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Do you have a business idea in the financial technology area? Are you considering developing your idea into a business, or are unsure of how to do it? Then you should apply to STING Test Drive Fintech (previously Startup)!

STING Test Drive Fintech is a free-of-charge practical training program to help you formulate and sharpen your business model and get a solid platform before starting your business. The program is based on Business Model Canvas, a strategic template for the development of business models. It is a popular tool used by entrepreneurs across the world, including in Silicon Valley.

In the program, theory is mixed with practice where experienced entrepreneurs and experts inspire and help you stake out a path forward. The program consists of five workshops run in the evening. Between meetings, tasks are given with some individual coaching from STING’s experienced business coaches. In the sixth course session you get the opportunity to present your business model to an ...
Do you have a business idea in the financial technology area? Are you considering developing your idea into a business, or are unsure of how to do it? Then you should apply to STING Test Drive Fintech (previously Startup)!

STING Test Drive Fintech is a free-of-charge practical training program to help you formulate and sharpen your business model and get a solid platform before starting your business. The program is based on Business Model Canvas, a strategic template for the development of business models. It is a popular tool used by entrepreneurs across the world, including in Silicon Valley.

In the program, theory is mixed with practice where experienced entrepreneurs and experts inspire and help you stake out a path forward. The program consists of five workshops run in the evening. Between meetings, tasks are given with some individual coaching from STING’s experienced business coaches. In the sixth course session you get the opportunity to present your business model to an exclusive network and the ”Best startup idea” is selected.

Who can apply?
The STING Test Drive program is run in four versions, each of which targets a specific area: ICT/Internet/media, Cleantech, Life Science och Fintech (financial technology). STING Test Drive Digital and Fintech is run in English and the STING Test Drive Life Science and Cleantech programs in Swedish. The three programs are aimed at individuals with an innovative business idea with the potential for large international growth. Scalability is also an important element and you should have a desire to start a business around the idea. We like to see teams with two to three people and a gender mix. 10 projects are accepted into each program.

The content of the workshops
The program focuses on business-critical areas: business models, sales strategies, barriers to entry, internationalisation, financing options, leadership etc.

1: To AB or not to AB
– What does it mean to be an entrepreneur?
– Introduction to business model canvas (BMC)

2: The crying customer
– Need, approach, benefit and competition (NABC)
– Minimum viable product (MVP)

3: How to be on top of your customer’s mind
– How to deliver and capture value?
– Acquisition and retention of customers

4: To do is to be
– The lean startup in practice? World class teams!
– Core business, sourcing and partnerships

5: Money makes the world go around
– Closing the Canvas – Do we have a business?
– When timing is everything
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