Twice per year, we invite our investor network for a half-day pitch event to meet with ten Minc startups that are ready to raise capital. The aim is to help create new investment opportunities and is a chance for the startups and investors to broaden their network. The pitching startups are all part of Minc's one-year incubator program, developing innovative products and services in fields like gaming, legal tech, SaaS (software as a service) and biometrics.
Yesterday's event was record-breaking on many levels. Not only did we have our highest attendance thus far, with more than 50 guests ranging from private angel investors to Nordic VC firms. We also took another step in the right direction toward a more diverse and sustainable startup climate, counting around 40% female investors in the crowd.
- Diversity is an important question for us at Minc and we always try to encourage more women to take part in the startup world. Seeing so many female investors gathered yesterday proves that our efforts show results - we are slowly but steadily getting there, says Jeanette Andersson, acting CEO at Minc.
The increased interest from female investors will become even more evident next week with the launch of Minc’s business angel platform Fast Track Capital II, where more than 25 % of the investors are women. Stay tuned for more information on this.
The next Minc Capital Day is coming up in the spring of 2019. Head over to our incubator page to learn more about the program and how to apply - we accept applications on an ongoing basis.
Minc, the startup house of Malmö, help early-stage companies grow to a point where they’re ready to take on the world. Minc hosts Minc Incubator, the award-winning accelerator Fast Track Malmö, and Startup Labs, a pre-incubator where anyone with a scalable business idea can work for free for up to six months. The house also holds a Scaleup Workspace and Minc Lounge, a combined café and workspace that’s open for anyone to visit.