What if the next extraordinary idea
is yours?

Some ideas look simple at first, while others seem impossible. But they all have one thing in common – their potential. Are you ready to challenge your business idea to see if you could start a company based on it?
Then the Arctic Business Accelerator is right for you.

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This is the Arctic Business Accelerator

The Arctic Business Accelerator is targeted towards you who are aiming to develop your idea from northern Sweden. With training, workshops and your own hard work, we will support you while refining your business idea.

The accelerator is based on the Lean Startup methodology and focuses on helping you make well-founded decisions to take the next step. Choose your own pace for remote work and join our exclusive events in Luleå, Piteå and Skellefteå.

Between scheduled sessions, you are expected to do independent training and work. You will also receive individual coaching from our experienced business advisors. We have open admission so you can embark at any time.

Where do we start?

To join the program, we would like to have a short meeting with you. Let’s talk about your needs and what we can do for you. If it is a match, we offer you a membership in our accelerator. We are curious to know more about you and your idea!

Prepare for your meeting with the NABC++ model


What problem or need are you attempting to solve?


How do you intend to solve this and make money?


What are the benefits of your offering vs. competition?


Who are the competitors (not buying is always one)?


Who are you and what are your driving forces and visions?

Contents and process

The Arctic Business Accelerator is available through our online training platform. The material is mainly in English. The program is a mix between scheduled and nonscheduled training sessions and events.

The startup

What is a start-up and how does it differ from a typical Small and Mid-sized Enterprise? Learn more about this with inspiration on what it takes to succeed.

Out of office

Learn what it takes to get to know your customers through interviews and observations of real-life behaviour in order to verify your problem-solution fit.

Your market

No one is alone in their market. Once learning your fit in the market it is important to understand how to stand out in the competition.


Supporting ecological, economical and social sustainability is not only our duty as entrepreneurs, but a business opportunity if done respectfully.


Make intellectual property rights an important artifact in your startup, without coming at the expense of sales and business development.


Learn about different ways to attact funding for your startup and your team, including the pros and cons of all the alternatives.

Customer development

The customer development process gives you the tools to validate if your product or service meets customer needs. Learn how to acquire and satisfy customers.

Get your team right

Building a start-up takes efforts and expertise in many areas. Building the right team to both complement and challenge you is essential to success.

Pitch your idea

Present your company, offering and vision in a cost- and time-effective way to attract the interest of potential customers, investors and employees.

Get started.

Tell us about your idea, business or interest in joining a startup or influential board. Invest in yourself, your company or project and let’s make it extraordinary.

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