Techarenan is a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship that brings together the most innovative startups from the Nordics, industry leading companies, policy makers and politicians. Together we build a platform to boost innovation and stimulater growth.

Techarenan ChallengeThe entrepreneurship competition for the most innovative companies in the Nordics

Techarenan Challenge is an annual entrepreneurship competition and tech venue open to all Swedish and Nordic startups and growth companies.

All finalists win a spot at the main events of Techarenan. The finals for 2020 will be held during two occasions:

  • June 9th where 15 out of the final 50 companies will compete for the awards: Startup Company of the Year, Growth Company of the Year as well as the Business Award. This occasion will take place in Stockholm and will be live- streamed across the Nordics. (Companies from outside of Sweden will be able to pitch via link)
  • November 13th where all 50 companies will be part of the tech exhibition at Techarenan Summit in Stockholm and have an opportunity to network, participate in business meetings and compete for The Publics Choice Award, Social Impact Award as well as The Industry Award.

The price in each category ensures a spot on the Winners Delegation business trip. Previous trips have gone to New York & Silicon Valley, Tokyo & Seoul and Sao Paulo.

The Techarenan Challenge has the purpose of acknowledging entrepreneurship and give entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their company’s products and services on a public arena. The competition also aims to highlight Sweden and the Nordic region as hotbeds for innovative, emerging enterprises that change, improve, and develop their industries on a global level as well as function as a connecting platform for entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, media, politicians, and partners.

Winner Delegation Trip

Winners gets a spot on the winners delegation trip with the purpose of gathering inspiration and network that will excel your business event further. You will meet investors, potential business partners and visit some of the largest and most prominent tech companies in the world.


The competition is open to all entrepreneur-led companies regardless of their area of business/business sector. The company must:

  • Be entrepreneur-driven
  • Be based on a unique technology/concept/business idea


The jury assesses the companies and their business idea based on:

  • Scalability
  • Uniqueness
  • Market potential
  • Global applicability
  • Team skills/competency