Startup Company of the Year: Multi4
Growth Company of the Year: Wayout
Audience Award: Zebrain
Social Impact Award: Myrspoven
Business Award: AirForestry
Industrial Award: STILRIDE

The entrepreneur competition for the Nordics' best startup and growth companies

Techarenan organizes an annual entrepreneurial competition that’s open to all Swedish and Nordic entrepreneur-led companies in the startup and growth phase.

The competition has been organized since 2014 and targets companies based on a unique innovation or business idea with the potential to be commercialized on the global market.

What you compete for:

The winners of Techarenan Challenge get a place in the winning delegation, which has previous traveled to New York and Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Seoul and Sao Paolo. The purpose of the delegation is to establish business contacts, create networks, and gain a deeper understanding of new markets.

Final Package ★

All companies that make it to the finals win a package that includes: exhibition space at Techarenan Summit, a spot in Techarenan’s Entrepreneur Network, marketing in Techarenan’s channels, and more.


  • Startup Company of the Year
  • Growth Company of the Year
  • Audience Award
  • Social Impact Award
  • Industrial Award
  • Business Award

The competition is open to all companies, regardless of company form, business area of phase. The company must:

  • Be entrepreneurial
  • Have a unique technology, concept or business idea.

The jury assesses the company and business idea based on:

  • Scalability
  • Uniqueness
  • Market potential
  • Global applicability
  • Competence within the team

See what happened at Techarenan Challenge 2022

Winners Trip

All award categories are awarded with a place on the winners delegation.

Previous trips have been to New York and Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Seoul and Sao Paolo.

The winners delegation 2020 in Sao Paolo 

Photos from previous trips

Winners of Techarenan Challenge


Startup Company of the Year – Multi4

Growth Company of the Year – Wayout

Audience Award – Zebrain

Social Impact Award – Myrspoven

Business Award – AirForestry

Industrial Award – STILRIDE


Startup Company of the YearPlasticFri

Growth Company of the YearPlatform24

Audience AwardAdverty

Industrial Award – Ferroamp

Social Impact Award – Quizrr

Business Award – Skyqraft

AI & Technical edge award –ClimateView


Startup Company of the Year – Grace Health

Growth Company of the YearDynamic Code

Audience AwardNectarine Heath

Industrial Award – Climeon

Social Impact Award – Grace Health

Business Award – Exeger

AI & Technical edge award – Sana Labs


Startup Company of the Year – Elypta

Growth Company of the Year- Too Good To Go

Audience Award – The Humble Co.

Industrial Award – Sentina Bay

Social Impact Award – TrusTrace


Startup Company of the Year – Kognity

Growth Company of the Year – Matsmart

Audience Award – PantaPåsen

Industrial Award – Swedish Algae Factory

Social Impact Award – Moving Floor


Startup Company of the Year – Sprinklebit

Growth Company of the Year – SaltX

Audience Award – Prindit

Industrial Award – SaltX

Social Impact Award – Coala Life


Startup Company of the Year – Furhat Robotics

Growth Company of the Year – Visiba Group


Startup Company of the Year – Cellink

Growth Company of the Year – Min Doktor

Audience Award – Cellink

Industrial Award – Cellink

Finalists and Companies of the Future

Jury 2022


Sara Resvik

CEO, BackingMinds


Finn Persson

Partner & Co Founder, Spintop Ventures

Kerstin Cooley

Kerstin Cooley

Founding Partner, Brightly Ventures

Noel Abdayem

Noel Abdayem

Founder, Humble Co/Investor
(Winner Techarenan 2019)

What's the Nordic region's top startup or growth company?

Nominate a company!

The company that you nominate will receive information that they have been nominated for Techarenan Challenge 2023. All companies that have been nominated must then register themselves for the competition.


Är ni ett av Nordens främsta startup- eller tillväxbolag?

Anmälan till 2023 års tävling öppnar i April 2023, men ni kan redan nu lämna intresseanmälan till entreprenörstävlingen.


Tävlingen är öppen för alla bolag oavsett bolagsform, verksamhetsområde eller fas. Bolaget ska:

  • Vara entreprenörslett
  • Ha en unik teknologi/koncept/affärsidé


Juryn bedömer bolaget och affärsidén utifrån:

  • Skalbarhet
  • Unicitet
  • Marknadspotential
  • Global applicerbarhet
  • Kompetens inom teamet


Techarenan Partners 2023
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