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With world-class business incubators and science parks, and a supportive and collaborative environment for entrepreneurs, Gothenburg is an ideal base for emerging companies.


new companies in Gothenburg during 2019

Endless possibilities for innovation and entrepreneurship

Gothenburg is an entrepreneurial city with nearly endless possibilities for innovators to develop their ideas, test their concepts and find successful collaboration opportunities.

Ever since the city was founded in 1621, we have made the most of ideas and developed them into successful businesses. To continue in that spirit, Gothenburg has invested in numerous business incubators, accelerators, science parks and cross-sector testbeds. 

As the birthplace of Volvo, SKF and Hasselblad, among many others, Gothenburg has a long track record of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Success breeds success and with international companies like Volvo Cars and AstraZeneca, Gothenburg’s entrepreneurs have a good foundation. There is also a trend where the region’s big innovative companies are really opening up and sharing their resources, facilities and knowledge with startups and emerging companies. The BioVentureHub (life science) and the Mobility Xlab (automotive) are already in place and similar initiatives like Volvo’s Campus Lundby are set to follow.

Illustration of start-up ecosystem in Gothenburg
Gothenburg's ecosystem for start-ups

Everything begins with an idea

YESBOX - Home of the Entrepreneurs

In Gamlestaden (the Old Town) where Gothenburg originated, the city has established a lively meeting place called YESBOX - Home of Entrepreneurs. This meeting place is for entrepreneurs and innovators who are in need of development and support to bounce off ideas and test their thoughts. These ideas are given the opportunity to flourish and grow strong. 

Learn more about Yesbox
Yesbox - Home of entrepreneurs in Gamlestaden