Stena Recycling as one of fourteen of Sweden’s leading companies have come together to form Restart the Future. A one-year initiative to help build 1000 new companies by 2022 in order to create new jobs, strengthen the economy, and to build a bright future for Sweden. It will do so by working with exceptional people, to help them become the founders of the future. Restart the Future’s activity will fall into three main areas: The Launch Academy, Idea Competition and Scale Up Support. The initiative was founded by Antler, a global early-stage venture capital firm.
Restart the Future will launch an open and fully digital entrepreneurship school called the Launch Academy. The initiative will also launch a competition for founders with business ideas that aim to positively impact the world. A jury consisting of representatives from the Partner companies will select 10 winners. They will be offered strategic one-on-one coaching by external leaders and experts within the Partner companies.
Existing startups will be able to apply for support to scale up, such as coaching from experienced advisors, experts and founders through the Restart the Future network. Throughout the entire year, masterclasses and panel discussions will be opened up to
the general public in an effort to share business insights and know-how from the network broadly.