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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.

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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. 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!

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Blekinge

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

Dalarna

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

Gotland

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Gotland.

Gävleborg

Project: Accelerate your business
Target group:
Foreign-born women

Halland

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Halland.

Jämtland

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Jämtland.

Jönköping

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

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Kalmar.

Kronoberg

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Kronoberg.

Norrbotten

Project: Think B – Business development for foreign-born women
Target group: Foreign-born women

Skåne

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

Project: Queen B
Target group: Foreign-born women

Stockholm

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

Project: Care of Business Woman
Target group: Foreign-born women

Project: Startup Sustainable Growth
Target group:
Foreign-born women

Södermanland

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Södermanland.

Uppsala

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Uppsala.

Värmland

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Värmland.

Västerbotten

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

Västernorrland

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Västernorrland.

Västmanland

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Västmanland.

Västra Götaland

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

Örebro

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Örebro.

Östergötland

At the moment we are not funding any projects in Östergötland.

Download our publications

Can asylum seekers and newly arrived immigrants start companies?

The folder Starting a business in Sweden 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 money. The booklet is available in Swedish, English, Arabic, and Persian.

Laki podcast

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Are you interested in starting and running businesses in Sweden and are born in a different country? The Laki podcast offers you inspiration from others who have already made a journey as entrepreneurs in Sweden. You also get tips on how you can get support and help. Go to Laki podcast.external link, opens in new window

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.

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.