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17 MAJ 2023
Swegreen Among Top 30 Finalists for Techarenan Challenge 2023, the Nordics' Premier Startup and Growth Company Competition
Techarenan, the leading organizer of entrepreneurial competitions in the Nordics, has announced the 30 companies selected to compete in the finals of Techarenan Challenge 2023. Swegreen, an industry leader in vertical farming and sustainable agriculture, is delighted to be among the top 30 finalists. With its groundbreaking approach to hyper-local fresh produce cultivation, Swegreen stands at the forefront of innovation in this field. The highly anticipated event, featuring Swedish and Nordic entrepreneurial companies in the startup and growth phase, will take place during Sweden's political week, Almedalen, on June 28-29 in Visby, Gotland.
Among the hundreds of competing companies, the selected finalists represent a diverse range of industries, including energy, cleantech, fintech, agtech, healthtech, musictech, and more. During the event, these finalists will vie for prestigious titles such as "Startup Company of the Year" or "Growth Company of the Year." Additionally, awards like the "Social Impact Award," "Audience Award," "Industrial Award," and "Business Award" will be presented.
Techarenan CEO and Founder, Omid Ekhlasi, expressed his enthusiasm for this year's lineup of finalists, "This is one of the strongest and most versatile line-ups we've had so far at Techarenan Challenge. It's impressive to see how entrepreneurs in various fields change their respective industries, create new standards, and improve society. Each finalist has demonstrated a unique innovation or business idea with the potential for global commercialization."
Sepehr Mousavi, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Swegreen, also shares his excitement and perspective on this nomination. "Swegreen's inclusion as a finalist further validates our commitment to driving positive change in the food and retail industry through our innovative approach. While this is not our first nomination for prestigious lists in the Nordics and Europe, or global lists like the Foodtech 500, the competitiveness of Techarenan adds extra value as we strive to secure a spot on the final-awarded list in Visby."
The finals of Techarenan Challenge 2023 will take place at Almedalsveckan, a highly regarded forum that brings together professionals from the private and public sectors. The 30 finalist companies will pitch in front of a jury on the Techarenan Challenge event stage on Wednesday, June 28. The jury consists of well-known investors and entrepreneurs with broad knowledge in the Nordic tech and startup ecosystem. Seven companies move through to a final round of pitches on Thursday June 29, which takes place before a live audience and TV production on the Techarenan main stage. Stay tuned for further updates on the event and the grand finale.