Sweden has long been known for its sizable number of entrepreneurs per capita, and the seaport city of Gothenburg certainly lives up to this reputation. Local incubators and co-working spaces provide a network of resources for hosting the best and brightest entrepreneurs in Scandinavia.
Let’s delve into some of the most promising tech startups from Gothenburg, the second largest city in the country.
Have you ever watched your friends or family compete in a race and wished you could have actually seen the entire thing? This is precisely the idea behind RaceONE. The app allows spectators of a race to follow the progress of the competitors even when they are out of sight.
This tool for web designers makes revising and editing web content simpler than ever. The platform allows users to add sticky notes to pictures, pieces of writing, links etc. to provide insights and advice on amendments or revisions.
Saltside has experienced explosive growth since its start in 2011—the team now consists of 600 people in 23 countries working collectively to develop online marketplaces in developing countries such as Ghana, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. The company is dedicated to improving the lives of people in underserved markets.
What if an app could sense when you’re near the front door, allowing you to open it with nothing more than a swipe? This is exactly what Parakey does: the app notifies you via an installed hardware/front screen when approaching the door and allows you to open it, quick and easy!
Mooringo is an Airbnb for moorings, allowing you to share berths with each other via its mobile and tablet app. The iOS/Android app features listings from berths from around the globe.
Football Addicts has developed several applications for football fans to keep track of their favorite teams and stay on top of the world of football. The company has forged partnerships with household names such as Nike and Adidas.
If you’re a fan of Airbnb and love sailing, then PinPort may be ideal for you. The app allows boat owners to book moorings ahead of time—private mooring owners can rent out their spots to generate additional income while they are at sea.
The App Store and Google Play may have over 1 billion apps, but creating one is still an elusive art for the non-coder. With appSpotr, anyone can create their own app, sans coding.
Story Wars is a social platform for interactive storytelling: writers alternate writing chapters of a collaborative short story and vote on which should be included.
Amparo Solutions produces smart solutions for remediating traffic problems using the latest innovations in traffic counting, warning, and more. The company focuses on governmental as well as industrial systems.
This startup has quickly become the world’s largest network of resources for arrival destination information. The company supplies data for more than 300 major organizations in the airline and traveling industry.
BioNote allows users to sharing a photo of any organism to get instant, accurate identification of that species. The app allows for logging and sharing of observed species, issuing identification assistance/requests, and more.
Eliq automatically creates an energy profile of users’ homes and provides them with prioritized recommendations for improving energy efficiency. The platform features self-learning algorithms for creating baselines and notifying homeowners if anything abnormal is detected.
In short, Gothenburg has spawned a remarkable group of cutting edge ventures in last several years—the preceding list is just a snapshot of the city’s tech innovation, so be sure to keep an eye on Sweden’s west coast for more in the months and years to come.