for Swedish SMEs, we also hope the collaboration will help attract international digital health companies to Sweden.”

Magnus Björsne, CEO, AstraZeneca BioVentureHub


“We are pleased that IBM has been involved in our accelerator program as well as our collaboration with Coop and Sweden Food Tech. Entrepreneurs are very happy with the support they receive from IBM at present. We are also very pleased that IBM has chosen to engage as a Rocket Fuel partner and offer support to all our members based at Norrsken House.”

Oskar Malm Wiklund, Member Experience & Tech, Norrsken HQ

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