Venture Cup STARTUP finalists

Here are the finalists competing in the National Final 2017. All these 15 winners have won one or more of the regional prizes: Top Tech, Impact Maker, Game Changer, and Student Superstart.

Finalists from Venture Cup North


Mowida is a service that makes it easier for people looking for accommodation and smarter for landlords renting out accommodations. The platform matches the landlords and applicants based on various criteria, simplifies the process for both parties and creates a completely seamless housing market.


ColoNode will give accurate detection of tumor spread with the new unique feature that can discriminate between aggressive and non-aggressive spread for colorectal
cancer. This significantly improves the selection of patients to postoperative treatment contributing to better survival.

Bara Bättre

Bara Bättre is a management concept that primarily helps hairdressers to coach and lead their personnel for increased profitability. They give their customers the right conditions to perform better, earn more and have more fun at work.


Organofuel Sweden is a green high-tech company with a unique eco-friendly technology that allows the valorization of forestry-based biomass into high value products such as biofuel, biomaterial and bio-chemicals.

Finalist from Venture Cup East

Next Period

Next Period is the menstrual protection revolutionizing the world. Today there is a globally growing trend where sustainability, environment and health is focused. Our goal is to increase the wellbeing and independence of women all around the globe. We will contribute to economic growth with a new sustainable product for women in both higher-wage and lower-wage economies.


OptiFriction AB is a new company focused on the development and manufacturing of components and equipment in the ski and water sports segment. Their goal is to make it easier for customers by developing effective tools and methods for ski preparation (waxing skis) in a repeatable and automated approach. A surface with optimized structure and wear resistance will not only increase the durability of the surface, it can also reduce the fuel consumption of a watercraft.


Haulers are under severe profitability pressure and unnecessarily loose about 20.000 SEK of fuel per truck and year. When a driver changes trailer, he should adjust the air deflector on the truck roof. But the driver rather start to drive to save time. RMBLStrips software, when integrated in the electric motor that adjusts the deflector, automates the adjustment and hence realizes the fuel saving.


Tracy is a creative AI startup that is on a mission to bring Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to the IoT space in B2C markets. Our first product is aimed to disrupt the pet healthcare. We are building the world’s first self-learning pet wearable that gives your dog a voice by letting you know its needs and health status at any given moment in your smartphone.

Finalists from Venture Cup Region West


Tribotextil AB offers licenses and sells the product Tribotextil ™ to engineering companies that 3D shapes thin metal sheet, an environmentally friendly press technology that results in a high surface finish, minimized post-processing and low disposal.

Graphic Tracer

Getting scanned or imported logos into shape can be a hassle. Graphic Tracer is designed to restore originals for any purpose. Artwork that previously would have taken several hours can now be ready in minutes with Graphic Tracer.


By developing a product that recycles the water in existing laundry systems, e.g. hotels, laundromats. Mimbly can save millions of liters of water and a considerable amount of energy. The key aspect of Mimbly's product is its accessibility, or in other words its ease of implementation.


Trotto increases the profitability of horse stables, especially in trot and gallop, by offering a digital system for efficiency and quality assurance of work processes and communication towards external horse owners.

Finalists from Venture Cup Region South


Vultus offers early pest detection for agriculture using drones, satellites and AI. The crop loss due to pests, in Europe alone, amounts to over $130B annually. Farmers spend tens of billions of dollars on pesticides, but over 90% of them go to waste. With early pest detection, the treatment can be targeted at hotspots, which minimizes crop loss.

Next step dynamics

Next Step Dynamics helps prevent falls among elderly people by continuously analyzing balance, strength and sleep along with other vital parameters using smart wearable and big data analytics. In Sweden, there is a fall accident involving an elderly person every two minutes, causing pain, fear and a 24 Billon SEK ($5 Billion) cost to society every year. We bring together an international team of experts including physiotherapists specializing on elderly fall and fall metrics, Telecom and MedTech systems with a mission to reduce fall accidents in elderly people by more than 70% by the end of 2020.


Gedea Biotech develops an antibiotic-free, safe and effective treatment of vaginal fungal infections based on a natural substance that is an approved food additive. It acts by a novel mechanism, which prevents and treats infection in depth without killing the fungus. The first product will be a topical treatment of vaginal fungal infections.

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