The inauguration of the Swedish Incubator Acceleratus, held in San Diego on April 23, 2009, was well attended by professionals from both Sweden and California.
Many of the attending work with incubator organizations in Sweden. Acceleratus was initiated by Innovationsbron in cooperation with Vinnova and the Swedish incubator LEAD, in order to establish an operation in USA with the purpose of establishing and accelerating Swedish high-tech start-ups on the American market. For many Swedish high-tech start-up companies it is important to gain access to the American market. Acceleratus will offer assistance in entering the U.S. market. Companies joining Acceleratus will be offered business coaching, office space as well as access to the local business network. Since San Diego has a significant high-tech industry, the city seemed like a natural location for Acceleratus.
For more info on the San Diego based company, see www.accelerat.us
For more info on LEAD, http://english.leadincubator.se/, on Innovationsbron, www.innovationsbron.se, and Vinnova, www.vinnova.se
Business incubators are programs designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts.