The nominees

These are the nominees in Venture Cup STARTUP 2018. All winners will be awarded during the regional finals in Luleå, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. All regional winners qualify to the National Finale the 12th of September.

The nominees in region North

A New Sweden Project

The global fashion industry is extremely polluting. At the same time 1,500 tonnes of wool are disposed of annually in Sweden. The team will use Swedish wool and produce timeless, clean clothes that won’t go out of fashion.


FreezFiler tracks sample box location in -80°C lab freezers with no manual work. Samples and free space can be found without opening the freezer. This reduces damages on samples, saves space, energy costs and time.


The business idea is to offer visitors a new perspective on cities through local activities hosted by experienced and sociable locals.

North Health

North Health is a digital platform and navigation system for preventive health care, corresponding to the medical information 1177. NH connects right service to the client, and a Block Chain referral system is put in place to make sure the client needs are met by our certified HealthPartners.


The difficulty of finding the right skills for companies is becoming more problematic. This problem costs companies millions and there is no good solution, until now. PreOption is an employer branding startup which focuses on the competence of the future - a new way of matchmaking.

Proto Proto

Proto Proto is a design brand and social business dedicated to ethical artisan production. We use current trends in design and e-commerce to modernize fair trade and grow new markets for the diverse skills of artisans from around the world.

The Fit

The Fit develops mobile body scanner technology that creates digital body passes containing a 3D avatar with the user's body measurements. By combining 3D scanning and artificial intelligence, The Fit changes the online experience of the future.


A digital self-help program that helps people to enhance their inner well-being. The unique thing about this concept is that it relies on an animated explanatory model that has proven to be effective at increasing both the individual's comprehension and motivation.


Vardagshjältar (Everyday Hero) is an incentivized mobile marketplace that will educate and engage consumers about food waste. The app will also offer consumers the opportunity to buy outgoing products from the grocery stores where stores themselves provide storage and delivery of products.


Zlingit is a Sports-Engagement- System, founded to build economically sustainable sports clubs. They create enhanced entertainment before, during and after each game through fun, digital quizzes, competitions and much more. The team generates increased revenue and loyal audience for sports clubs.

The nominees in region East

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Map Project Sweden AB is developing a system to provide precise, complete and easy to use digital addresses to the estimated 4 billion people who lack an adequate address. Map Project strengthens the citizens’ ability to exercise their civil rights, enables trade and contributes to inclusive socio-economic development.


Aidar makes interior design simple by combining augmented reality (AR) with artificial intelligence (AI). This enables visualization of the furnitures in the customers home prior to a purchase which helps the consumer to see if it's the right size or if it matches with the other furnitures and decorations already in the consumers home.


BeeScanning is fighting the bee-killing parasite Varroa destructor which kills millions of bees each year. 20% of all bees in Europe dies because of the parasite and in the US it's an even bigger problem. By combining the phone's camera with AI, BeScanning can help locating the parasite in time and by doing so saving a lot of bees that create a sustainable future.


Bitroot is creating The Internet of Plants, a wireless sensor system that helps greenhouse operators achieve optimal agronomics and reduce the risk of harvest loss. The team believes in local agriculture to solve the upcoming food crisis and strengthen self-reliance.

Coda Easy

Coda Easy is a cloud-based programming platform customized for the mandatory education in programming this autumn. Eight out of ten teachers feel insufficiently prepared to teach programming, we offer them a comprehensive solution.


Peptisystems provides a new generation of instruments for large scale and more environmentally friendly manufacturing of peptide medicines used to treat diseases like cancer and AIDS. The technology automates the production process from today's more manual technology, making medicines less expensive to produce.

Språk i vården

The business idea is to sell and provide digital translation- and communication tools to healthcare professionals and patients which they can easily reach via their cell phones or tablets. The tools will be sold in both the national and international market.


Water+ aims to provide drinkable water for communities within micro-grids. By using
the surplus electricity generated in the micro-grid system, Water+ also contributes to
improve performance and reduce the demand for storage solutions.


Washing the car is a time-consuming moment in all car owners lives and often the car wash at the gas station isn't that satisfying. Woshapp revolutionizes the way we wash our cars and makes something that is usually considered a hard work, easy. Woshapp is the Uber for car washes and is the eco-friendly on-demand carwash that comes to you, easy, smart and convenient.


A wristband that tactilely, via Morse code vibrations, sends information from a mobile phone to the user. This is interesting for every smartphone user but especially for visually impaired.

The nominees in region West


Addtruly builds effective partnerships between companies and nonprofit organizations. Addtrulys digital tools match, engage, follow up and communicate collaborations - all to strengthen companies' brands and make social responsibility profitable for all.


Atium is developing a novel technology for selectively removing toxic heavy metals from water in a more sustainable and cost-efficient way. Atium can create value for chemical, mining and metal industries, as well as treatment of drinking water.


Bioserva is developing a new storage solution for biobanks. Our solution will focus on addressing the negative issues that are associated with refreezing blood samples after an analysis. It will play a major role in preserving sample quality for future research and supporting the fight against severe diseases.


Detecht develops an automatic emergency alarm for motorcyclists. By analyzing the smartphone’s embedded sensors Detechts algorithm is able to detect a motorcycle accident. Once an accident has occurred, an automatic SMS is sent to the drivers emergency-contacts including the accidents positions and severity.


In Gardenize garden app you collect all your gardening information with photos and notes. Gardenize help you with smart and personal reminders, tips and inspiration - Everyone can grow!


HealthGoing® is the only search engine that quality checks, collect and personalizes food recipes and exercises for each user. Data from safe health sources is displayed based on criteria specified by the user in a filter. E.g. arm exercises without gear or recipes with consideration to allergies.


Complete digital communication and customer-support system handling chat, mail, web and more. The system is powered by our artificial intelligence, called Lydia. Lydia handles the initial contact with customers and takes care of FAQ.


Magnea develops an advanced motion detection sensor to increase elderly’s physical activity. Magnea gives patients motivation and staff objective data to analyze and the possibility to detect and prevent falls. Magnea improves health and saves money.


Nemetic is developing a surgical stapler that will reduce the surgery time in open abdominal surgeries, this will reduce overall costs and potentially reduce post-surgery complications for the patient.

Smart Health Care

Today, more than half of cancer patients do chemotherapy out of which 2/3 do not end up in the desired result. Applying artificial intelligence, Smart Health Care predict chemo results ahead of treatment and recommend personalized dosage.

The nominees in region South


AcademicSolutions is the natural link between companies and students. We provide companies with students who are going to do an internship, write a thesis, run a project or seek a position as a student employee.


Aiten puts you in the driver's seat of your blood pressure.
You always know your blood pressure numbers, get personalized coaching so you make smart choices every day and you always have your doctor available digitally.


BOOST THYROID is an AI solution for people affected by an autoimmune thyroid disorder, helping to avoid health complications and age well using machine learning to provide personalized predictions.


Bylife brings nature indoor to improve peoples’ quality of life. After more than a year of development of the next generation smart living walls, Bylife is about to revolutionize how plants are used and consumed to enable everyone to express themselves in life, by life.


Cocoon wants to create the world’s safest child seat device for carrying a child on the bike. Cocoon is an airbag protection system ) that is attached to the back of the child seat and will open up as a protecting airbag around the child seat.


Lupinta is new, innovative, sustainable alternative for soy products. We stand for eating tasty, healthy & environmentally friendly food. Our team of professionals discovered a way to develop vegan products from locally grown lupin beans. Lupin is rich in plant protein, fibers, and a more sustainable solution. Our mission is supported by academics and research efforts at SLU and Lund University.


Panion is a keyword-searchable social platform that helps you discover like-minded people wherever you go. Simply tag your profile with keywords that best represent you and run searches to find people nearby with overlapping interests.

Pure Bio Synergy

Through patented technology that enables ozone production in humid and harsh environments, Pure Bio Synergy can use this nature's own purification agent in new, very important markets, including the provision of drinking water in the developing countries of the world.

Size. Not.

Size. Not. - the Size Revolution! Size. Not. aim to change the concept of ”size” within the fashion industry. The app directly converts consumer data into the right choice of size!


WordDiagnostics is a decision support system for diagnosing psychiatric disorders based on word data, analyzed with artificial intelligence. Using a new innovation called semantic measures where individuals freely describe their mental health with words.

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