Tillväxtverket

Entrepreneur­­ship if you are new in Sweden

If you are born abroad and want to start, run, or develop companies in Sweden, there is support available. The support is offered throughout the country.

Do you want to start your own business, and recently have arrived in Sweden? The film below show that the Agency for Economic and Regional Growth give financing to projects all over Sweden to help you get started. Attend courses, get advice and become part of important networks.

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Map showing projects funded by us

On the map below you will find projects that we fund aimed at making it easier for foreign-born individuals to make a living as business owners in Sweden.

The projects are managed by public sector and non-profit organisations across the country. Most projects offer training in running a business as well as individual guidance. There are also projects which offer mentorship and networking services, as well as other services aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and business development in the target group.

Click the map to find a project in your region, and find out who to contact if you want to know more!

Blekinge

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Trappa upp nationellt (National escalation)
Target group: Foreign-born women

Dalarna

Project: Snabbspår Nyanlänt Företagande 2.0 (Fast Track Newly Arrived Entrepreneur 2.0)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: SweCom
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Trappa upp nationellt
Target group: Foreign-born women

Gotland

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Gävleborg

Project: Equal opportunities business (Promoting newcomers’ businesses on the Hälsingland coast)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: SweCom
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Halland

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: SweCom
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Jämtland

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Jönköping

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Integration and skills provision in Jönköping county
Target group: Foreign-born women

Project: Female entrepreneurs
Target group: Foreign-born women

Project: Trappa upp nationellt (National escalation)
Target group: Foreign-born women

Project: Entrepreneurial support for women of non-European descent (mentorship)
Target group: Foreign-born women

Kalmar

Projetct: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Kronoberg

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Norrbotten

Project: Fast track North for entrepreneurs
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Skåne

Project: Business Navigation in Sweden 2.0
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Easy Business through self-employment
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Entrepreneurial support for women of non-European descent (mentorship)
Target group: Foreign-born women

Stockholm

Project: Care of Business
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Business accelerator for newly arrived entrepreneurs in Stockholm
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Project Ester, Dynamic entrepreneurship among newly arrived women
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Snabbspår Nyanlänt Företagande 2.0 (Fast Track Newly Arrived Entrepreneur 2.0)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: SweCom
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Bling
Target group: Foreign-born women

Project: Entrepreneurial support for women of non-European descent (mentorship)
Target group: Foreign-born women

Project: Yalla Rinkeby 2.0
Target group: Foreign-born women

Project: Importhandboken (the Import Handbook)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats and foreign-born women

Södermanland

Project: Snabbspår Nyanlänt Företagande 2.0 (Fast Track Newly Arrived Entrepreneur 2.0)Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: SweCom
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Uppsala

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Värmland

Project: SweCom
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Västerbotten

Project: Fast track North for entrepreneurs
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Trappa upp nationellt (National escalation)
Target group: Foreign-born women

Västernorrland

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Västmanland

Project: Snabbspår Nyanlänt Företagande 2.0 (Fast Track Newly Arrived Entrepreneur 2.0)Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Västra Götaland

Project: Mentorship programme for newcomers wanting to start a business
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: SweCom
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Uppväxlat Fast Track (Enhanced Fast Track)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Trappa upp nationellt (National escalation)
Target group: Foreign-born women

Örebro

Project: SweCom
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Östergötland

Project: Underlätta för nyanlända att starta företag i Sverige II (Helping newcomers start a business in Sweden II)
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Project: Joint fast track for business owners
Target group: Newly arrived immigrats

Visit verksamt.se

At verksamt.se, authorities that include the Public Employment Service, the Swedish Companies Registration Office, the Swedish Tax Agency and the Agency for Economic and Regional Growth gather information and e-services that are useful when you are starting or running a business. Foreign citizens can find information on how to start a business in Swedenexternal link, opens in new window.

Download our publications

Can asylum seekers and newly arrived immigrants start companies?

The folder Starting a business in Swedenexternal link contains information on Swedish regulations and tips on how to get started. The folder is available in Swedish, English, Arabic, Persian, Tigrinya, Somali, Dari, Spanish, French, and Russian.

Do you want to start a company but have limited resources?

Be inspired by others who have managed it in the information booklet Starting a business without moneyexternal link. The booklet is available in Swedish, English, Arabic, and Persian.

Learn more

Learn more about our work for making it easier for foreign-born individuals to make a living as business owners in Sweden at our Swedish pages.

Contact

Anna Dahlén Eckermann
E-mail: name.surname@tillvaxtverket.se
Phone: +46 (0)8 681 65 29